Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 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 Books I’d Give Different Titles To.
I’m just going to say up front that this is a really tough topic! As such, there were only a few I could think of…
- The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani. This is the third book in Trigiani’s Valentine series and the two book prior each have Valentine in the name, so why on earth did that change so suddenly with the last book? I would have renamed it Finally Valentine or, Valentine at Last. I think consistency is important when it comes to a series, and in this case keeping Valentine in the title would have made a lot more sense to the story itself.
- The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. I just read this graphic novel last week and upon finishing it my first thought, which I mentioned in my review, was that the main character, Moth, is more than just okay! I have no idea what I would change the title to, but it struck me as odd both before and after finishing the book.
- Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathelets, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. I read this book last year and not only was it not what I was expecting, but I felt that the title contributed to it being misleading. I would change the title to: Born to Run: Training for the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen because this book was more about competitive running and training for a marathon than it was about the Tarahumara tribe of runners in Mexico, which was a disappointment for me.
- Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin. I have mentioned before that this title did not match up with the book at all. Since I loved the book and have nothing bad to say about it, I have to wonder if perhaps the publisher picked the title and cover, because neither of them matched the story in the slightest. I have no other possible titles to offer though 🙂
And that’s all I’ve got, folks!
What are some book titles you’d like to change? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!