?: Ten Titles Asking All the Questions

While books should provide plenty of answers, I find the best ones also leave me asking questions. All my favorite stories are ones I’ve spent hours turning over in my head long after I’ve closed their covers, often wondering why characters choose certain paths and just how an author weaved such an engrossing journey, among other things. Questions. Questions. Questions. My mind’s full of them, and so is this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. In honor of my constant need to quiz books, here are ten of them with questions built right into their titles.

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
edited by Marion Dane Bauer

Goodreads


Are You in the House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999
edited by Amanda Reyes

Goodreads


Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
by Anita Rau Badami

Goodreads


Does My Head Look Big in This?
by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Goodreads


Have You Seen Marie?
by Sandra Cisneros
illustrated by Ester Hernandez

Goodreads


How Long ’til Black Future Month?
by N.K. Jemisin

Goodreads


Krik? Krak!
by Edwidge Danticat

Goodreads


They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
by Horace McCoy

Goodreads


What Would Joey Do?
Joey Pigza #3
by Jack Gantos

Goodreads


Who Put This Song On?
by Morgan Parker

Goodreads


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.

39 Comments

  1. Are You in the House Alone has some creepy clowns on the cover!

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    1. Yes! Reyes features Pennywise and Stephen King’s It a bit.

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  2. Anne Bennett says:

    I’ve not read any of these books but have wanted to read Does My Head Look Big In This? The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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    1. I highly recommend it! It’s pretty great.

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  3. Anne Bennett says:

    Whoops. Here is the correct link: My TTT Question Titles

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  4. myexpandingbookshelf says:

    Nice list! We have the Horace McCoy book in common this week, but I think all the others are new to me.

    My TTT

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    1. Always nice to see someone else showcase it! It’s one of my favorites, but seems rarely talked about.

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  5. Marianne Maurer says:

    Some great titles there. Am I Blue? I don’t know whether this is the question but my answer would be, a lot.

    My TTT.

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    1. Sometimes I know the feeling all too well.

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      1. Marianne Maurer says:

        Welcome to the club.

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  6. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    I don’t recognize any of your titles, but I know I would like Are you alone in the house? Can only be interesting!

    Elza Reads 10 questionable book titles

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    1. It’s SO good if you’re at all interested in the history, development, and impact of TV movies. So much fun.

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  7. Lydiaschoch says:

    Now I want to read all of these books! It’s so cool to be introduced to lots of books I haven’t read before. 🙂

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-book-titles-that-are-questions/

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    1. For me, that’s the best part of participating in Top Ten Tuesday every week. So many great new books!

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  8. masterspj says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard of any of these books. But I instantly saw Pennywise on the cover of Are You In the House Alone? My sister and I decided we wanted to watch It, but were too scared to watch it at night. Instead, we recorded it. I think we lasted about 10 minutes before turning it off.

    Here’s my post: https://readbakecreate.com/?p=483

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    1. Ha! That’s too funny. I don’t think I saw that adaptation until high school. Such a wild film.

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  9. Oh yeah – I forgot about the book Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker…
    Nicely done! Here’s my TTT list.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! Who Put This Song On? is such a great book. There were almost too many great choices this week, so I understand one not making the cut.

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  10. Aymee says:

    This is a great list! Although, Am I Blue? has me singing the old George Strait song by the same name. Hah!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. Oh, too funny! I didn’t even think about it when making this list, but now I can’t NOT hear it.

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  11. Susan says:

    Nice list! ARE YOU HOME ALONE? might just be the creepiest title ever. Yikes.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. Right? It’s terrifying, and there’s a fiction book by Richard Peck by the same title that’s genuinely horrific.

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  12. Steph-paigesofbooks says:

    I don’t know any of these but I enjoyed reading your post. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/07/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-books-from.html.

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  13. Carla says:

    Great job Christopher. All prettty much original too.

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  14. Lark says:

    I’ve read Does My Head Look Big in This? Fun read. I should have put it on my list. Oh, well. Maybe next time. 🙂 Great list!

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    1. There were quite a few others I wanted to include but really worked to limit it to ten. Too many great reads out there!

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  15. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a question as a title, so well done for coming up with so many! I changed the topic this week because of that 🙂
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/07/06/top-ten-tuesday-323/

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    1. I didn’t think I had read this many, but a quick search on Goodreads proved me otherwise!

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  16. I think I’m going to have to try Who Put This Song On? soon.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It’s really, really good. Cannot recommend it enough.

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  17. indiefan20 says:

    I read the first book in ‘Am I Blue?’ and I liked it okay, but I never finished it. Joey Pigza was one of my new favorite series! 🙂

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    1. The Joey Pigza series is a ton of fun—I only wish I had actually read it when I was a kid!

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      1. indiefan20 says:

        Yeah, me too. 🙂 I only started the series as an adult.

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  18. lghiggins says:

    They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Saw the movie–very depressing. Didn’t read the book. It was fun to see your collection of question titles.

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    1. I saw the movie for the first time in high school and loved it—but it is horribly depressing! The book doesn’t quite have the same impact, but it definitely packs a punch.

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