Wednesday, January 4, 2017

More Book Titles With Curious Properties

I couldn't help generalizing the 4th Holiday Challenge…so here are some more book titles with special properties.

If you know of better answers in the following categories (or additional categories altogether), put them in the comments and I'll update the list. Rules for subtitles etc. are the same as in the Holiday Challenge. (Also, I am not including juvenile books.)


Book Titles With Special Properties


Title at least three words long; all words have the same number of letters

Less Than Zero, by Bret Easton Ellis


Title at least four words long; words in alphabetical order

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger


One-word fiction titles; most and fewest letters

Immortality, by Milan Kundera

Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini

It, by Stephen King


One-word nonfiction titles; most and fewest letters

Hydrofunctionalization, ed. V.P. Ananikov and M. Tanaka

FDR, by Jean Edward Smith


Most words in a fiction title with every word at least 6+ letters

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, by Wells Tower

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh


Most words in a fiction title with every word at most 3+ letters

How It Is, by Samuel Beckett

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco

In the Café of Lost Youth, by Patrick Modiano


Most words in a nonfiction title with every word at least 8+ letters

Teachers' Pedagogical Thinking: Theoretical Landscapes, Practical Challenges, by Pertii Kansanen et al.

Imperialism: Theoretical Directions, ed. Ronald H. Childcote

Organometallic Photochemistry, by Gregory L. Geoffroy and Mark S. Wrighton

Honorable mention for literary nonfiction: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion (every word at least 7 letters)


Most words in a nonfiction title with every word at most 3+ letters

How We Won the War, by Vo Nguyen Giap and Van Tien Dung

What We Eat When We Eat Alone, by Deborah Madison



2 comments:

Bill McCallum said...

Unfortunately the Library of Congress insists on adding the subtitle "A Novel" to this book. Sad!

Jason Zimba said...

Just wait until Jose Canseco is appointed Librarian of Congress. We'll get that pesky system ironed out!