Top Ten Catchiest Book Titles


December 25, 2012 by Alice in Readerland


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

When I heard that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a Freebie where I could come up with whatever topic I wanted, I knew I had to talk about my favorite catchy book titles. So, I present to you:

 Top Ten Catchiest Book Titles

(According to Moi)

GG #1

 1. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

I’d tell you I love you, but then—wait, what?! I picked up this book because I absolutely had to know what it was about after reading the title, and I’ve been a fan of the Gallagher Girls series ever since!

How I Stole Johnny Depps Alien Girlfriend

 2. How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend

Just try to tell me that this title doesn’t catch your attention. While I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, its title alone was enough to land it on my TBR list!

How to Train Your Dragon

 3. How to Train Your Dragon

 Definitely one of my favorite titles ever! This book was very fun, very cute, and extremely essential. You know, for when I have to train my own dragon.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

 4. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

As soon as I saw this title, I was hooked: Exactly what are these 52 reasons this girl has to hate her father?

Full of hilarity and heart, this book is definitely one of my favorites. What’s a girl gotta go to earn her dad’s trust (fund)?

Fame Glory and Other Things on My To Do List

 5. Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List

Janette Rallison is one of my all time favorite authors, and I had some trouble choosing from her list of catchy book titles (It’s a Mall World After All and My Unfair Godmother come to mind). However, Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List steals the show, in my opinion.

Five Flavors of Dumb

6. Five Flavors of Dumb

I was browsing the bookstore shelves when I saw this title and just had to know what the heck this book was about. It consisted of a band named Dumb and a girl (who’s deaf) trying to get them a gig. This book was one awesome read!

Boys Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

7. Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Seriously, how great of a combination is that title? I haven’t read this book yet, but I definitely added it to my TBR list, it looks like a lot of fun to read!


8. What Happened to Goodbye

So the title of this Sarah Dessen novel isn’t funny like the other titles on my list, but it really is one of my favorite book titles ever. What did happen to goodbye? The plot idea of a girl changing personas with each town she moved to intrigued me as much as the title.

how to be Bad

9. How to Be Bad

This is a how-to guide, right? Written by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle (3 authors I adore) this book was a clear winner for me!

Freshman Year

10. Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters

How catchy is this title?! I haven’t read this book yet, but it is most certainly on my TBR list!

What book titles do you love? What books have you picked up because the title caught your eye? 

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88 thoughts on “Top Ten Catchiest Book Titles

  1. Michelle says:

    What a cute idea for a topic!!! LOVE IT! I read Five Flavors of Dumb just based on the title too! and I’m reading How to be Bad right now :) I also bought Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs just because of the title and anything with the words List, Diaries, or Confessions in the title makes me want to read it… idk why I just have to know what these lists, diaries, and/or confessions are.

    Happy Holidays… hope you have good ones :)

    • Hope you enjoy reading How to Be Bad! :) I know, right? I’ll check out anything with List, Diaries, or Confessions in it, and I also like fiction books with ‘How to’ in the title! Thanks so much for stopping by & commenting!

  2. Ohhh, I love your topic hehe. They all sound great especially I’d tell you I love you but then I’d have to kill you… such a good book :) I want to read how to say goodbye and after seeing it featured here I think I will because I love Sarah Dessen. Merry Christmas!

  3. Nemo says:

    Wow, a lot of those titles are totally awesome! Some of them are really long, too. I noticed you don’t have any one word titles there. That’s interesting because it seems to be the trend nowadays.

  4. Great topic :) The Johnny Depp one is hilarious!

  5. Patty says:

    Love ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Maybe because I thought the movie was super cute? Great topic. I may have to use it next time there’s a Top Ten freebie :)

  6. Lisa says:

    I was going to choose one or two titles to mention here, but I really like them all. Haha. I’m really wanting to read 52 Reasons to Hate my Father. Five Flavors of Dumb sounds really interesting too.

  7. Great idea for a list – will have to file this topic away for a future freebie :-)

  8. I’m one of those people that don’t like to read summaries, I like to be surprised by books content, so book title and cover can be big factor for me. I love your list so funny and original. I recently saw cookbook called “Fifty Shades of Chicken” Catchy right? Another book with catchy tittle I recently spotted but which I will never buy is “I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus” :D As for the books I read, the funniest/catchiest I recall are from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.
    Happy holidays!
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Special Guest Post by Marion Croslydon: Top Ten Heroes I’d Like To Kiss Under The Mistletoe

  9. This is an awesome topic! I’d Tell You I’d Love You… is one of my favorite titles, and How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend sounds like a hysterical book!

    Happy Holidays! (:

  10. Katie says:

    This is such a clever topic! These are some seriously hilarious book titles.

  11. I love the topic you chose, it’s cute! These book titles are seriously catchy, haha.

  12. Oh wow, these really are catchy! I have to check them out :D

    Thanks for stopping by :D

  13. What an amazing idea for a top 10!
    I really want to read that Johnny Depp one! Hope you get to read them soon :)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

  14. Wow, great idea for theme, I might borrow it next time ;) And I love all of these titles!

  15. Leela says:

    The book Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald sounds terrific. I have just added to my TBR :)

  16. Love how I stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend LOL

  17. I love your topic! I thought the same thing for I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You! I really want to read 52 Reasons I Hate My Dad. Happy Holidays.
    Carson @ Reader with Voice
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  18. Great list! ‘Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List’ sounds like something I’d have listed on my to do list lol

    A fave title of mine that is on my TBR list is ‘The Liar, The Bitch and The Wardrobe’ I think the title is such on fun play on its classic predecessor :)

  19. Tara says:

    Oh! I love this topic! Now I want to do it — I’ll keep it in mind for the next freebie week!

  20. Alison says:

    Ha! Great titles. I too love Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters.

  21. You’ve definitely got some catchy title’s there. I’ve only read I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, and, What Happened to Goodbye, but their titles really drew me in. Another snazzy title is, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, and that book is really worth a read!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy

  22. Sunny says:

    Oh, these sound like awesome titles! I love most of these books though, so I might be a bit biased towards some of them :)

  23. Stormy says:

    You chose such a fun topic! I have to say, I think my favorite out of your list is How to Train Your Dragon. I haven’t read the book(though I did see the movie, which I loved), and it is a really catchy title.

    • It’s definitely one of my favorites, the title is so catchy, and I loved the movie as well! The book is very different from the movie, but it’s cute too! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  24. What a great topic! I love your picks.

    Thanks for commenting on my TTT!

  25. Elisa says:

    Very cute idea of a topic! =D
    I thought Gallagher Girl series titles are already so ‘mouthful’ yet easy to remember but here I find another catchy titles, Love How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend title. Sounds really fun read.
    Great list, and Merry Christmas~ ;D

  26. Joanne M. says:

    I absolutely love Sarah Dessen and that one about Johnny Depp does sound really intriguing!

  27. gab says:

    These are all catchy but I think my favourite would have to be How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend. How can you top that for a title?!

  28. So many awesome titles!
    I loved How to Train Your Dragon, the movie. Haven’t read the book…
    One of my favorites is Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir :D

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)
    Happy Holidays! :)

  29. Suzanne says:

    I went and skimmed my Goodreads list of books I’ve read, and was a little concerned that none of them had very catchy titles, LOL, but then I ran across “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” and “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” and remembered that those were two that definitely caught my eye because of their titles. Luckily, the books were really good, too!

    • I just finished reading “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” and loved it; thanks for reminding me about “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making”, I love the title and the story idea, and have been meaning to read it! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  30. Lisa says:

    Very cute list! My favorite quirky titles of the past year are Tell The Wolves I’m Home, Where’d You Go Bernadette, and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

  31. Ink and Page says:

    What a great idea for a top ten. Now I am going to see if I have read anything worthy of this list…here’s my list: Top Ten Christmas Shows

  32. What a fun top ten! The only one of these I’ve read is “Five Flavors of Dumb” and I love that book. But I love so many of these titles. I can’t think of a book I’ve read solely based on the title, but I’m sure there are some out there.

  33. Stephanie says:

    Titles are usually the reason I pick a book up to read what it’s about. The Gallagher Girls series have such fun titles, though I’ve never read them. A couple titles I can think of that I really liked were For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund and The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg.

  34. Briana says:

    A lot of these titles are hilarious; I love them all! I am particularly a fan of How to Train Your Dragon, though. I will definitely have to put that on my TBR list!

  35. Quinn says:

    Awesome list idea! Totally agree, all these books have fantastic titles. :)

  36. so true!! the GG series has the best titles and iv never heard about the one with johnny depp’s gf but you can bet i’m interested now:)

  37. What a hilarious Top Ten list! My favorite crazy title right now is How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman.

  38. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews says:

    My favourites have to be How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend, Five Flavours of Dumb and Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. Great list. Incredibly entertaining! :)

  39. missfictional says:

    I totally agree! I am especially excited to read “Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters”, just because of the title.
    This is my first time visiting your blog, and I really like it!

  40. Bella says:

    I don’t know if you have read Ally Carter’s Heist Society, but she is releasing a crossover novella between Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls this month! :)
    This is a fun topic. Freshman Year and Other Natural Disasters is on my TBR list too!

  41. veganyanerds says:

    Yes, I love so many of these! Longer book titles are a pain to type out but they are really catchy and memorable!

  42. aimee says:

    I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You is one of my favorite titles too. It just IMMEDIATELY grabs your attention! I picked it up because of the title alone too (but I’m really glad that I did).

    “How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend” is probably one of the most interesting titles I’ve ever heard of. I actually didn’t know about his book before. I’m kind of intrigued now…

    I’m fond of What Happened to Goodbye as a book and a title as well. I actually tend to love all of Sarah Dessen’s titles.

    Great post!

  43. Daphne says:

    I just put about 80% on my goodreads tbr list, thanks :)

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