Top 10 Book Titles

Cindy and Lynn: It’s time for another Top 10 list (i.e. we’ve been busy playing and haven’t read the same titles to do a regular post).  Earlier this summer we posted our Top 10 Book Covers so the next logical progression is to feature our Top 10 Book Titles. This is in no way an exhaustive list…just books that have caught our attention with enticing titles…or wacky ones that tickle our funny bones. Like a good Falkner sentence, the longer and more convoluted the title the better! What did we miss? Please leave a comment with some that you love. We stuck to recent publications, but the field is wide open to go back in time. Links go to previous Bookends posts or to Booklist reviews so you can read more about the books behind the titles.

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (Scholastic 2011)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel & Friends 2011)

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg (Walker, Mar 2011)

Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Hélène Boudreau (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky 2010)

We Are Not Eaten by Yaks: An Accidental Adventure by C. Alexander London (Philomel 2011)

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison (HarperTeen 2011)

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Candlewick 2011)

Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booream (Dial 2011)

War and Watermelon by Rich Wallace (Viking 2011)

True (…Sort of) by Katherine Hannigan (Greenwillow 2011)




About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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