For Top Ten Tuesday, today’s top ten is about titles. Book titles and covers do matter – it is like love (or not) at first sight, or first impressions matter, or something similar. There are many a times that I tend to turn to the back of the book and read the blurb even before looking at the title/cover for this reason (who knows what gem I missed or the opposite because of first impressions!). Some titles make me fall in love with the book, others that are over-the-top that still make me curious enough to read the book, and still others are so cringeworthy that they make me decide instantly not to read the book. Today’s list mainly includes the first two categories – that I loved or was curious about.
- Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss – How could I not love this title? Well, nothing more to say there actually! Yet to read it fully though this book has made an appearance in previous Top 10 lists.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – The straightforward creepiness of this title made me read it, and of course, it is by Agatha Christie. I loved this book.
- A Book about Absolutely Nothing. by I.M. Nobody
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris – This intrigued me and I picked it up from a library sale based solely on its title – it is in my TBR.
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson – everything? Condensed into this book. Again, like #4, I got it at a sale, and have read it in bits and pieces of the everything so far.
- Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition: A Collection of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms, and Literary Flourishes from Eras Past by Lesley M.M. Blume – This is a book on my bedside and I open random pages to read up about words, forgotten-yet-delightful!
- Inside Out & Back Again By Lai, Thanhha – This was a delight to read and an eye-opener too, about refugees, immigrants, and their hardships.
- How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan – Another book picked up at the library sale because of the title!! Later discovered the controversy around it – on my TBR still.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente – Isn’t this title just delightful? Bringing fairies and girls who make their own ships and travel the world all together..
- The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama – This was a book I enjoyed reading – light-hearted and endearing…Never got around to reviewing it though.
an additional one, because Indian truck art is something I have loved always and found this while looking for books to read for the same:
Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India by Dan Eckstein
So what book titles have caught your attention? (or not :)) let me know….
For First Chapter, First Paragraph and for Teaser Tuesday, here are glimpses from the book that I started reading today (a chick flick after a while!). The book is ‘When Dimple Met Rishi‘ by Sandhya Menon.
For First Chapter, First Paragraph at BibliophileByTheSea
Dimple couldn’t stop smiling. It was like two invisible puppeteers, standing stage left and stage right, were yanking on strings to lift up the corners of her mouth.
For Teaser Tuesday over at The Purple Booker:
The girl glanced down at the flower, and then up at him again. She nodded solemnly, like she understood the gravity of this moment. She wouldn’t tattle.