I was on my way to work the other day when I realised I just love a book with a long title. I’ve no idea why but it just makes me want to read them even if the reviews aren’t great or the premise isn’t something I’d usually go for.
So, just for fun, I thought it’d be good to do a post about books with long titles that are currently on my TBR.
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept – Elizabeth Smart
The title of this book gives me goosebumps. If you’ve ever stepped foot in Grand Central Station (Manhattan) you’ll know it is one of the most glorious places in the world.
I’ve set aside this book for Christmas so I can really indulge – although I am concerned I’ll be disappointed as it does not come particularly well recommended.
Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise – Katherine Rundell
It still amazes me how many people don’t read children don’t read children’s books just because they’re children’s books. Children’s books are AMAZING. Adults are so quick to put their imagination to one side.
I’m hoping Rundell’s book will give me some wonderful arguments for when next time someone tells me they don’t read children’s books…
Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD TITLE! If I had to pick a favourite from this list, this would be it. It makes me have a visceral reaction. I love it.
I, sadly, do not own this book yet but maybe Santa will bring it for me if I’m good…!
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
This is one of those books that has bounced around my TBR list for a while and I just need to knuckle down and read it. I did, at one point, start the audiobook but I felt like it wasn’t the right format for me.
I’m totally late to the party but I feel that Eddo-Lodge’s book deserves my time and attention.
Because a Woman’s Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean – Sugar Magnolia Wilson
I’ve had this book for a while, sent all the way from New Zealand, so the fact I’ve not read it yet is a bit of a disgrace.
Again, I feel like this a book that needs my undivided attention, particularly since I do not read a great deal of poetry so I’ll need to concentrate! As well as a good title the cover is just stunning.
What are your favourite books with long titles? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to copy this blog post idea (links back to my blog would be great!).
Wishing you all a bookish week,