To be fair, the title of this post isn’t unique. The list I am about to share with you will appear in a slightly different version on many book blogs today because I am responding to a prompt from Broke and Bookish. Also, the very idea that one would refer to book titles as unique is stating the obvious since most books are named so they will be distinct from other works, and thus easy to be found within the plethora of other options. However, today, I will list a few books that stick out in my memory when I think of titles that grabbed my attention:
Two Across which is about a young couple bonding over a passion for crossword puzzles. As a puzzler myself, I was immediately drawn to the book.
Everything, Everything is about a girl who is allergic to everything. What makes this unique is that if the word everything is really all inclusive, why repeat it? The doubling up of the word intrigued me.
Lincoln in the Bardo piqued my interest because first, I didn’t know what a bardo is (it’s a term for the afterlife state of purgatory) and second,
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, has a catchy title and one that enthralled me at first glance.
Special Topics in Calamity Physics is one I haven’t read yet but I know it’s a novel, not someone’s PhD thesis obscure topic. I want to see how the author weaves the title into the story.