Question: If There Was A Book About You, What Would The Title Be?

Posted September 11, 2014 by Carmel in Question / 96 Comments


I think that the key to a good book title is saying a lot in few words, and having it also fit the story. So, how do you sum up thirty two years of life experience into five words of less? Julie turned to her husband to help with her answer to this week’s question, so I figured I’d do the same, but the only problem with that is that Jason was willing to poke fun at himself with “How To Live With An Idiot” while as my DH was not. His suggestions ranged from bad to obscene as I tried to strong arm a decent response out of him, and the best he could come up with (that I’m willing to share) was “I Got Lucky Because My Man Has A Big Dick & Cooks For Me”. LOL Now, you understand what I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Carina Press posed this Q to their Facebook like-rs last week, and I read over the answers hoping for inspiration, but alas you can’t exactly compare one life to another which means that I was pretty much on my own. Now, if it was blog specific I’d go with something along the lines of “I Like Wolves, Eh?” because I do, and not just the ones in books (you’d have to visit my house to really grasp my level of obsession), and the last word ties in to me being Canadian.

However, the title is supposed to encompass everything, not just my addiction to books, so I’m going go to with “I Should Have Been Born Blonde”. My intention isn’t to offend anyone with this hair colour, but it was my parents’ motto for me growing up, and it has carried over into my adult life. I’m a HUGE ditz, and I like to have fun, so yeah, I think it suits me! I know that today is a difficult anniversary for many of my neighbours to the South, and I hope that my silly post brought you a bit of sunshine. Never forget.


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96 responses to “Question: If There Was A Book About You, What Would The Title Be?

  1. OMG your guy is hilarious, hahaha. You two are clearly on the same page when it comes to humour. πŸ˜‰ If my book title referred to blogging it’d be something like “Always One Step Behind” because whenever a book gets massive hype I always end up reading it like a year later. Sigh. If the title were about my life it’d probably be something like “Word Vomit: Get a Grip on Yourself Before Someone Kicks Your Ass.” This is referring to my unfortunate tendency to get incredibly rowdy and say controversial things when I’m out with my friends…or in class…or at family functions.

    • If my guy and I didn’t share the same sense of humour, I don’t think we’d have made it this far. LOL Word Vomitβ€”love it! I’ve been known to put my foot in my mouth a time or two. πŸ˜‰

  2. I always ask this question in author interviews, love it!!! It’s hard to answer though now that it’s been turned back on me. I actually think my blog name is a pretty apt title for my life, it’s why I chose it originally, but I think the word “chocolate” would need to be mixed in there as well since chocolate plays a big role in my day to day world. *wanders off to the kitchen to find chocolate*

    • I’m a total chocoholic too, Jenny! But then again, aren’t most women? I didn’t really feel the need to include that in my title because it’s pretty much a given IMO.

    • I’m sure lots of my followers can see their guy saying something along the same lines as my #1’s title. I don’t know very many Geminis, so good to know. πŸ˜€

  3. Mary from BookSwarm  

    LOL!! I love your title, especially since your parents gave it to you. This is a really hard question! I just read a quote that made me smile and nod at the same time, one I’m going to appropriate for this particular chapter of my life (not a whole book but a strong chapter nonetheless!): “Life is fucking hard but you just gotta fuck it harder.” (This chapter obviously needs cursing.)
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  4. julie from m5monkeys  

    Life in a Brady Bunch but not really ( oh wait that’s a tv show )
    Maybe the Good student but still trying to figure out what to do and Happily married with kids and all about education for my kids.
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  5. HA I love BOTH of your book titles (although I would have mentioned something about Mounties in there as well :p )

    My title would probably, “Growing Up is Overrated.” seeing how I went to Disney World for my honeymoon and I still watch cartoons (although the 90s cartoons are still the best).

    Have a lovely weekend Carmel!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    • LMAO Disney would be a GREAT place to go to on your honeymoonβ€”I love it! Obviously you & hubby are made for each other because he was on board with that plan too.

  6. Leila from LeilaReads  

    Oh, that’s a good question. I’m not sure for me. I can think about what a YA version would be, something morose like “The Empty Spaces In Between” (which is actually a YA book I’m working on that’s semi-autobiographical). As for my adult life, maybe “Never Too Late To Grow Up”? I only recently completed the transition to true adulthood, where I feel comfortable calling myself a woman.
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  7. I wish I were blonde too, Carmel. But I hate dying my hair so that’s such a problem. That’s one dream that will never come true, LOL. I did have some blonde highlights when I was 14 but I hated them. Made my hair look green, in my opinion. Everyone denied it but, yeah, green. XD

    • My hair is dark brown, so the only way I can be blonde is by bleaching my hair which I did once, and never again! Plus, I have an Irish complexion with freckles, and all, so the lighter hair colour just looks unnatural. Hehe

  8. This is a difficult question. I have been writing my book, sort of. I have been torn on whether I should focus on one life altering aspect and make it a series of unfortunate events or just tell the whole thing. Today if I had to choose a title it would be “It’s Amazing What You Can Get Used To” or “Just Another Day in Paradise”(dripping with sarcasm) neither tells the whole story.
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  9. AHAHAHAA. That title your guy came up with is seriously hilarious. He’s ceetainly modest, eh? Hahahahah. My title would be “I should’ve talked to him but didn’t: a memoir”. My friends are always berating me because i don’t talk to or flirt woth guys who show a slight interest in me. Woops.

    • He didn’t believe me when I told him that I was posting it on the blog. That’ll teach him! LOL Maybe you should start carrying a flask in your purseβ€”a bit of liquid courage never hurts. πŸ˜‰

  10. Tina B

    What a fun question.
    I’m Just A Woman Living In A Man’s World
    I have all males in my home and don’t get much female companionship, so I love my online groups of women and fellow readers! πŸ˜€

    • I have WAY more guy friends that girl ones, but that’s by choice. Make-up and gossip are boring; I’d rather play sports or watch action movies any day. Online is indeed a great place to connect with others who share similar interests though.

  11. Hahaha — the title your guy came up with!! This is definitely a fun question, but I have no idea!! Hmm, for my childhood — “Feels like I’m on the Jerry Springer show”” — because my family was so crazy, LOL!! Now it’s more like — “Teenage daughters : challenging my sanity One Direction at a time!” Since we have 2 daughters & 2 female pets, my husband has always said that he’s an island in the middle of estrogen ocean!! πŸ™‚
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    • Your poor man! We have a pretty balanced household; # 1 & I, and our two dogsβ€”one of each. And, isn’t everyone’s family crazy?? I know mine sure is…

  12. Berls from Fantasy is More  

    LOL your husband cracks me up and I can just imagine what you didn’t share. I don’t dare ask my BF. This is so fun and yet impossible because I go through so many phases – I want to do everything and rarely finish most things… maybe “Commitment ADD: Stumbling through life, one passionate cause after another”? Yikes, that sounds like a psych book LOL (stumbling is appropriate b/c I’m so clumsy too)
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  13. Your post definitely made me giggle, Carmel. I think your DH’s suggestion is hysterical! I’m not sure what mine would come up with. And I think I’ll have to give it some thought…lots of thought! LOL But I like your “I Should Have Been Born Blond” and I’m not offended. πŸ˜‰ I’m rather clutzy and it doesn’t help that I attempt to read and walk. (this is where audio would come in handy, huh?) Anywho, thanks for a fun post!
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    • I can only imagine how banged up I’d be if I attempted to read and walk. Audiobooks are a great workaround, but I usually get the earbud cord hooked on stuff. I’m a lost cause!