Some books grab you before you’ve even turned the first page.
The allure of an intriguing title that piques a reader’s interest and makes you WANT to read a book should never be underestimated.
All of the books pictured below were first published sometime this year. I have read none of them. But I HAVE read and re-read the titles of these books over and over, because for me each time I do it’s the feeling of magic pixie dust being scattered into the air.
These are my sweet sixteen best book titles of 2018 –
And while we’re on the subject, U.S. based literary website BOOKSTR (HERE)
last year released a list of what they consider to be the 10 Best Book Titles of All Time –
1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dick
2. Everything I Never Told You (2014) by Celeste Ng
3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) (2011) by Mindy Kaling
4. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) by Tom Wolfe
5. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008) by Chelsea Handler
6. The Devil Wears Prada (2003) by Lauren Weisberger
7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) by Mark Haddon
8. How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) by Dale Carnegie
9. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) by Judi Barrett
10. Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) by Gabriel García Márquez
Some of those titles are unusual that’s for sure. But they merely scrape the tip of the weird iceberg. Next, try on these little crazy-town gems for size –
4 thoughts on “Favourite Book Titles of 2018”
Ah ha! So you are still out there posting while in South Korea. I wondered if you would Glen.
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This one had to go to press before the sun sets for good on 2018.
Those are good ones! A friend of mine says “Sex Lives of Cannibals” is hilarious.
I’ve always liked “Rumble Fish,” from the past and a present day one is “Beautiful Wreck.”
“Pretend I’m Dead,” MUST be a comedy. Love it!
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I remember seeing the movie RUMBLE FISH (1983) based on the 1975 young adult novel of the same name back in the day at the cinemas. I didn’t understand much about it at the time but knew that when a film is made – when it doesn’t have to be made – in B & W, everyone in the cast talks in nuanced hushed tones and it’s directed by the one and only Francis Ford Coppola, then it must be pretty cool.
And the coolest thing of all?
The movie’s name of course.
This one’s for you Stacey –
(And how young does both Matt Dillon and a pre-plastic surgery Mickey Rourke look! Dennis Hopper was also a standout in this film.)