Book titles are so telling. It’s amazing how a massive spoiler can sometimes be hiding in plain sight in the book title. I find book titles to be so important, especially when you come to understand the meaning behind these titles. Therefore, this list will spotlight some of my favourite book titles.
1. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: I had no idea what this title meant when I read it, and it’s been so long since read it I still have no idea what it truly means. All I know is that the title is fitting in its reflection of just how wonderfully magical this book is.
2. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta: The title of this book is simple, but when you look into the significance of this title on our characters, it proves to be poignant and incredibly moving.
3. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee: How can you outrun the moon? This was such an interesting title and a hard one to decipher at first.
4. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: The symbolism behind this title is so moving I get chills every time I think of it. The significance of the wolf in Yael’s life is such a beautiful homage to those that influenced her life.
5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown: Prior to understanding the universe Brown has created, Red Rising was a very peculiar book title to me. Again, it’s one of those book titles that become significant when you understand it’s meaning to the story.
6. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: I am forever waiting for Millay to release another book. Again, this title is so symbolic to the character’s journey in the book. It’s such a brilliant reflection of their development.
7. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley: This is one of the books I’ve not read yet and its title fascinates me.
8. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: I love saying this book title. It’s such a foreboding and ominous title that you rightfully expect bad things to happen.
9. Muse of Nightmare by Laini Taylor: Even Taylor’s book titles sound magical. Another one on my to-read books, the Muse of Nightmares sounds like one hell of a journey.
10. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak: I am so fascinated by this title and I have so many theories behind the meaning behind it.
What are some of your favourite book titles?