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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books With Numbers In the Title

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme is surprisingly prevalent in thrillers, as it turns out…

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1. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Honestly, they had me at the elevator pitch: The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. Who else is excited for the upcoming TV adaptation?

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2. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
I haven’t read this one yet, but doesn’t the sheer number of numbers on that cover make it perfect for this prompt?

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3. Twelve by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I loved the series, and I love when authors go back and revisit their characters years on into their lives. Thirteen, anyone? Please?

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4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Do we count this as a thriller? It’s thrilling to me…

And finally, one non-thriller:

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5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
God, I love everything about this book–but I already said why here!

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Why do you think so many thrillers use numbers in their titles?

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books With Numbers In the Title

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  1. I need to get to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. True Confession: I keep getting it confused with The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! I think I want to read them both, though, so it’s all good.

    My list is here—https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/09/14/ttt-ten-books-with-numbers-in-the-title/

    Happy TTT!

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