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The Best Books With Shadow in the Title

Updated November 18, 2017 286 votes 27 voters 4.5k views

It turns out that books with shadow in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 90+ good books with shadow in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles aren't books about shadows, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word shadow in the title.

Books with shadow in the title include Death's Shadow by Darren Shan, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad. If you have a favorite shadow book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has shadow in the name, it belongs on this list.

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    The Return of the Shadow

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    First Published1988

    SubjectsEpic film

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Fantasy

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    Shadow of a Dark Queen

    Raymond E. Feist

    First Published1994

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fantasy

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    The Shadow of the Wind

    Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    First Published2001

    Genres (Book)Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageSpanish Language

    More The Shadow of the Wind 

    #72 of 103 The Best Selling Books of All Time#342 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    Shadow and Sound

    James Siegel

    SubjectsWorld, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia, Historiography

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    Shadow

    Blaise Cendrars

    SubjectsClassics, Africa

    Genres (Book)Picture book, Children's literature

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    SubjectsMetaphysics, Spirituality, Freemasonry, Mysticism

    Genres (Book)Philosophy

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    Shadow Country

    Peter Matthiessen

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    Shadows On A Wall

    Hilary Masters

    SubjectsPennsylvania, Art, Painting, Mexico, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Biography, Autobiography

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    Shadow box

    George Plimpton

    SubjectsSports, Recreation, Geography, Boxing

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    SubjectsFlorida, Adventure, Family, Animal

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction

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    The shadows rise

    John Evangelist Walsh

    SubjectsAbraham Lincoln, United States of America, American Civil War, History of the United States

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Shadow over San Mateo

    Lauraine Snelling

    SubjectsHorse racing, Fathers and Daughters, Death

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

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    Shadow of the Almighty

    Elisabeth Elliot

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Theology, Public Relations, United States of America, Mission

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    The long shadow

    Daniel Pipes

    SubjectsGovernment, Middle East, Near East, Politics, International relations

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    SubjectsTennessee

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    Shadow over Scorpio

    Juanita Coulson

    SubjectsCelebrities, Indiana

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    Sunlight and shadow

    Cameron Dokey

    SubjectsMarriage, Literature, Classics, Folklore, Love

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature

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    SubjectsTelevision, Ontario, Vampire

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction, Fantasy

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    Sick of shadows

    Marion Chesney

    SubjectsHistory, England, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

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    Shadows

    Edna Buchanan

    SubjectsPolice procedural, Police, Florida

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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    Shadow of the bear

    Brian Payton

    SubjectsChordate, Science, Zoology, Mammal

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    Shadow of doubt

    Terri Blackstock

    SubjectsLouisiana

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Fiction

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    Kissed by shadows

    Jane Feather

    Subjects16th century, History, England, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

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    The shadow king

    Jane Stevenson

    SubjectsBarbados, Netherlands, Family, 17th century, History

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    The shadow of Albion

    Andre Norton, Rosemary Edghill

    SubjectsTime travel, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Fantasy