Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Title Love

Ever hear a book title and swoon? BEFORE even reading the book? Some titles are magic. I admit, I'm intrigued first by a title, then a cover, THEN the blurb. Nothing's worse than a great title or cover only to find out the book disappoints you. ( Let's remember that the book might be somebody's favorite - and that's OK! )

Some titles that delivered for me:

DAMAGE by Josephine Hart    

This title says it all. Relationships that destroy and the ramifications thereof. LOVED this book.

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer

Ambiguous. Curious. Why did you pick up this book?

 INEXCUSABLE by Mark Lynch 

I love any book that says it like it is, i.e. DAMAGE listed above, making promises the author keeps.

SEXY by Joyce Carol Oates.

The story of a high school boy who doesn't understand the sexual power he exudes over others, including unlikely adults in his life.

These are just a sampling of my favorites----a few that caught my eye and WHY they caught my eye.

Share your favorite titled books. I'd like to know what they are and why they make you buzz.

Read and let read ~



Fiktshun said...

Those are some great titles. And yes, title love and cover love are two things that draw me to a book.

I love Janet Fitch's titles: White Oleander and Paint It Black.

And I''m intrigued by titles like Brodi Ashton's Everneath and Wendy Higgins' Sweet Evil.

And of course your title for A Season of Eden really grabbed me when I discovered it on Amazon! :)

hannabaorange said...

I find it interesting that you chose one-word book titles. A lot of Lesley Pearses books are like that - they are just the first name of the main character, like Charity, Tara, Belle, Gypsy, etc. :) Always grabs me too!

Mandy IReadIndie said...

Well for one Overprotected got me. I could tell with Overprotected that I would be swooning..and you did not disappoint!
And also titles like Breathe by Abbi Glines, Significance and Collide (as well as the other books in her series) by Shelly Crane
There is something about a title thats just one word.

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