Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Long Titles


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is:  Long Titles

This is a fun one (although a bit time consuming)! I decided to simply tally up the total number of character in each title (including spaces) in order to figure out which are the longest. There's a few outliers, then they seem to grow in popular once you hit the early 30s in character length. Also, since Catheryne M. Valente's entire series is long, I'm only using one book, and the same goes for Harry Potter since most of those are somewhat long as well. Now, let's check out these titles!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne M. Valente
Characters: 66

The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes 
by Wade Albert White
Characters: 44

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling
by Michael Boccacino
Characters: 43

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
by C.A. Fletcher
Characters: 41

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Characters: 41

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
by Mohsin Hamid
Characters: 37

In the House in the Dark of the Woods
by Laird Hunt
Characters: 37

The Circus of the Earth and the Air
by Brooke Stevens
Characters: 35

The City in the Middle of the Night
by Charlie Jane Anders
Characters: 35

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson
Characters: 34

Have you read any of these books? What are some long titles you can think of?


  1. Great list! I've seen such good things about A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World.

  2. The only one I've read from this list is the Harry Potter book, but you found some great titles!

  3. I love seeing A Boy and His Dog on these lists, makes me want to do a reread😁

  4. There are some good ones here. :) I really like the Girl Who Circumnavigated Faeryland as a title and The City in the Middle of the Night is a great title as well!

  5. I need to start reading Valente one of these days!