Book title trends: The [Adjective/s] [Life/Time Period] of [Full Name]

A worthy successor to the [Profession/Status/etc.]’s [Female Relation] trend? Just spotted from Librarything‘s* “Popular this month” list:

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephanie Meyer
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Pretty good sampling of genres there, too – one literary/historical fiction, one… whatever you want to call Stephanie Meyer, one nonfiction. Any others I’m missing? I feel like I must be, if three out of a list of just ten bestsellers are hits for the trend.

* Mindlessly soothing hobby of the month, while I avoid my numerous laboriously overwritten and therefore still unposted reviews – tweaking and entering dozens of books into my Librarything. Anyone else out there have an account and like to be library-buddies?

– E

3 thoughts on “Book title trends: The [Adjective/s] [Life/Time Period] of [Full Name]”

  1. I immediately thought of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. (Also The Hard Times of RJ Berger, but that’s a TV show…)

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