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Books with long titles

Aug 30, 2022

#RogersReads Reading Challenge 2022 

Sign up now and log at least one book by the end of this month for the chance to win a monthly prize! Visit the ReadSquared website to create an account and begin fulfilling the reading challenge missions. This challenge is intended for patrons aged 18 and over, but we do have Reading Challenges available for younger patrons. Stay tuned to our social media pages and this blog for tips to help complete these challenges and tag us with #RogersReads so we can see how you are doing!

If any of these books catch your eye, click the image, and it will take you to our card catalog where you can reserve the item for pickup!

Read a book with 6 or more words in the title.

This challenge asks you to read a book with 6 or more words in the title, which may seem difficult until you start counting. You can make every word count by adding in any articles, prepositions, or subtitles you see. If you are looking for a place to start, you know we’ve got you covered…

Some authors just can’t seem to help themselves. You may expect pithy or concise titles from Bestselling authors, but Fredrik Backman, Jonas Jonasson, and Rachel Joyce all have several lengthy titles apiece in their bibliography. 

My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared The girl who saved the King of Sweden The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy : a novel The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel

Cute, colorful, contemporary fiction with a verbose title? Don’t mind if I do. These loquacious ladies grab your attention with just enough titular details to leave you wanting more.

The invisible husband of Frick Island Things you save in a fire The two lives of Lydia Bird : a novel

You could say that a long title helps build…suspense. These books have long enough names that they are borderline spooky.

This body's not big enough for both of us : a novel The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires We have always lived in the castle

Plenty of nonfiction books feature descriptive subtitles that can extend a title’s word count exponentially. While many books tend towards succinct openers, there are plenty that try to fit as much information as possible in that title.

Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story

These books are all humorous and autobiographical. These authors have a lot to say, and their long-winded titles show that off.
Let's pretend this never happened : (a mostly true memoir) Is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns) Dress your family in corduroy and denim

We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

Happy reading!

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