10 Of The Catchiest Book Titles Out There!

Here are my top 10 catchiest book titles. Several of them are a play on words from other famous book titles!

  1. How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

This is a play on the well known book title: How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie. The original book is a self-help classic and focuses on how to deal with people to best effect..

The How To Lose Friends And Alienate People book by Irving Tressler is a bare-faced satire on this bestseller.  It is one of the few books that has ever been written to help people dissolve their relationships in favour of having a better life.

There is also a film by the same name, and a book tie in to the film, by a different author. 

  1. The Man Who Mistook His Job For His Life

This is a play on the well known book title: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, by Oliver Sacks.

Oliver Sacks is a renowned neurologist with several books to his name where he recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder.

The Man Who Mistook His Job For His Life by Naomi Shragai on the other hand, is a book about how to thrive at work by leaving your emotional baggage behind, where the author asserts that  we unconsciously re-enact our personal past in our professional present – even when it holds us back.

  1. Death, Interrupted

This is a play on the well known book title: Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen.

The story of Girl, Interrupted was made famous when a film was made by the same title, starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg and others. It tells of the time a girl spent a stint in a psychiatric hospital.

Death, Interrupted by Dr Blair Bigham, on the other hand, is a non-fiction book about how modern medicine is complicating the way we die, and discusses the widening grey zone between life and death.

  1. Jesus, Interrupted

Again, this is a play on the well known book title: Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen, as  discussed earlier.

Jesus, Interrupted by  Bart D. Ehrman is a different sort of book again. This book reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus. Information that scholars know, but the general public does not.

  1. The Happiness Of Pursuit

This is a play on the well known book title: The Pursuit Of Happiness, by Douglas Kennedy.

The Pursuit Of Happiness is  critically acclaimed bestseller, and tells the story of a couple who get together in post-war America. It’s a tragic love story, featuring divided loyalties, decisive moral choices, and the random workings of destiny, as they discover finding love isn’t the same as finding happiness.

The Happiness Of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau on the other hand is a self-book about finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life.

  1. Sex, Bombs And Burgers

This time, not a play on words, but simply a dramatic, odd and engaging title. This book is about how war, porn and fast food created technology as we know it today.

  1. The Growth Delusion

This is a play on the well known book title: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

In The God Delusion, Dawkins presents a strong argument that belief in an all powerful God is simply a collective delusion.

The Growth Delusion by David Pilling, on the other hand, is about the wealth and well-being of nations, and that this steadfast loyalty to economic growth is informing misguided government policies.

  1. God’s Crime Scene

In God’s Crime Scene, by J. Warner Wallace, A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. This book will be reviewed on this blog later this year.

  1. Through The Language Glass

This is a play on the well known book title: Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Through The Looking Glass is the sequel to the well known classic tale, Alice In Wonderland, and is very much in the same vein as the first book in the series.

Through The Language Glass by Guy Deutscher on the other hand is a non-fiction title, which as the title suggests, looks into why the world looks different in other languages. 

  1. Ancient Aliens In The Bible

As if the Bible couldn’t be strange enough to some, here’s a book that argues the Bible tells tales of Ancient Aliens, much like the well known documentary series.

If you would like to see any of the books mentioned here reviewed in this blog in the future, please let me know in the comments!

Raven’s Reckoning by Charlie Nottingham

Picture shows book cover for Raven’s Reckoning by Charlie Nottingham.

This is hands-down my favourite paranormal romance series of all time – and that’s after having read the Fallen series, the Mortal Instruments / Shadowhunter series and spin-offs, the Twilight series, some of the Vampire Diaries, some of the Zodiac Academy series, and some of the Dark Fae series.

To see my review on the first book of the series, please click on Raven’s Cry by Charlie Nottingham, and for my review on the second book in the series, please click on Raven’s Song By Charlie Nottingham

I recommend that you don’t read the rest of this review until you have read the previous two books in the series.

Continue reading Raven’s Reckoning by Charlie Nottingham

Why You Should Switch To E-books

Picture shows the icon for the Kindle app.

For me, switching to e-books was a no-brainer…

I started to turn to e-books before Kindle was even a thing. You could store over a thousand books on an e-reader, and it fits in a handbag, so you need never be without something to read.

You don’t have to have messy book shelves overflowing with books of different sizes, taking up way to much space and generally making the place look untidy.

Not to mention how much cheaper they are to buy. Kindle e-books tend to cost at least 99 pence less than their paperback counterparts, and significantly less than hardbacks.

You can often get Kindle e-books for as little as £0.99 GBP once you know how to find them (more on this in later blog posts).

And you can often get e-books for free. First books in a series of books are often available dirt cheap to get readers hooked so they’ll buy the rest.

And you can often get advance copies of e-books to read in return for an honest review, through sites such as NetGalley.

Some people argue that e-books just don’t have the same smell of regular books. But I could never smell anything anyway.

You don’t even need to buy a dedicated e-reader for your e-books. You can read books on Android and iOS devices on their own platforms, or you can download the Kindle app free of charge on both platforms, or choose a different app, such as Moon+.

And these days e-readers are much better than they once were. Take the Kindle Paperwhite for example…

Whereas you might struggle to read an e-book in the sun on a regular tablet, the Kindle Paperweight features no glare whatsoever. While reading you will never be met with your reflection, and you can read away in the sun, just as you would with a paperback.

But, that doesn’t mean that you can only read it in good light. The Paperwhite lights up, and you can alter the brightness or dimness to suit your needs. And there’s even a dark mode, so you can read white lettering on a black background if you prefer to.

And that’s not all, you don’t have to worry as much about harmful blue light, because the blue light emitted by a Kindle is directed at the page itself and not at your eyes, making it easier to switch off when it’s time for bed.

The latest Kindle Paperwhites also happen to be waterproof, which is perfect for those who like to read in the bath, on the beach, or at the pool side.

And speaking of the beach and pool side, packing your books for a vacation is a breeze when you have a Kindle. A Kindle Paperwhite is lightweight, takes up hardly any space, and saves you having to agonize over which books to take with you.

You can also personalize your Kindle with a beautiful case of your own choosing which you can find readily available online on sites such as Amazon and eBay.

And there’s not exactly a shortage of e-books out there. There are e-books for every topic, theme, genre and trope. And all the latest authors ensure that their books are available as e-books.

So, in short, unless you’re more of a book collector than a book reader, then there’s no reason to stick with physical books, when e-books have so much more to offer.