Does a great title make your heart say , “Whoopey!” and add sugar to your bloodstream? You are not alone.
I’m a sucker for a great title. Whether it’s the name of a book, blog, or movie, a strong title goes a long way. I agonized over the title of my book for months and I’m still not 100% certain that it will stick.
This post is all about my favorite titles.
What makes a title great? When it makes me wonder, when it prompts questions. Or when it flows or is just beautiful.
Books First (Because Duh!) Favorite Book Titles
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo by Oscar Zeta Acosta
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Favorite Blog Titles
A Journal For Damned Lovers (Now a book title as well.)
What is a damned lover? What do they write about? I GOTS TO KNOW!
Why can’t I see the moth? How is an invisible moth different from the other (visible) moths?
What if they wore suspenders? And why do I picture them the color red?
So specific to his blog, also it just flows so nicely.
I mean yeah, I’m pretty sure I could survive off of books. I’d keep the good ones to read and just eat the bad ones.
Isn’t that just a lovely image. I picture them going POOF! Blowing off the page.
Who is Hugette?! What does the note say?!
*If your blog didn’t make the list of my favorite blog titles don’t feel bad. Mine didn’t make the list either.
Favorite Movie Titles
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Parent Trap
A Beautiful Mind
The Nightmare Before Christmas
There Will Be Blood
The River of No Return
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
The Wizard of Oz
*I have a feeling some of these may have been books first. I didn’t research this point too thoroughly but please don’t skewer me in the comments.
I know I’m going to be sitting here after posting this and kicking myself for not adding more amazing titles to my list.
What are some of your favorite titles?
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