Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Good morning friends! I hope this Tuesday finds you all well and that spring is coming around the corner for everyone.
I am excited to share today’s TTT topic, which was rather hard at first to think on the spot. I want to first say that I don’t think any of these book titles are necessarily ha-ha kind of funny. It is not my intention to make fun of any of these titles because that is not the point being made here, and I’m sure the authors are proud of their work, title and all. Instead, I have chosen to list titles that are unique and fun for various reasons that make me smile.
Let me know if any of these titles put a smile on your face too!
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
When I first saw this title at the time it came out, I was thinking “what kind of a book is this?”. And later realizing what it is all about, I’d say there’s nothing more unique than this novel in title and content (did you see those photos inside??).
2. I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Is it just me or does anyone else think of that little silly childhood rhyme? Because I want to (immaturely) laugh or at least smile when I see this title. Regardless if you have the same visceral reaction as I do, this is one full of travels in Europe and (casually) fun relationships.
3. Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
Yes, “shine” does refer to bootleg alcohol! From that title, you can already tell kind of the content of this one and it was something fun and unique in a way no other book has been since. Clearly there is some strong feelings about this alcohol in this one 😉
4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I picked this title because every time I see it, I just want to break out into Kelly Clarkson’s song. Don’t you? Plus, this was one of the most fun contemporary books I’ve read. Checking things off a list across the span of a summer is a total mood read for the spring in preparation for summer!
5. Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Alliteration is always cool, right? Or is that the nerdy part of me coming out? Either way, I don’t think this book will ever share its title with another, and a story about an up-and-comer actress is always fun, especially when she does not fall in love with her co-lead but her tutor instead. *gasp*
6. This is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer
Just look at this cover on top of the title! The protagonist has one of the very best narrator voices I’ve read. Hilariously real as she deals with falling for a guy, coming from a girl who is solely focused on science and reason, and the aftermath of such feelings. I still smile whenever I see this book.
7. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
This one has to be on the list of course! First, the cover is gorgeous, but second, what a kickass title! Forget Alice in Wonderland when Alice could be in Zombieland learning to kick butt. You can already tell this is gonna be a story with a fierce protagonist.
8. #scandal by Sarah Ockler
Got to get into the hashtag game! This title was everything when it first came out, and super timely as hashtags were becoming more of a thing. And even though I have yet to see another book with a # in its name since, I would think this one would always stick out as scandals definitely attract the kind of attention hashtags are made for.
9. Frankly in Love by David Yoon
I love that this title is kind of a pun what with the protagonist being named Frank. And this whole book is about him falling in love. It is fun and smart and I’m so glad David Yoon made it his debut title.
10. Ttyl / Ttfn / L8r G8r by Lauren Myracle
Lastly, a trilogy of books written completely in instant messages, with different fonts for each of the 3 protagonists. Does anyone even remember the age of MSN or am I dating myself? But to fit with this theme, the titles are all acronyms used by the girls and I never laughed so hard seeing these covers. This series is a real good time, and sometimes writing less is actually more.
That’s it for this week. I hope some of these titles and/or covers brought some joy to you. If you thought some of these made you smile or you have other titles that do, share below!