Over at Shawn Speakman’s blog, though unrelated to the original post, he and I started to discuss titles for novels, mostly concerning the two we are working on, and it got me thinking in general about some of my favourite titles out there.
I’ve always been a fan of poetic titles â€“ The Blade Itself, The Darkness That Comes Before, The Wooden Sea, Blood Follows, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, The Lies of Locke Lamora â€“ but they obviously don’t always fit every sort of novel. There are plenty of more traditional titles that I really like as well â€“ The Book of Joby, Faith of the Fallen, The Naked God, Wizard and Glass, The Name of the Wind, To Green Angel Tower.
So I thought to myself, ‘why not ask my readers!’ It was a pretty brilliant idea, so I ask:
What are some of your favourite titles?
What, in your opinion, makes for a good title?