Book Title Buzzwords | LIE

Book Title Buzzwords

I love noticing title trends in the YA world (and in adult books too!) and I can also tell that there are certain words I latch onto. Book Title Buzzwords features books that I’ve read (or want to read) that follow some recent trends! 

On this edition of Book Title Buzzwords, I wanted to go with an April Fool’s theme! “April” and “Fool” aren’t really popular words but I bet you’d be surprised on how many books have “lie” in the title in one way or another! I’m sharing my favorite and some that I hope to read coming up!

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch | Book one in the Gentleman Bastard series | Random House | June 27, 2006

This quickly became one of my all-time favorite series… even when I had only read the first book (I’m now caught up on all three that are currently out). It’s non-stop fun with heists, cons, swearing, and friendship. The characters are just excellent and leap off the page. The setting is vivid and the series is a delightful fantasy that contains a little bit of magic that remains subtle and also still really drives the plot. I LOVE the bromances in these books and the main characters (as well as every other character) are just phenomenal. If you like adult fantasy, this is a MUST read. The books are just tons of fun and I recommend them to any fantasy readers, especially those who love heists!
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The Lies About TruthTHE LIES ABOUT TRUTH by Courtney C. Stevens | Harper Collins | November 3, 2015

I’ve been really shying away from some more “serious” contemporary reads (death, grieving, disease, etc) lately simply because I’m seeking escape in books at the moment but when I heard all of the great reviews for THE LIES ABOUT TRUTH, I knew I had to read it. I was wholly absorbed by this book and the characters were truly amazing. This book felt so realistic and the characters and reactions just really felt so genuine. The book was bittersweet but left me with so many positive feelings and this is one I definitely recommend if you’re in the mood for a good, solid contemporary read!
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Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath, #1)LIES BENEATH by Anne Greenwood Brown | Book one in the Lies Beneath trilogy | Random House | June 12, 2012

I was so pleasantly surprised with LIES BENEATH when I first read it! I don’t really do mermaid stories but this was so well-done and I loved that it was a little bit darker to bring a more haunting side to this tale. (No pun intended.) I love a good male POV in a market where I feel like I read a lot of female POVs and the audiobook for this book was great as well — it’s where I first fell in love with one of my favorite audio narrators, MacLeod Andrews. I thought the story was just really great and I couldn’t believe I ended up enjoying this mermaid book so much! I still need to finish the series and will have to do so soon! (I now know that the rest of the series didn’t get audiobooks — boooo — so I need to get my print copies.)
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Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1) Lies I Told (Lies I Told, #1) Love, Lies and Spies Lies I Live By

THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake
This girl can jump from library to library. Now tell me that is not your dream and I will show you a liar.
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LIES I TOLD by Michelle Zink
“Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves…”   “… never fall for your mark…” Cons, heists. I mean, really. This book just screams my name.
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LOVE, LIES, AND SPIES by Cindy Anstey
Part historical fiction, part romance, part spy novel. And how cute is that cover? I’m totally excited for this one.
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LIES I LIVE BY by Lauren Sabel
It’sa  spy novel with a psychic twist. That sounds so cool!! In fact… I might make this my next read…
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Which liars are you going to start with? I just love suspense and thrillers and so many of these are calling my name!!

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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5 thoughts on “Book Title Buzzwords | LIE

  1. Lauren Sabel

    Thanks for including my book in your post. I hope you got to read it! If not, I’d be happy to have one sent to you.

    Best wishes,

  2. Audrey Greathouse

    This is a brilliant post! There are totally trends in YA like this, and I can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone else put together a blog that highlights that. Thief of Lies sounds so good! How have I not heard of that one yet?

  3. Wendy

    I haven’t read a single one of the books you listed–no lie! I did read What I Saw and How I Lied last year, and Ball Don’t Lie recently, and I want to read The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Fun topic!

  4. Lauren @ Bookmark Lit

    Even When You Lie To Me didn’t really work for me, but it was a VERY quick read if you’re bored someday 😉 I really enjoyed Seven Ways We Lie and think the author did a nice job juggling all seven voices. Great list!

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