Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Repeat Words in YA Titles

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl that features a great bookish top ten every week.

April 24: Frequently Used Words In Young Adult Titles


1. Girl or Girls

Sawkill GirlsDesperate GirlsThe Hanging GirlGunslinger Girl

2. Dark

A Curse So Dark and LonelyThe Dark Beneath the IceThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth FrankensteinPitch Dark

3. Stars

Ignite the StarsSee All the StarsFate of the StarsDefy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1)


Isle of Blood and Stone (Isle of Blood and Stone, #1)Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds, #2)

5. Fire

Fire and HeistWhen We Caught FireFor a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)Phoenix Fire

6. Night

That NightScream All NightVassa in the NightThe Night We Said Yes (The Night We Said Yes, #1)

7. Love

Love & LuckThis Is Not A Love LetterLove and Other Train WrecksLucky in Love

8. Lies 

Little White Lies99 Lies (100 Hours #2)Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back #2)The Lies They Tell

9. World or Worlds

All the Ways the World Can EndStrange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)Defy the Worlds (Defy the Stars, #2)The Ends of the World (The Conspiracy of Us, #3)

10. Lost

The Geography of Lost ThingsThe Other Side of LostThe Lost CausesLetters to the Lost (Letters to the Lost, #1)

Well Jenn took all the good ones!

1. Rebel

Rebel Bully Geek PariahRebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics, #1)Rebel (Reboot, #2)Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)

2. Beauty

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)Of Beast and BeautyWild BeautyA Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

3. Dead

Dead Is the New Black (Dead Is, #1)Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)The Road of the DeadThe Dead Fathers Club

4. Fall

Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1)The Fall of InnocenceThe Fall of GraceAll Fall Down (Embassy Row, #1)

5. Sun

The Day of First Sun (Annie Loves Cham, #1)The Sun Is Also a StarI'll Give You the SunSun and Moon, Ice and Snow

6. Light

The Darkest LightLight as a Feather, Stiff As a Board (Weeping Willow High #1)What LightWhen Light Left Us

7. Day

Every Day (Every Day, #1)Every Other DayFake An Injury Day (Spirit Week, #1)The Last Good Day of the Year

8. Scream

Scream All NightScream SiteThrow Your Arm Across Your Eyes and ScreamA Midsummer Night's Scream

9. Sweet

Sweet MadnessDeadly Sweet (The Spellwork Syndicate, #1)SweetSweet Madness

10. Life

13 to Life (13 to Life, #1)Before Life Happened (Before, #1)Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)How to Lead a Life of Crime


  1. Oh wow, you don't realise how many all share similar titles until they're next to one another. I often wonder if it's not because it's related to the narrative, because some titles are completely baffling, but are publishers pushing towards using these buzz words in titles to draw from the success of other books. Fire, stars, night, queen is probably another too. Really interesting girls, really enjoyed your post <3

  2. I definitely see these words all the time! Blood and anything girl/daughter/wife are SO common. Your lists are so on target, haha.

  3. OOh nice picks!! I found it harder to pick multiple words to choose multiple titles! I guess it was just too overwhelming! Lol! Great picks here!

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  4. I decided to skip this topic this week. It was way too time consuming for me! Nice selection of covers though.


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