TTT – Extraordinary Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books with extraordinary titles. I’m sure this is going to a hugely varied week; everyone’s definition of extraordinary is going to be different. For me, these are titles that made me sit up and take notice; They’re long, or strange sounding, or alliterative, or a little shocking.

First off, in the slightly shocking category, we have You Have The Right To Remain Fat and Headscarves and Hymens: Why The Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Two nonfiction books about civil rights, sexual discrimination, and body positivity.

Next up are three young adult books: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) and The Astonishing Color of After. All three are excellent books.

The next three don’t fit neatly into a category; The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics is a sapphic Regency romance, And The Ocean Was Our Sky is 1/3 picture book, 2/3 text from the viewpoint of whales, and How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? is a fantastic short story collection from N. K. Jemisin.

The last two are from my TBR – The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water comes out in 2020, and European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman is the sequel to The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. I want to read that entire series!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else picks this week; a good title can land a book on my radar faster than just about anything else.

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7 thoughts on “TTT – Extraordinary Book Titles

  1. Great list! Headscarves and Hymens has been on my TBR for so long, I really need to read it, and I love the title of European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics is one I’m determined to cross off my TBR this year, and The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is going straight on my TBR. I’ve read and enjoyed two of Cho’s novelettes this year, so I’m definitely interested in checking out a novella from her.

  2. Oooh, these are so fun! I had The Astonishing Color of After on my list this week too. I like reading the others ones, especially books I haven’t heard of. Great list. šŸ™‚

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