I see a lot of posts about superficial things that draw people to books. Almost always, it’s the cover. But I think titles are just as important. There are some books that I read simply because the title caught my attention. Sometimes the books were a let down, sometimes they were really great. I thought it’d be interesting to look at my favourite titles, both of the books I’ve read and the books on my TBR.
Books I’ve read
The Glass Castle: this is one of my all-time favourite books, but honestly the title is what compelled me to read it. A friend’s mom recommended it to me and I honestly wouldn’t have remembered it’s name if it wasn’t for the title.
Boy, Snow, Bird: the title of this is just so simple yet intriguing. The story behind it is fine too, but the title and cover are what attracted me originally.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock: I just really like this title, and I don’t really have a good reason. I really enjoyed the book too.
I am the Messenger: again, another favourite book of mine where I was mainly drawn in by the title.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: somehow poetic but not in a pretentious way. I always really liked the aesthetics of this book; the title and the cover totally match and I love it.
1Q84: this is just such an interesting title, with such an interesting premise too.
The Face on the Milk Carton: this 100% suggest kidnapping, and I love reading about kidnappings. It’s not the most eloquent title, but I like it nonetheless.
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls: this again is such an interesting title and it totally drew me in.
Ready Player One: I read this title and thought “this sounds like a book about a video game” and wow was I right.
The Rest of us Just Live Here: this is such a snarky title and I kind of love it?
Strange the Dreamer: this is so wishy-washy of a title and I wasn’t sure I read it correctly the first time I read it, but I love it.
Wink, Poppy, Midnight: honestly, this title is what inspired me to write this post. I know nothing about the book, and it has a relatively low rating on Goodreads, but the title is compelling me to read it.
It appears that I like simple titles (no surprise there) that are vague yet descriptive (ex. Boy, Snow, Bird). What are your favourite book titles?
Thanks for reading! xx