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?
3 thoughts on “Book title trends: The [Adjective/s] [Life/Time Period] of [Full Name]”
I immediately thought of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. (Also The Hard Times of RJ Berger, but that’s a TV show…)
iambic tetrameter, for the most part. it’s pleasing to the ear.