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The Best Books With Sun in the Title

Updated March 1, 2020 606 votes 83 voters 9.3k views100 items

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
    21
    5

    First Published2007-05-22

    SubjectsLiterary, Afghanistan, Families

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    David Ignatius
    13
    4

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • 3
    Graham Salisbury
    14
    7

    First Published1995

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

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

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  • 4
    Janet Morris
    10
    4

    First Published1983

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

    Genres (Book)Biographical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 5
    Beth Kephart
    9
    4

    SubjectsMedical, Parenting, Relationships, Family

    Genres (Book)Biography, Fiction, Autobiography

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  • 6
    Ernest Hemingway
    12
    8

    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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    #19 of 171 The Greatest American Novels#117 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#93 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    Joseph Bruchac
    15
    12

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

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Sociology

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  • 8
    Barney Hoskyns
    9
    5

    SubjectsMusic, Rock, Literature, Rock music, Social history

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  • 9
    9
    6

    First Published2004

    SubjectsWales, History, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 10
    Julian Barnes
    9
    6

    SubjectsLiterary, Women, England

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

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  • 11

    SubjectsMusic, Rock, Literature, History

    Genres (Book)Music, Fiction

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  • 12
    Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
    10
    7

    First Published2000-04

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 13
    7
    5

    First Published1981-11-20

    Genres (Book)Essay, Science

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 14
    J. G. Ballard
    7
    4

    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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  • 15
    7
    5

    First Published1976

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 16
    Elaine Corvidae
    7
    5

    SubjectsEpic film, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction, Fantasy

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  • 17

    First Published1996

    SubjectsPhysics, Astronomy

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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  • 18
    Clifford D. Simak
    7
    5

    First Published1953

    Genres (Book)Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 19
    7
    5

    First Published1976-01-26

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 20
    7
    6

    SubjectsEurope, Italy, History

    Genres (Book)Travel, Fiction

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  • 21
    Lorraine Hansberry
    5
    5
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  • 22

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

    Genres (Book)Travel

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  • 23
    Joseph P. Farrell
    7
    2

    SubjectsPhysics, Military, World War II, History

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  • 24
    Edward Abbey
    5
    5

    First Published1971

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Western, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 25

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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