#TopTenTuesday Book Titles – DO Quote Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.


For this week’s topic we’re invited to choose quotations from books that fit a particular theme. I’ve turned the topic slightly on its head by coming up with a list of book titles that are quotations from other works of literature.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (from the novel Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov)
This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik (from the poem ‘Jerusalem’ by William Blake)
Things Bright and Beautiful by Anbara Salam (from the hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ by Cecil Frances Alexander)

And we can’t go far without coming across titles that are quotations from Shakespeare, can we?

Brave New World by Alduous Huxley (from The Tempest)
By The Pricking Of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie (from Macbeth)
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (from Macbeth)

And a couple more Agatha Christie titles…

A Pocketful of Rye by Agatha Christie (from the nursey rhyme, ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’)
The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side by Agatha Christie (from the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Alfred Tennyson)

Top Ten Tuesday A Pocketful of Rye The Mirror Crack'd

And finally, a great borrower of Beatles’ song titles…

Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson
The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson

Top Ten Tuesday About A Boy Please Mr Postman The Long and Winding Road

 

#TopTenTuesday Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.


This week’s topic is Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences. I did a bit of eavesdropping… 

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? asks Philip K Dick
Everything Happens for a Reason replies Katie Allen

Tell Me Where You Are asks Moira Forsyth
Meet Me at the Museum suggests Anne Youngson

Don’t Turn Around warns Jessica Barry
Death Makes No Distinction agrees Lucienne Boyce

The Rain Never Came says Lachlan Walter
The Summer Will Come jokes Soulla Christodoulou

We Were The Salt of the Sea says Roxanne Bouchard
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous adds Ocean Vuong

What conversations might your books have with one another?