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The Broke and Bookish have suggested unique book titles for this week’s list. All titles link to the book’s Goodreads page.


Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

Here the author has made words out of the section of the alphabet – L, M, N, O, P.

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hahn

I mean, is that a subtitle or what?

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić

It’s a title that makes you stop and wonder, looking for more.

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists by Ann VanderMeer

I love it when authors come up with Dickensian names!

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

The phrase “barely imagined” is so enticing.

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit by Carol Baxter

So steampunky!

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

Actually, I love the titles of all the awesome Flavia de Luce books.

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Just the title is evocative. Who has that job? I want to read about it.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

So blunt and effective. Also I love when librarians get some street cred.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I don’t entirely know what it is about but I have to know more! I also need to know why in the UK is it only 7 deaths, but she has an extra half one in America?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Unique Book Names”

  1. These are all so great! I’ve only heard of the Flavia de Luce, such a great series. How do you have a half death?! I need to know more. And I love the cleverness of the LMNOP title. Fun list!

  2. I haven’t heard anything good about Moby Dick but I do like the sound of Moby Duck 🙂

    I think you might have the best list this week. Those titles are absolutely brilliant. Not sure I’d necessarily want to read The Book of Barely Imagined Beings but Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu does have a nice ring to it

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