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Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Books with Single-Word Titles

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

And I actually have some time to write a Top Ten Tuesday! Rejoice! Anyway, today’s top for TTT is books with single-word titles. This sounds like such an interesting one, I kind of have to make time in order to talk about it. So, here we go!

sourdough

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

dragonsong

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

scythe

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

sabriel

Sabriel by Garth Nix

orleans

Orleans by Sherri Smith

binti

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

neverwhere

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

skyward

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

east

East by Edith Pattou

taproot

Taproot by Keezy Young

These are all books that I have read and enjoyed and they all have just a single word for their title. Sometimes this works beautifully, and you know right away what the book is about. Sometimes, it doesn’t and you have to read the book to figure out what exactly the title means. I enjoy it both ways, when the book titles tells me what’s going on as well as when I have to read the book to figure out what the title means in the context of the story. And those that I had to read to know have been some of my absolute favourites!

What are some of your favourite single word titles? Why do they jump out at you? Comment below and let me know! I’m always ready for a new read!

 

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Tiny Navajo Rereads: Scythe

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

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*Published November 8, 2017*

scytheI have read this book before and had bought Thunderhead at ALA last year AND I have heard from friends at work that the third one is coming out this fall, so I needed to start reading this series once again! Here we go!

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

I think what is so interesting about this story is that dead is still held in the hands of humans. In a world where a utopia has been created, death has been defeated, and everyone is taken care of by an AI called the Thunderhead, death must still happen to keep the world’s population under control. This is where the scythes come in, they are humans who are chosen to apprentice under a current scythe and learn the craft of killing.

Within the scythes, as with all structures run by humans, there are politics and corruption and there seems to be something happening within the Scythedom when Citra and Rowan are tapped for apprenticeship.  As they learn, they learn not only much about themselves, but they learn that the scythes are not infallible; they are as corruptible as humans of old, not held accountable to anyone but themselves. This has started to create a rift between those in the Scythedom that hold to the old laws, and those who call themselves the New Order, those who wish to just kill with wild abandon and glee.

The majority of this book is set-up for the series, which makes sense as it is the first in a series where the world is nearly perfect in a almost happy way. It’s also a good look into what human nature is. In a world where you are completely taken care of, you don’t have to work if you don’t want to, you don’t have to worry about providing for your family, you can literally sit at home all day should you so desire; what would you do? Who would you become?

I honestly don’t know what I would do. I would like to think that I would still be who I am now. But I may not feel as pressured to figure out what I want to do. I’m inclined to be lazy and unmotivated when I don’t have something to do or work towards. But in this world of peace and tranquility, you can still work towards something, if you so desire.

So, if in a perfect world, what would you do? Would you strive for a goal in a world where you are completely taken care of? Comment below and let me know!

 

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Tiny Navajo Reads: April Update

🎶 It’s gonna be MAY! 🎶

Yep, it’s May and that means a few things for me; 1) it’s my birthday month! Yay for birthdays! and, 2) it’s time for the April Update!

So, for April I read a total of 11 books, so not as much as is normal for me, but still a good amount. I finished 2 audiobooks, read 4 books, and 5 comics. In April, the titles I read are Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, Nightshade City, The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1, The Batman Who Laughs #4, Abhorsen, Red Queen, Scythe, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection Book 1, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Screen Shot 2019-05-06 at 11.25.29 AMCollection Book 2, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection Book 3, and Thunderhead.

Overall, I enjoyed all that I read and seeing it put out like this I can see that I read a diverse selection of books. I can also see what has interested me this month, which was a lot of comics, but I partly blame my friends who I love dearly! It need some more comics!

How has your April? How is your year’s reading going? Comment below and let me know!