Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
Life has been kind of hectic lately and I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in a while, but this one shouldn’t take too much thought or time…and I have definitely been drawn to a book by its title (though, that hasn’t always resulted in a fascinating read), so I thought I’d play along today.
October 24: Top Ten Unique Book Titles
The Catcher in the Rye – This first title is so well known that it doesn’t hardly seem to qualify, but if you think about the title – it’s a bit odd, and it’s still a bit odd if you know of the main characters comments that led to the title.
Catch-22 – Similarly, the title and resulting vernacular is well known, but again rather unusual.
A Clockwork Orange – The true meaning of the title is a subject of debate.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – taken from a nursery rhyme.
The Day of the Locust – I read it, and I don’t know how the title applies.
The Sheltering Sky – I’m not sure if it’s unique, but I think it’s a beautiful, enticing title.
The Crying of Lot 49 – Haven’t read it, the title intrigues me.
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – I picked this up because the title really grabbed me, mysterious and romantic. I read it years ago and have to reread it before posting my thoughts.
Remembrance of Things Past aka In Search of Lost Time – My current read. I like both titles, the first is a very loose interpretation, but derived from Shakespeare. The second is a literal translation of the French title. So far, I like either title more than the book.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – a fantastic farce with a suitably silly title. Also due for a reread.