Top Ten Tuesday – Frequently Used Words In Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Frequently Used Words In Book Titles on my Shelves

This week you were supposed to pick a genre or a reading age group and find common words used in whatever you picked, but I thought it would be more interesting for me to look at what is on my shelves and find what words I am apparently attracted to. This list probably isn’t the most accurate as I found it hard to actually the words that appear more than once then keep track of which ones I have already counted. I have also counted plurals and singulars in the same group, for example, shadow and shadows have been mashed together. Lets get started after my large disclaimer~

1. Heart – Takes the winning place appearing on my shelves a total of 8 times.

2. Fire – Liking fantasy I think really helped out here with a total of 7 times.

3. Glass – 7 times. Series of books helped out a little here.

4. City – 7 times. Cassandra Clare is pretty much solely responsible for this word appearing so high on the list.

5. King – times. Again, fantasy.

6. Queen – 6 times. Gotta be equal. I will be honest and a say that my multiple copies of Red Queen helped a little.

7. Shadows – times.

8. Study – 5 times. Maria V. Snyder and her Study series making a strong appearance. It is literally every single one haha.

9. Storm – 4 times.

10. Court – 4 times. Sarah J. Maas pretty much holds this place.

What words are you attracted to when picking out books? I chose to leave out my manga because you can have literally 22 things with the same name and thought it would be pointless. I also didn’t use any words that were not a serious part of the title like ‘the.’

Be sure to share your lists!

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Till Next Time. . .

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Frequently Used Words In Titles

  1. Glass is definitely one I didn’t think of but now that I see it, i’m picturing so many novels in my head with the word in the title! Lovely list :)

  2. I like your twist on the topic! I didn’t even think about the title words that I’m attracted to, but I’m sure I would find tons of the same ones if I glanced through my shelves. I’m sure the words we’re attracted to says something about our personalities :)

  3. I like study and storm for some reason from this list, and maybe heart as well. Guess I just like those words. :) Great list though, and yes these words show up ALL the time!

  4. I read a lot of romance, so heart and such things like that appear often on my shelves. I noticed a lot of fantasy readers talking about many of the words you included. It’s sort of shocking how many words are repeated so often in fantasy titles.

  5. It’s odd but I actually don’t know/own many books with ‘heart’ in the title but yeah, shadow, queen, storm are very frequently used. I own a lot of those on my shelf!

  6. Some kind of “royal” word (like ‘queen,’ ‘king’ or ‘crown’) probably could have made my list to ten as well. Glad to know I’m not the only one with lots of ‘heart’ books on my shelf. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

  7. I’m not sure what words I’m attracted to when picking out books.I never really thought much about it before but, come to think of it, I do have a lot of books with the words heart and fire in them. Great list! I love your twist on this topic.

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