Pages & Paws

Writing, Reading, and Rural Life With a Border Collie

TTT: 10-ish Books With an Adjective in the Title


Kimber: “Are we ever gonna have fun with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic! It’s Books with an adjective in the title. Mom, what’s an adjective?”

Mom: “It’s a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase. A describing word.”

Kimber: “As in, Grand, elegant, splendid? Extremely fine and impressive in size or beauty. You know. Like me?”  

Insert eye roll here.

In Unison: Anyway, this was harder than it sounds. But Mom and I joined hand to paw and came up with Ten-ish Books With An Adjective in the Title. Several were favorite read-alouds when the young’un’s were younger. Some are fiction. Some are non. All are “Kimber-tested, Mom approved.” (“Kimber the Magnificent” not included.)

How many do you recognize?

The Silver Brumby, Elyne Mitchell

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viiorst

Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

Canine Legends, Marco Magliolo

A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, Charles Dickens

Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson

These High, Green Hills, Jan Karon

The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis

These Strange Ashes, Elisabeth Elliot

The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien


What would you add?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish,
Now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl 

21 thoughts on “TTT: 10-ish Books With an Adjective in the Title

  1. Hi there Kimber! How lovely to meet a dog with the personality of a cat. I think we can be great friends! Tell your mom we like her list and we think she found quite a few fun ones!

    Here’s our TTT: Ten Books to better describe your Wardrobe

  2. Kimber is an adorable dog! 🙂

    I read The Great Divorce ages ago but can’t remember much about it at all.

    My post:

  3. Great choices! Canine Legends sounds like a fun read 🙂

  4. I know so many of these but we love We Are The Wild Things!!! ❤ It's my son's room decor too! Great list.

  5. I could have used Kimber’s help with my list today. These kinds of prompts always have me overthinking and wondering if I even know which part of speech is which! I did a different topic just to be safe, LOL.

    I love Kirby Larson, by the way!

    Happy TTT!


    • We know that “overthinking” feeling, Susan! Good thing Kimber is all over this stuff. 🙂 Isn’t Kirby Larson great?! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Despite all the things written about and praise for C.S. Lewis, the only books I’ve read from him are some of the Narnia books. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll read more of his! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland this week.

  7. Great choices! I recognize a lot of them!

  8. Awww, your dog is so cute! Love the titles you picked this week, especially Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. So many adjectives!

  9. Great list, you and Kimber did a great job. I love that you have some classics in there.

  10. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is such a great title. Fun, but also tells exactly what to expect.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s