I think it was after Em’s review of The Eve Trilogy that I noticed that each of the Eve books had only one word.
After a quick trip to my goodreads account, I noticed so many other YA titles that consisted of one word. Here’s a list I whipped up in a few minutes:
- The Eve Trilogy by Anna Carey (Eve, Once, Rise)
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy (Shiver, Linger, Forever)
- The Divergent Trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant)
- Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
- Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
- The Graceling Realm Trilogy by Kristin Cashore (Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue)
- The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver (Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem)
You’ll notice most of this list is for sets of books – trilogies mostly. Now whether the One Word Title happens for books that are part of a series larger than three books, I’m sure it happens. Trilogies have been hot the last couple of years but what do you think has driven publishers to the One Word Title? What are they trying to evoke from the reader? Do you prefer one word titles or more than one word? Can a book really be summed up in one word? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!