Thursday, January 15, 2015
Trending Thursday: Love and Other Confusingly Similar Book Titles
Welcome back to Trending Thursday, a periodic feature in which I look at some sort of bookish trend.
This first TT of 2015 was suggested by my friend Lauren from Love is Not a Triangle. Thanks Lauren!
She texted me and said: Hey, what's with all the "Love and Other" book titles lately?
Me: Hmmm. I didn't really notice...
But I checked and ... she's right. Similar titles, and most feature fun typography and a big heart on the cover.
The trend got off to a start in 2000 with Love and Other Four Letter Words.
2012 brought Love and Other Perishable Items
But the "love and other" trend really got going in 2014 with three soundalikes:
Love and Other Foreign Words
Love and Other Unknown Variables
Love and Other Theories
In 2015, we have a variation: My Heart and Other Black Holes.
Did you notice this? Any trends you'd like me to investigate in 2015? And if you're interested in my last title soundalike post, check this TrendingThursday post out.