By now you know that I judge a book by its cover. I know, but people get paid TONS of money to entice (entrap?) people like me!
There is a lot of appeal in a title. For example, I remember the first time I saw Carl Hiaasen’s book Sick Puppy. I was amused, but not enough to read the summary.
However, these books REALLY caught my eye, and only because of their titles:
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coalho
- Sima’s Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stranger-Ross
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
These I have added to my TBR based solely on their titles:
- A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer DuBois
- , said the shotgun to the head. by Saul Williams
This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don’t Touch It by David Wong
- To Say Nothing of the Dog or How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis
And yet more that I will consider adding, once I read a summary:
- Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
- Evening Is the Whole Day by Pretta Samarasan
- The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
- The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal
See what I mean? How can you not pick up a book with such a carefully crafted and well-thought-out title? I guess that is not really judging a book by its cover, but it IS definitely choosing a book by its title!