Your favorite titles that contain numbers

Confession time: I was browsing my bookshelves (on Goodreads, lol) trying to figure out what book would satisfy that "read a book you've already read before" from my 2016 Reading Challenge. Might as well start with an easy one right? I like reading books that I know I already like, and I'm in a reread kind of mood... when I become totally and completely distracted. Surprise!

I scrolled through so many books with numbers in the titles. I didn't know this was a thing, did you know this was a thing? If you did and I'm just behind the times, I'm used to it (I was 5 days late to Pokemon Go, and I feel like it's a tragedy). Instead of picking out my reread title and actually rereading it, I compiled a list of all the books I found that have numbers in the title! Enjoy!


Young Adult Novels That Have a Number in the Title

 
 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Published Year: 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Subtitle: Great (4 stars)

My Review Here

Bet if you had to guess a book after reading the title of this post, this is the one you guessed! This one is wildly popular and for good reason. It's a great read, and I definitely enjoyed it! The second one was not as fantastic IMO, but I am holding out serious hope that the third one (which was released in May and I have not yet had a chance to pick it up!) will be back at the level of awesome that this one was. 


 

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Published Year: 2012
Genre: YA Dystopia
Subtitle: Excellent (5 stars)

I absolutely loved this book! I actually loved it so much, that I refused to read the second and third books in the series. Now, I know this sounds illogical - but hear me out! It's a dystopian series and the second/third novels are never good (in terms of characters/world etc.). I just couldn't stand the thought of anything happening to my precious little ones, and I was satisfied with the ending of the first novel, so I just left this beautiful novel as it is! Lalalala I can't hear you!


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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Published Year: 2014
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
Subtitle: Great (4 stars)

My Review Here

Told in recurring flashbacks from today and the future post-apocalyptic world, Station Eleven follows characters who are lost in a world that has to figure out to survive. It spans decades, geographic miles, is told in beautiful descriptions, and I just really enjoyed this book! I think I listened to it on audiobook and remember really preferring that avenue.


 

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Published Year: 2009
Genre: YA Fantasy
Subtitle: Good (3 stars)

A standalone fantasy novel that takes place in space (trend for real though!) and of course, at academy number seven, which lands this novel a spot on our list. In true Anne Osterlund style, we've got two main characters who tell each other and the reader very little of their true character and pasts, which makes for an interesting (if frustrating for those of who like to know things - aka me) read!


 

4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Published Year: 1957
Genre: Mystery/Historical
Subtitle: Excellent (5 stars)

My Review Coming Soon

Number 8 in the Miss Marple series and definitely one of my favorite mysteries that she solves, and we get a train time for a change up on the list! Miss Marple is a sweet (innocent looking) elderly lady who has a shrewd understanding of human nature, to such an extent that no murderer is safe from her all knowing eye! Not even on a train... If you are at all interested in mysteries, pick up one of the Agatha Christie series (you won't regret it!)


 

Helper12 by Jack Blaine

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA Dystopia
Subtitle: Great (4 stars)

I had a mini goal to not duplicate any genres but I have already failed at that goal. Helper12 is a standalone dystopian novel (so rare) that I definitely enjoyed. It's been awhile since I read it, and would definitely like to choose this one as my reread only it's a little hard to get a hold of it. Helper12 is the twelfth helper in the Baby Ward, where she cares for babies from 0 to six months. She gets herself into a bit of a sticky situation and the rest is history/dystopian!


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Published Year: 2015
Genre: YA Fantasy
Subtitle: TBR

This one has been on my TBR for a while now and I must say it just looks excellent, now that I've sort of rediscovered it. Read this: "Six dangerous outcasts. A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes." Mmmm, just sounds so good! Also, I'm always up for a good thief. And a spy. And a runaway. 


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Subtitle: Excellent (5 stars)

My Review Here

And last, but certainly not least: Ready Player One! Bet you weren't expecting me to mention this one, ha! I don't think I can mention this book in enough posts or enough places, do you? I hope not, because I do just absolutely love it.