We’ve all heard the adage, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But what about the title. After the cover, the title is the next best tool a book has to snag a reader. Granted most people don’t pick a book, just because of the title. The casual reader looks at the cover, glances at the title, and then reads the jacket to discover what the book is about. On rare occasions, I’ll be walking the aisles of the library or bookstore and come across a title that is so great, that I have to read the book. It doesn’t happen often and sometimes the book doesn’t live up to the awesomeness of the title. Sad but true.
Some genres have a greater ability to give snazzy titles, especially cozy mysteries and children’s books. Most have titles that have something to do with the book.
Here’s a brief list of great book titles. Some of the books were great reads, others not so much.
1. Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez
2. Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry
3. Books Can be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay
4. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
5. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
6. God Save the Sweet Potato Queens by Jill Conner Browne
7. Buddha Baby by Kim Wong Keltner
8. The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12 by Robin Gold
9. I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online by Dixie Cash
10. Coffee and Kung Fu by Karen Brichoux
11. Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates
12. Hissy Fit by Mary Kaye Andrews
What’s the best book title you’ve come across?