Extraordinary Book Titles
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | I’m reading this one for this month’s local brewery-based book club and it’s had quite a bit of buzz lately! I think the title really makes you curious: why does this bitch keep dying? I know that’s one of the main reasons I added it to my TBR last year.
My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff | I didn’t love this holiday story but the cute title and sweater cover definitely sold me. I like puns or plays on words for book titles, so this was an auto-add-to-the-TBR kind of title.
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth | I literally added this to my Goodreads TBR a week or so ago because this title immediately made me HOPE I knew what the book was about. And I was right! The couple base their summer romance around classic rom-com date montage moments.
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young | Yes, please. This title just screams something about badass girls doing badass things and most likely fighting the patriarchy. I knew I wanted to read this book because Suzanne Young is incredible, but this particular title hit me right in the feels.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | I feel like this was one of those viral Twitter pitches a long time ago and people have been clamoring for this book ever since. Obviously the title is a wonderful pun, and you can *assume* there’s some kind of MEET cute based around Twitter 😉
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams | This was another instant-add when I saw the cover and read the title. Again, you get a nice picture of what the book might be about: a buncha dudes reading romance books.
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale | Yes, this isn’t exactly an extraordinary book title if we’re going strictly from the prompt title… but it IS a title that made me immediately want to read the book. I love any book set in a super small town, and this cover/title intrigued me enough to read the summary. Add in that the small town is on coastal Maine and I was suuuuper sold.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca | Again, not another super groundbreaking book title, but I liked learning what it means (ren faire lingo, basically) within the pages of the story. The concept of a romance set at a summertime ren faire was great and the title was more appropriate once you learned more.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | This is another one that was added to my TBR essentially at first glance of the title. I assumed there’d be some rom-com elements to this one and old Tom Hanks movies. Works for me!
Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow | I love a good portal fantasy OR time-travel/parallel universe book. Everyone knows this by now, right? Therefore, this title was right up my alley. I could assume it would involve one of those concepts based on all the doors n shit.