The Broke and Bookish have suggested unique book titles for this week’s list. All titles link to the book’s Goodreads page.
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
Here the author has made words out of the section of the alphabet – L, M, N, O, P.
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hahn
I mean, is that a subtitle or what?
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić
It’s a title that makes you stop and wonder, looking for more.
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists by Ann VanderMeer
I love it when authors come up with Dickensian names!
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson
The phrase “barely imagined” is so enticing.
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit by Carol Baxter
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
Actually, I love the titles of all the awesome Flavia de Luce books.
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Just the title is evocative. Who has that job? I want to read about it.
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
So blunt and effective. Also I love when librarians get some street cred.
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I don’t entirely know what it is about but I have to know more! I also need to know why in the UK is it only 7 deaths, but she has an extra half one in America?
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Book Names”
Wow these are good and I love the title The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! I need to know more about this 1/2 death. My TTT
Oh wow. Not only does Moby-Duck have the most epic subtitle, but it has completely snared me. I must read this book.
Wow! This is such a great list. So many unique titles I haven’t heard of! Sweet finds–thanks for sharing!
Wow, these really are unique. Moby Duck made me chuckle and it sounds like an interesting book as well. Great list!
These are all so great! I’ve only heard of the Flavia de Luce, such a great series. How do you have a half death?! I need to know more. And I love the cleverness of the LMNOP title. Fun list!
I’m starting to think every title should come with a subtitle. I haven’t heard of 7 1/2 Deaths but I’m already so intrigued!
I love your list! Some of those are very out-there and definitely unique. I’ve got the Timbuktu one on my TBR.
I haven’t read any of these books, but the titles are very, very strange.
I haven’t heard anything good about Moby Dick but I do like the sound of Moby Duck 🙂
I think you might have the best list this week. Those titles are absolutely brilliant. Not sure I’d necessarily want to read The Book of Barely Imagined Beings but Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu does have a nice ring to it
I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve ever heard of any the books on this list. Well done! Have a great week.
Oh wow, you have some super fun titles here, can’t decide which one I like more 🙂
I haven’t heard of any of these, but they certainly have interesting titles!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/top-ten-tuesday-130/
Holy moly at a couple of those, the second one especially. Excellent list!
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!