Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Super Long Book Titles.

I did a similar topic several years ago, so I’m challenging myself to come up with a new list without repeats (even though some of the titles from my earlier post are true favorites). In any case… here are my top 10 books with awesome long titles!

1. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman: I haven’t actually read this one, but I’m usually a fan of his books, so I’ll need to get to this sooner or later. And hey, that’s a great title!

2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SΓ‘enz: I listened to this YA audiobook (narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda!!) and loved it.

3. If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende: Charming non-fiction about life in small town Alaska. Added bonus: cute moose on the cover!

4. The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases edited by Jeff Vandermeer and Mark Roberts: A strange little guidebook to weird (fictional) illnesses — I picked up this book at a library sale a couple of years ago, and while I haven’t read the whole thing, it’s fun to open at random and read in small doses.

5. The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann: This was such a favorite picture book to read with my kids! I love the story, the rhymes, and the illustrations!

6. The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t by Gail Carriger: A delightful short story from a favorite author, finally revealing the backstory of a mysterious character. As always, lots of good fun.

7. How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days by Megan O’Russell: I’d never heard of this book until a few days ago when it popped up on one of my Amazon recommendation lists. I don’t know if I want to read the story, but I do love the title.

8. Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst: Since I included a different Alexander book the last time around, I thought this would be a good one to mention. Judith Viorst’s books are so funny and clever.

9. European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss: I’ve been a little obsessed with the Athena Club trilogy this year, and since I’ve already talked about the 1st in the series quite a bit, I thought I’d switch things up and include #2.

10. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me edited by Kate Bernheimer: This is a repeat from my earlier post about book titles, but it’s just too good not to include! This is a terrific collection of new and retold fairy tales, and the title has always stuck with me.

And there you have it – a random assortment of all sorts of books with long book titles.

What books made your list this week? Please share your TTT link!







27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long Book Titles

  1. Great list! The only problem with The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t is that it ended. I didn’t realise Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated the audiobook of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe!

    • That’s actually what got me to listen to the audiobook in the first place — it popped up for me on an Audible promotion, and I just had to try it. (But I’d wanted to read the book anyway). I agree about The Curious Case of the Werewolf — I definitely want more about Alessandro!

    • I think I actually started My Grandmother Asked at one point and then put it aside pretty quickly… assuming it was just the wrong book at the wrong time, but we’ll see if it ends up actually appealing to me. The Athena Club books are wonderful!

  2. I’m going to have to check out If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name. I’ve always been fascinated with Alaska and stories of small towns are my favorites!

  3. This is a great list. I had no idea Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated audiobooks, I might have to see if the library have this one.
    The Gail Carriger cover alone instantly makes me want to check out that book even though I’ve never read anything from the series at all so it’s probably not the best place to start.
    Oh, and that moose on the cover of If You Lived Here is so sweet πŸ˜€

  4. So many great titles this week! I love the idea behind The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseasesβ€”but then, I’m a sucker for a good novelty book. And how fun is If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name? Definitely adding both of them to my TBR pile.

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