Book Titles That Are Also Song Titles
I wasn’t sure whether or not to do this week’s topic as I kinda struggled with the theme, but I decided to spin it a little and instead of book titles which would make great song titles, I am instead going to list book titles that already are song titles (if that makes sense?!) I’m sure plenty of other people will also have the same idea so it’s not wholly original but oh well… 😉
1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
All of the titles in this series actually come from lyrics from this song originally by The Beatles which is pretty rad (Across the Universe, A Million Suns and Shades of Earth). It’s a great title and a great song (I also really love the covers by Rufus Wainwright and Fiona Apple too).
2. Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
I actually hadn’t heard of this song (or for that matter, the singer Phillip Phillips) before researching this topic but I ended up listening and liking the song! So, a new artist found because of this topic which is pretty cool.
3. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
One of my all-time favourite David Bowie songs (in fact, one of my all-time favourite songs in general). It fits the book as well as it’s all about toxic friendships and revenge plots that blow up in everyone’s face.
4. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Now, it’s possible that Maggie Stiefvater is a fan of The Cranberries and named the book after one of their best-known songs. On the other hand, it’s likely just a happy coincidence! Either way, it works for me!!
5. Carry On Rainbow Rowell
Now, I know this actually was taken from the song Bohemian Rhapsody (…carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters…) but this song was included on the Spotify playlist made by the author so I’m thinking it was still an influence. It’s also the name of a Crosby, Stills and Nash song… 😛
6. Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
C’mon, this one has to be intentional, right? Given what a pop culture phenomenon this song was back in the eighties, I can’t imagine it wasn’t a deliberate homage. It’s also not the only book to boast this title so…
7. When You were Mine by Rebecca Serle
I’ve been singing this song in my head ever since I happened across this title lol. It is a catchy one and makes for a good book title too – especially for a romance novel like this one.
8. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
It’s a punchy title, for a song and book alike! It really works in the context of a fluffy young adult book too – I actually haven’t read this one but I want to now!
9. I Believe in a Thing called Love by Maurene Goo
Okay, this is an earworm of a song – it’s so catchy even when it is driving you up the bloody wall! The Darkness are certainly an acquired taste but you have to admit, this song title sticks in your head and it makes for a good book title too.
10. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I have to admit, the first song that popped into my head with the title was Since You Been Gone by Rainbow but it doesn’t fit quite exactly and my OCD just wouldn’t let me go with it so instead it’s paired with the lesser-known song by Powderfinger (which is still a darn catchy tune in its own right!)