It’s The Chick-Lit Book Title Generator!

Stuck for a name for that chick-lit book you’re writing? Or simply want to know what your weepy romance novel would be called, if you ever got around to writing one?

Well fear not! The Chick-Lit Book Title Generator is here!


I know you’re dying to know, so here’s mine:

Where Rainbows Might Speak   by Tara Sparling (that’s me)

(YEAH! Stick a beach on the cover and we’re DONE!)

So what are you waiting for? Your novel title in the comments, please!


  70 comments for “It’s The Chick-Lit Book Title Generator!

  1. Brid McNamara
    January 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

    “Some Skies Can’t Tell”. Deep. But true nonetheless – some skies can and well some skies just cant…..

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

      That is deep, Brid. In fact, I think I might have to go and lie down now


    • Beverly Law
      August 22, 2016 at 3:12 am

      Where Skies Shall Stay

      Liked by 1 person

    • October 22, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Wow. That’s really deep.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ciara Hayes
    January 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    And clouds may lose…… really, what do clouds have to lose. …..


    • January 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      In chick-lit? They can lose anything they like. As long as it’s in some unintentionally hilarious and heart-rending way, obviously:)

      The trick with these titles is that when you say them out loud a few times, they seem to make sense, until you think about it again, and you realise they make no sense at all. It’s a beautiful process.


  3. January 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    So Hearts might Lose…???

    I think this is my latent gambling mania (overlaid with a morbid phobia for card games) breaking out more than a novel title 😛

    Although perhaps I could do an expose of the life of a Vegas showgirl and her incandescent affair with an Elvis impersonator – now I have to go for a lie down as well! lol


  4. carolannwrites
    January 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Why clouds shall steal..? Mmm… Having a think… 🙂


  5. January 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Mine is ‘And Skies Can’t Win’….deeeep… Is my heroine battling the gods, fate or destiny, do you think? And they can’t win, they just can’t!!! Three exclamations marks – that’s how important it is. And skies can’t win! Yes, I’m feeling it now….. one girl and her designer umbrella against the world! Watch out, Cecelia Ahern – I’m on a roll (er, was that thunder???)


    • January 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

      “One girl and her designer umbrella against the world” – I bloody love it. That’s the book AND the film trailer right there, Book Nanny!


  6. January 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    ‘How They Could Tell’ made me think – guiltily – more about me: that I’m a slut because my house is knee deep in dust. So then I had to play around with different combos – nickname / maiden name, which resulted in ‘How Lips Could Speak’ … hmm…


    • January 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Chick-lit shouldn’t make you feel guilty. It’s rather supposed to make you feel superior to the irredeemable mess of characters on the page! I vote for your nick/maiden names 😉


      • January 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

        I know it shouldn’t and to an extent doesn’t for the very reason you’ve stated. My ‘heroine’ is the most pathetic, irritating person I’m glad I’ve never met, after all. No, those feelings of guilt are reserved for displacement activity, like cruising round recommended blogs…


        • January 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

          Well then – I might be biased, but I can’t help thinking your guilt is misplaced, because surely such blog cruising activity should be filed under ‘major achievements to the extent that I should down all tools and pour myself a large glass of wine immediately’!


  7. Sandra
    January 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

    How promises might lose ….. its like you reached into my soul here Tara as my promises do tend to lose quite often!


    • January 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Could be a deep treatise all right on the psychology of obligation; you should submit it for peer review when you’re done…

      For the record, I had a good root around in your soul when I was reaching there Sandra, and you’re doing great. Lovely & tidy and everything. Nice one.


  8. madge
    January 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Some kisses cannot steal ….. I have already patented the title and ass soon as I have my kids reared I am going to bleed my fingertips dry, love your blog tara, looking forward to your next installment x


    • January 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      That’s very deep, Madge. You might have your hands full teaching your kids that kisses cannot steal even before you sit down to write. But the book will be all the richer for it 😉


  9. January 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    HOW CLOUDS MIGHT LIE. I’ve always found them to be dirty lying cheats especially in February!


    • January 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I know, it’s deep, right? You’d better write it before someone steals it – would be brilliant if it was ready to come out for this time next year!


  10. January 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Why Hearts Shall Weep. Sounds a bit depressing.


    • January 31, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      But people love depressing! You have to patent that immediately! 😄


  11. February 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    If rainbows can open….hmmmmmm :p


    • February 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Bejeebus. What if rainbows can open?? What manner of Skittle-flavoured hell is going to rain down upon us then??

      Liked by 1 person

  12. May 6, 2014 at 8:42 am

    How Yesterday Should Lie. I like it. Sounds a bit deep and meaningful for Chick Lit, but I’m sure we can work something out.
    Maybe something about looking back too much and failing to see the lovely hunky future right in front of you. With some shopping or something else frivolous thrown in. And shoes. Gotta have shoes for Chick Lit, right?


    • May 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Yes, you absolutely gotta have shoes. The only thing is, you can get away with merely having them on the cover, rather than part of the story themselves, so you could throw a further, even more deep and meaninful chick-lit curve ball by basing your main character’s weakness around something like… Handbags. The lovely hunky future could be holding one, for instance. 🙂


  13. Lindsey
    June 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I enjoy the sound of mine “And Thoughts May Run” that sounds like it would fit in with the others on my shelf! Love the blog!


    • June 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Yes indeed – you should probably go and write the book this instant! And thank you!


  14. July 20, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I’m late to the party but mine is too good to go unrecorded – Why Truth Should Stay. I would subtitle it But Slightly-untruthful Compliments are Welcome Too. 🙂


    • July 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Nobody’s ever late to this party – it’s the generator that keeps on giving! I think in the universal rules of emotion-driven writing, only songs can have subtitles (in brackets) – but it’s time someone broke the mould. And with a title like that you have all the ammunition you need 😉


  15. Madvanthi
    September 18, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Some Kisses Shall Win. Embarrassing, but much better than The Hollow City…


    • September 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      I dunno, I think you’re doing rather well with these!


      • Madvanthi
        September 20, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Seriously? I feel I’m pretty unlucky to get titles that either don’t make sense or are embarrassing. Well, not much I can do about it 😛


      • September 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

        I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s only a bit of fun.


  16. October 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    So Lies Must Open. This one doesn’t work….


    • October 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I know what you mean, but (not just defending the generator here) when you see some of the titles which make it on to the shelves, it’s not as bad as you think 😉


  17. March 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    “And Thoughts Cannot Lie” Ha ha! This was fun. I have a friend in title search mode right now. I’m sending her your link to this!


    • March 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      I hope she has as much luck. Glad you liked it! It was fun doing it, but seems it’s the table of words that just keeps on giving!


  18. March 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    “Why Lips Can Come”? That’s erotica stuff, nit lit-chick! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      I’m afraid the lines are rather blurred at times, Nicholas!. It couldn’t possibly be because this particular generator is trying to be too clever for its own good 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  19. March 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    You know, I’d rather use my last name. That way, I get “Why Yesterday Can Come.” I think I like it better. Although Electra’s is even better; “And Dreams May Turn.” Wow… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  20. March 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    How yesterday could weep

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Anna
    April 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Why wishes could come ?

    Liked by 1 person

  22. April 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    If wishes could heal

    Liked by 1 person

  23. June 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    So Hearts Should Sail/Run
    Maiden name: Sail, Married name: Run
    I love this! Fun! I know Olga, by the way.
    Hi Tara,
    I’m Janice. I came to thank you for visiting my site today. I’m glad you liked my expert interview.
    Nice to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 7, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Pleased to meet you, Janice! I like the way your title can change according to how quick it needs to be… Suits the busy lifestyle! Thanks for visiting!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. June 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    where dreams would stay- sort of works.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      You’d be surprised what’s published that doesn’t work at all! I like that, though. Better than dreams leaving, at any rate…


  25. EmperorLeiaPalpatine
    October 2, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Why Wishes Can Cry

    Liked by 1 person

  26. April 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    ‘Some wishes should say’ I have no idea what to do with that! Maybe change say to stay…?!
    It’s a really good idea and thank youu 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      You change any and all bits you like! Glad you had fun with this.


  27. Lidi Belle
    April 10, 2016 at 12:12 am

    “So Thoughts Might Lie”
    Woah…. That’s deep….
    Hm… I wonder what I can even do with this?


    • April 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Well, that’s for you to know, Lidi, but my suggestion would be to have a bit of fun with it!


  28. Gina Fellwend
    April 19, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Why Truth Must Fall.



  29. tara
    August 21, 2016 at 7:46 am

    How rainbows might speak.
    Ours are quite similar 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Hmmm. I wonder why that is? I must look into it 😉


  30. Aida Ljaljevic
    October 30, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Some Wings Should Open

    It’s about a hurt bird is finding it’s way to a neighbourhood that is thoughtful. A young boy named Ruben kept the bird, named it,fed it and helped it heal..etc
    And so the bird stayed with Ruben because it felt safe and loved 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Viia
    April 10, 2019 at 1:09 am

    where thoughts can speak
    hmm ideas???

    Liked by 1 person

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