Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

This was a quirky idea and not as tough to come up with as we thought. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for continuing the tradition! 

Indiana’s Five

The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
This would be a great alt-rock or punk rock song name. 

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This would be a Sufjan Stevens song title or maybe a sleepy lullaby. 

Looking for Alaska by John Green
I’m thinking this could make for a great Americana classic. 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Agnes Obel or a similar artist could come up with a great tune fitting of this title, with brooding and creepy strings and piano. 

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 
It’s got to be the title of a pop song or at least an alternative electronic one.  


Pete’s Five

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
I imagine this as an ethereal indie with haunting, cosmic vibes. 

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Sevdaliza could easily write a powerful track with a backdrop of strings and trip hop beats.

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
I can almost hear a twangy folk song with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, played only on local radio stations early in the morning. 

Pastoralia by George Saunders
No one could write a song with this title quite as well as Fleet Foxes.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
Definitely a 9-minute-long dungeon synth track.

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