Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Titles (Oct 24)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic.
This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Unique Book Titles’. Quite often book titles tend to be bland or too similar to others already published. Although it’s important that the actual content of the book be worthwhile, a unique book title can also draw a person in. Here are ten books from my shelves that have, in my opinion anyway, titles like this:
- Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris
- Optimists Die First – Susin Nielsen
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
- 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense – Michael Brooks
- When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth? An Imponderables Book – David Feldman
- A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 – Joseph Loconte
- The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession – Allison Hoover Bartlett
- The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
- The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius – John Joseph Adams (editor)
- Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick deWitt
I haven’t read all of these yet, but for most of them it was the title that first drew me in. My favourites from the list would have to be the ones by Jonas Jonasson and Patrick deWitt, both of which were very funny and unique.