This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Super Long Book Titles. Long book titles fascinate me. As someone who works in a library, I prefer long book titles to short ones since they’re more exact. After looking through books I enjoyed, here are top ten longest titles I’ve read by number of characters/spaces.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee (41 characters): I’ve not surprised at all that this is the longest title. I am a little shocked it beat out its “brother,” though by one character.
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar (40): This book has more characters in its title than main characters in the book!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (36): I never really thought of this one being long until I counted the letters and characters.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (29): Oh yeah, this one is long. As long as the freaking book itself, basically.
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (28): It seems like the majority of Little House books have long titles (other than, ironically, The Long Winter and Farmer Boy), but this one is the longest.
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (28): I just love this title so much.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (28): I just love this book so much.
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (27): I didn’t realize this title was so long either!
The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith (27): This story basically broke my heart into 27 pieces.