This weeks prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Unique Book Titles. Which presents a problem because as I was going through my kindle I realized that title wise nothing was jumping out at me as unique. I think that once you are familiar with a book's title it stops feeling unique and kind of starts feeling like, "Oh, of course that is a phrase that we use."
But more often there seems to be a patterns in the titling of books. Maybe it is a marketing thing? Are people naturally drawn to certain words?
But I am more interested in covers. As long as a title isn't totally embarrassing (Looking at you, Anna and the French Kiss) I can go with it. I would probably even buy a book with all these common words in the title. The Moon Queen's Mango Wife of a Hundred Thousand Glass Crows. You know you would read that. Actually, someone write that because I think I need it now.
You knew that this was going to be on the list. Is seems that a week can't go by without a book with "queen" in the title getting published. Are we all getting a little jaded about all the queens? Maybe. But that doesn't stop me reading about them.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti
The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler
Daughter or Wife
This one annoys me. Why is it that the main character of a book cannot be defined in any way but by the men she is related to. It is like that thing that men do when talking about how they respect women, "As a husband and a father..." Dude, you couldn't figure out that women were autonomous human beings before that?
by Amber Benson
What is with our collective obsession with the moon? I mean, I get why every werewolf book in the world has to have it in the title. And why I am always impressed when the urge is resisted. But what is with all the other books? Let's not even get into the books that are moon adjacent (variations of Luna ect.)
Is it because it makes for pretty covers? Or is the the suggestion of fragility and voyuerism? You be the judge.
Another one that I totally fall for. My dad once told me that he always wanted a crow for a friend and maybe I do too. They are super smart and I am pretty sure that all of them are magic.
Something of Something
You know the thing I am talking about. Honestly, this might be the most overused but I don't care. This is my favorite. I love the randomness of the words together. Usually they just sounds pretty. I love it more when you figure out what the title is alluding to while reading.
I could go on but I won't...
Mangos for Some Reason
If the book has the word mango in I have to read it. That is the law. Why am I so weirdly attracted to these books? I do love the fruit but there is something about the word that catches my notice every time.
Hundred or Thousand
More is better, right?
Cait's at Paperfury's upcoming book!
Sometimes things are out of the box or just a very weird phrase
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green