04 March 2020

Bookish Blog Hop || A Book with a One Word Title


I'm excited to be joining in again on the Bookish Blog Hop! 


Each day, bloggers answer questions about themselves and the books they are reading. 

Today's prompt is A Book with a One Word Title!



I read a super fun horror novella earlier this year. Infested by Carol Gore is part of the Rewind or Die series released by Unnerving Magazine. (You can read my review here) All the Rewind or Die stories are meant to give the feeling of old VHS horror and they are just full of campy goodness.

Infested takes place at the Green Swamp Zip-Line Adventure and Campground when mutated insects start attacking the campers and employees. It was cringe-worthy, and just so much fun! If you have any bug phobias, Infested will definitely make your skin crawl!

Funny that this was the Top Ten Tuesday prompt this week as well. If you missed it and want more one-word book titles, read it here

Here's what the others had to say:



Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com


I have several on my bookshelves so here’s a few; Chocolat by Joanne Harris, Cat by Freya North, Secrets by Freya North, and Broken By Martine Cole.








Stormi - Bewitched Reader Book Blog - www.bewitchedreader.com



Vox by Christina Dalcher is a one word title I’ve had on my TBR since before it released. I am determined to mark it off my TBR this year.









Erica Robyn - Erica Robyn Reads - www.ericarobynreads.com



When I first read this prompt, the book that came to mind immediately was Snowball by Gregory Bastianelli. This book is a horrifying tale of snow, ice, killer snowmen, and things from the past that just won’t rest…

I read this during a snowstorm. What an awful (or amazing?) idea that was! I was so spooked! I cannot recommend this one highly enough. It was so eerie and it made me feel incredibly claustrophobic! I loved the characters and I found myself really invested in their well-being right from the start.

For horror fans, especially those that enjoy darker horror with supernatural twists, this one will be a home-run for you!

Feel free to check out my review of Snowball here!


Leslie Conzatti -- www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com


All right, so I picked three books I own, and took a picture of them because I could!

From left to right, we have:

Bounty by indie author J. D. Cunegan--the first in a marvelously fun series about a female cop with a cybernetic implant who moonlights as a vigilante for justice in the great city of Baltimore. It’s loosely inspired by the characters of the show Castle (of which I am also a huge fan!) and I have reviewed it on my blog, along with the next two in the series. You can read my review here: >Bounty<

Once by Cameron Dokey--a collection of three of her fairy-tale re-tellings: Before Midnight, her version of “Cinderella”, Golden, which is her take on “Rapunzel”, and Wild Orchid, her rendition of the tale of Mulan. I love the way she can take a story we’ve all heard a gajillion times and still manage to find ways to turn it into something new and inventive!

And finally we have Storybound by Melissa Burt--This is one that I discovered at the library purely by accident and I loved it so much that when the opportunity came to buy my own copies, I jumped at the chance to own it for myself! A girl discovers a book that names her as the main character, and she finds herself transported into the world of Story, where everyone is a Character, and a select few get to train for their roles as Heroes or Villains--but things are quickly turning to chaos as someone wants to take the power of the Author for himself and essentially “Re-Write” all of “Story” to suit his own purposes!


Laura Doherty - Tales of a Natural Spoonie - https://talesofanaturalspoonie.com



The book with a one word title that I want to share is Sunstone by Stjepan Sejic. Sunstone is a graphic novel and one that I absolutely adore. Here is the blurb to tell you a little more…

“Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on Devi-antArt: "I'm not into BDSM...but this story...I get it."”




Kim - Writer Side of Life www.writersideoflife.com



I am currently reading a book by a New Zealand author, Legacy by Whiti Hereaka. The main character, seventeen-year-old Riki gets hit by a bus and wakes up one hundred years earlier in 1915. He begins living out his great-great-grandfather’s experiences in the war. I love any books with time travel or time slip elements so this is right in my wheelhouse!

Another wonderful book with a one word title was Passage by Connie Willis. The novel follows Dr Joanna Lander, who is a psychologist studying near-death experiences. This is science fiction filled with the trademark wit, insight and hope that characterize Willis’s work.

Eline - LovelyAudiobooks.info


As part of my audiobook challenge, I listened to George by Alex Gino. It’s an Own Voices book and the audiobook had an Own Voices narrator, Jamie Clayton. It was a very moving story with a fantastic narration!




Veronica - The Burgeoning Bookshelf

https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com


I read Waiting as part of the Book Fairies Book Club. It’s about a love affair where the woman waited 18 years in a platonic relationship before the main character divorced his wife.
Another one word title, also a romance, was Lovestruck set in the Australian Whitsundays. It is about a family who were seemingly unlucky in love. It is a romcom, funny but a bit too angsty for me.



So there you have it! What book have you read that is just one word? Let me know in the comments!