What's in a title, and what is your favorite book title?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Re: What's in a title, and what is your favorite book title?

Post by ifeoma obike » 26 Jun 2017, 20:59

I'm always triggered by titles and reviews. If the title is eye-catching, I then check up reviews before I proceed to read. I remember what a book I've read in the past is all about by the titles, I forget all about a book cover shortly after reading it. My favourite genre is crime, mystery, thriller, and horror and what arouses my interest first are the titles. My favourite title(s) are: You find him, I'll fix him, Figure it out for yourself, There's always a price tag, Well Now- My Pretty, and Knock, Knock! Who's There?. These book titles all from James Hardley Chase are my favourite and unforgettable.

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Post by Antares » 26 Jun 2017, 22:42

My favorite title is "Smelled like alcohol and bad decisions". Like a complete jerk, I dont remember the author's name. It was a free book on google play books and it was incredibly funny. I wish I still had it actually.
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Post by hlc85 » 29 Jun 2017, 21:49

One of my favorite book titles is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. The title is an allusion to a striking metaphor in the book and it is remarkably poetic. This book is movingly sad as a testament to Plath's grapple with depression. Plath is a master of poesy and this semi-autobiographical work of fiction is named accordingly.

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Post by Manali_DC » 08 Jul 2017, 09:01

A good title does a lot to influence my choice of books!! The one title I absolutely loved was "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"! It immediately attracted attention and what a beautiful book that was!!

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 10:07

A title is very important for a book. An ideal book is that in which the titem of the book is justified by the story.
My favourite book is The Secret and it's title is well justified.
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Post by El-kanah » 23 Jul 2017, 13:14

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Post by riazziea » 29 Jul 2017, 16:07

I believe that titles can do many different things. Some titles give away the setting of the book, like Raven's Peak for example. The book focuses on a situation that revolves around a town called Raven's Peak. Others, could reveal the main subject of the story or even give away a huge plot point, like My Brother Sam is Dead. Others can not make any sense at all up until the end of the book when the reader gets that "ahh ha" moment. Those are my favorite. I even enjoy the titles with double meanings. I have just written a short story entitled Holana Creek. The reader does not understand the title until the end when the creek is finally mentioned. Also it has a double meaning with a bit of irony to it. Holana means "one of happy fortune" and let's just say what happens at Holana Creek isn't so happy. It is titles like that, ones that make you think, that I enjoy the most.

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Post by Yemurai » 04 Aug 2017, 17:02

I tend to love a more poetic title, like my favourite is 'Written in my own heart's blood' by Diana Gabaldon. The book is the 8th instalment in her outlander series and the story is amazing. She writes her books like that and they are a good read.

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Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 08:20

A title is a creative short description of what the readers or consumers should expect . Yes titles speak volumes but sometimes they might be underestimated by the potential consumers or readers or over hyped by the producers .

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Post by mamalui » 19 Mar 2018, 12:58

When I first saw the title, I didn't understand it and the book cover didn't do much to draw me in. It was later on after I read a review of this book that I got some if not little understanding. Now I'm reading it and boy its good. To think that I almost missed out...
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