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Top 5 books with House in the title!

Hey y’all! I’ve gone and done another list of top 5 books, this time with the word house in the title. I was lounging around in bed this morning thinking about the trends in book titles lately, and house kept popping up as one I remembered seeing a lot of. So I decided to see where it takes us!

To get the below list of books, I went to Goodreads and found the 5 most popular books with the word house in their titles. So take a look and let me know what ones you think deserve to be in this list!

5. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Top 5 genre tags for this title:
Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Adult, Paranormal

2 Sentence Summary:
A girl with no future is suddenly offered a full-ride to Yale after surviving a horrific multiple homicide. The catch is that she has to infiltrate the inner echelons of the elite and see what kind of shady shit they’re up to.

Have I heard of / read this before?
Oh yes, I’ve heard of this. xD

Do I like the cover?
I do! Shades of black and gray can be very effective, plus I love snakes.

Will I read it?
Eh, maybe eventually. I’m not really feeling the whole “elite of the school” vibe, but I’m totally in for demon summoning or devil bargains or whatever the hell it turns out they’re into. I might read this in a year or two, particularly once the hype has died down even more. Just won a Goodreads choice category, but that doesn’t always work out for me…

4. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Top 4 genre tags for this title:
Historical Fiction, Book Club, Audiobook, Adult fiction

2 Sentence Summary:
An orphaned white Irish girl ends up working with the black slaves on a southern plantation. She loves them, but her skin sets her apart and forces her into difficult decisions about loyalty and morality.

Have I heard of / read this before?
I have not heard of this before

Do I like the cover?
….no. It’s very old style. It reminds me of the books I would read in 6th grade, and those books were already old at the time.

Will I read it?
Actually, I am considering it. At first I 100% judged it by the cover but I think there might be a good reason this is a top contender with the word House. It sounds pretty good, and I do love the morality/race/culture stuff its got going on.

3. The Dutch House by Ann Pratchett

Top 5 genre tags for this title:
Fiction, Historical Fiction, Audiobook, Literary Fiction, Adult

2 Sentence Summary:
Cyril successfully gets rich quick after WW2 and buys this dope ass house, but apparently that causes some issues in the family. Cyril’s kids get kicked out of the house and are poor again, so they can only depend on each other.

Have I heard of / read this before?
Yeah man, I’ve heard of this. -_-

Do I like the cover?

Will I read it?
Ugh, no, I very much doubt I’ll ever read this. It’s a combo of being super sick of seeing and hearing about it, and being 100% uninterested in the description. World War 2? Financial investments? Real estate empires? Uhm, no thanks. I’m sure it’s more than that but “brother and sister against the world” also doesn’t take me in.

2. House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

Top 5 genre tags for this title:
Horror, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

2 Sentence Summary:
A really bizarrely formatted book about a couple whose house is bigger inside than out. It’s not such a big deal, until their kids wander off and their voices call back with stories of darkness and horror.

Have I heard of / read this before?
I had a fairly pretentious friend in college who ranted and raved about this book. I think he showed me his copy once. I never actually had a clue what it was about, though.

Do I like the cover?
Not really?

Will I read it?
Nope. One, because it literally is only published hard copy and is 700+ pages of crazy formatting. And I mean like, the pages are cut up, and things are blocked out, and sometimes you have to read it upside down, or sideways, or who knows what, and the footnotes are vertical. Two, because I just read some reviews and it sounds like this book seriously messes people up and I’m not about that. Kudos to the author though, and if you’re in for something to terrify you and mess with your head, sounds like this is it!

1. The House of Hades (Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan

Top 5 genre tags for this title:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Middle Grade, Fiction

2 Sentence Summary:
Hazel needs to make a decision about what to pursue next in the fate of the world or the fate of her friends. Annabeth and Percy are actually trapped in the underworld, and are desperately trying to survive.

Have I heard of / read this before?
I’ve heard of the series, if not this specific title

Do I like the cover?
It’s a little busy, and I don’t love the art style, but the concept is exciting. It reminds me of a zone in a video game I play 🤣

Will I read it?
Probably not, though it’s not entirely off the table. Also I’m super impressed that the FOURTH BOOK IN A SERIES is the number one spot for the word House? That’s quite surprising I think, since people would basically also have needed to read three other books just to get to this one.

Seriously though, House of Leaves is weird AF

Shoutout to Marked by P.C and Kristin Cast for also being in the results, but I didn’t want to include it since the word House is in the series title and not the book title.

I just want to share a few photos of the physical copy of this book, so you know what I mean when I explain how fully bizarre it is. Go do an image search for “House of Leaves” because there are even more. Or just get a copy!


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5 thoughts on “Top 5 books with House in the title!

  1. “…sometimes you have to read it upside down, or sideways, or who knows what, and the footnotes are vertical.”
    I had no idea house of leaves was so bizarre! I’ve thought about giving it a shot but I just haven’t really felt compelled to look at it more closely, so this was a surprise to me!
    Great list! 🙂

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