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August 3, 2021

top ten titles that make me want to read a book
posted by soe 1:40 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to share ten books that we were inspired to read simply because of their title or cover. Here are ten of the books I thought had clever titles:

  1. Doughnuts and Other Proclamations of Love, by Jared Reck
  2. How the Penguins Saved Veronica, by Hazel Prior
  3. Pride and Premeditation, by Tirzah Price
  4. Incense and Sensibility, by Sonali Dev
  5. The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, by Kate Milford
  6. The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks, by Mackenzi Lee
  7. Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop, by Rebecca Raisin
  8. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, by Laura Taylor Namey
  9. The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife, by Brad Balukjian
  10. The List of Things That Will Not Change, by Rebecca Stead

How about you? What books have you read/do you plan to read because their titles caught your fancy?

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Those are all interesting titles. For me, anything in the title that pertains to books, bookselling, libraries, paper, or writing is apt to pull me in. I’m such a sucker that way. So it was that I read “The Forbidden Library” by Django Wexler, “The Library of the Unwritten” by A.J. Hackwith, “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig, “The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell, “Notes from a Public Typewriter” edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti, “The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg, and “The Silver Pencil” by Alice Dalgliesh. Made-up or unusual words and phrases are also a draw, and that’s what led me to read “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell, “Austenland” by Shannon Hale, and “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn. I liked most of them, too, but even if they had all been stinkers, I’d still occasionally choose books that way. A little whimsy is good for the soul.

Comment by Karen 08.03.21 @ 6:38 pm

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