Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Favorite Book Title

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Book Titles


Why I Love...The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


I absolutely had to pick The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as my favorite title.  I think it has the makings of a horrible title: long and weird.  But I truly think the title sold me on this book.  I was like... "What the heck?!"  I'm sure this is  the reaction of anyone who sees it.  I see "Literary" and "Potato Peel Pie" and then "Society" and none of those phrases seem as if they should go together.  Seeing as how I'm such a curious person, I had to get to the bottom of this utter ridiculousness.  I opened this book and was immediately transported into this adorable story.  The title has meaning and the reader finds out pretty quickly where it comes from.  After reading it, I felt there could be no other name for this book after all.

I don't want to divulge the meaning of the title but I can say, if it wasn't for its strangeness, I would have never read this book.  And boy would I have missed out.

Picking a favorite title is such an arbitrary thing.  What do you base it on?  I'm looking forward to finding out what everyone chooses.

Which book title do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!


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22 comments:

  1. I love this one. There are so many crazy titles out there that I had a hard time picking. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's answers for next week. :)

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  2. I've got this one on my TBR and I love the title too. I have a thing for titles with food in them for some reason.

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    1. Oh I do too. I'm finding that I enjoy foodie books and the title is more likely to draw me in then anything else.

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  3. Love this title and I've heard very good things about this book!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  4. Right now I have a thing for long titles as well. 'The statistical probablility of love at first sight' comes to mind. It's high on my TBR list.

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    1. I don't see many long titles but they definitely catch my attention.

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  5. Definitely a different sort of title. But it makes you wonder what the potato peel society is all about...I'm guessing something more than potatoes.

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  6. It is a good title! plus, I hear there is actual potato peel pie involved in the story! LOL
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    I like it

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  7. Such an unique title, gotta love that :)

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  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a very memorable title for sure. :) I haven't read it, but the title has always struck me as curious. I don't have a favorite title... I can't narrow it down!

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  9. I enjoyed the book also but thought it was a ridiculous title :-) Can't say you will forget it though, lol

    I like titles that make me smile, one I can think of is Cinderella ate my daughter, a great nonfiction/memoir type read.

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    1. I've never heard of Cinderella ate my Daughter but it would definitely catch my attention.

      I can't think of titles that make me smile right off the bat but I can see how you would like those.

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  10. I remember when I first saw this title and just had to go read what the book was about. The title being so strange is what attracted a lot of people to it. Believe it or not though, I have not read this book yet. I know, shame on me. I'm getting there one of these days.

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    1. I have so many books that I just had to have but they are sitting on my bookshelf so I understand. I think titles like these really just work. At least it means something. If it was just there to catch readers' attention I would feel gypped

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  11. I loved this book! The title is awesome (love long titles) but the book is even better! Adorable.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes long titles :)

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