Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and features a new prompt for a top ten list every week.
Books With Numbers in the Titles
To narrow things down a little, I’m going to list my top 10 favorite titles from books I’ve read this year.
This is a great title on its own for a book about the way our imprints on the internet follow us into our “real lives.” I also love it because it’s a perfect companion to the title of Emergency Contact, Choi’s debut.
This title didn’t seem like much at first, but after the final chapter of the book, it reads totally differently. Now, the title is a gut punch.
Mmmm, pithy and stylish. This title somehow communicates a basic sense of the tone of the book while still being the vaguest phrase possible.
Doesn’t that make you want to grab the book off a shelf? The title drew me to this one without knowing anything about it, and I’m glad I did, because Rosa Santos is wonderful.
This one’s a little tricky, because I was saying this title in my head as “eve-ie drake” for a LONG time before I read the book and realized it’s “Evvie” like “Evelyn,” so it rhymes with “Chevy.” Tricksy. But it’s a sweet, hopeful title for a sweet, hopeful book, and I love it.
I mean… just perfect. So wonderful that I’ll forgive the lack of an Oxford comma.
Playful, clever, and unmistakably what it is. Perfect. The subtitle (“Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories”) is glorious too.
It’s true that this one is a little on-the-nose. The phrase “little fires everywhere” is said in the dedication and the first few pages, so it looses a little of its punch, but I don’t mind. It perfectly encapsulates the book’s focus in one small phrase.
How can you read that title and not NEED to try the book? I think the title is perfect, but I was tested by the original title of the book, “Thicker Than Water”. I mean… so good.
And the big winner, my favorite title of the year (so far)…….
I mean… just flawless. Eleanor Oliphant is a perfectly named character. Just saying the words conjures British fussiness with a strange edge. And seeing that title on a shelf… how can you not snort and say no she’s not and pick it up?