POSING A QUESTION: 10 BOOK TILES THAT ASK SOMETHING (SORT OF). Sharing book titles that ask or inspire us to ask a question. All text is © Rissi JC

POSING A QUESTION: 10 BOOK TITLES THAT ASK SOMETHING (SORT OF)

July 12, 2021 40 Comments

Pretty sure I’m more of a short and sweet reader when it comes to titles and their wordplay. However when it’s good (*cough* Guernsey *cough*), it’s good and basically begs to be read. Am I right? Resulting from this information-that-perhaps-no-one-cares-about is a little list of book titles that are a question.

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Let’s find out which books I have on my shelf that pose a query (and maybe whether or not I was more – or less, curious about said book) and more important, which ones ask the good question! Here we go.

BOOK TITLES THAT ARE A QUESTION

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1: DEAR AMERICA: WHEN WILL THIS CRUEL WAR BE OVER?, BARRY DENEBERG

I don’t remember if I read this one or not! But it’s one of those Dear America diary novels that I read LOTS of as a kid. (Did anyone else read these?) This one follows a girl during the Civil War. Amazon | Goodreads

2: DOESN’T SHE LOOK NATURAL?, ANGELA EWELL HUNT

Don’t even know if I still own this one (I could have sold it on eBay or donated it), but at one time I did have a copy of this one. It’s about a single mother who falls into running a funeral home. Amazon | Goodreads

3: CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?, SOPHIE KINSELLA

Haven’t read this one, but if the premise is accurate (about a woman who spills secrets to a stranger on a plane only to learn soon after that he’s her new boss), this title is a good one. Amazon | Goodreads

4: LADY JAYNE DISAPPEARS, JOANNA DAVIDSON POLITANO

Ok, so no, I realize this isn’t ASKING a question, but it does that a mysterious vibe going for it that begs a question of, what does the titles mean? Who is Lady Jayne? Where do they go? Amazon | Goodreads

5: WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, MARIA SEMPLE

Still haven’t read this one despite wanting to see the film. *shrugs* Amazon | Goodreads

POSING A QUESTION: 10 BOOK TITLES THAT ASK SOMETHING (SORT OF). Sharing book titles that ask or inspire us to ask a question. All text is © Rissi JC
6: IS IT ANY WONDER, COURTNEY WALSH

I’m using this one for today and making it work because it’s one of those “expressions” that we tend to ask as a question like so, “is it any wonder why she left?” Or some sort of question form. Plus, if you’re still looking for a beach-y read, this Nantucket set contemporary would be a nice little relaxing kind of read. Amazon | Goodreads

7: WHAT’S LEFT OF ME, KAT ZHANG

99% sure I don’t own this one anymore (but it could be in the boxes of books I plan to sell or donate), and also, that this title is meant as a statement rather than a question, however I’m still using it. Because it could work as a question. Amazon | Goodreads

Finally, because I had SO much trouble finding question titles *on my shelf*, I’m adding these two that I don’t own. Just because.

1: WHAT HAPPENS NOW, JENNIFER CASTLE

A YA novel about a girl struggling with some anxiety and the people in her life who seem to drift away (of course, there’s a crush going on, too!). Amazon | Goodreads

2: REMEMBER ME?, SOPHIE KINSELLA

I haven’t read a single novel by Kinsella, however I do love the movie adaptation with Isla Fisher. Let me know what I simply MUST read by her. Amazon | Goodreads

3: SUSHI FOR ONE?, CAMY TANG

This title is all kinds of cute! I feel like I haven’t read any of Camy’s books, but also have this vague memory that someone (or more than one person) has recommended them. Amazon | Goodreads

What book titles did you put on your list? Have you read any of these? Do you recommend them? Which ones should I make more of a priority? Comment all of your thoughts down below! I look forward to chatting with you all.

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  • Darcy @ The Nonbinary Librarian July 12, 2021 at 11:25 PM

    I absolutely loved the Dear America diary series growing up as well! I loved the ones about America but the Cleopatra one was probably my favorite.

    My TTT

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:02 PM

      I read SO many of them, Darcy. They were just good reads. I have the Cleopatra book, but honestly, cannot remember if I read it or not! *shrugs* Thanks for the visit.

  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) July 12, 2021 at 11:57 PM

    Doesn’t She Look Natural? I love that title!

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:03 PM

      Right!? I thought it was fun. I used to own this one but cannot remember if I still do or not. Appreciate your visit.

  • Anne@HeadFullofBooks July 13, 2021 at 12:21 AM

    The only book on the list I’ve read is Where In The World is Bernadette. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:04 PM

      I have been meaning to read that one for a LONG time. Alas it continues to sit on my shelf. Hopefully soon! :)

  • Catherine@basedonthebook July 13, 2021 at 3:32 AM

    Doesn’t She Look Natural? Is a great title, going to have to look out for that one!

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:04 PM

      Right!? I used to own it, but cannot remember if I donated it or its sitting in a box to sell/donate. Anyway, it seemed an appropriate add. :)

  • Marianne @ Let's Read July 13, 2021 at 4:45 AM

    I’ve never heard of any of your books. Completely different from my TTT. That’s what makes this challenge exciting.

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:07 PM

      Always part of what makes blog hopping fun. :)

  • Mareli @ Elza Reads July 13, 2021 at 6:21 AM

    I also have Where’d you go Bernadette? And it’s a book that I loved!

    Lovely post, very nicely put together.

    Elza Reads 10 questionable book titles

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:07 PM

      Good to know! I’ve been meaning to read that one for a while now but alas I still haven’t. Hopefully soon-ish. :)

  • Kathy July 13, 2021 at 7:24 AM

    I read all of Camy Tang’s books in the Sushi Series. I liked them. They were good. I’m sitting here smiling as I think about them.?

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:15 PM

      Aw, that’s good to know! I haven’t read any by her… I don’t think. But the name is very familiar and I think at one time I owned some by her in the Love Inspired line. If this title is an indicator, I suspect these would be fun! :)

  • Lydia July 13, 2021 at 7:51 AM

    Sushi for One? is making me crave sushi! :)

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:17 PM

      Titles like this have that kind of power, right? (Also I don’t think I’ve ever had sushi!) Thanks for the visit, Lydia.

  • Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! July 13, 2021 at 8:16 AM

    Great list of titles. I think this week’s prompt is one that lots of us struggled with.

    Here’s my post: https://readbakecreate.com/?p=483

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! recently posted: 8 Cookbook Titles That Ask a Question
    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:21 PM

      Thanks for the visit, Pam. Appreciate this! :)

  • Lectrice Vorace July 13, 2021 at 9:33 AM

    How could I have forgotten Where’d you go, Bernadette? ?
    Here’s my TTT list.

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:21 PM

      Right!? It’s a pretty dang perfect title for this topic! :) Thanks for the visit Lectrice.

  • Cholla July 13, 2021 at 10:27 AM

    I agree that Sushi for One? sounds cute!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:23 PM

      Doesn’t it? Sounds like such a fun little rom-com.

  • Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower July 13, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    argh! How could I have forgotten Courtney & Camy’s books? Great list as usual, Rissi :)

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:24 PM

      I forget titles all the time, so I know this feeling WELL, Carrie. As always, glad you stopped by. :)

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) July 13, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? is a great title because it immediately makes me ask, “What secret?” Color me intrigued…

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:26 PM

      I agree! Some of the titles instantly make us sit up and ask questions, which is part of what makes them so interesting. :) Thanks for the visit, Susan.

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads July 13, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Great list! Can You Keep A Secret is on my TBR as well, it does sound fun :)

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:26 PM

      YAY! Hope we both enjoy, Lindsey! :)

  • Greg July 13, 2021 at 3:23 PM

    Ooh nice! I had so much trouble with the topic this week I skipped it. I like the Kinsella ones… :):)

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:49 PM

      It wasn’t as easy as I thought to find titles to fit, but I’m glad I went ahead. Sophie’s books always sound/look fun, but I’ve never read one. :)

  • Lark July 13, 2021 at 4:33 PM

    I totally forgot about Where’d You Go, Bernadette?! Love your list of titles. :)

    Lark recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday
    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Lark! :)

  • Jo July 13, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    I could only find one book on my TBR, and none on my read list that had question titles, so I changed up the topic. You did well though!

    Jo recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #324
    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 3:59 PM

      Always love a good topic change, too! :) Thanks so much for the visit, Jo.

  • Cindy Davis July 13, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    I have not read any of the ones on your list and you had some unique ones that I have not seen on any other shelves :) I do have “Is It Any Wonder” on my TBR list.

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 4:01 PM

      Is It Any Wonder is good, Cindy so I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think once you read it. Thanks for visiting. :)

  • Angela July 13, 2021 at 6:36 PM

    I’ve seen Sophie Kinsella’s books pop up on a lot of lists this week – her books are so cute!

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 5:06 PM

      Haven’t read a one of them… but I SHOULD! :)

  • Dedra @ A Book Wanderer July 17, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    I adored Where’d You Go, Bernadette! But I still haven’t seen the adaptation. And I’ve read and enjoyed a few Kinsella books, but neither one of these yet. :)

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 6:19 PM

      I haven’t read or seen the story. Hoping I remedy reading the nook soon! Always good to know Sophie Kinsella books are fun. Thanks for the visit!

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