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#TopTenTuesday  Books With a Unit of Time In the Title 


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”

Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.


Today we shine the spotlight on books with a unit of time in the title. I haven’t read The Ten Thousand Doors of January or any of the novels in “The Seasonal Quartet.” But I have read the others and recommend each one.

cover: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Specific date, a specific time in history.

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankiovitch

A narrative of how the author coped with grief through reading.

Book cover: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

This novel resides on my Kindle, although I’ve not yet read it. Perhaps next January?

The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

(Scroll down the linked page.) Historical fiction set in New York City in 1883.

Book cover: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

And what a brutal day (and life) it was. Solzhenitsyn’s portrayal of a Soviet gulag.

Book cover: The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

A novel of women’s friendship over the second half of the 20th century.

Book cover: Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe

Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe

A memoir by a true champion, of both tennis and life.

cover: November Road by Lou Berney

November Road by Lou Berney

Novel about a chance occurrence at a specific time in history.

Book cover: Seconds Away

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

Sometimes danger is mere seconds away . . .

Bonus: “The Seasonal Quartet” by Ali Smith 

Book cover: Autumn by Ali Smith
Autumn (2016)
Book cover: Winter by Ali Smith
Winter (2017)
Book cover: Spring by Ali Smith
Spring (2019)
Book cover: Summer by Ali Smith
Summer (2020)

Four for the price of one! A series of novels:

  • Autumn (2016)
  • Winter (2017)
  • Spring (2019)
  • Summer (2020)

© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown

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