The Annoying Book Title’s Daughter: the three questions those repetitive titles force you to ask

Book Thoughts, Writing, Writing Thoughts

I’m sure these days every third book or so follows this simple formula for a title.

Honestly. The Taxidermist’s Daughter. The Time-Traveller’s Wife. The Pirate’s Daughter. The Firework Maker’s Daughter. The Photographer’s Wife. The Gravedigger’s Daughter. The Alchemist’s Daughter.

I find it extremely annoying… and yet still these titles draw me in. I think they work because they make you immediately ask these three questions: