Wednesday’s Word = STRANGER

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the word ‘girl’ in the title.

I know there are thousands of books with the word ‘stranger’ in the title, but I’m featuring a small selection of titles that appeal to me personally, as a way of sharing my book love. Four of these titles I’ve read, most of the rest are on my TBR.

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

Are you tempted by any of these covers?
Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?

If you’ve added even one of these titles to YOUR TBR,
Please let me know in the comments.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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19 Responses to Wednesday’s Word = STRANGER

  1. carhicks says:

    I want to add the Camilla Lackberg and Sarah Waters to my list. I already have The Perfect Stranger and The Stranger Diaries on my TBR. I have read the Harlan Coben and Mary Higgins Clark ones and enjoyed them. I will need to check out some of the others. Some of these covers are amazing. Another great post Lynne.

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  2. Kim Rogers says:

    Oh there are some good ones on this list! So many I want to read! I have only read The Stranger Inside but I have The Stranger on the Beach on my kindle. Now I have to add a couple of these to my list! Loved this!

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  3. The Stranger Diaries is very good and I loved Kate Riordan’s The Stranger. Don’t think I’ve read any of the others – amazing as always how many there are!


  4. Again, I am awed at the number of books you find as examples for your theme. And the time it takes to gather those links? Not sure how you do that but amazed and delighted each time.


    • Thanks Virginia. Knowing that someone appreciates your efforts makes it all worthwhile. I must say though that ‘Wednesday’s Word’ posts are MUCH easier to compile that ‘Cover Love’ posts.


  5. The Stranger Diaries are on my TBR list (but it is a different cover…)

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  6. Alexandra says:

    The word “stranger” obviously conjures up mostly dark and forbidding looking covers. 😉


  7. sandys5 says:

    It’s funny how when we are children, we are told to stay away from strangers but as adults, we are intrigued by the word. Interesting post, it made me stop and think- thanks.


  8. Diana @ Thoughts on Papyrus says:

    Nice list, though I am surprised not to see here Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train. I really recommend it. Some on your list, including the first and second, I added to my TBR, so thanks a lot!

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    • Thanks Diana. I took care to use the singular form of stranger for this post.
      Perhaps the plural ‘strangers’ will feature in a future post.
      Glad I contributed to your TBR. ♥️


  9. James McEwan says:

    Sorry missed the ‘Stranger Within” – Kathryn Croft. But then again within where?

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Interesting how each novel uses the word as an outside influence.
    How about my title – “The Stanger Inside You”
    Actually I just made that up on the spur of the moment —now write the novel.

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