Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week! It’s been awhile since my last Top Ten Tuesday post (or last post in general…) as I’ve been super busy with school and other things. But today I’ve got a TTT about unique book titles, and I’m super excited about it! I love book titles, as they can tell you so much about the story, and some are just so well crafted that you can’t help but adore them. I’ve got ten book titles are lovely and beautiful and worthy of praise!
1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this title. (Yeah, I know it’s not YA). It’s just so beautiful and poetic and I instantly want to read a book with a title like that. It alludes to darkness or maybe a hidden light that represents something good, like happiness or love. This was the first book that I thought of when I say this Tuesday’s prompt, the epitome of a unique title.
2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
This whole series has amazing titles, including Like a River Glorious and Into the Bright Unknown. They are all mysterious yet still seem positive and happy. I think they all demonstrate some sort of hidden beauty and a sense of searching for something unknown.
3. Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Again, the entire series’ titles are lovely, including Remember Yesterday and Seize Today. They are a bit contradictory, since it might be hard to forget tomorrow since it hasn’t happened yet. All of them hint at memory and time and future and such cool, complex things!
4. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
SO MUCH Contradiction! How can you be genuine if you’re a fraud? Frauds are supposed to be fake, and genuine indicates something is 100% real. Wow, that’s confusing to think about… but otherwise really neat a creative! And I like contradicting things like Oxymorons and paradoxes and crazy, crazy stuff that blows your mind!!
5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Oh, the sky! Who doesn’t love a bright blue sky full of fluffy clouds? Maybe that’s not the intention, but the sky literally is everywhere. It could be a connector, uniting people even when they are not together, as we all share the same sky.
6. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I immediately think of a spark. Something that is tiny but so incredibly mighty. And to have a spark emerge from the ashes, that represents a power that comes out of something bad or negative. A power that can grow and consume anything in its path, now whether that be good or bad is up to you!
7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
There are several books in this series, all with lovely titles of course! We’ve got Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption. All of them are a bit contradictory, with “Beautiful” and then something that has a negative connotation. It is taking ‘bad’ things and making them seem a little better.
8. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Similes! (I love when literary terms come in handy!) There are two other books as well, including Ice Like Fire and Frost Like Night. Again, we’re comparing something pretty and wintery to something more negative. That seems to be a common theme here…
9. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Of all the books on this list, this is the only one that I have attempted to read. I got about halfway and decide it wasn’t for me, which was actually really disappointing because the title made me want to love it. It just seems to poetic and mysterious and secretive. Maybe I’ll try it again?
10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I just love series with matching, wonderful titles! Once again there are two more books, A Million Suns and Shades of Earth. They all seem science-y and don’t really seem to be negative. Maybe travel or outer space are incorporated. I enjoy titles with strong descriptors, and that’s the case with these!
All The Light We Cannot See is one of my favorite books ever. Beautiful title and beautiful everything else.
I hopefully will be able to read it soon, and I’m anxious to see if it lives up to all of the wonderful things I have heard!
Hi JoBeth, what a great list! I do love contradictory titles… And Forget Tomorrow certainly jumped out at me… Walk on Earth a Stranger is on my TBR but I haven’t read ANY of these titles! 😦
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I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀 Nearly all of these books are on my TBR but hopefully I can get to them someday, and see if the books are as good as their titles! I will definitely check out your TTT! 🙂
I read All the Light We Cannot See recently. It’s rather sad, as you might expect, but also lovely. My TTT
I’m glad you enjoyed it, and hopefully I will too! 😀
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Ember and Beautiful creatures are one of my favourite books. I was a little thrown off by the male POV in the latter, but the titles are gorgeous.
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I never would have guessed there would be a male POV in Beautiful Creatures, but hopefully it’s good just the same! Thank you so much for tagging me!! 😄
I love your list so much! I am always so stoked to see Beautiful Creatures (and then Dangerous Creatures) in other peoples lists because it is one of my favourites. So many wonderful titles here!
Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it! 😊 I haven’t read Beautiful Creatures yet, so hopefully I will love it too!