Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about those books that have amazing titles! I firmly believe that 2 things can make or break a book before it’s even released: the cover, and the title (have a winning combo of both and you are golden). This week Amanda and I brainstormed and came up with 10 titles that would instantly make us want to pick up the book to learn more. Let’s take a look!

A Great and Terrible Beauty

This is the first book in Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy, and this title has some pretty serious poetic imagery, does it not?! It makes you think of a strong, probably badass, maybe a little deadly, woman.

The Sweet Far Thing

The third book in Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy, this has a more gentle poetic vibe going on. It really pairs well with the first title!

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Laini Taylor is a wordsmith, and that is immediately evident from this title alone. The second in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, it def makes you want to know more.

Frankly in Love

Amanda put it best when she said “I love puns and this is super clever”. David Yoon’s debut novel, the main character is named Frank Li. And he is in love. It sets the tone for this awesome book!

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli has lots of fun titles under her belt, but this one is our fave! It is intriguing and interesting and makes you want to know more!

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Classic, iconic, and awesome. Need we say more?

A Darker Shade of Magic

I’ll take magic in any shade, please! V.E. Schwab knows how to suck you in with just a title, and this is just the first in the ADSOM trilogy! Love.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

With a title like this, how can you resist this book by Kate Morton? It invokes some pretty great imagery.

The Unexpected Everything

Morgan Matson just happens to be one of Megan’s favorite contemporary YA authors, and it all started because she saw this title on the shelf and needed to know more. Spoiler: the book is just as good as it’s title.

The Infinite Pieces of Us

This is a title that just begs to be made into a movie at some point.

BONUS: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling

We couldn’t help but include this in our list. We made this list on the premise that the title would catch your attention even with no prior knowledge of the book. But HP has been with us for so long that it’s impossible to separate it from it’s pages. So we have it here as a bonus item, because it is undoubtedly extraordinary and amazing.

What are your favorite book titles?! Comment below and tell us!

Credit for Top Ten Tuesday goes to That Artsy Reader Girl! Be sure to check out the full list, and maybe even join us!

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty is such a good title. I enjoy using it in my everyday blog writing (referring to things as a/the “Great and Terrible X”).

    And while i haven’t heard of it, Frankly In Love IS a good pun!


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