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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a unit of time in the title

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. 😊 You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

This week’s prompt is books with a unit of time in the title. I’m going to try to get a bunch of different ranges of time (seconds, minutes, years, etc) to see how large a range I can get! Organized from smallest to biggest and each one is defined by the previous (with one or two exceptions that were a little weird to do that way xD).

The Books

The Details

SECOND: the base unit of time!

As someone dies, they relive their life in memory stretched out. Sounds incredibly sad.

MINUTE: 60 seconds

I read this one. Kiiiind of wish I hadn’t. I’ll be honest, I forget it mostly now, but I remember it being a heartbreaking Jodi Picoult novel as usual.

MOMENT: 1/40th of a solar hour (or, uh, 90 seconds)

This was a light and cute read!

HOUR: 60 minutes

Gotta be honest: I abandoned this one. 😴

DAY: 24 hours

Freakin’ LOVED this book. 😭

WEEK: 7 days

I had never heard of this book, but it sounds cute. It’s Groundhog Day, but young-adult-ified.

YEAR: 52 weeks

Sometimes it’s 366 days. I really really liked this book!

JUBILEE: 50 years

Who knew, right? This book is on my list to read already!

CENTURY: 2 jubilees

This is a little different than the rest since it’s more of a description than time in the usage, but it still counts! I’m curious about this one

EON: 1 billion years or 10,000,000 centuries (but really… undefined eternity)

This was a decent book! I read the duology.

That’s today’s list! Did you know “jubilee” as a time measurement? That was a new one for me! I also didn’t know a moment actually had a defined time. Drop links to your Top Ten posts in the comments! 🙂


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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a unit of time in the title

  1. Uh oh. I do want to read Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Shop, but hearing that you DNFed it (and my mediocre experience with the author’s Sourdough) has me less excited to do so. Maybe I’ll just plan to be underwhelmed and hope that it’s better than I fear? 😉

    Great list! I love how you organized it and found so many different units of time to include! I knew that a jubilee was used to describe to describe an anniversary celebration, but I didn’t know it also described the actual unit of time!

    My TTT:

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    1. Maybe you could do a 3 chapter trial or something along those lines (20 pages, 50, 1 chapter, etc) to see if it hooks you! I’ve done that with books in batches before and it’s very low pressure that way. 🙂 Sourdough was one I absolutely knew I wasn’t going to be interested, but I didn’t even realize it was the same author! Go figure haha.

      I guess that’s why a 50th anniversary is often a jubilee celebration! I just never realized that was a word and not just a cheery smash of letters to express excitement xD


      1. Yeah, I’m thinking that I’ll get it from the library and see what I think… that way there is ZERO pressure for me to finish the book if I’m not enjoying it. I only finished Sourdough because it was 2020 and I was getting into sourdough bread baking myself, to be honest. 😉


  2. Nineteen Minutes has appeared on a lot of lists this week, it’s one of my favourite JP novels but it actually didn’t appear on mine, I went with a different “Minutes” title instead. I had no idea that a jubilee was also a unit of time-I only knew it as an anniversary celebration as our Queen in the UK just celebrated her Platinum jubilee over the weekend!
    My TTT:

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    1. I saw on my calendar that “Queen’s Birthday – NZ” was listed for June 6! Must have been the holiday off date for there or something haha. JP is so big I’m not at all surprised that she’s popping up frequently xD


      1. It might be different in different countries, my sister lives in Australia and I know she has a bank holiday for the Queen’s jubilee later than we did, so maybe it’s just that! Yeah it was one of the first books that came to mind for me when I saw I the prompt, I just decided to use a lesser known “Minutes” book instead.


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