Top Ten Tuesday #6 | Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Unique Book Titles. Well, it is something interesting, isn’t it? Titles play a main role towards generating the curiosity among readers for a book, in my opinion. While some titles are simple giving the basic story of the book while some are created in a mystical way and its relevance occur only if you read the book. I like the later category as it allows me to explore the different meanings that the title can deliver.

Titles actually seem fun but I think they are the most challenging and difficult thing to think of. I wish more writers used them creatively to their advantage. I think a title should not be too revealing and should attract the readers towards itself.

Today, I am listing such 10 titles that I think are unique. I have tried to include the recent titles that I have read along with some others that I wish to read soon. And before you go further, I must warn you, a huge John Green syndrome is coming. Sorry, I can’t help it. He always use the craziest titles πŸ˜€

 

 

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green1. Turtles All the Way Down

Just admit it, isn’t it the most intriguing title ever? I mean, it doesn’t make any sense at all, until you actually read it. And when you read it, then it’s like “the perfect title”. I loved this book and my review is scheduled to go live tomorrow (make sure to check it out). I can’t tell how much I loved it. It is definitely my favourite of the year πŸ˜€

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Looking for Alaska by John Green2. Looking for Alaska

This title was something that made me think that maybe it is a story set in Alaska but I forgot it’s John green πŸ˜› he is the king of metaphors. Alaska was actually a girl. Could you have imagined it in the first place? I certainly didn’t. Though I read Looking for Alaska just last month, I pretty enjoyed it, providing that I would have enjoyed it much more if I would have read it like 3-4 years back.

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Will Grayson, WIll Grayson by John Green3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson

I still haven’t read this book and I don’t know when I’ll read it, but the title certainly is catchy. It’s almost rare that we see repeating words in the title, but John certainly has a way to surprise. I know, it is not the best work of John Green as many acclaims, but still, someday I have to read it simply because it’s John Green πŸ˜›

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green4. The Fault in Our Stars

Ahh, one of my favourites. I can’t tell you how much I love this book? The title itself is painful and is pouring multiple emotions. Though this title itself is not written anywhere in the book, the storyline perfectly compliments it.

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green5. An Abundance of Katherines

This title is something unique and unthinkable for me. I mean who can use a word like “Abundance” with a girl’s name like she is an object, and still manages to show it perfectly? Just John green πŸ˜€ I have started the book but haven’t finished it yet, as the plot itself is not that compelling. I hope I can finish it soon.

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Okay, I guess enough ranting about John Green πŸ˜› Let’s see the other titles.

 

Classic of the month | To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Book review6. To Kill a Mockingbird

This title itself doesn’t reveal anything about the story. In fact, there is just a single a line in the book that contains this phrase. Though I like this title because of its uniqueness, I think it doesn’t have much relevance to the story somehow. It felt kind of empty?

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

When I first heard about this title, it felt as if it is a humour book. I still haven’t read it (but I mean to read it soon) but have heard that it is kind of opposite to humour. I have heard great things about this book. And yes the title does play a role in its being perfect.

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The Devil Wears Prada8. The Devil Wears Prada

I haven’t read this either (and I am not sure if I’ll ever read it?) but I just loved the movie. It was so hilarious. Ans surely the title is amazing. Just imagine, a devil really wearing the Prada πŸ˜€ I’m laughing.

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur9. Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey was the first modern poetry book that I read and I haven’t expected it to be so tensed given the title. From the title, it appears to be a rather flowy and sweet read but it was just opposite.

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows10. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

This is a book which recently got so much attention just because of its title. I mean this title instead of attracting people, is making them not pick it up (especially the people who don’t read erotica). But trust me, this is one of the best books that I read this year. A title surely can mislead the audience πŸ˜€

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  1. Nina

    So you love John Green books? don’t you? I only read two books written by him and I do want to read Turtles All the Way Down. Just because of the title. Turtles! I love turtles. I’m sure it has nothing to do with turtles, but still turtles. Love them.

    Great list!!

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  2. Annemieke

    True, good titles are so hard to think of. For the longest time I thought Looking for Alaska was in Alaska too until I saw someone else mention it, haha.

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  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh, I love John Green. I still need to read Turtles All the Way Down but it will be read VERY soon. Looking for Alaska is probably my favorite by him so far.

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one I’d include too – love the title! And yeah, it’s not a humorous book all around, but it’s one of my all-time favorites.

    -lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. Belinda

    I love your list. I am late to the game for John Green. I am thinking maybe I should try on. I agree that I wouldn’t be caught dead buying a book that had erotic on the cover so I am glad you said it was misleading. Because I love reading about other cultures so I might have to pick it up.

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  5. lindseyhabets

    John Green does have some amazing book titles! Glad to hear you enjoyed Turtles All The Way Down. I’m hoping to read it myself soon and I’m really excited for the moment the title starts making sense πŸ˜‰

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  6. Anastasia

    The Fault in Our Stars would have been #11 on my list! It’s a great title.
    I’m curious about Turtles All the Way Down, however I didn’t like Looking for Alaska a lot.

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  7. Lisa

    So… you’re a John Green fan? πŸ™‚ He does have great titles! The Punjabi Widows book title is really interesting, and I think your comment about the title causing some potential readers not to pick it up is intriguing. It’s a shame to see something like a title or cover turn away potential readers from a great read.

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  8. Rissi

    Each of John Green’s books do indeed wear unique titles. This makes them memorable, and that’s what every author hopes for, I’d guess.

    I haven’t read ‘Prada’ either, but like you, I agree. The film is so fun! πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  9. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    John Green really does have a lot of unique book titles, now that you mention it! TATWD is a really fun and unique title. When I first heard it, I was like, “What the heck does that even MEAN?” lmao and I had to look it up!

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      Sim@FlippingThruthePages

      Yes please read it. It’s wonderful ❀️ and I thought same for it and then I actually read the book then I got it’s significance and then I googled it.. and then I came to know that it is actually a very old proverb πŸ˜ƒ

  10. Literary Feline

    John Green’s books do have creative titles, and so I think they are perfect for this week’s prompt! I love your list. πŸ™‚ I have only read two of his books so far, but I hope to read more by him. I love the title The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows is great too, even if misleading. It makes one pay attention, that’s for sure! Thanks for sharing these great titles, Simant. I hope you have a great week!

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