Best Book Titles Part 2

About a year ago, I made a post about book titles that I love. Today I’m going to share some more titles that I really love.


Turtles All the Way Down

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I generally like the titles of John Green’s books. Contemporary YA titles tend to have the name of the main characters in them a lot of the time, and I’m not a big fan of that for some reason. But John Green’s titles usually make little sense before reading the book. And those are the kinds of titles that I like best.

For Darkness Shows the Stars

I also like titles that begin with linking words such as “and” & “for”. It makes them sound like incomplete sentences and it gives the impression that you’ll find out the rest of the sentence by reading the book. Again, I’m a fan of titles that gain more meaning as you read the book.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

I love everything about this title. I love the abundance of adjectives, I love the imagery of a small angry planet, I love the imagery of a tired traveler who’s come a long way just to encounter said small angry planet, I love that it’s long. I love long titles. I don’t know what this book is about. But this title makes me want to read it.

Wink Poppy Midnight

I like this title because I don’t know what to expect from it. Are Wink, Poppy and Midnight 3 characters? Is someone telling Poppy to wink because it’s midnight? Is a wink poppy a type of flower? I don’t know. This title doesn’t offer enough information and it just makes me want to read the book to get that information.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

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I’m not even going to offer an explanation for this one. I just think it’s awesome.

Best Book Titles

Ever see a book title and it’s so great that you don’t even care what that book is about, you know you want to read it? No? Really? Well, I do. Here are some of my favourite book titles.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

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When I first heard this title, I knew I wanted to read this. I had no idea what it was about and I didn’t care. It’s just such an amazing title. And then I looked it up and realised it’s a novella in a series of books with amazing titles (which also happen to be really amazing books, but that’s not the point). I mean The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. So… poetic and mysterious and cool. I love the titles of this series.

Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

I don’t really know what this book is about. But just check that tile out. I makes me want to read this book. Combine that with the cool raven on the cover (I love ravens) and I’m sold.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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This whole series has really cool titles, but this one is my favourite. You may have noticed I like long, vague and slightly pretentious titles. They just really appeal to me and Daughter of Smoke and Bone is another example of a book that I was drawn to because of its title and gorgeous cover. I ended up really loving it.

Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

I have absolutely no clue what this book is about. I added it to my TBR because it has a freaking awesome title and really creepy cover that just makes me really want to read it. And I kind of want to go into it without knowing anything about it.

And I Darken by Kiersten White

I really like that the title starts with “and”. I don’t know why that appeals to me, but I really like titles that begin with “and”. I’ve yet to read this, but I’ve heard so many good things about it and it has a really cool premise.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Again, a long, vague, slightly pretentious title that really appeals to me. I want to read this book mainly because of its title. It’s just something about titles like this that I really love. I think it’s because they make so much more sense once you’ve read the book and that adds to the experience for me, as opposed to a title that’s really straightforward.

These are a few of my favourite titles. Let’s just call this part one, because there are so many more and I’m sure in time I will come across even more titles that I just love.