Top 5 Saturday: Books with Royalty in the Title

Welcome to Top 5 Saturday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by Devouring Books, and this week’s challenge focuses on books with royalty in the title.

I’ve been struggling with these lately! I feel like these prompts are often geared more toward readers of fantasy, which is great! But I just don’t read a lot of that genre, so I often have a hard time coming up with these. However, I did manage to come up with five! These are a mix of books I’ve read and books that are on my TBR list. In no particular order, here are my top five books with royalty in the title!

1. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High  Adventure: William Goldman: 8601419034673: Amazon.com: Books
  • Genre: Fantasy

The Princess Bride is making an appearance again! I feel like this one has been showing up on so many of my bookish posts. Maybe it’s a sign that I should finally read it?? This was the first book I thought of that had royalty in the title (it also showed up in last week’s post because it has a sword on the cover)!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “A Princess in Theory” by Alyssa Cole

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  • Genre: Romance

Romance is another genre I don’t read a lot of! To be honest, I know very little about this book, but it sounds really cute! I saw it in a post on Buzzfeed a while ago, and for whatever reason I’ve kept it in mind ever since. I also really like the cover, and I hope I’ll get to read it at some point!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

3. “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones

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  • Genre: Fantasy (Middle Grade)

Such a cute book! This one technically doesn’t reference royalty in the title, but it does mention a castle! And castles instantly make me think of royalty, so I’m counting it. You can read my review of this book here! I highly recommend it.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

4. “The Princess Diaries” by Meg Cabot

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  • Genre: Realistic fiction (middle grade or YA)?

I can’t believe I’ve never read this series! I LOVE the movies, but I’ve never had a chance to read the books. I’m just now realizing how little I know about this series, is it fantasy? Middle grade? YA? I always thought it was middle grade since it seems like something my students could read, but maybe not. I guess I’ll have to read it to find out for sure!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

5. “You Should See Me in a Crown” by Leah Johnson

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  • Genre: YA Fiction

This is another one that keeps showing up in my posts! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this book is amazing and I’m going to keep repeating it because it’s true and everyone should read it! This is another one that technically doesn’t reference royalty, but it has the word “crown!” And like castles, crowns also make me think of royalty. Therefore, I decree that it counts. Check out my review of You Should See Me in a Crown here!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top five be?

Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Books with Royalty in the Title

  1. These challenges are so…challenging! :). The one I could come up with that fits is A Little Prince. A couple of others that are a stretch but might work are Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (very cute and fun), and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Your posts always get me thinking, I love it!

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