top ten tuesday

TTT #153 – Titles I Keep Messing or Mixing Up

Officially today is a back to school freebie of sorts for top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) but I haven’t gone to school in a long time and I haven’t had any inspiration for this prompt since I first started doing top ten tuesday. So I am just doing a completely different topic.

Titles are pretty important when it comes to books. Not just for the meaning to the story. How are we otherwise to indicate what book we mean? ‘You know that book with so and so cover’ is not enough to let others know what book you are talking about.

And yet sometimes even with titles we go wrong. Sometimes titles sound like each other or the titles are just too long to remember.Β  I always thought I had a decent memory but the more I read, and even more so after Merijn was born because oh my gosh mom brain is so a real thing, the more I seem to lose names and titles in the chaos that is my brain.

So enjoy this list of my mishaps.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

I love Becky Chambers writing but why do her titles have to be so long? It took em forever to remember this title. Longer than I care to admit haha. Sometimes I still start with Small, Angry Planet. And in my head I keep saying The Long Way to a Small AND Angry Planet. I don’t know why. My mind has decided that is the title and I can’t get rid of it.


Shadow and Bone / Daughter of Smoke and Bone / Children of Blood and Bone

I so often messed up Shadow and Bone and Daugther of Smoke and Bone a few years ago. Honestly, I bought Daugther of Smoke and Bone thinking it was Shadow and Bone. And adding onto that we now have Children of Blood and Bone. And it takes me way too long to remember the correct title in my mind. I’m sorry!


A Thousand Pieces of You / A Thousand Perfect Notes

Look. Look at how similar they are. And they both have a bloody white cover with prettiness on it. And though I know perfectly well which is which my mind keeps stumbling around the titles. I’m sorry Cait. I still love you. Promise.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Even when I read it my brain stumbles over it…

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I always forget the wardrobe. I’m not even kidding.


The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Serie stitles have no business being this long. Seriously. Why? Why not just Nicholas Flamel. Those of us who have read Harry Potter know him which is like 95%. (I’m kidding, I knew him before harry potter haha)

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

I don’t even know with this one. It just won’t stick.

Tempests and Slaughter

I keep typing Slaughters and Tempest, I don’t even know why. For the longest time I was so convinced that was the title, haha.

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Are there titles you struggle with?

46 thoughts on “TTT #153 – Titles I Keep Messing or Mixing Up

  1. I relate to too many of these, I always get Children of Blood and Bone confused with Daughter of Smoke and Bone! They’re just too similar!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, right about Long Way. That thing needs a seriously good abbreviation or something! All the Daughter/ Children/ Shadow titles out there too- gah!! Sometimes at the bookstore when I’m in the YA section I see a title and I’m like- seriously people lol? Are you TRYING to blow these titles up??

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland????? Really? I’m sure it’s good, but that’s… a long title.

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    1. It does. Right, especially in English a bunch seem like the exact same.

      Yeah it is a bit too long to my liking as well as it is a mg, but it is apparently very good.


  3. Oh goodness, I didn’t even realize there were so many Smoke and Bone books. LOL Granted, I’ve only read Daughter of Smoke and Bone so far so I’m doing okay, but yeah, that’s confusing. Some titles really are too long or just kind of tricky to remember/say.


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  4. What a great topic! I can so relate. The longer titles are the easiest to mix up for me too. My daughter and husband always make fun of me because there are a few titles I never seem to get straight for whatever reason.

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    1. Oh I can see that mix up! It doesn’t help that so many refer to even the books as just games of thrones and not the series title, so when there is another book with song and you call it asoiaf it is harder to catch it.


  5. Haha, I totally keep mixing up all those Blood and Bone and Shadow titles too πŸ™‚ And I always forget the Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet too (had to look back twice before typing this out just now)

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  6. I have trouble with the Chambers books too. I am pretty sure I still say AND Angry Planet! I struggle with some of the Outlander book titles. She has some very unique and long titles. I would give you examples but I can’t remember haha

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  7. I can never remember if it is A Long Way, or The Long Way. That’s why I like talking about Chamber’s books with people who are fans of her books because then I can just say: Long Way, Closed and Common, and Spaceborn Few. πŸ˜‡

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  8. Oh, I love your take on this week’s prompt! I’m also more than a little relieved that I’m totally not the only one that does this.

    Oh my gosh, all the shadow and blood and bone and smoke has me all confused and messed up now, too. xD “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” — This makes my head hurt just thinking about trying to remember it.

    I always get confused with My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She’s Sorry. I usually end up saying some messed up version that’s sort of similar but not quite. xD

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    1. (I am so very behind on replying to comments, sorry). Yes we must feel each other’s pain.
      Right? Why is it always shadow and bone, and smoke?

      Oh I can imagine stumbling on that one. I wouldn’t remember that either.

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  9. For the longest time I thought Shadow and Bone and Daughter of Smoke and Bone were the same book πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ Then after I learned they weren’t I still kept mixing them up haha. So I definitely get your struggles!

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      1. Don’t worry about it! I’m super behind myself too haha πŸ™ˆ
        I have no idea, I think they were already out by the time I joined the book blogging community, and before that I didn’t know much about new releases, which books were popular etc. but they were both very hyped ya fantasy books so the similar titles really didn’t help haha

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  10. Super! Dit is er echt wel eentje voor de volgende Blogger Lovin-post. Die ik eigenlijk nu zou moeten samenstellen maar ik ben veel te uitgeput. Vandaag is echt geen goede dag dus het bloggen moet nog maar even wachten. Je bent trouwens niet de enige van wie het geheugen niet wil meewerken hoor. Daarstraks belde ik het naar het ziekenhuis om een afspraak te maken en ik sloeg de namen van twee specialisten door elkaar. Gelukkig had de vrouw met wie ik belde het meteen door. Eerder deze week vergat ik dan weer iets te kopen toen ik naar de supermarkt ging.

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    1. Nooit geen moeten. ❀ Ik hoop dat je je ondertussen al wat beter voelt.

      Fijn dat andere mensen ons nog helpen, haha. Maar ik kan me voorstellen dat als je veel verschillende mensen in het ziekenhuis ziet, het ook wel eens door elkaar loopt in je hoofd.

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