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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

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It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday!

This week’s topic is Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles, so I raided my bookshelves for candidates. It was surprisingly easy this time, but I think it’s because I read so much fantasy, and fantasy books tend to have catchy titles.

If you’re unfamiliar with the whole Top Ten Tuesday thing, it’s a weekly book prompt hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s a great way to find new book bloggers and just talk about books, books, and more books.

Now, let’s begin.


We Hunt the Flame Hafsah Faizal cover

We Hunt the Flame

by Hafsah Faizal

I feel like this would make a great goth metal song, maybe sung by Evanescence or Within Temptation.

This Savage Song V. E. Schwab Cover

This Savage Song

by V. E. Schwab

This would be punk rock, since it makes a very ‘meta’ song title.

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter cover

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

by Theodora Goss

This would most definitely be a song by Panic! at the Disco…

Kingdom of Copper S. A. Chakraborty

The Kingdom of Copper

by S. A. Chakraborty

This would make for a great rock song.

The Bear and the Nightingale cover

The Bear and the Nightingale

by Katherine Arden

It’s not quite ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’, but I still feel like this is a song I would hear at a Renaissance Fair.

Jade City Fonda Lee

Jade City

by Fonda Lee

Another one I feel would make a good rock song.

Making Money Terry Pratchett cover

Making Money

by Terry Pratchett

This might actually already be a song by some ego-tripping rapper…

Shadow and Bone Leigh Bardugo cover

Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo

I love this title, but I’m not quite sure of which music genre it would be. Some subgenre of metal, perhaps?

A Hat Full of Sky Terry Pratchett cover

A Hat Full of Sky

by Terry Pratchett

Time for some pop music, don’t you think? If Natasha Bedingfield were ever to make a sequel to ‘Pocket Full of Sunshine’, this would probably be the title.

Good Omens cover

Good Omens

by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

I imagine this as a really upbeat pop song. Owl City should get on it.


There you have it: My contribution to the world of bookish music.

Any of you agree with my choices? Or maybe you think I have the genres all wrong?

Throw me a comment and let’s talk books!

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

  1. Oooh, I love your list! A Hat Full of Sky would indeed make a great pop song. (Sorry if this comment is a duplicate. My browser had a hiccup as I hit post, and I can’t tell if it went through already or not.)

    1. I saw ‘A Hat Full of Sky’ on my shelf, and I thought “That’s the name of a cheesy pop song if I ever saw one!”

      1. It’s just perfect!

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