Top Ten Tuesday : Long book titles


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Long Book Titles

I’m sure there are longer book titles out there but this is what I’ve come up with:

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

A Boy and His dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

I’d Tell You I Loved You But Then I’d Have to Kill You  by Ally Carter

Let Me Tell you About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher

The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the psychic thief  by Lisa Tuttle


22 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Long book titles”

  1. Tammy

    It’s amazing how many long book titles are out there. I love the Ally Carter title😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Ally Carter books were a lot of fun – I wonder if I’d still like them if I read them at this point. My reading has changed much over the years.
      Lynn 😀

  2. justonemorepaige

    These are some fun ones – I love a good long title. My book club just picked Southern Book Club as our Oct book – it seemed very appropriate.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved the Southern Book Club. It was quite unexpected in a few ways.
      Lynn 😀

  3. confessionsofayareader

    All great choices!

  4. evelynreads1

    Great list!
    I love the title: The Southerns Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires!

    My post!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, that’s a great title and I really enjoyed the book. It’s quite different than expected.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Hundreds&Thousands

    Amazing list! I like your choices haha, I honestly hadn’t realised how long some of them get 😁 I tried this prompt but I eventually tried ‘ranking the Simons of literature’. Of which I thought there was a lot but turns out there isn’t really lol. I guess it’s also to do with names? It tenuous I know, but check it out if you want to see how Simon cowell ranks against Simon spier!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I will definitely check it out – thanks for the link.
      Lynn ;D

  6. jessicabookworm

    They look pretty long to me, Lynn – I didn’t take part this week, as off the top of my head I could only think of The Curious Case of the Dog and the Night-Time! 😅

  7. Mareli Thalwitzer

    A boy and his dog at the end of world seems like such a good read. I am going to have a look at it. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is still on my TBR list.

    Lovely selection Lynn! Here’s my Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Book Titles

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love both of them so hope you get chance to pick them up – I would be keen to read your thoughts.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    Some great titles and books here. I knew I’d be seeing that Grady Hendrix book a lot today. It made my list as well!

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Fantasy and sci-fi seems rife for long titles!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, which is sometimes a nuisance when you’re writing a review.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Evelyn M. Hill

    The longest title I know if is from one of Edmund Crispin’s short stories: We Know You’re Busy Writing But We Thought You Wouldn’t Mind If We Just Dropped In For A Minute.

    Crispin wrote murder mysteries.

  11. waytoofantasy

    Fun topic! I had this as a square on bingo one year–I didn’t realize there were so many books with long titles! My favorites are the Theodora Goss books, that Athena Club series is fun.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, long titles seems to be something of a trend atm – I find it a bit perplexing – especially when writing a review 😀

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