Top Ten Unique Book Titles

Posted October 24, 2017 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is top ten:

Unique Book Titles: Bucking the Trends

It can sometimes be an impossible task choosing between so many similar sounding titles so I find unusual or unique titles definitely stand head and shoulders above the rest.

I love books with titles that go against the usual trends – I have a terrible memory (’tis true) so generic titles rarely make much of an impact on me unless it is a beloved author or a book with a visually appealing cover (I’m a sucker for a pretty cover – but enough about that since I did an earlier TTT post abou this topic right here). I can often miss out on great books simply because I have trouble remembering specific books in a sea of similar-sounding titles.

This week’s topic is definitely an interesting one for me and I will surely be checking out other people’s choices for some new books to add to my TBR. For now though, here are MY choices:

1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

the forest of hands and teeth unique title

Isn’t this an awesome title? The Forest of Hands and Teeth – it’s just so evocative and tells you exactly what this book is all about (zombies!) I think it is just such a clever title. To be fair though, the author does have a knack for unique titles: the other two books in the series are called The Dead-Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow Places which I also love. | Goodreads

2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

the girl who circumnavigated fairyland unique title

I have a feeling this book may appear on a few lists today but I just couldn’t resist putting it on my top ten. It’s just so unusual – it caught my attention right away the first time I saw it and I have never forgotten it (though I actually haven’t read it yet despite owning it for several years). | Goodreads

3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

aristotle and dante unique title

This book makes most of my lists but the title is what initially drew me to it. Who doesn’t want to know the secrets of the universe? 😉 | Goodreads | My Review

4. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

the gentleman's guide unique title

Love the title and love the book. This is definitely one of the more eye-catching titles released this year. I made it a priority read based on the title alone and I was not disappointed. | Goodreads

5. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

something strange and deadly unique title

I haven’t read this book yet but I definitely want to so that I can find out what exactly is so strange and deadly! Seriously though, this title rocks!! | Goodreads

6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

extremely loud and incredibly close unique title

Another unique title, I have wanted to read this book for ages despite not actually knowing all that much about it. The title is just so intriguing though it definitely has caught my eye. | Goodreads

7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

daughter of smoke and bone unique title

This title just invites speculation and intrigue, it grabbed me right away and sparked my curiosity. I love titles which give just enough away about a book but leave you thirsty for more. | Goodreads

8. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

the wrath and the dawn unique title

This title piqued my interest right away – it certainly gives you an idea of what the plot is about without giving too much away. It’s an absolutely enthralling read and the title definitely does it justice. | Goodreads

9. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

they both die at the end unique title

They Both Die at the End is a strange one because it seems to give away an important plot point in the title right away… or does it? Maybe that’s not the point of the book at all. This one makes you think… | Goodreads

10. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

the sky is everywhere unique title

This title makes you feel small and infinite at the same time – the imagery it invokes is pretty darn powerful. I really love this title – it speaks to me on another level. | Goodreads

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What are your choices of unique titles?

Brin

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3 responses to “Top Ten Unique Book Titles

  1. Ali

    Great list. I have to admit though the first one does not appeal. Just the title is kind of giving me the bleugh and I really like horror & zombies.

    I have a copy of They Both Die at the End but can’t find time to read it.

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