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Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Fives: Attention! Awesome Title Here!

Reading Song of the Day: "You Have My Attention" by Copeland

Friday's here! That means we have FOUR days until the kids come back to school and our jobs get even harder...but in the mean time, we can participate in some Friday Fives' fun with the Paper Hangover gang!

This week the peeps want to know:

What are FIVE book titles that got your attention?

If you know anything about me and Pam, you know we aren't huge fans of coming up with our own titles (evidenced by the clever title of this post). But we do love it when we come across titles that snatch our attention right away. With that being said, here are the top five books (in no particular order) with attention grabbing titles:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: The title is soooo mysterious. How can someone be a daughter of these two random objects?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Pam noticed that she's enjoying titles that are more lengthy instead of the one word titles that she used to be fond of. She thinks this novel is a perfect embodiment of a wordy title that manages to give a concise overview of the novel.

Rock Star, Superstar by Blake Nelson: So, fell in love with Mr. Nelson while reading Paranoid Park. Then I realized: I needed more! I decided to read this book just by glancing at the title. And yeah, the book is just as bada** as the title.

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler: This grabbed both of us when we attended SCBWI's LA conference in 2010. We've spent some time having round bodies (me, still have it...Pam, not so much--skinny bee-yatch), and seeing that there was a WHOLE novel about a character who had a round butt made us pretty much squeal!

This Is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell: This book is so new that there's no cover art for it over on Goodreads! But as soon as Pam saw the title, she knew she wanted to read this one...also, the summary is pretty interesting. Check it out!

Actually, check out all of those books! The kick butt titles are just a quick preview of all of the awesome-ness that the books have to offer. What about you all? What titles have grabbed your attention?


Jennifer Pickrell said...

Perks is a good one! And "This is Not a Drill" sounds tense and amazing, think I'll have to check that one out.

Carrie said...

Good choices. I almost put The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things on my list. That was such a funny book.

Jamie Manning said...

Definitely want to read all of these! And your comment about Pam secretly hidden in the The Earth, My Butt comment was hilarious! =)

Rebecca B said...

I think I like your choices more than mine! Particularly THE EARTH. . . Love the humor in that one.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Great choices, ladies.

Christine Murray said...

Love The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Good choice!

Alison Miller said...

I had Perks on my list too. I can't wait to read Smoke and Bone.

Great choices!

Have a great weekend!

Pam Harris said...

Thanks for the comments, lovelies! And I have NO CLUE what Quita is talking about--I still have to shimmy into my jeans. Oh, and Alison--I'm DYING to read Smoke and Bone. Can't wait for it! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes to DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! I've seen it on several FFs today, and have to agree that it's very mysterious.

A.J. Mullarky said...

Oooooh.... I love the title "The Forest of Hands and Teeth". I have to read that book.