Top Ten Unique and Irresistible Book Titles
This is my first time doing a Top Ten Tuesdays! I’m going to try and participate every week, but I’m not sure I’m going to make it.
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.
Some book title make the book just irresistible. You don’t have to read the summary to know that you WILL read that book just because of the title. I will feature book titles that I thought were beautiful and titles that I couldn’t make sense of at first, or just titles that were plain weird.
1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
I have seen this book pass a million times on all social media. Everytime my eye was drawn by that long and unique title. I have to admit that it took me a long long time to give in to my obsession with this title. I was convinced that this book was nothing for me and that it would be a boring YA historical mess. But it was not! It was really good and if you want to read my review of this book, you can find my review here.
2. Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor
When I read this title for the first time, I remember being immediately intrigued. What kind of name is Strange? I would have read this book because of the title alone, even if the premises sucked. I love love love dreamy books. So this one I just had to read. I’m so glad I did, this book is a dream to read and I loved it so much. You can read my review here if you want to.
3. The Goblins of Bellwater – Molly Ringle
I LOVE reading about goblins! So when I saw this book, I had to read it! This book does Goblins 100% right. Don’t even try to write a book with goblins that don’t cackle, it doesn’t work like that. Basically, if you want me to read your book, put goblins in the title and that’s all you need to convince me.
4. A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets – James Bowen
If you don’t read the second title, this book can be so many thins. A children’s book or a weird humorous book. If you want people to think you completely lost your mind, just walk around with this book. You get the weirdest looks! The book itself actually isn’t that weird. It’s the memoir of James Bowen, who lives on the streets and who’s life is completely changed by a street cat named Bob. It’s a really good book, so if you want to read a not to heavy memoir this is definitely the one for you!
5. Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
I’m really curious by nature. If people won’t tell me something it feels like torture! I still go looking for unwrapped presents througout the house in the weeks before Christmas. So if you tell me there is something behind the closed door; I neeeeed to know what it is!
6. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
This book was between my recommendations on Goodreads*. I started reading it just for the name alone, I wanted to know what the name meant (just like with number 5)! I have to admit that I still don’t entirely understand the name. If anyone has read this book and understands the title. Please tell me!
* aaah, I remember that good old time when my TBR wasn’t completely overflowing and I still used the recommendations page on Goodreads to find new reads. That time is long gone now!
7. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Some questions will never be answered in our lifetime. Where do we come from? Where do we go? What’s the name of the wind…? Another case of me being completely curious about everything in life. I sincerely hope that the wind does have a name in this one! (but don’t spoil it for me if it doesn’t)
I actually still haven’t read this book! I started in this one two times already but I have to be in the mood for this kind of fantasy and the last two times that was definitely not the case. I’ll probably try again before the end of the year (but don’t hold me accountable).
8. I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool – Lisa Scottoline
This name just screams read me! It looked so funny when I first came across this book. And it is! It’s so hilarious! It’s written by a mother daughter duo and it’s about there normal daily lives. If you don’t know Lisa Scottoline; she’s a mistery author and she writes a lot of those books a year. But once every year (I think) she writes a funny book with her daughter, and this book is her 2017 humours book. Read my review here if you want to.
One little thing, I think you enjoy this book the most if you are American or live in America. I don’t mean this as a bad thing, but I didn’t quite get some of the jokes in this book because I live in Europe and I don’t know everything about what’s going on in America. But except for that, this really was a good book!
This book! I was looking forward to this book for such a long time, everybody loved it and I my hopes where higher than mount everest. But it was so bad. This one is a classic example of: Don’t ever trust a cover! They are more deceitfull than the average goblin! You can read my review here (I’m warning you, it’s not super positive 😉 )
10. The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott
The Butterfly Project as a title and it’s a romance? That just has to be cute, right? And it is! This title made me feel all fluffy inside from the first time I read it. It probably was the title cover combination that made me decide immediately that I wanted to read this. Read my review here!
That was it for my first Top Ten Tuesdays! I hope you enjoyed it. See you next week! 🙂
Have you read any of these book? What books did you want to read just because of the title? Let me know in the comments!