Friday, 22 June 2018

50/50 Friday - Favourite/Least Favourite Title

50/50 Friday is hosted at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books.

"What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favourite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!"

This week's topic:
Favourite/Least Favourite Title

One of my WorldReads from Scotland and a 5/5 star novel, The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin is just such an amazing book title as well as being an exciting and engrossing read. (You can Read my Review Here.) I think it's my favourite title of the books I have read.

"Gripping and darkly seductive, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite showcases all the glitter and splendour of the brief heyday of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Hollywood to its golden age. As it foreshadows the horrors of the Second World War, the novel asks what price is paid when identity becomes unfixed and the social order is upended."

Pigeon Street by Mark Fieldsend has the dubious honour of being my least favourite book title. It's through no fault of the title itself, rather that this was also a 1980s children's TV programme that I used to watch. The novel is deliciously dark, the TV programme was (obviously) very different, but I can't see the one title without thinking of the other! (You can Read my Review Here.)

"Suffering at the hands of a violent intruder, Joseph is forced to confront the unimaginable. His will to survive is tested in the starkest of circumstances, and he learns that every action has consequences, some of which he may not be able to stomach."

You can see everyone else's 50/50 Friday posts at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books, and find out what next week's prompt will be.


  1. I haven't read either one of those although Pigeon Street sounds ominous.

  2. Pigeon Street just seemed like a funny title in general really. The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite though... it sounds really good. Also the cover is stunning!

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Ooooo anytime the word Luminous is in a book title, I want to read it. It's just such a pretty word! Thanks for linking up, Stephanie!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks