Books with Singable Titles

At least one of these songs will get stuck in your head. You're welcome.

Singable Titles

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Recently, we found ourselves humming “Barracuda” and we wondered why that random (and awesome) song was stuck in our head. Then we noticed the copy of Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas on our shelf. Aha! So we asked some our bookish friends and colleagues if they could think of any more books with singable titles … and the suggestions came pouring in! We’ve collected books that deliberately pull their titles from famous songs (like “Go Ask Alice”) and books that evoke a mood by using a popular song as a title (like “Go Tell It On the Mountain”) and books that may have stumbled upon a song-related title completely by accident (we’ll let you guess which ones).

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About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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