September 2, 2011

Friday Fives: Catchy Titles

Hmm...this is kind of a toughie, but I'll give it a whirl. I wasn't sure whether I should include pictures of the covers to go along with my title picks, but since many of them were a title/cover package deal, I figured I would. What can I say? I tend to judge a book by both its cover and its title (guilty as charged). This is a compilation of my books from my 'Already Read' and 'To Be Read' lists:
  1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - This title had me asking questions right away ( like: How does someone 'unbecome' herself?) and that coupled with the beautiful cover...ahh! I find myself wondering how this girl ended up in the water (is she drowning or are they just chillin'?), who the dude is behind her (is he trying to save her?), and does she die and that's how she 'unbecomes' Mara Dyer? I am really excited to check this book out when it is released at the end of this month.
  2. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross - Aside from how painful said corset sounds, I was intriqued by the prospect that the girl in the title could be either a) a warrior of some kind, or b) a robot or something equally bizarro, or c) seriously restrained (you know, beyond the normal restraints of the average corset). The fact that this book is actually kind of a combination of all three, makes it all the more appealing.  Steampunk story? Um, yes please! On my Kobo e-reader waiting to be read...
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - Mazes have always held a strange fascination for me, and I confess I find them a little creepy (umm...who wouldn't after reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire?). So the thought of somebody running--possibly being chased--through a maze piqued my interest for sure. Read it, loved it, waiting impatiently for The Death Cure which is due out in October. I. Cannot. Wait. 
  4. Blood Red Road by Moira Young - The imagery created by this title alone was enough to grab my attention (is it actual blood, or is that just the color of the road, or is this road more figurative than literal?), but I was definitely reeled in by the whole Mad Max-style world it was set in. This book didn't disappoint--I loved pretty well everything about it (especially the way Saba speaks) and am waiting for news of Book 2. 
  5. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - This is kind of a 2-for-1 deal because the title and the picture together were what drew me in. While the title is certainly intriguing, it's the creepy ass black and white photo of an unsmiling kid levitating that really seals the deal. I still have yet to read this one and am particularly psyched about the equally creepy pictures that this book has all throughout.
So those are my Fives, but there are certainly a whole pile more that I could add to the list (like Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - interest definitely piqued by the title AND the description!). I've shown you mine, now you show me yours!


  1. The Girl in the Steel Corset? Ouch! That one got my attention, for sure.

  2. All the books look great. THanks.

  3. The more I think about it, the more I realize The Girl in the Steel Corset is a FANTASTIC title. (Not to mention gorgeous cover.)

  4. Awesome choices! Especially #2! Wow!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I was telling one of my actors about The Steel Corset when I was working on a show with corsets I think to let her know that there are worse things than a regular corset


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