Let us look at some interesting data about book titles before we get into my long book list with long titles. These books might be the best beach books to spice up your vacation.
“The Historical Development of the Heart from Its Formation From…”, “Vityala Yethindra” holds the “Guinness World Record” for the longest book title. The title is made up of 3,777 words and over 26,000 characters.
According to Michael Tauberg’s book title analysis, the average length of fiction book titles has enhanced from two to three words. Besides long titles, there is also a lot of longest fantasy series that you might enjoy. For better or worse, books with five or more words in the title stand out from the rest.
Books With Long Titles
1. “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman”
Elsa, who is seven years old, is well aware of her individuality. Her insane grandma’s enchanting tales of lands in which everyone is free to be themselves, on the other hand, bring her comfort. After her grandmother passes away, Elsa is given the task of delivering a stack of letters from her grandmother apologizing to various people for the wrongs she committed.
2. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon”
Christopher John Francis Boone, an excellently gifted and stupendously logical fifteen-year-old autistic boy, easily connects with animals but has difficulties with human emotions. When his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed, Christopher embarks on a Sherlock Holmes-style investigation.
3. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”
Eleanor Oliphant is socially awkward and prefers to spend her weekends at home talking on the phone with her mother. Eleanor realizes that opening up is not really a terrible thing.
4. “The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley”
Piper Parrish had great life on Frick Island, in the midst of the Chesapeake Bay, until her husband died. Piper, on the other hand, acted as if he were still alive, and the townsfolk decided to rally behind the widow’s cause. When an aspiring podcaster relocates to town, he believes he has discovered the story of an entire life, until he finds love with Piper. With quirky characters, a sweet love story, and thoughtful plot twists, The Invisible Husband of Frick Island is a poignant story about grief and the things we’ll do for those we love.
5. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan”
After losing his job during the Great Recession, Clay Jannon now works at “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.” But there was something strange about this bookshop. Customers are hard to come by, and publications are rarely bought.
6. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz”
Oscar, a sweet but severely overweight Dominican nerd with romantic aspirations, has never had luck. He accuses his bad luck of a family curse while growing up in the New Jersey ghetto with his stringent mother and defiant sister. His family has been afflicted by incarceration, terrible accidents, and poor romance for generations.
7. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows”
This novel is always the first to come to mind when I think of books with long titles because of its long and strange title. To justify breaking curfew, residents on the German-occupied island of Guernsey form a book club. The story is told through a series of letters between the book club and writer Juliet Ashton written after the war, and it gives you a glimpse into life on the occupied island. Even if the title is a mouthful, the colorful cast of characters in this fun novel will leave you smiling, and it’s the perfect book to add to your reading list.
8. “No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again by Edgardo Vega Yunque”
In Yunque’s jazz drama, Vidama Farrell, who is half-Puerto Rican and half-Irish, is looking for a father she has never met. Her search takes her to Manhattan, where her father, Bill Farrel, has established a new family. Bill, who was once a gifted jazz pianist, has cut himself off from a world he once adored—a world Vidamia intends to reintroduce him to.
9. “And to My Nephew Albert, I Leave The Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game by David Forrest”
Foul Rock, on the other hand, is a small island with very little on it. Except for Victoria, who seems to be obsessed with getting a tan. Their blossoming romance is shattered when both the US and the Soviet Union become interested in Albert’s small plot of land. This classic satire of the Cold War and how it affects the lives of people on opposing sides is both funny and moving.
10. “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T Anderson”
Octavian, the son of an African princess, has everything he needs. And everyone is betting against him. In this historical fiction, men of color are dragged into a struggle for freedom that they will never taste.
11. “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton”
Ava Lavender is a typical teen with the exception of her back wings. She goes out into the world to fit in and discover more about herself. She has a lot on her plate, from angels to people who want her for all kinds of strange reasons.
12. “5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by Matthew Inman”
Please keep in mind that the title is not meant to be taken literally. Inman’s illustrated book is a collection of ridiculously funny stories that mock almost everything. This book will teach you everything you need to know about peeing like a pro and why bacon is better than true love.
13. “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz”
Aristotle and Dante are two Mexican-American teenagers who have nothing in common except a desire to understand themselves, which brings them together in an unusual friendship. This touching story about identity reminds readers that love should be free of shame, whether romantic or familial. Sáenz takes great care with his characters, giving them space and allowing them to find their place in the world over time.