Top Ten Tuesday (13/10/2020) – Super Long Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Super Long Book Titles

I have to say I’m not a fan of super long book titles (or super long album titles *looks at Fiona Apple’s When the Pawn….*). I prefer something short and snappy that’s easy to remember… so this is a tough TTT for me this week because I have forgotten all of the long book titles I’ve ever read!!!!

(1) We All Die in the End: Scenes from a Small Town by Elizabeth Merry

I recently read this short novella with a long title by Elizabeth Merry, a fellow blogger. It’s perfect for fans of dark contemporary fiction. Think Donal Ryan and The Spinning Heart. Review HERE

(2) Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes

I think this is basically going to be a list of books with sub-titles!!! Read this recently and loved it! Review HERE.

(3) The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James

Maybe it’s not a super, super long title but I find it a bit of a tongue twister! A fun YA read though! Full review HERE.

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

This tends to be just known as Good Omens but I do love the full title! Shame I didn’t love the books. Full review HERE.

(5) A Short History of Falling: Everything I Learned About Love Whilst Dying by Joe Hammond

A gorgeous memoir by the late Joe Hammond. Well worth a read. Full review HERE.

(6) 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

A very interesting and thought provoking read about life and death. Full review HERE.

(7) Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female Brain by Daphna Joel

A fantastic non-fiction that gives the science behind why gender and sex are two different things and really blows any arguments of limiting ourselves to binary gender out of the water. Full review HERE.

(8) The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

A second appearance by Lauren on this list! She does like her longer titles. This is my favourite book of hers and one I highly recommend. Full review HERE.


I’m leaving it at 8 titles because I’ve ran out of ideas lol! So that’s my TTT for another week.

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (13/10/2020) – Super Long Book Titles

  1. Long titles are the worst to remember! I shorten them so often, I usually have to look them up to make sure I’m getting them right. 😆 Great list!

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  2. Amazing list! The longest book I’ve read is probably only Eleanor oliphant – I like your choices haha, I honestly hadn’t realised how long some of them get 😁 I tried this prompt but I eventually tried ‘ranking the Simons of literature’. Of which I thought there was a lot but turns out there isn’t really lol. I guess it’s also to do with names? It tenuous I know, but check it out if you want to see how Simon cowell ranks against Simon spier! https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2020/10/13/ttt-ranking-fictional-simons-and-real-ones-i-ran-out/

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    1. Oh yes! YES!!! Exactly that. 100% me you are describing. I call priory priory because lol I’m not spending the time typing it all out either, and Ava lavender is another one that in my brain is permanently shortened so this ttt was never going to work well for me 😂😂😂😂😂

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