I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover—but I do. I shouldn’t judge a book by its title—but I do that too. I definitely have more than five fave titles, but here is a sampling of a few I drool over.
1) VIOLET RAINES ALMOST GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTING. Generally, I go for shorter, one-word titles, but this one was just too much fun to ignore. The book had the exact tone of the title too. It was great.
2) WICKED LOVELY. Being a New Hampshire gal, I say “wicked” a wicked lot. So, Melissa Marr’s title drew me in. The contrasting words were also a big draw. Made me wonder…what can be wicked and lovely?
3) THE SWEET FAR THING. The final book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, this book’s title left me pining for a magnificent title for my own novel. It’s lyrical and mysterious, just like the trilogy’s first book, A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY.
4) ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS. I have not read this book yet, but it stands out on my bookshelf because of the wacky cover and even wackier title. Evil librarians? I have got to read this…
5) THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH. I have not read Carrie Ryan’s book either, mostly because it’s not published yet and also because I’m not important enough to get my hands on an ARC. But this title is just as awesome as her freaky book trailer. I have a feeling this is going to be one BIG book.