Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is Top 10 Unique Book Titles. This post is my variation on the theme.
It can’t be easy for an author to decide on the title of his or her book. How can you encapsulate the entirety of a story in just a few words?
The majority of fiction books have two- or three-word titles, but there are some great titles out there that break out of this traditional mold. Below is a list of 10 of my favorites. They all have at least seven words in the title and are books I’ve either read or have on my TBR.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews Edwards
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To a Nation, by M.T. Anderson
What are some of your favorite long book titles? Share in the comments below!