Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

Posted October 15, 2019 by Maire in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

Book Cover: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. The cover is made to look like a subtly creepy IKEA catalogue cover.
Bonus extraordinary book title: Book Cover: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix.

#TopTenTuesday book blogging meme

There’s really nothing like a good weekly meme to get you back into the swing of posting regularly. Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I have vague recollections of a similar meme a few years back. Jana has compiled a handy list of upcoming topics to keep us all amused.

This week’s subject is Ten Extraordinary Book Titles. My interpretation of that is titles I enjoy saying out loud. I actually really like the way these titles roll around in my brain before exiting my mouth. I’ve read most of the books, and two are near the top of the TBR pile.

Observant readers will note that many of these extraordinary book titles are Canadian. I like to rep the home team when I can 😉

In no particular order:

book cover: Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Book Cover: The Calculating Stars. The silhouettes of a group of women in vintage clothing on a shaded blue background overdrawn with blueprints or flight plans

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

book cover: Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

Book cover: Neuromancer by William Gibson

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Book Cover: Library of the unwritten by AJ Hackwith

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Book cover: Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Book cover: Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson. A metal female face on a black background.

Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson

Book cover for Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere: The cover is split between top and bottom to show London Above and London Below

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

book cover: Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

I know a lot of these titles are “old”, but there are a couple of very distinctive trends in book naming right now that I’m trying to avoid (ie: A _ of _ and _).

Feel free to drop a reply to let me know if you enjoyed any of the books listed above, or if you know of an extraordinary book titles I should be checking out!


12 responses to “Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

  1. These titles sure do roll off the tongue! I’ve always enjoyed Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (and the other titles in that series are fun to say, too). The Library of the Unwritten is a really fun one to say, too.

    Here’s my TTT post.

    • Thank you so much! I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until now — it got caught in one of WordPress’s many filters. 🙂

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