Most books released in recent years have short, easy-to-remember titles. Books like Fangirl, Illuminae and Divergent. But there are some books that have incredibly long titles. Often, these books are referred to as their acronyms (ACOTAR) or have a shortened version of their title used (Anna, Lola, Isla). Today, I’m going to give the TTT subject a little twist and tell you about twelve books with very long titles (and by very long, I mean five words or more). Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme organised by The Broke and the Bookish.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothberg

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

What do you prefer? A long title or a short one?
  • We had a lot of the same choices! I love long titles. I also like one-word titles, but I feel like long titles are almost always going to be good. It’s like the author took the extra step, you know? It shows they really thought about things.

    my TTT!

  • ReadingwithJessica

    Love the spin you did for this week’s topic. I never noticed the titles getting longer haha. I think I like a middle group on title length. Great post!!

  • Jo Elliott

    I prefer short titles mostly because you never have to use an acronym for them and they always fit into tweets!
    My TTT:

  • I like short titles. I can never remember the long ones. (Or most of the short ones, to be honest.)

  • I love the way you went with this! I actually really like long titles, but they can be hard to remember, especially because people insist on ridiculous acronyms.

    Here are my Top Ten!

  • Alice Rose Simmons

    Great list – I really like how you did this weeks topic! I think I’m definitely someone who prefers longer titles, even I do end up referring to them by their acronym half the time 🙂

    My TTT