Monday, October 23, 2017

Top Ten Unique Book Titles

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.

This topic made me laugh a little because, like, most book titles are unique, right? Isn't that key to titling a book, that you want it to be something unique? Certainly there are books out there with the same title, but if you picked a random assortment of ten books they are likely to all have unique titles.

Anyway, I'm not really trying to poke fun at the topic because I do understand (I think) what they're going for. One of my book clubs had a nomination theme one month of "long or unusual titles," which was inspired by The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which was also the organizers' only example of what kinds of titles they were looking for, and of course that was the book that ended up being chosen for the month. (They might as well have called it "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Month.") But I can come up with nine other titles that are quirky, unusual, or intriguing to round out the top ten list!

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

2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

5. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon

6. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

7. If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino

8. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

9. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob

10. "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

What are some unusual or intriguing book titles you've encountered?

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