Top Ten Tuesday | 15th October 2019

Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on a it. This week’s topic is:

Extraordinary Book Titles (submitted by Elise @ A Book and a Cup)

I thought this week’s topic was a little ambiguous – What I mean by that is: what makes a book title extraordinary? Is it how good it is? How unique it is? Could be different things for different people, so I have decided to go for some books with great, memorable, out-of-the-ordinary titles. Without further ado, here are my top ten extraordinary book titles:

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  3. Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  4. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  6. A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
  7. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  8. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton
  10. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

Some great books here and it would also seem I favour the looong titles as extraordinary! Come back next week for another topic and list. Bye for now!

Before you go, I would love to hear from you, so tell me what extraordinary book titles can you think of?

36 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 15th October 2019

  1. I’ve read three of these and didn’t even think of them for my list (granted, this was created by skimming my Goodreads). I’ve got the Bradbury book on my autumn TBR. I’ve not heard of the Agatha Raisin books, are they mysteries?

    1. Hello Liviepearl, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face. πŸ™‚ I hope you will enjoy Ray Bradbury’s creepy Something Wicked This Way and Comes and yes, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death is the first book is a long-running, cosy-crime series. πŸ˜€

    1. I know Elise, I love all the Agatha Raisin titles but my favourite is still the Quiche of Death as it is just the best! And The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a classic, extraordinary title. πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Patrick, thank you for stopping by and commenting πŸ™‚ There are some science-fiction classics on my list, that is due to my dad’s influence. And, thank you did leave a link in your comment, but did you mean pmprescott.blogspot.com ?

    1. Damianarose, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always lovely to hear from a new face πŸ™‚ How cool that we have two of the same titles – I look forward to seeing what other titles made your list. Thank you for sharing your TTT post. πŸ™‚

      p.s. You have some great, atmospheric titles on your list. Sorry I can’t comment on your post.

  2. To me, this subject is just however or whatever we, as a reader, deem “extraordinary.” So that’s what I went with. πŸ™‚ YAY for Narnia!! I should have used that one, too. Such a great title. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

    1. Rissi, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is classic, extraordinary title – I must admit I didn’t think of it straight away, but thankfully it came to me before I finished my list! And, you’re very welcome, thank you for visiting me back. πŸ™‚

  3. I have read 5 of your 10. They are extraordinary titles precisely because of having so many words in them; almost like sentences.

  4. You’ve listed some very interesting titles! I think the first that comes to my mind is a book I read a few years back: The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill.

    1. Lydia, When God Was a Rabbit is a great title isn’t it?! The book wasn’t my usual fare, but I was just so drawn in by the title and it was beautifully written. πŸ™‚

  5. I like your take on the prompt! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is definitely a unique title, and it’s what initially caught my attention when I first came across it on a shelf. I thought about adding The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to my list, too! It’s a title that I saw and then bought the book because I, too, wanted to know about the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. xD Great picks!

    1. So pleased you liked my take on the prompt and my picks, Sammie πŸ™‚ I was also immediately grabbed by the title of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and purchased it without really knowing much about it. πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Kait, thank you for stopping and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face πŸ™‚ So pleased you enjoyed my titles and happy reading to you too. πŸ˜€

    1. Hello Jess, thank you for stopping by and commenting. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is an absolutely classic title and I also picked up When God Was a Rabbit simply because the title intrigued me – It wasn’t my complete cup of tea story wise, but it was beautifully written and still a great title. πŸ˜€

  6. Well, those are certainly memorable and out-of-the-ordinary titles. I like it when authors find creative ways to get the book stick in your mind. πŸ™‚

  7. These are really extraordinary book titles. And The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time really caught my attention the first time I saw it and purchased it right away. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, I was also immediately grabbed by the title of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and purchased it without really knowing anything about it. πŸ˜€

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