I hate having to come up with titles. That’s mostly because I suck at it. I’ve mentioned before that as I’m working on a book, the file is saved on my computer under the heroine’s name. My debut MORE THAN THIS went through 3 titles before my editor came up with MORE THAN THIS. I really like this title and it suits the book.
Anyway, I set up a Google alert for the book title. (I know it’s early, but I also knew I’d forget come this winter.) So when the Google alert hit my inbox, I found information about One Direction. In case you’re old like me, One Direction is the latest boy band that is making teen girls cry and go all mushy. Of course, I had to see why this ended up on my Google alert, and sure enough, One Direction has a song titled MORE THAN THIS. My editor was on Twitter last night, so I asked him if he knew that the book shared its name with a One Direction song. He said he knew of a Roxy Music song that had been covered by everyone and maybe it was yet another cover.
I knew nothing of Roxy Music. At least until I heard the 10,000 Maniac’s version. THEN, I knew the song.
Here are the lyrics:
I could feel at the time There was no way of knowing Fallen leaves in the night Who can say where they’re blowing As free as the wind Hopefully learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of turning
More than this you know there’s nothing More than this tell me one thing More than this ooh there is nothing
It was fun for a while There was no way of knowing Like a dream in the night Who can say where we’re going No care in the world Maybe I’m learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of turning
More than this you know there’s nothing More than this tell me one thing More than this no, there’s nothing
More than this nothing More than this More than this nothing
The song is obviously pretty simple and while lovely, not all that memorable. The One Direction song, I like better, but they are so damn young, I feel like a dirty old lady listening to them sing. I think this suits my book better, since the book is about Ryan wanting to be more than just friends with Quinn.
Are titles of books important to you as a reader? Do they make you think of other things?