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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @That Artsy Reader Girl. She provides us with prompts to write a bookish list. Personally, I don’t participate every week, just once in a while when I like a certain prompt.

This week we got “Extraordinary Book Titles”, so I decided to go with book titles that compelled me to read the book. These are instances where the title was the main reason a book stood out to me. Most often a book catches my interest because I hear someone explain part of the plot or because I think the cover is gorgeous (we all do it, let’s just be honest), but these are different.


In the category of short titles:

you  Eeny Meeny  The adversary  Lullaby  truly devious

For some reason, I find short 1 to 2 word titles very alluring. Someting about it just does it for me. Do you have any theories? My guess is: Liking short books = liking short titles.

In the category of book titles that make wonder things:

we were liars  Miss peregrine's home for peculiar children  Behind Her Eyes  The Girl with all the Gifts  They both die at the end

What did they lie about? Why are these children peculiar children? What’s behind her eyes? Which gifts does this girl have? and How do they both die at the end? After seeing the titles of these books I needed those questions answered. We were liars was popular before the whole lie, lies, liar book title craze, when those words were still mysterious. I like books about children with weird talents so Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Girl with all the Gifts appealed to that. Behind Her Eyes I always found kind of strange, not through her eyes, not in her eyes, but behind her eyes. They Both Die at the End is just a GREAT title. A book that tells you how it ends in the title? Revolutionary.


Those were my picks for this Top Ten Tuesday prompt.

Have you read any of these books?
Do you often pick books up because of the title?

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #16 || Books Titles That Compelled me to Read the Book

  1. I’ve never read an E. Lockhart book, but never have. The titles are always interesting though, so I may need to read one… someday!! Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  2. I haven’t read any of these books. Although, They Both Die at the End makes me think I shouldn’t read it? Sounds like a depressing ending, LOL. I’m not sure if I pick up books because of the title, but a bad title will make me want to stay away from it.

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