Top Ten Tuesday October 15: favourite titles

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, which you can learn more about here!

Today the topic is favourite book titles. I’ve talked a few times before about my favourite book titles, but I love titles so I’m always happy to talk about them.

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston: I just love this one. It’s such a ridiculous stage direction, and I think it’s such a funny title.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: this may be the most powerful title I’ve ever heard? I’ve always been drawn to this title.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison: apparently the author and stories in this anthology are very anti-woman which sucks, but the title is amazing.

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton: a man named Thursday definitely sounds like a nightmare tbh.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: again, another incredibly powerful title. You get so much emotion and understanding about this book from the title alone.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: another title I just find so intriguing. I just like how it implies that we (or they, I guess) watch God and God is,,, uncomfortable? with that. Or at least unsettled. I like the thought of God being accountable to people.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: I just like the way this one sounds tbh.

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume: another one about talking to God. I guess I have a type. I never read this as a kid, so I definitely need to soon.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré: I’ve just always loved the way this one sounds and how fun it is to say. Sometimes I just say it to amuse myself.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson: I don’t really know why I like this one so much. Maybe it’s because I always wanted to live in a castle.

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So those are some of my favourite titles! Do you like any of these? Which ones? What are your favourite titles? Let me know!

Ally xx

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday October 15: favourite titles

  1. These are some great titles! I love Exit, Pursued by a Bear also. (Maybe it helps that I volunteer for local community theater groups?) And I’ve always loved how Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret uses punctuation in the book title. It was one of the first book titles I was aware of that was punctuated, and that always stood out to me.

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  2. I’m currently reading “I Capture the Castle” and I think that’s a great title. It’s not referring to a chess move, it’s about a teenage girl living in a castle with her eccentric family and trying to “capture” their lives in writing.

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