Extraordinary book titles – Top Ten Tuesday

Hi guys! I don’t know about you, but for me a book title plays a part in whether or not I pick that book up. Whether i’m trolling through Amazon, or winding my way around a bookstore I find myself drawn to books with certain titles. Ones that make me question ‘What could this book be about?’ Though it isn’t the be all and end all of my book buying decision, I have definitely picked books up based on the title and little else. Have you ever picked a book up by the title alone? Let me know in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

This was a 50/50 between the title and the cover that tempted me to pick up this book. I loved the hint from the title, a bear and nightingale, two completely different animals, one a predator and one seen as prey. I was definitely intrigued whether this would be mirrored in the plot and I found, to my delight, it was.

The Deathless Girls – Kiran Milwood Hargrave

I mean come on! Are you telling me you wouldn’t be intrigued by this title. Why are they deathless? Are they invincible? Immortal? They story inside has you asking as many questions, and when it comes to its inevitable end you realise that it couldn’t have been called anything else.

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

There are shades of magic? Light and dark? Not only do we get taken on a journey encompassing both light & dark magic, we also travel to different shades of London. Grey, White, Red and Black.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers

This book had me questioning whether we could have sentient planets. And though the story doesn’t contain any, I certainly didn’t feel let down. We definitely get taken on a long journey, one that I didn’t want to end and full of some truly beautifully written characters.

Ok! So slightly shorter than 10, but I really struggled to find titles I would class as ‘Extraordinary.’ The above books had be gripped by the title and little else, and thankfully the stories inside were as extraordinary as the titles. Which book titles would you class as extraordinary? Do you agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments.

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