It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and today’s topic is probably one of the best topics ever: the most extraordinary book titles. For me, that’s weird, special and outstanding, so here we go!
#1 The Smell of other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is by far the most peculiar book title I have ever heard and that was also my first mistake: I was intimidated by this title and therefore didn’t immediately start reading it. Let me help you there: this book is beautiful, I’d highly recommend it. Review here.
#2 Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks
My uncle seems to have a talent of gifting me books with the most unique book titles (he was also responsible for #1!). I put off reading this book for so long because I just couldn’t imagine anything good coming from such a weird title, but it seems the weirder the more brilliant! Review here.
#3 If We Were Villains by ML Rio
This title does the book justice – when I first read the title, I was thinking “I need to read this because the title sounds mysterious and as if something grand and a scheme is about to happen” and I was not disappointed. Review here.
#4 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
This is a very spontaneous decision as my computer is facing my bookshelf, but have you ever thought about that title? Being lord of an object rather than a people? That’s odd.
#5 Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
This is an extremely extraordinary title, and quite frankly, I am amazed by how perfect it fits the book right out. The meaning is quite psychological, if I’m being honest here.
#6 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I’ve started reading the book and so far, I have no idea how it came to carry this title. What is that supposed to mean: Ninth House? What made it different from the eighth or tenth?
#7 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This title is just too intriguing to leave it out. When I was younger and had no idea of the value of this series, I was always super intimidated by this title because it screams poverty, strike, politics and most and for all, action.
#8 My Lady Jane & My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
Both titles in The Lady Janiesare quite extraordinary, but I love them! They have a sense of not really riming, but fitting in the choice of words which makes them sound super beautiful! Click here for My Lady Jane; Click here for My Plain Jane.
#9 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Have you internalized the absurdity of this title? Stalking a serial killer? Stalking a serial killer that has killed multiple women as a woman. Alone. At night. Review here.
#10 Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Scrolling through my read liston Goodreads, I realized that Lady Midnight is actually a really extraordinary title as it doesn’t exist. LadyMidnight. Review here.
That’s it, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed gathering the most extraordinary titles! Happy reading!