Anagrams. Atonement. Beloved. Bilgewater. Blindness. Bookworm. Candide. Chalk. Chemistry. Circe. Civility. Clown. Coraline. Corduroy. Cranford. Disgrace. Divergent. Dreamers. Dubliners. Dumplin'. Dune. Emma. Eragon. Evicted. Extinct. Fingersmith. Firegirl. Flow. Foundation. Frankenstein. Justice. Ghost. Gilead. Grimpow. Gulf. Happenstance. Hatchet. Hawaii. Heidi. Holes. Home. Homegoing. Housekeeping. Hug. Imagine. Inkheart. Jump. L'Assommoir. Lila. Madeline. Maigret. March. Matilda. Maus. Moby-Dick. Moonshot. Mythology. Nanaville. Night. Nothing. Pachinko. Persepolis. Persuasion. Pinocchio. Plainsong. Poldark. Pollyanna. Poser. Possession. Rapunzel. Rebecca. Redwall. Redwoods. Refuge. Rewilding. Ribsy. Rhoda. Rooftoppers. Room. Rumpelstiltskin. Saturday. Seabiscuit. Silk. Skellig. Sounder. Speak. Stargirl. Stoned. Tightrope. Troy. Uglies. Unbroken. Unsheltered. Waiting. Walden. Warcross. We. Wicked. Wife. Wild. Window. Woman. Working. Zeitoun.
Nevertheless, it's a nice sampling of some of my favorites with one-word titles.
I found that one-word titles often fall into three groups.
One-word titles are the name (or nickname) of the title character(s): Beloved, Bilgewater, Bookworm, Candide, Circe, Clown, Coraline, Corduroy, Dubliners, Dumplin', Emma, Eragon, Fingersmith, Firegirl, Frankenstein, Ghost, Grimpow, Heidi, Lila, Madeline, Maigret, Matilda, Moby-Dick, Pinnochio, Rapunzel, Rebecca, Rhoda, Ribsy, Rooftoppers, Rumpelstiltskin, Seabiscuit, Skellig, Sounder, Stargirl, We, Zeitoun.
One-word titles are the name of the setting of the story: Cranford, Dune, Foundation, Gilead, Gulf, Hawaii, Home, Redwood, Refuge, Troy, Walden.
One-word titles are the theme of the book: Anagrams, Atonement, Blindness, Chalk, Chemistry, Civility, Disgrace, Divergent, Dreamers, Evicted, Extinct, Flow, Justice, Happenstance, Hatchet, Holes, Homegoing, Housekeeping, Hug, Imagine, Jump, L'Assommoir, March, Moonshot, Mythology, Nanaville, Night, Nothing, Pachinko, Persuasion, Plainsong, Poser, Rewilding, Room, Silk, Speak, Stoned, Tightrope, Uglies, Unbroken, Unsheltered, Waiting, Wicked, Wife, Wild, Woman, Working.
What are your favorite books with single-word titles?
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