This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Extraordinary Book Titles. Let’s all be honest for a moment. Sometimes before we read a synopsis or even look at a book’s cover, we will judge a book by it’s title. Especially these days where titles are announced before cover reveals. Here are titles that drew me in upon first glance.
This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson: There is just something about the alliteration of this title that sends shivers down my back and makes me dream of spinning through outer space.
I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuh: This title is absolutely adorable. I love a good pun. And it makes me hungry.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle: I don’t remember much about this book, but that title just entices such a startling image in my head that I don’t care what the book is even about.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: I could tell from the title this book would be a lot of fun. It was.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: The alliteration, though. Also, the name. And lies! Who isn’t intrigued?
The Knife of the Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: What knife? Why can’t you let go of it? No, really, where is the knife? I need answers!
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: I’m curious. I’m intrigued. Why are girls paper? Why are they fire? How in the world can they be both? What does it mean?
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan: This title conjures up so many emotions and thoughts.
Stalking Jack the Ripper, Hunting Prince Dracula, Escaping from Houdini, Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco: These titles, more than anything, prompted me to pick up these books. I can already smell the bloodshed and intrigue!
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig: I can practically taste the sea in the air and feel the cool breeze against my skin. This title told me this book would be so atmospheric and it was!
Bonus—Gallagher Girl titles: I have to give Ally Carter credit for having some of the best punny titles in YA. Not only are they clever because of the whole spy angle, but they make so much sense for the plot of each book!