10 of the Stories with a Number as Inspiration!

September 30, 2019 34 Comments
numbers in book titles

Happy Tuesday! Today we mix a little bit of math (thankfully, for me – any other I-don’t-get-math people here??- not really, but we’ll go with it) with some books. Yes, that’s right, we’re showcasing book titles with numbers.

That Artsy Reader GirlOctober 1: Book Titles with Numbers in Them (Submitted by Emma @ Words and Peace)

A topic submission, this one is not only fun, but also easy, and if there’s one thing I love, it’s to hit the publish button on something that can be both of these things. Plus, for me, it’s a chance to feature some books that I don’t ordinarily pull off my shelf as features, since topics can tend to be more about favorites or books we want to read, etc.

Though I could browse Goodreads and likely find ten (and more!) books to fit this topic, I went straight to my bookcases and feature ten books from there. Pretty sure there isn’t a book on this list I have read, but hey, I do want to read them all… someday.

Here are ten of the books on my shelf that feature book titles with numbers.

Top Ten Tuesday October 1: Numbers in Book Titles


1: Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve never read a novel by Katie. It seems like she’s quite popular in the YA market, but from the little reviews I’ve seen, it also seems like readers either love or dislike her books. Your thoughts? Amazon | Goodreads

2: 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz

Recently picked this one up, this may be a mistake since I read Melissa’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, and didn’t exactly love it. Still, I’m willing to give another of hers a chance, and this one sounds adorable. Amazon | Goodreads

3: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

Had this one the shelf for eons. Don’t know why I haven’t read it. Wondering now if it needs to go in my next unhaul. Amazon | Goodreads

4: Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson

Really liked Liz’s first book in this Prince Edward Island series, so clearly the reason I haven’t read its sequel is a mystery to me. Amazon | Goodreads

5: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

A while back I was thinking this is one that should be on a summer TBR list, but then read that it’s an emotional read. Yeah, at the time, that didn’t sound ideal. Amazon | Goodreads

6: 26 Kisses by Anna Michels

Randomly ordered this one (super inexpensively) on Amazon (or somewhere), but haven’t read it; sounds cute though. Amazon | Goodreads

7: First and Then by Emma Mills

Another popular author whose books I haven’t read. *sigh* The list is endless. Amazon | Goodreads

8: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

Sounds fun, and not only do I like the fun illustrated cover art, but the title is awfully cute, too. Amazon | Goodreads

9: Once Upon a Kiss by Robin Palmer  

Oh look! Another book that’s been on the shelf for one hundred and one years. Amazon | Goodreads

10: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

…and to end it, we have yet another hyped author whom I’ve never read. Have you read anything by Taylor? Amazon | Goodreads

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YOUR TURN! What books have numbers in their titles from your shelf? Have you read any I mention in my list? Comment down below with all the bookish thoughts. If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.

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  • Greg September 30, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    I really liked Top Ten, and it made me definitely want to read more by Katie Cotugno. And I enjoyed Maybe In another Life by Taylor Jenkins- Reid as well, and was very impressed! I need to read more of her stuff.

    Sarah Mlynowski’s stuff often looks fun, she’s another writer I’d like to read.

    • Rissi JC September 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      Ooo! Good to know. Thank you, Greg. I’ll have to take a look at Taylor’s ‘Another Life,’ and someday I need to pick up the novel I own by Katie, too!

      Hope we both enjoy Sarah’s if we read something by her – and thanks for visiting!! :)

  • Melanie Parker October 1, 2019 at 1:07 am

    A lot of these look really sweet! I really want to try another Taylor Jenkins!

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      I’m always wanting to find solid, but sweet reads, so I hope many of them will be. :) Which of Taylor’s have you read? Thanks so much for the visit, Melanie.

  • Genesis @ Whispering Chapters October 1, 2019 at 3:40 am

    I so want to read Second Chance Summer! And definitely need to read Cotugno’s newest novels. I haven’t read anything else by her except for How to Love. I think I read 26 Kisses, but wasn’t impressed by it. And Taylor Jenkins is amazing! I love her book One True Loves and After I Do!!

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters recently posted: Book Titles with Numbers | Top Ten Tuesday
    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      Same! I haven’t ever read anything by Katie, but way back when I did read “Amy & Rogers Epic Detour” by Morgan Matson, so I feel like I want to read more! YAY! Glad to know “One True Loves” is a favorite of yours. :) Thanks for visiting.

  • RS October 1, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I’ve not read Top Ten, but I’ve read 99 Days and its sequel and they compelled me to use a meme to illustrate my feelings about this author. She is a very good writer. She just writes characters it is difficult to support.

    On a more positive note, sort of, I certainly wept my way through a good chunk of Second Chance Summer, so it is definitely to be saved for when you want a good cry.

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      I’ve read that about Katie’s characters before; that they’re difficult to like. Glad to know she’s talented though. Oh dear! I’ve seen people say the same as you about “Second Chance Summer” too! I’ll have to co-read a happy book alongside it. :) Thanks for the visit!

  • Jess @ Jessticulates October 1, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Great list! I really want to try some Taylor Jenkins Reid this year – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo really calls to me. I get the feeling she’s someone who loves having a number in her titles!

    Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday | A number of books
    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      ‘Evelyn Hugo’ is the reason why Taylor’s name has exploded in the bookworm community. Everyone seems to LOVE that book. Here’s hoping we both enjoy her books if we get one read this year, Jess! Thanks for the visit. :)

  • Lydia October 1, 2019 at 6:15 am

    All of these books have great titles. Nice job with your post.

    My TTT.

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks, Lydia! Appreciate your visit.

  • Rachel October 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I have a copy of Second Chance Summer, I just haven’t got around to reading it yet. Great list! :)

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Hope we both enjoy ‘Second Chance,’ Rachel – and thanks for the visit! :)

  • Dini @ dinipandareads October 1, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I’ve only heard of one of the books on your list (TJR!) but these other ones sound so cute and I also saw de la Cruz’s book mentioned on another post as well. I should definitely check her books out :) Great TTT, Rissi!

    My TTT post

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much for the visit, Dini! Have you read Taylor’s books? I need to read this one and discover if I like her style or not. :)

      • Dini @ dinipandareads October 2, 2019 at 1:44 am

        I LOVE Taylor! She quickly became one of my favorites and auto-buy authors this year after reading three of her books and completely loving them (they’re all 5 stars for me so far)! I started with Maybe in Another Life and it was such perfect timing for me and I’m a great sucker for the idea of serendipity / fate lol then of course Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones were both wonderful reads! I hope you enjoy her books if/when you read them :)

        • Rissi JC October 8, 2019 at 7:13 pm

          Thanks, Dini! I hope so too! I think I’ve seen Maybe in Another Life around quite a lot, and feel like that might be one I’d read… but first I should read the one I do own and see what my reaction is. Hoping it’ll be good. :) Thanks so much for the visit.

  • Poinsettia October 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Once Upon a Kiss sounds like fun! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Right!? It looks darling, and I’m hoping its cover isn’t misleading. :) Thanks for visiting.

  • Courtney Clark October 1, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    “Another book that’s been on the shelf for one hundred and one years.” I GET THAT. So much. #bookwormproblems

    The only one I can recommend from your list is Where Two Hearts Meet — it is fantastic! Several of yours look cute, though! Best of luck with this TBR :)

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      *high five* SO glad I’m not alone.. We #BookBesties just get it, right!? :)

      YAY! Love all I’ve read by Liz so far – and thanks! Someday I’ll eventually read them. Glad you stopped by, Courtney. Hope you’re doing well.

  • Tracy @ Cornerfolds October 1, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    This is such a fun topic, I agree! Great job finding ten books for your list – they’re all new to me!

    • Rissi JC October 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      It is indeed fun. Love those kinds of topics. Thanks for visiting, Tracy. :)

  • Emma @ Words And Peace October 1, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    So glad you find all these books on your bookshelf!

    • Rissi JC October 8, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      Same. Here’s hoping they’re good stories. :) Thanks for the visit, Emma.

  • Dedra October 2, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Great list! I love most of TJR’s books, except for Evelyn Hugo. But I seem to be the only one. lol I did love the one you’ve go listed, though.

    • Rissi JC October 8, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      ‘Evelyn Hugo’ doesn’t sound like a “me read” nor does ‘Daisy Jones,’ but I do love contemporary, so I’m hopeful I’ll enjoy some of those by her. Do you have a favorite? Thanks for visiting, Dedra.

  • Angela October 2, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I love TJR! One True Loves wasn’t my favorite of hers, but her books are always solid.

    • Rissi JC October 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      That’s awesome! I love to hear positive thoughts on books I know next to nothing about. What’s your favorite from her? :) Thanks for visiting, Angela.

      • Angela October 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

        Maybe in Another Life, Forever, Interrupted, and Daisy Jones & The Six are all fantastic!

        • Rissi JC October 8, 2019 at 6:27 pm

          Ooo! ‘Another Life’ is the one that’s kind of like the film “Sliding Doors,” right? I have seen that one around the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Sammie @ The Writerly Way October 2, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless sounds like a really cute and fun read! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

    • Rissi JC October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks, Sammie! I hope so too. :) Appreciate your visit.

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