Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long Titles

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Kudos to whomever came up with this prompt! I’d never think to sort books out in this manner.

1. Among the Missing: An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present by Jay Robert Nash

2. Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy by Michelle Harris

3. The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World by John Sener

4. The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System by Youth Communication

5. The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic by Steve Turner

A shot of a beautiful monastary library in Prague. The ceilings have ornate paintings on them and the walls are lined with ornate wooden bookshelves filled with books.

6. Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life by Tamara Plakins Thornton

7. The Brownie Experience: … A Cookbook for Brownie-Lovers : Recipes, Illustrations, Calligraphy, and Hand-Lettering by Lisa Tanner

8. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by María Rosa Menocal

9. The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs by Megan E. Bluhm Foldenauer

10. Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate: Your guide to inner peace, enhanced focus and deep happiness by David Michie


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84 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Super Long Titles

  1. Great list! The Band That Played On and The Ornament of the World sound really interesting.

  2. Great list Lydia. As I was searching my lists, I noticed that my longest titles were Non-Fiction, so I made two lists. I see yours look non-fiction. I like the sound of a couple of these so am checking out The Band That Played On and The Heart Knows Something Different.

  3. Wonderful list. Lots of nonfiction. I’m always intrigued by long titles.

  4. I think this may be the longest set of titles I’ll come across today, well done!

  5. I’ll have to let Irene Blea know about #2. She’s written a number of textbooks of Chicana studies. Thanks for coming by.

  6. The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs by Megan E. Bluhm Foldenauer

    Isn’t WebMD bad enough?? I don’t think I need this one! Great list!

  7. Never heard of any of these but you’ve got some whoppers here!

  8. You have a nice variety of selections there! I like the sound of the hypochondriacs one- but it might just make me nervous lol!!!!

  9. Wow, I think you win for the longest titles I’ve seen on any list so far today. 🙂

  10. Some really long titles there. Quite interesting.

    My TTT.

  11. Wow, now those are some really long titles! I never even thought about non-fiction. Duh, how out of it am I? Ha! Ha! I think you get today’s prize. 😉

    My TTT

  12. I saw some of these in my hunt to compile a list. Among the Missing and The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill you sound interesting. The Heart Knows Something Different must be so touching.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  13. Cathy@WhatCathyReadNext

    Nonfiction is clearly the place to go for super-long book titles!

  14. Nonfiction with those magnificent subtitles! Did you count words to figure out how many in the longest title? Thanks for visiting my post…..I appreciate it!~

  15. These are great! I’m not sure what is says about me that my eyes immediately snagged on ‘Why Mindfulness is Better Than Chocolate’ though 😀

  16. Oh, boy. These ARE really long titles. It blows my mind what authors/publishers will do.

  17. Such an interesting-sounding selection of books! I’m not familiar with any of these, but The Band That Played On sounds like something I’d want to read.

  18. There’s something here for everyone! Great list!

  19. I noticed that non-fiction books tend to have longer titles than fiction while I was making my list this week. Great list!

  20. I try to read a book on the Titanic disaster every April, I’ve seen The band who played on.

    Non fiction authors do ramble way more than fiction writers. Don’t you think?

    Great List!

  21. Good choice to go with nonfiction books and all those long subtitles! 🙂

  22. The Brownie Experience sound so interesting! Sweets and lettering? Cool!

  23. What an amazing list! Mine feels so inadequate now :>

  24. Possibly the most original list of the day! Great work!

  25. Oh that Titanic one sounds interesting! Some great choices here.

  26. Great list! Though I have to disagree with that one title: chocolate is better that meditation. 😉

  27. I like that you included a book about mindfulness; I am definitely going to check that one out! That, and the The Brownie Experience. I like how your list is well-rounded in terms of topics covered!

  28. Some really interesting books here! Great list 🙂

  29. Whoa, you definitely found the longest book titles EVER! 😂😂😂

  30. Great list! And they are definitely some long titles… The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System looks really interesting. Happy reading. 🙂

  31. RS

    Oh wow. So many fascinating topics I would never have thought to look for! The brownie book and the mindfulness book might be going to war in my heart… I like what the latter is saying, but brownies are my favorite dessert EVER and this book seems like a dream come true. And hand-lettering?? Also my weakness. It kind of reminds me of Susan Branch’s books.

  32. Non-Fiction have the longest titles!! I love the sounds of the Titanic book. Sounds super sad, but it’s good to remember the unsung heroes.

  33. Most of these sound so good! I like history though, and a lot of these are in that category, so maybe that’s why they ring my bells.

  34. These are so long that I had a hard time reading many of them on the first try, haha. I’m not really a non fiction reader, but some of these my be interesting to look into. I’m also intrigued by The Brownie Experience having recipes and calligraphy… a strange mix, but one I would might be interested in.

  35. These books are tongue twisters!!! Super long. Particularly interested with the 9th one!

  36. I don’t tend to read much non fiction but some of these titles sounds really interesting.

  37. I love missing person cases, so I’m definitely going to have to add Among the Missing to my TBR pile!

  38. I love this list! There’s a nice variety of books that sound super interesting. I love brownies, so I’m totally down for that one 🙂 I also find Titanic books endlessly fascinating. Missing persons and the foster care system are also subjects I find intriguing. I’ll definitely be checking some of these out.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  39. Love your list Lydia! I have not read any of these and will check out The Band that Played on first.
    Non-fiction titles are certainly longer (even excluding any subtitles)…

  40. You found some seriously long titles!

  41. verushka

    No 9 — oh man do I know someone who would enjoy that title! Incredible list and titles LOL!

  42. The brownie books and the one about the Titanic would be two books that called my name!

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