What’s in a Name? Ten Long Book Titles

When browsing books, beyond the cover, the first thing I notice when browsing books is the title. For me, a solid title can make the difference between picking a book up and leaving it on the shelf. This week I’ve been considering some of the more unique titles I’ve come across: the ones that are a little longer than average. While shorter titles often leave a bit of mystery, just barely scratching the surface of the text beyond, longer titles put everything right out in the open—they give away exactly what’s contained within those pages. So for this Top Ten Tuesday, here are ten books with packed title pages.

And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game
by David Forrest

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne M. Valente

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
by Susan Gregg Gilmore

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy
by Marie Jaskulka

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
edited by Kate Bernheimer and Carmen Gimenez Smith

No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again
by Edgardo Vega Yunqué

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out.
edited by Eli Horowitz and Ted Thompson

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fancy Stolen Casket
by Fran Rizer

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

56 thoughts on “What’s in a Name? Ten Long Book Titles

  1. What a fun list! I haven’t read any of these, but the titles certainly are unique. 🙂 I’d like to read Good Omens one day, and A Tisket a Tasket, a Fancy Stolen Casket sounds like a good one too. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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