Titles should speak for themselves, but I love it when they have intricate bearings on the story inside, like this this one— my favorite:
A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L’Engle
The title is drawn from the Upanishads:
“In this body, in this town of Spirit, there is a little house shaped like a lotus, and in that house there is a little space. There is as much in that little space within the heart as there is in the whole world outside.”
Gorgeous. That’s all I have to say.
Other great titles with stories that live up to them: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet— also by Madeleine L’Engle.
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