Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Would Make Great Newspaper Headlines


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Book Titles That Would Make Great Newspaper Headlines.  This is such a fun topic but also one that I found to be super challenging. I’m not sure the ones I picked would actually make good newspaper headlines, but I’m going to try to explain what my thought process was for picking each of the titles I chose.

Book Titles That Would Make Great Newspaper Headlines


1. CHECK & MATE  –  In my head, I see this one as possibly being political in nature, particularly with some of the manueverings we’ve seen lately.

2. THE FRAGILE THREADS OF POWER   – This one also made me think of politics, but something more global. Russia immediately came to mind.

3. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS – This title made me think of a either an article advertising an upcoming holiday event or perhaps reviewing the event.

4. CARRIE SOTO IS BACK  – I imagine this was probably TJR’s intention, but this one definitely feels like it could be a news headline announcing a big comeback.

5. THE FINE PRINT – I could see this being the title of one of those buyer beware kind of articles warning people about scams.

6. NONE OF THIS IS TRUE – My local paper prints so many downright heated letters to the editor about local politics and other local hot button issues and I could easily see this one being a title to one of those letters.

7. HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE  –  This just screams headline in the Style/Leisure section of the paper to me.

8. THIS SPELLS DISASTER – I can easily imagine this one as an op-ed headline since so many of those seems to predict doom and gloom lately.

9. THE GIRL WHO COULD MOVE SH*T WITH HER MIND  –  Minus the sh*t obviously, this sounds like it could be a headline announcing a scientific discovery.

10. BETTER THAN FICTION  –  This one jumped out at me as perfect for one of those stories you read about where something so outlandish has happened, you can hardly believe it’s true.


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Question:  Do you agree with my selections and rationale for choosing them? 

14 replies
  1. Angela @ Literary Wanderer
    Angela @ Literary Wanderer says:

    Carrie Soto is Back is a perfect newspaper headline! I also agree it was probably her intention. The Fragile Threads of Power also sounds like a great political piece.

  2. Lark
    Lark says:

    I can totally see your reasoning on why these titles would make such good headlines. I think #s 5, 6 and 9 are my favs. 😀

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Carrie Soto Is Back and None Of This Is True (love that!) are fabulous. These are all good though. Ther Girl who Could Move is hilarious!

  4. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I can definitely imagine a news story for Check & Mate and Carrie Soto is Back screams headline

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