This week for Stack Saturday, I’m talking about books with one-word titles. One Word Title is one of the October prompts for the TBR Tackle Challenge, and it is also one of the TBR Tackle Challenge prompts that I did not get to this month. So, to narrow this post down, I’m focusing on some middle-grade books with one-word titles that are hanging out on my shelves.
Keep an eye out next week for an official November Stack Saturday announcement post.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman – If you’re looking for a spooky read this Halloween season, you should check out this middle-grade classic. Even though Coraline is a children’s book, it is one of the spookiest and creepiest books I’ve ever read. The Other Mother still occasionally gives me nightmares, and I can’t look at a pair of black buttons the same way anymore. However, I still love this book, and I enjoy rereading it every few years or so.
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy – This was the Middle-Grade Marvels pick a few months ago. I really wanted to read it, but I sadly didn’t get to it because things were so busy in my life. It looks like this book involves a skyship adventure, which sounds like a lot of fun.
Malmander by Thomas Taylor – This was another Middle-Grade Marvels pick a few months ago, and it’s one of my favourite middle-grade reads of the year so far. I loved the setting of Eerie-on-Sea, and I loved the two main characters in this book, Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma. I had a lot of fun reading about Herbie and Violet trying to solve the mystery about Violet’s parents, and I loved all of the other characters they encountered along the way.
Frostheart by Jamie Littler – This is one of the many middle-grade books on my TBR that I want to get to soon because it sounds fantastic. I don’t know much about this book, but the blurb mentions a very grumpy yeti and the main character discovering secret magical powers, and both of those things make me want to dive into this book right away.
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend – Technically, the title of this book is The Trials of Morrigan Crow, but the spine says Nevermoor in big letters, so I’m going to include it on this list. I don’t know much about this book, but I see it everywhere, and one of my good friends mentioned that she loves this series. Based on the blurb on Goodreads, it appears that there’s a magical world in this book, and hopefully, I can explore it soon.
Rumaysa by Radiya Hafiza – Everything about this book sounds fantastic. It’s a re-imagining of three different fairy tales, taking place in a magical version of South Asia. I love reimaginings of classic stories, and I love the idea of connecting Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty into one magical story with some amazing and strong main characters.
Nightbooks by J.A. White – This is another Middle-Grade Marvels pick from a few months ago. Nightbooks is a creepy and spooky book that I started, but haven’t finished yet because I didn’t want to read it at night. This book is full of scary stories that the main character writes to please the witch holding him captive. This book was also recently turned into a movie on Netflix, so maybe I’ll finish it soon so I can watch that.