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Top 10 Tuesday: books with the longest titles

It's Tuesday, so it must be Top Ten Tuesday book sharing blog roundup day. I'm again joining Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and the theme this week is "books with the longest titles". There are lots of books with subtitles that add to the length of the official title, but I purposely didn't choose any of those. And, I've read (or attempted to read) all of these........

When you visit The Artsy Reader Girl's site, you'll find lots of participants with a zillion books to fit the theme each week. Your TBR will never be the same!

She Has A Broken Thing Where her Heart Should Be by J.D. Barker

Genre: Horror

Published March 2020, 774 pages

I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual book. Reviewed here.

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

Genre: General Fiction

Published 1997, 244 pages

I found my entries for this category by scanning through my completed reading list. I read this back in 1999 as part of Oprah's book club suggestions. You can find her complete list in the Award Lists tab at the top of the page.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published 2019, 308 pages

Okay, maybe not THE longest title, but I loved this book and it's got an unusually long title. Reviewed here.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Genre: YA, General Fiction

Published 2007, 230 pages

Tells the story of a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Reviewed here.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher

Genre: Fantasy

Published 2019, 365 pages

A post apocalyptic story of a dog thief and the boy who goes to extraordinary lengths to get his dog back. Reviewed here.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published 2009, 209 pages

At the beginning of a young romance, a couple of young kids face the reality of the American internment of Japanese residents.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

by Jonas Jonasson

Genre: General Fiction

Published 2009, 396 pages

My longest title at 12 words! A lighthearted read - something that you might enjoy during this stressful time. (I won't be surprised to see this on lots of lists)

Pale Morning Light With Violet Swan by Deborah Reed

Genre: General Fiction

Publish October 2020, 288 pages

An new release about a famous artist as she reflects on the secrets in her life and her family. Reviewed here.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published 1984, 736 pages

I read this years ago - and the list doesn't have to be only books I liked, right? This one - her life story as told by a 99 year old southern woman - was just okay. But, it has a LONG title! :)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Genre: General Fiction

Published 2007, 340 pages

An unpopular opinion - I actually didn't finish this book, BUT another long title!

There you have it - my random list of 10 books with pretty long titles. I'll be curious to see what titles show up most frequently on some of the other lists. Take a minute and explore a couple of those lists and see if something catches your interest. If you're visiting from Top10Tuesday, thanks for stopping by.

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