Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Give Different Titles To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. How it works is each week there’s a topic, and you make lists of books that fit that topic! This week’s topic is book titles I’d give different titles to, and the titles I’d use instead.

This one has been a little harder for me, because I generally think that the books I read have titles that fit perfectly with the book, so I’ll try to come up with as many as I can.

1 The Penderwicks at Last, by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks at Last is such a sad title. The Penderwicks is one of my favorite series, so that title was kind of sad. I know that it’s the last book in the series, but the Penderwick sisters still have the rest of their lives, right? I don’t know what other title I use though.

2 Paper Chains, by Elaine Vickers

This book is kind of about paper chains, but not enough to have that be the title. I’m not sure what other title I’d do, but probably not that.

3 The Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands

I really like this book, but I don’t think that the title fits very well. The book is about Christopher Rowe, Benedict Blackthorn, a great apothecary’s, apprentice, and his search for clues. It is not based around one specific key, so I would probably call it something like The Blackthorn clue, or The Blackthorn Cipher.

I can’t really think of any other books that I would change the title to. I looked through my bookshelf, and I think that most book titles fit pretty well with the plot, which makes sense because the author has most likely put a lot of thought into it. Happy reading!

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