Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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If you are an avid reader you probably have seen trends in book titles -- The blah blah's daughter or the blah blah's wife or if you are into YA lots of fantasy type titles that seem to blend in together...lots of fire and blood and ash and so many other things that aren't coming to me right now but I know that I find myself getting the titles all confused. 

So this week's topic is an ode to all the unique book titles out there! 

Jamie's Picks:

1.  Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore: I mean, pretty unique right? The book itself is very unique and unlike anything I've ever read in general so the title was definitely a good indicator of that!

2. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: I have not yet cracked into this one but immediately I thought the title was catchy and intriguing and unique! 

3. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee: Another one I haven't had a chance to read yet since giving birth but it's high on my TBR.

4. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera: If I didn't already know I loved his books the title alone would make me pick this one up! I'm currently reading it right now and I'm like DO THEY BOTH REALLY DIE AT THE END MUST FIND OUT.

Jana's Picks:

5. How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position by Tabish Khair: I'm kind of dying of laughter over this one!!

6. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente: Super unique, right? All the words!

7. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison: I had never heard of this one, but it sounds super intriguing.

8. Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries: I must know what this is about.

Lauren's Picks:

9.  The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 

10.  The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall 

11.  Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

 Have you read any of these? Which titles do you think are particularly unique? 



  1. Turtles All the Way Down also made it to my list :D That title is indeed unique.

  2. Love these lists!
    I've found that I start confusing all of the "Girl of Something and Something with the Something" books when I read more fantasy.
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  3. I got confused by the name of the book: Comfort me with Apples. Peter R De Vries is a Dutch reporter, he used to have this programme called 'Always an alibi' and he would always say that at the end of the programme. Loved that programme, he would go and find out the truth about these Dutch criminal cases. But, I never heard of that book before. I was like, huh, did he wrote a book? And why is it called Comfort me with Apples. That doesn't sound like this guy. lol.

  4. Ooh nice title choices! Quite a few new to me ones! Heard of some but never read any either!

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  5. I love this week's prompt! I haven't done one for ages because life got in the way, but I had to join in for unique titles.
    P.S. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee is so good :)

  6. I included Gentleman's Guide and They Both Die at the End in my list this week too! Great choices ;)

  7. Totally with you on the Christopher Moore pick! Moore's Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove made my list!


  8. Love all these titles, and some really cracked me up!

  9. That Missionary Position title is hilarious. I need to look that book up. Great list!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. ok... #5 is hilarious!!
    My list is soo different! https://bookishowlette.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/top-ten-unique-book-titles/

  12. I hate with a fiery passion the trend of book titles of "The [fill in the blank]'s Daughter." It find it so diminishing to whatever female character the book is supposedly named after, that she can only be identified in terms of her relationship to a man. Ugh!

  13. I haven't read any of your picks, but the Fighting Islamist Terrorism is a beaut!

  14. Comfort Me With Apples is a line from the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs) in the bible, and the title of a book by Ruth Reichl - maybe not so original!

    I bought a book once based solely on its title - Let the Northern Lights Erase your Name by Vendela Vida - fortunately the story lived up to its title!

  15. What great titles! I haven't heard of any of them.

    This was a super fun theme. The more i looked at books I've read the more I found. It was hard stopping at ten! Thank you!