Book Title Appreciation | Because some book titles just roll off the tongue in that nice way

title appreciation

It can’t just be me that really appreciates it when a book title is just SO GOOD.

Whether it’s one of those that catches your attention, or makes no sense, or just feels really good to say, there’s always those title that you just think “YES. I LIKE YOU.”

Or…at least there is for me.

So come on, let’s have some title appreciation!


Lies of Locke Lamora

This is basically the reason this post exists. I was filming a video, and got a bit sidetracked when it came to say this title because it just rolls of the tongue in the most satisfying way. Just the “Locke Lamora” part. Go on. Try it. It’s great.

I’ve not actually read this book, despite owning it for years now. One day I will do though. Even if I can’t remember what it’s about…the name is enough.


A gathering of shadows

How do shadows gather? Surely they can’t do so on their own? They need…things blocking the light. They can only gather if a group of objects/people/things were gathered too, right?

This is the second book in the A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy, all of which have titles I love. It was actually a tie in between this one and the last one – A Conjuring of Light – for me, but I went with this one in the end.


A quiet kind of thunder

I mean, I would hardly call thunder quiet.

Sure, some rumbles are quieter than others, but they tend to take over the sky and be heard across a city so…maybe not so quiet.

This just caught my attention immediately. I’ve no idea why. It just has a nice ring to it, and I automatically wanted to know exactly how the title related to the story.


The Name of the Wind

I…thought the name of the wind was…“wind”? Now who’s gone running around, giving it multiple names, huh?

Also…kind of want to know the wind’s name now. Bruce? Gwenevieve? Spot? Is it a human name? Is it gendered?

Yes, I think through these things way too much. Though, I actually know the answer, because I’ve read the book. (Or at least…I DID know the answer. I can’t actually remember now.)


ava lavender

I basically just fell in love with the name “Ava Lavender”. Can I rename myself that, please? It’s such a beautiful name.

Even though this title is a pain in the backside to fit into gaps (with it being so damn long), I do love the ring of it. So many contradictions in eight words. You’ve no idea what the book might actually entail, with it being so mysterious sounding, and that suits the book perfectly.

I love it.

So there we have it!

Those are some of the book titles I always have to stop, and appreciate for a moment because they sound so damn good.

Are there any book titles you particularly love?

Have you read the ones on this list? What did you think?

Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…


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17 thoughts on “Book Title Appreciation | Because some book titles just roll off the tongue in that nice way

  1. I agree with you on all of these. So gorgeous. There’s one book I bought just because I loved the title, and that was Tell the Wolves I’m Home 😍 I’ve owned it for years and still not read it… but it’s pretty.

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  2. I also love the titles of The Lies of Locke Lamora and A Quiet Kind of Thunder! One of my favorite titles has always been The Wee Free Men (by Terry Pratchett) because saying it always makes me laugh. 😀

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  3. Appealing book titles paired with beautiful covers are the reason there are so many books crowding my shelves unread now, to be honest. All of these are so beautiful 😍 The first three are also on my TBR (mostly because of their names c; ). I’m really into the darker titles like The Abyss Surrounds Us, Down Among the Sticks and Stones, and Fairytales for Lost Children.

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