I'm not very good at coming up with book titles. And by 'not very good', I mean 'really quite rubbish'. I didn't even come up with ENTANGLED. Yes, I did manage to come up with TORN, but that was after much anguish and plenty of *facecat* (think *headdesk* but less jarring on the brain).
I spent most of the weekend trying to come up with a title for a book I haven't written yet. There was really no need to spend my time doing this. I should have been writing, obviously. But thinking up titles is the best type of procrastination, since you can convince yourself you're still working. And you are... sort of.
After a quick look at my bookshelves, here are some titles I love and how they made me feel when I first picked up the book:
The Forest of Hand and Teeth, Carrie Ryan (Ewww... sounds gross. Me like gross.)
When I Was Joe, Keren David (Who is Joe and why are you no longer him? Colour me intrigued.)
Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler (Twenty boys in one summer? Now that's impressive.)
Some Girls Are, Courtney Summers (SOME GIRLS ARE WHAT?! I need to know!)
Going Bovine, Libba Bray (Er...WTF?!)
Shark Girl, Kelly Bingham (Sharks? I love anything to do with sharks so I am bound to love this.)
So what do you look for in a book title? Are titles important to you? Any favourites?