So tonight's Lit Chat question comes from the 'Everything I Never Told You' card, as voted for on Instagram Stories. I'...

Lit Chat #3

Sunday, July 29, 2018 BookBairn 2 Comments

So tonight's Lit Chat question comes from the 'Everything I Never Told You' card, as voted for on Instagram Stories. I'm interested in seeing your responses as I'm sure there will be loads of great ones. But without any further ado, let's get lit chatting...

Do you have a favourite book title? What do you like about it?

This is a tricky one as titles are so varied from book to book and sometimes they can tell you a great deal about a story whilst other times they simply hint to a small part of the book. So here are some of my favourites:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - a lengthy but memorable one and I found it incredibly intriguing! What is a potato peel pie? A question the main character asks in the book!

It Only Happens in the Movies - this made me laugh as I love the idea that a book is challenging that real life is not nearly as dramatic as fictional ones.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - I actually wasn't a fan of this book but I bought it purely because I loved the title!

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly - I was totally drawn to this title and in an Animal Farm sort of way it was a fascinating read.

Clearly I like a long title!

Do you have any favourite quotes from books you've read? What makes them stand out to you?

I think one that I share with a lot of people is this one from The Twits by Roald Dahl (I know my friend Ally loves this one!):

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
-The Twits

I think this quote really appeals to me because it's the sort of message we all need reminded of sometimes. And it's all about seeing the beauty in ourselves and others by thinking about our actions and not just our physical appearance.

I'm not actually one for collecting quotes from books so this is the only one that springs to mind!

What do you think? Please share your opinions in the comments below - or I'll link to the Instagram discussion too!

Happy Lit Chat!


  1. I always liked the title “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr Seuss but can’t really say why. It just makes me smile.
    I have a favourite quote that I remember from my school days - “Procrastination is the death of time” from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.