Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s theme is:

Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

This was a super fun prompt! I went by book title alone when making this list—not book description. (For example, I know Delia Owens’s book takes place in North Carolina, not Louisiana. But that title!) I went ahead and included the music genres I imagined with the titles, too.

1. Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) is a song you hear when you’re driving through southwest Louisiana and your car radio happens upon a station dedicated to zydeco.

2. Let’s listen to some old-school 90s goth and put Cemetery Boys (Aiden Thomas) in the tape deck.

3. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia would make a nice title for a classical piece. A rhapsody for bassoon, perhaps.

4. The Shining (Stephen King) is definitely a death metal song. One where you can’t make out the words being sung.

5. Do I hear a fiddle? Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins) is a folksy bluegrass song, for sure.

6. Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone is a bittersweet pop ballad.

7. State of the world got you in the mood for some anarcho-punk? Check out Old Man’s War (John Scalzi).

8. Big Girl, Small Town (Michelle Gallen) is definitely a country song. When I read the book’s description, I think it could also work as the title of a modern Irish ballad.

9. I think Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (Helen Simonson) very well might be a long-lost Beatles song.

10. I like to listen to ambient space music at night as I’m falling asleep, and I can totally see The Pull of the Stars (Emma Donoghue) as a title on my playlist.

How did I do? What’s a book title you think would make for a great song title?

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