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The Best Books With Sun in the Title

Updated March 1, 2020 484 votes 71 voters 7.4k views

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

Books with sun in the title include The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe, and Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard. If you have a favorite sun 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 sun in the name, it belongs on this list.

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  • 1
    A Thousand Splendid Suns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    First Published2007-05-22

    SubjectsLiterary, Afghanistan, Families

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Return of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Return of the Sun

    Joseph Bruchac

    SubjectsMythology, Literature, North America, Folklore, Native Americans in the United States

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Sociology

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    Under the Blood Red Sun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Under the Blood Red Sun

    Graham Salisbury

    First Published1995

    SubjectsAdventure, United States of America, Hawaii, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

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    Waiting for the sun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Waiting for the sun

    Barney Hoskyns

    SubjectsMusic, Rock, Literature, Rock music, Social history

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    A Raisin in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Lorraine Hansberry
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    Staring at the Sun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Staring at the Sun

    Julian Barnes

    SubjectsLiterary, Women, England

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

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    Heretic Sun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Heretic Sun

    Elaine Corvidae

    SubjectsEpic film, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction, Fantasy

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    Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    SubjectsEurope, Italy, History

    Genres (Book)Travel, Fiction

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  • 9
    Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Mo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title

    First Published1996

    SubjectsPhysics, Astronomy

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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  • 10
    Ring Around the Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Ring Around the Sun

    Clifford D. Simak

    First Published1953

    Genres (Book)Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Dark Side of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    First Published1976-01-26

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Voyage of a Summer Sun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title

    SubjectsWashington, United States of America, Pacific Northwest, History of the Americas

    Genres (Book)Travel

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    The sun king is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    The sun king

    David Ignatius

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    A Slant of Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    A Slant of Sun

    Beth Kephart

    SubjectsMedical, Parenting, Relationships, Family

    Genres (Book)Biography, Fiction, Autobiography

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    The Last Light of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    First Published2004

    SubjectsWales, History, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 16
    More brilliant than the sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title

    SubjectsMusic, Rock, Literature, History

    Genres (Book)Music, Fiction

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  • 17
    I, the Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    I, the Sun

    Janet Morris

    First Published1983

    SubjectsMesopotamian mythology, Armarna Period Egypt, ancient weaponry, Mitanni, Monarchy

    Genres (Book)Biographical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Empire of the Sun

    J. G. Ballard

    First Published1984-09-13

    SubjectsChina, J. G. Ballard, World War II, History

    Genres (Book)War novel, Historical fiction, Autobiographical novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    A Fire in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    A Fire in the Sun

    George Alec Effinger

    First Published1989-06

    SubjectsAmerican science fiction

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel, Cyberpunk, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Sun Shines Bright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    First Published1981-11-20

    Genres (Book)Essay, Science

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 21
    Don't Bite the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    First Published1976

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    The Sun Also Rises

    Ernest Hemingway

    First Published1926-10-22

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, Literature, France, Classics

    Genres (Book)Roman à clef, Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 23
    When the Sun Goes Down is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title

    SubjectsGeography, Environment, Time, Astronomy

    Genres (Book)Science

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    Staring at the Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title
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    Staring at the Sun

    Irvin D. Yalom

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Death, Psychology

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    To the bright and shining sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With Sun in the Title

    SubjectsWest Virginia

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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