Blog Hop: Judging a Book By Its…Title

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Do you think a book’s title is important?

A book’s title is possibly THE important thing for me.  I pick up some books by way of word of mouth, and in that case it will usually be a friend telling me something about the story (and why I should love it). And I read a fair number of books because I’ve read the author before and want to see what else they’ve written.

But a lot of the books I read?  Either I click on a book review, or I pull a book off a shelf.  And in either case, whether it’s a post title or the spine of the book, the first thing I have to go on is the title.

The funny thing is, with a few exceptions (The True Meaning of Smekday or The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland come to mind), the title doesn’t stay all that important to me.  I wouldn’t say that I particularly love the titles of most of the books I particularly love.  But there has to be something about the title that caught my eye to begin with!

Do titles make a big difference in what you read?  Or do you find books in a way (word of mouth, for example) that makes the title less important?

4 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Judging a Book By Its…Title

  1. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

    I just posted a discussion about good book titles! Like you, I would say the title plays a role in a book’s attracting my attention, but once I’ve experienced the contents it becomes just part of the whole package.

  2. dianem57

    I would say the author, or a recommendation, are more important than the title for me when I’m choosing a book. Of course, when I buy books on Amazon, I can read reviews, too, so that makes the title even less important.

  3. Very well put. I forgot to mention the importance of the title as being the first point of reference. I am glad to have discovered your lovely blog through the hop. I see that you reviewed “The Martian” recently and I just finished reading that one not too long ago. I seem to have enjoyed it a little more than you did though.

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