Besides, you can't change it! You might be able to re-release a book with a different cover, but titles are forever. They're used in hashtags, attributions, and the occasional blog post.
For hitherto unknown reasons, book titles are slowly lapsing into a few trends. There are many, many titles out there which don't follow these trends, but there are also a shocking number that do.
Find out which book titles you like in this quiz:
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So WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Let me now explain each trend and give some examples:
The Adjective Noun: down with big brother.
Okay, so technically it's Animal Farm which fits the bill here, but I couldn't resist the 1984 reference.
At a glance there are quite a few genres here, but they can more or less be summed up as: the main character and their small group of friends make a stand against authority. (It would've been against the government, but The Bad Beginning was an outlier.)
What sums this title up, I think, is the balance in all things: while our second trend is one of grandeur and our third of mystery, this one is dramatic without revealing all. One for the aesthetic bloggers out there, as they're called on Tumblr.
The Thing of Nouns: i bid you stand, men of the west!
Mysterious-single-word: welcome to level seven.
(This is also the route I'm trying to go with Matryoshka. Whether the title fits remains to be seen.)
Was the quiz right?!? Which book title trend do you prefer? also. person who guesses my last reference right has takeout on the house.
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