This 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?