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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