Sash: More Book Title Discussion

The title of a book is one of the most important marketing tools for a publisher. Period. It’s like the first impression – well, the title, and the cover. But say you’re recommending a book to a friend – you mention the name and THEN said friend goes to see the cover. Last year, I discussed One Word Titles vs All The Rest and lately, I couldn’t help but notice this trend in titles, which is to name the main character in the title. Some examples:

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

So, here’s my question – what feelings do these titles evoke from you that other titles (ones that don’t have the name of the main character in them) don’t? Is there any special connection that you feel to the main character because their name is mentioned in the title? Do you have an idea about the main characters before you start reading the book based on the title?

  • May 24, 2014 - 7:59 am

    Sue - Great post! I think the title is important, but I don’t think having the character’s name in the title would make any difference to me. It’s the covers that I love most of all – which often leads to disappointment.ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Interesting question! I don’t think it really affects me one way or the other… If anything, it might just make a character more memorable because I already know their name and then I get to know more about them. I’m one of those weird people who doesn’t ALWAYS remember character names (usually not an issue with main characters) but I think it possibly makes a reader more invested right off the bat to know that THIS person is the main focus and the story is all about them.
    Okay, really I’m just babbling. It’s hard to say! I think most of the time it doesn’t affect me STRONGLY but sometimes it seems to affect me subconsciously.ReplyCancel

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