Geeking Out Over Titles: Shall We?

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!

The Invisible Moth

Why can’t I see the moth? How is an invisible moth different from the other (visible) moths?

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders

What if they wore suspenders? And why do I picture them the color red?

The Inked Autist

So specific to his blog, also it just flows so nicely.

Fiction Is Food

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.

Wind Blown Words

Isn’t that just a lovely image. I picture them going POOF! Blowing off the page.

A Note To Hugette

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

Steel Magnolias

101 Dalmatians

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?

-Rachel McKee

Cover Image Found Here.