Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

Posted October 15, 2019 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments

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Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

Today’s TTT topic is extraordinary book titles. This could have many interpretations but I tend to like clever or unusual book titles so I’m going to go with titles that aren’t the norm: ones that both draw your attention and trip you up at the same time!

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

Extraordinary Book Titles

This was the first book title that sprang to my mind when I saw this week’s topic: it’s a doozy, isn’t it? It is seriously the most out-there title I have ever seen and I absolutely love it! I bought the book without even reading the description. I haven’t read it yet but I definitely will. It deserves to be read…

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

Extraordinary Book Titles

This was the second book that I thought of haha! I talk about this book a lot and I always get a chuckle when I have to type it – and I’ve typed it a whole lot! I do really love the title though, it says so much about the book – it has a dreamy quality to it and you just know you are going to get a heartfelt story. Beautiful.

3. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale

Extraordinary Book Titles

A fantastic title for a fantastic book. Lord of the White Hell has become one of my very favourites – the two-part book series is fantasy done right. The title drew me in right away and I knew this was going to be a series I would thoroughly adore. Such a great concept and the title really does make a statement.

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

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This cheeky title says it all really! You know right away you are in for a good romp – mixing an engaging plot with twists and turns and some genuinely heart-wrenching moments. I really loved this book – it was one of my favourite reads of 2017 and the title is definitely one that makes me smile.

5. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

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A nostalgic pick at number 5! This was a favourite of mine when I was a tyke. The story is heartfelt and the title is definitely one I would consider to be both memorable and unusual. It definitely stood out to me when I was younger and it still stands the test of time.

6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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This title seems so world-weary in a way… it speaks to me (or at least, the me who sometimes feels fed up with life – depression is a bitch!) I actually really love a lot of Patrick Ness titles (the books themselves too, obviously).

7. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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This title is just so pretty (it goes with the oh-so-pretty cover!) It sounds so mysterious and almost like a gateway to some kind of magical place. I haven’t read the book yet (but own it so just a matter of time…) Definitely a title worthy of a second look.

8. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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This title is really very descriptive: it says a lot in very little words. I really loved this book when I read it at the start of the year. I knew it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling going in but I think I would have guessed it from the title alone!

9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Extraordinary Book Titles

Blue Lily, Lily Blue is one of those titles that just makes you go ‘eh?’ I’ve read the book and honestly I only have a vague understanding of how the title relates to the story and its characters. But you know what? That’s totally okay. It’s a bit of a mystery and that’s a good thing.

10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

Extraordinary Book Titles

This is probably one of the most crazy titles – especially since it doesn’t at first glance seem to have much to do with the story at all. It’s great though – I think its a very irreverent (in a good way!) Science fiction could at times be a bit too serious back in the day so I like the fact that this one has a fun title. Blade Runner is probably more of an apt title but I much prefer the original.

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3 responses to “Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

  1. Are You There God made my list too! I haven’t heard of any of the other ones, but I agree that the first and second certainly are extraordinary- I’ll have to check them out. Stopping by from the linkup 🙂

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