Top 5 Sat: One Word Titles

It’s Sat again and that means we get to do one of our all-time fav memes: Top 5 Saturday created by the lovely Mandy over at Devouring Books. The topic for this week is: One Word Titles.

Last weekend I spent a LONG time trying to write a post for the previous topic in this meme, books by the sea, and couldn’t seem to find any books on my TBR. Nevertheless this week it seems like the complete opposite has occurred. I had TOO MANY one word books to choose from. Oh well, you can’t win it all, ha.

Motion by Penny Reid – I adore Penny Reid’s writing and really enjoyed the first series in the Hypothesis Trilogies. She always seems to manage creating the perfect balance of witty characters and endless drama (that somehow doesn’t get annoying?). She’s a genius, in my completely biased opinion. If you’re a science geek you’ll love her books too. They’re accurate! It’s like finding a gem in the rough.

Spellhacker by M.K England – This one made it on to my list as it sounds awesome and is surprisingly one word (??). I love books with heist themes and a merry group of law-breaking friends. What more could you want?

Havenfall by Sara Holland – I’m just going to be honest, this one is on my TBR because the cover is so pretty. Yes, I’m shallow like that. In my defence, I’ve also happened to read positive reviews for it. Well, mostly positive.

Faker by Sarah Smith – Oh, the sweet joy that is an enemies-to-lovers. Seriously I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this trope! Emmie and Tate sound so impossibly different. I’m expecting fireworks, drama and built-up sexual tension. I’ve read some mixed reviews for this one but for now I’m remaining hopelessly optimistic!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I’ve literally seen this book everywhere for years and haven’t really read any negative reviews for it. The premise sounds adventurous and full of magic. It’s been a while since I’ve read a fantasy immersed in magic.

27 thoughts on “Top 5 Sat: One Word Titles

    • Thanks Becky! I’m glad you enjoyed Spellhacker and Havenfall πŸ™‚ Hopefully I enjoy Caraval. I’ve been known to be in the minority a few times too but I’ve been looking forward to trying it so fingers crossed πŸ™‚

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  1. I loved Caraval! Such a fun series. I almost put the third book on my list. I loved the setting in the first book!! So cool.

    I wasnt a huge fan of Havenfall but still think it was worth the read.

    There are a lot of one word titles! I’ve had a hard time narrowing down my list!!

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    • Yes, the small snippet of setting hinted at in the premise caught my attention. I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚ I’m eager to try Havenfall as I’ve seen some mixed reviews but I’m remaining optimistic for now πŸ™‚ Plus, the cover for it is hard to resist!


      • I have to finish the last book in the Caraval series. I really liked it so idk why I havent finished it yet. And Havenfall wasnt bad. I read it during my slump too. Some parts of it were really cool I just wanted a bit more.


  2. I really enjoyed Caraval, I read it earlier this year. But unlike you, I’ve actually seen some very negative reviews for it πŸ˜€ In any case, I loved the atmosphere of the book, the craziness of everything. It was fantastic, highly recommend! ❀

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  3. Great list, Jen! I love the sound of Spellhacker but surprisingly haven’t heard much about it? I really enjoyed Caraval and thought Havenfall was good. I was pretty disappointed (and got very annoyed lol) with Faker but I hope you enjoy all of these reads ❀

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    • I only heard about Spellhacker after having enjoyed the author’s other book, Disasters which was hilarious and such a fun read! I’m glad you enjoyed Caraval and Havenfall. I’ve been looking forward to giving them a try πŸ™‚ Hopefully I enjoy Faker. I’ve read some mixed reviews on it though. Thanks for the comment Dini πŸ™‚


  4. I’ve NEVER heard of Penny Reid before but you’re appealing to my inner science geek – especially if it’s accurate (one of my biggest pet peeves is books that have inaccurate medical/science details πŸ˜‚) I REALLY want to read Caraval – I must be a secret circus addict bc I ADORED The Greatest Showman & as you know, I can’t stop raving about the Night Circus πŸ˜‚


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