Top Ten Tuesday #56
Happy Tuesday, book nerds!
Hubby was occupied with football on Sunday, which means you get more than one post for me this week!! 🎉🙌🎉
Jokes aside, it’s been a hot minute since I participated in a TTT post, and there’s no time like the present, right?
Let’s dive into another round of TOP TEN TUESDAY!Hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl, this week’s topic is “Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles.” Now normally I deviate from the weekly topic suggestion, but this prompt sounded new and fun, so I’m joining in y’all!
Scroll down to see which titles I think could jump off the bookshelves and onto the charts!
Check out my Top Ten Books As Song Titles!
1) The Martian by Andy Weir
Released: 02/11/14 Current Rating: 4.40 Stars No. Of Ratings: 820,557
Full disclosure: I’ve never read this award-winning sci-fi novel (shocking, I know!), but it doesn’t mean I can’t see it as a rock track from Foo Fighters or a crossover Kanye hit. Plus, he’s apparently got some time on his hands now so…😂
2) It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Released: 08/02/16 Current Rating: 4.40 Stars No. Of Ratings: 213,605
Beyond the fact that this tearjerker practically destroyed me in 2016, I think it would make a killer track for a pop diva. I could see an Ariana Grande or Lady Gaga slaying a ballad or dance track with this title.
3) Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Released: 04/04/17 Current Rating: 4.36 Stars No. Of Ratings: 22,817
This YA contemporary was my first foray into Kemmerer’s books and it quickly became a favorite. And because it’s beloved, I’d be stoked to have an equally awesome song I could jam along with from a Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance-esque band.
4) Haunting The Deep by Adriana Mather
Released: 10/03/17 Current Rating: 4.29 Stars No. Of Ratings: 4.227
This paranormal twist on Titanic was a fun & fitting conclusion to the How To Hang A Witch duology. And while I don’t expect the song would cover the same material, I could totally see an Adele belting it out on a track like this.
5) Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Released: 03/13/18 Current Rating: 4.51 Stars No. Of Ratings: 36,126
I should have asked the authors when I met them at the Obsidio launch party who they think would make a good book-to-music creator for their title, but since I didn’t I’m going with Muse. Or Tool. You can see it, right?
6) Catch & Kill… by Ronan Farrow
Released: 10/15/19 Current Rating: 4.44 Stars No. Of Ratings: 65,036
Not only would this true crime book be a great selection for #NonFictionNovember, but I also think it could be a big hit for Post Malone or Coheed & Cambria. Probably more Posty, but either way it’s ending up on my playlist.
7) Betty by Tiffany McDaniel
Released: 08/18/20 Current Rating: 4.48 Stars No. Of Ratings: 1,841
Obvious reasons are obvious. I’m sure you’ve all played Taylor Swift’s “Betty” a few times this year. Or read a fan theory about the meaning behind the track. And if not, go ahead and click that link for a soundtrack for the rest of this post.
8) Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Released: 09/15/20 Current Rating: 4.40 Stars No. Of Ratings: 3,487
Inspired by a musical artist, this YA contemporary seems like the perfect song title. I could easily see a power anthem from Sara Bareilles or an under-appreciated bop from Justin Bieber.
9) The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
Released: 02/09/21 Current Rating: 4.39 Stars No. Of Ratings: 66
One of two unreleased novels on this week’s post, The Kindest Lie seems like a track Sheryl Crow would drop in the early 2000s. Or that a modern-day John Mayer would release if he’s still writing music. Does anyone know? Has anyone checked on John Mayer?
10) Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
Released: 06/15/21 Current Rating: 5.00 Stars No. Of Ratings: 38
Wrapping up the list is Sambury’s highly anticipated fantasy debut Blood Like Magic. And maybe I’m being influenced by similarly sounding tracks, but I think this is an obvious play for Bruno Mars or Red Hot Chili Peppers. Admit it, you’d listen to it either way!
I had a lot of fun coming up with the artists to match these books, but I’d love to know if you agree or disagree. Who could you see bringing these tracks to life? Let me know below!
AND, AS ALWAYS: HAPPY READING!