Counting to 13 for Friday the 13th


Happy Friday the 13th, everybody! I’m gonna spend mine playing the new Legend of Zelda game1; meanwhile, here’s a list of books with numbers in their titles:

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, a memoir of a man trying to learn French and not embarrass his boyfriend too much.
  • The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, which is set in the same world as Enchanted though not a direct sequel.
  • Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone, a fantasy novel with detective magicians. (Bonus DWJ: The Power of Three.)
  • The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, which I can never remember the plot for, but it’s a Sherlock Holmes story so there’s a mystery and some posturing, probably.
  • Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers, one of the most frustrating mysteries I’ve ever read in my LIFE.
  • Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, a Wild West fairy tale and a book after my own heart.
  • Seven for a Secret, a historical fiction mystery set in grimy NYC.
  • Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones, a book about a boy who becomes friends with Loki.
  • The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers, a mystery centered around church bells.
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil, a YA thriller which looks like a shout-out to Christopher Pike books.
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, a futuristic scifi novel which was a 2014 National Book Award Nominee.
  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a classic memoir recently turned into a movie.
  • The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie, the second Miss Marple book wherein Miss Marple shows off the whole time.

Can you think of a book with a number in the title?

  1. I’m very excited about this because I never managed to beat the original Gamecube version. Woohoo!

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