Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

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Smartphone near an empty notebook and pen. All items are sitting on a white and grey striped blanket. What a creative topic for this week! I’d never thought about book titles that also happen to be complete sentences before.

How easy did you find this prompt? Once I got into the groove of it, I compiled this list pretty easily.

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

3. All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

4. Please Don’t Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr

5. In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd by Ana Menéndez

6. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

7. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

8. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

9. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

10. Please Look After Mom  by Shin Kyung-sook

80 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

    • I honestly don’t know if it’s the same as the movie or not! Good question.

      And, yeah, Eleanor Oliphant has been a popular pick this week for sure.

  1. I’ve read Please Look After Mom. It is such a sad disturbing book but one I thin about quite often. I have been surprised how many people don’t know what a sentence entails since b=looking at lists this week. We all need a tutorial.

  2. I’ve only herd of the first two but Please Don’t Eat the Daisies really made me laugh.

  3. Today’s topic is a really interesting one! I like how it seems to be bringing out a lot more variety in various lists, with not too many repeats. Interesting list!

  4. These are great! I didn’t think about Never Let Me Go, but that’s such a good one. And I remember Please Don’t Eat the Daisies from ages ago — I don’t think I ever read it, but someone in my family must have. 🙂

  5. I never read the book, but used to love watching Please Don’t Eat the Daisies when it would come on the Sunday matinee movie on tv back in the day. Haven’t seen it in years and don’t think I even realized it was a book since I was quite young when I would watch the film.

  6. Wow, you’ve got some fabulous titles on here! I’ve never heard of In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, but that’s a wonderful title. I also really love Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead as a title! I’m so happy to see Robert Fulghum made your list, too! A lot of his titles are full sentences, and they’re really fun titles, too.

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