One Word

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite media with one word titles!


Possession by A.S. Byatt
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Bandette by Paul Tobin
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Carrie by Stephen King
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Circe by Madeline Miller
Descender by Jeff Lemire
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Queer by Meg-John Barker
Stiff by Mary Roach

TV:
Harlots
Pose

Video Games:
Absolver
Control
GreedFall
Gris
Indivisible
Pyre
Transistor
Undertale


For some unknown reason, most of my one-word title favorites are graphic novels:
Bolivar by Sean Rubin
Cub by Cynthia Copeland
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
Stargazing by Jen Wang

A few picture books too:
Feather by Cao Wenxuan
Plume by Isabelle Simler
Sweety by Andrea Zuill


Books:
Touch by Courtney Maum
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wool by Hugh Howey
14 by Peter Clines
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Glass by Sam Savage
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Puddin’ and Dumplin’ both by Julie Murphy

TV:
Lost
Fleabag
Flowers

Movies:
Fargo
Beetlejuice
Elf
Ghostbusters (2016 all-female version)
Juno
Labyrinth
Zootopia
Dumplin’
Booksmart


Adult Fiction:

Nightfolk by Holly Saknusseneouw
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Teen and Juvenile Fiction Books:

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Soof by Sarah Weeks
George by Alex Gino
Sabriel by Garth Nix

Graphic Novel Books/Series:

Saga by Brian K Vaughn
Death by Neil Gaiman

Juvenile Picture Books:

Lovely by Jess Hong

Movies/Documentaries:

Amadeus
Harriet
Arctic
Carol
Maudie
Marshall
Rafiki
Rumba
Timbuktu
PK
Marwencol
Suited
Kedi
13th
Blackfish
Maiden

Shows:

Detectorists
Humans
Pose


What are some of your favorite one word titles?  Let us know in the comments below!

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