Inspired by Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme managed by That Artsy Reader Girl, I am going to talk about my favourite book titles. Some of them are really original, others are beautiful or very well-chosen.
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
From the start it’s clear that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a book club. But the origin of the name is revealed later. I loved to find out where it came from!
2. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
This book title is of course remarkable because of the length. It’s also a small, but accurate summary of the book.
3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A beautiful and meaningful book title. I’m pretty sure if refers to one of the main characters: Marie-Laure, a blind girl. To teach her the way, her father made a miniature of her neighbourhood in Paris. But when the Nazis occupy Paris, they have to flee. The title is also a quote in this beautiful written book.
4. Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
This one sounds beautiful and fits the book too. The story is set in Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. It’s a special school for children who once went through a magical doorway. But they came back from their magical world and no longer feel at home in our world. Most of them are still looking for the doorway that will return them.
5. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Another one that sounds good and is also meaningful. Though it’s hard to explain why, because it’s been a while since I read the book. I do remember that the whole title and the words ‘extremely loud’ and ‘incredibly close’ are used a few times in the story.
6. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
This striking title immediately made me curious about the story. The book is on my TBR-list for The Literary Grand Tour of the World.
7. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland
When reading this abbreviation on a book in a bookshop, I really wanted to know what it meant. It stands for Department of Diachronic Operations. They have some old documents that prove that magic actually existed, but stopped working due to the industrialisation. The organization wants to develop a device to bring back magic. I haven’t read this book yet, but it does sound interesting!
8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This book isn’t on my TBR-list, but it has a great title. It sounds magical and a bit weird in a good way. Next to fantasy, on Goodreads the book is also tagged as magical realism. That’s exactly what I think of when reading the title.
9. We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund
This title sounds so intriguing. The book came out a month ago, so I haven’t read it yet. It’s a magical realism story about a tornado that hits the same place twice.
10. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Another book with a title that feels magical. It immediately makes me curious about this spellbook. According to the description it’s an ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things. It’s the chance for the main characters to set everything right.