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TEN Books With a Unit of Time in the Title


Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl is hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs. This week's prompt is to find books with a unit of time in the title. Here goes.


Thank goodness I keep my list of books read and TBR list in an Excel spreadsheet! It was an easy matter to search for the unit of time keywords and find titles I've actually read and then as a "bonus" I've included books from my TBR with units of time in the title.


What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage


A woman discovers she has AIDS and returns home and finds there's more to life than waiting to die. (read back in 1999)









Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m. by Sam Wasson


A delightful nonfiction behind the scenes of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, old Hollywood, and, of course, Audrey Hepburn. review here






61 Hours #14 Reacher by Lee Child


For years I read every Jack Reacher book Child published. And then I finally got tired of the formulaic action. I didn't care for the Tom Cruise movie of Reacher because....well, because he doesn't fit the body type of the Jack Reacher we've read about for years. The newest movie though, MUCH better interpretation of Reacher. (read Nov. 2010)




The Day the World Came to Town by Tim DeFede


A true telling of the events of 9/11 in a small town in Greenland that stepped up to help grounded airplanes. People can be extraordinary! review here








The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Pulitzer Prize winner


The story has 3 storylines: Virginia Wolff ala Mrs Dalloway as she prepares for a party and is trying to write a novel, a poet and a suburban housewife. The whole book is just one day in the life...... (read Feb. 2002)






Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


I've read LOTS of Picoult - this one is about how it only takes 19 minutes for an act of violence to change a person, a community forever. (read Sept 2007)








The Cruelest Month #3 by Louise Penny


An Agatha award winner, in this mystery Inspector Gamache has to solve a murder committed during a seance. (read Nov. 2021)








5-Minute Sketching: Landscapes by Virginia Hein


Full of great sketching tips to capture landscapes. (read Feb 2018)








The Killing Hour #4 by Lisa Gardner


A serial killer who leaves specific clues and a rookie FBI agent rushing against time to save a victim. (read Sept 2011)







For my 10th entry, I'm going to list a few from my TBR list that have a unit of time in the title:









Happy Reading!


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