Top 10 Tuesday: Memorable Book Titles

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about funny book titles!

So, you may have noticed that I modified this week’s prompt just a little bit. I really couldn’t think of any funny book titles that I’ve read or that are on my TBR! However, I’ve read many books with titles that are intriguing and memorable. Books that, although I’ve maybe long forgotten the plot, the titles have stayed with me. Maybe they include a play on words, maybe they evoke some sort of imagery, or maybe they’re just quirky and clever in some way. Regardless of the reason, these are my top ten most memorable book titles (in no particular order)!

1. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Genre: YA Fiction

I don’t remember when exactly I read this one, but I’ve never forgotten the title! It’s very clever and unique. And I remember really enjoying the book as well!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel: Edwards, Kim: 9780143037149:  Amazon.com: Books

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I just find this title so intriguing! What is a memory keeper? Why is their daughter important? It definitely draws you in right away.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

3. “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel

Amazon.com: Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with  Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies (9780385420174): Esquivel, Laura: Books

Genre: Fiction (Magical Realism)

Honestly, anything with the word “chocolate” in the title is probably going to capture my attention. Such a good book with such a memorable title!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

4. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

Amazon.com: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel (9780061537967): Stein,  Garth: Books

Genre: Realistic Fiction

This is one of the few books I read in college that I wasn’t required to read for a class (my reading really dropped off while I was in college). I think part of what motivated me to read it was the title! It sounds almost poetic, and the cute dog on the cover doesn’t hurt either!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

5. “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

Genre: Historical Fiction

This is another one that invokes a sense of intrigue and mystery. And it’s one of my all-time favorite books!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

6. “Call Me By Your Name” by Andre Aciman

Amazon.com: Call Me by Your Name: A Novel (9780312426781): André Aciman:  Books

Genre: Romance

Before I read this book, the pronoun usage in the title always kind of confused me. Why would you want someone to call you by their name and not your own? Now that I’ve read the book I understand, but before picking it up this title definitely stuck with me and spiked my curiosity!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

7. “Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli

Amazon.com: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (9780062348685): Albertalli,  Becky: Books

Genre: YA Fiction

I just think this is a fun title!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

8. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns [Paperback] [May 31, 2013] KHALED HOSSEINI: KHALED  HOSSEINI: 9781408844441: Amazon.com: Books

Genre: Realistic Fiction

I love the imagery this title evokes. It’s just beautiful! And it’s a beautiful story as well; one of my all-time favorites.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

9. “Rain Reign” by Ann M. Martin

Rain Reign: Martin, Ann M., Hamilton, Laura: 9781491530535: Amazon.com:  Books

Genre: Realistic Fiction (Middle Grade)

I love the word play in this one! In this book, the main character is very interested in homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently). It’s a unique title, and the word play makes it very memorable!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

10. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing: Owens, Delia: 6912281763182: Amazon.com: Books

Genre: Mystery

This is one that evokes interesting imagery and is also very intriguing. Imagining the sounds of crawdads “singing” immediately lets you know that the setting will involve nature in an important way, and it’s also likely down South since that’s where crawdads are most abundant. It’s a unique and memorable title to be sure!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

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