“Of” In The Title (Trending In YA #2)

Posted February 14, 2020 by Amber in Trending In YA / 0 Comments

Hey everyone. I am super excited to finally be doing another Trending In YA post even though I know I did one just over a week ago. These posts are always fun to brainstorm on.

As you may know from my features, Wondrous Covers Wednesdays and Bookish Lists, I love spotting similarities in books. Trending In YA is a feature where I will discuss trends regarding titles, covers, plot elements, random aspects of books, and more. 

Today’s trending topic deals with titles. It’s also somewhat been done a lot in the past.

Next to covers, titles are most likely the second most observed aspect of a book. There have been quite a few books I didn’t read solely based on titles. Titles can say a lot about a book and it can work in the book’s favor or not. I’m sharing a ton of books with titles involving:

The (Noun) of (First and last name)

I love this trend. I’ll share my favorites at the end!

As I browsed books and books, I noticed a trend that seemed to be happening more often this year.

2020 Titles:

The Strange Matter of Miss Havisham (No Cover/Release)

The Many Alters of Astrid Hayes (No Cover/Release)

The Existence of Bea Pearl (No Cover/Release)


2019 Titles:


2018 Titles:


2017 Titles:


Other Backlist Titles:

The earliest title I could find with this format was The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Laura Palmer was a character in the show Twin Peaks who is found murdered.


We have more titles like this for upcoming YA, some adult and a couple middle grade titles as well.

2021 Titles:

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester



The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


Middle Grade:

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price

The Lovely Heart of Maybelle Lane

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

The True History Of Lyndie B. Hawkins

The Epic Fair of Arturo Zamora


I have only read a few of these and purchased some others.

The Ones I Read:

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein


The Ones I Purchased:

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly (Partially read)

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali


I love how straight forward these titles are though, you look at them and you know what you’re getting into. They can be super intriguing as well, I mean “The Secret Diary of Lily Palmer” and “The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein” – What secret diary? What dark descent? The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. I love a Revolution. The more revolutions, the better. Kind of. “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows”, “The Sacred Lies”, “The Small Crimes”? I must read them.

What do you think of this trend? Would you pick up any of these titles? Let me know in the comments

Posted February 14, 2020 by Amber in Trending In YA / 0 Comments


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