Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles that Would Make Good Band Names

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books that would make good band names. We all know Daisy Jones and the Six took the bookish world by storm, but now it’s time for a new band to take center stage. Here are my choices:

  • Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Chasing Lucky

The name Chasing Lucky for some reason reminds me of Brighter Than the Sun by Colbie Calliat. Just like with Jenn Bennett books, they are contemporary and make you feel good when you finish listening or reading them.

  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

Aurora Rising is that rock band that your parents listened to in the 80s. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are a solid writing duo. As a band, they’re solid. They’re classic. They’re probably doing a reunion tour right now.

  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Brocka
Always Never Yours

Always Never Yours reminded me of the name Never Shout Never. For this one, I can just hear someone saying the name of a song on a radio followed with “from Always Never Yours.”

  • Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
Cold Day in the Sun

Cold Day in the Sun reminded me of Chasing the Sun by The Wanted, so they probably would be that boy group who thinks they’re too cool to be a boy group, so they never are the biggest boy group out there. This reminds me of Cold Day in the Sun because the main character is so not like the other girls because she plays on the boys’ team, not the girls’ team.

  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s reminds me of the Plain White T’s. It something that you use in everyday life, but doubles as a band name. If Counting by 7s were a band, they probably sang that one song you played over and over again in middle school because it reminded you of your crush.

  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners was the couple famous for singing together, but have since had a very public messy feud, kind of like one of the couples in this book. Now, instead of singing together on tour, their bashing each other in their memoirs.

  • The Summers by Iva Marie Palmer
The Summers

The Summers would be some sort of pop group that had one popular song during the summertime (of course) that you’ll remember all the words to… next summer, when they finally play it on the radio again. Just like this book for me, this band would be forgettable, but say, “Hm…. do you remember them?” when it comes up again.

  • Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
Biggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1)

Biggest Flirts is that pop girl group or boy group that was thrown together on some talent show after after the contests didn’t make it through as individuals. They probably wear bright colors. They are probably obnoxious. They are probably singing to a target audience half their age. But good or bad, you remember them, and that was more important than the actual music.

  • Genuine Fraud by e. Lockhart
Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud reminds me of Billie Eilish. Genuine Fraud is the cool girl that everyone wants to be, but only looks like their trying too hard to copy her style.

  • Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom? They’re the edgy and loud band that your parents forbid you to listen to, but you still did anyway. Back in the day, you probably would have downloaded them from Limewire and got a virus on your computer because it’s so not a phase, mom.

What books do you think would make good band names?

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