Book Title Generators

Looking for a name for your novel?

…Or your celebrity autobiography?

Or perhaps you have no intention whatsoever of writing a novel. But wouldn’t it be nice to know what your book would be called, if you did?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Let the Book Title Generators do the work:

The Chick-Lit Book Title Generator TaraSparlingWrites

Crime Thriller Book Title Generator TaraSparlingWritesBrainy Lit-Fic Title Generator TaraSparlingWrites

Autobiography Book Title Generator TaraSparlingWrites

The Christmas Book Title Generator

In the interests of full disclosure, here are mine…

Chick-Lit:                                           Where Rainbows Might Speak

Crime:                                                The Mortal Fissure

Literary:                                             The Indubitable Torchlight Of Tuamgraney

Celebrity Autobiography:               TARA SPARLING: My Spirited Pilgrimage

Christmas:                                         Where Elves Might Rejoice



  87 comments for “Book Title Generators

  1. March 3, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Some Kisses Must Lose!

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Oh dear. Sounds like a right tearjerker. Although – just throwing it out there – perhaps you could concentrate on the kisses that win??

      Liked by 1 person

    • Where Horses Run Free
      May 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      I have a few 😀

      The Iron Kiss (NEED TO WRITE THIS 😀 )

      The Hollow City (interesting)

      The One-Eyed Room (What?)

      The Dead Street (Uhhh, creepy…)

      Where Clouds Bleed (Started writing it)

      Liked by 3 people

  2. March 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Where Kisses Could Tell
    The Sophorific Question of Beverley (If I ever dared write Literary, this would be it!)
    The Hollow Kiss

    I seem to have a thing about ‘kisses’ – lol! I’m a sci-fi/fantasy writer and kissing is usually the last thing I focus on in a novel – perhaps the kiss could represent something else though 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      I have book title envy, M.J.! They are some of the best I’ve seen and in particular I’m dying to read The Hollow Kiss! How I didn’t give my own initials the best shot, having made up the generators, will remain a mystery to me now for all time 😉


      • March 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        I re-posted your generators on my fb page and a friend of mine who’s a reverend really likes his chick-lit title! [Why They Should Run] – I hope I can draw a few more people to your page for you – I can’t believe you designed these generators yourself! Awesome job 🙂


        • March 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm

          Compliments AND a PR shoutout. Could turn my head! Thank you so much. You’ve made my day 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          • November 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

            Just thought I’d give you an update – I’ve been writing The Hollow Kiss for this NaNoWriMo and I’m just past the 40K mark! You will definitely be getting a head nod for the inspiration in my acknowledgments when the book gets published – lol!

            Liked by 1 person

            • November 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm

              This is most excellent news. Fame and fortune will be mine erm, sorry – I meant yours! The very best of luck with finishing this week – very exciting getting close to the NaNo finishing line. Great stuff!

              Liked by 1 person

  3. April 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my, let me try my hand on this:

    Some Wishes will Heal (“goodness, I’d love it if mine could” *buys the book*)

    The Indecipherable Wilting of Tynset (*Peers at the name* “my golly, it’s Scandinavian!” *book purchase complete*)

    The Salt House (“WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SALT HOUSE?” *book in the basket; returned to the retailer the next morning*)

    No wonder some titles seem to glare at you from the shelves. Seriously, this name generator is an internet-sent blessing, the pinnacle of technology.


    • April 8, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Oh, yes. Very pinnacley indeed. In fact I was up all night writing algorithms. Which were subsequently discarded in favour of some plain old wordplay 😉 But you have some hard core heavy duty excelling titling there, my friend. Why not just test the waters by writing all three?!


      • April 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        I’ve already starting writing one of them. Do you think I could turn it into a bestseller 😉


        • April 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

          Most certainly! Just another 80,000 words to go and you’re there!!

          Liked by 1 person

  4. July 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are so much fun!

    How Rainbows Can Steal (Your Smile) – Makes me think that a seemingly good thing turned out poorly for the chick lit heroine.

    The Indubitable Eulogies of Quail Hollow – This has small town spirituality revealing larger truths about the world written all over it.

    The Mortal Room – Ooo, so creepy! Obviously some death-dealing kinkery is going on behind closed doors.

    Tracy Cembor: My Spirited Tempest – Indeed, I have a life story like none other!


    • July 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      I wanted to respond to these with something pithy and erudite, but I’m afraid The Indubitable Eulogies of Quail Hollow is just so intelligent-sounding that it seems to have short-circuited my brain… I think I need to lie down now. People should warn me when their book titles are going to sound this amazing 😉


  5. July 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    So heartbreak could win – That one should be perverse comedy about some kind of bet.

    The poisonous counterfoil of … I don’t know, Polish cities don’t have sexy names – How about a book that actually has a poisonous counterfoil in it? Main character gets the coupon, wins the prize and gets poisoned. So to heal himself up he uses all money he won.

    The sullied city – That one is obvious. Cleaning lady who “cleans” the city at night.

    Przemek Kucia: My fortunate era – That one I like the most 😀 If I’ll be so lucky to write have my biography written, I want it to be the title!

    Great generators, it was a lot of fun ^^ Thanks


    • July 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      You’re welcome! Great titles you have there. And I love your poisonous counterfoil idea. Although for a minute I thought you were suggesting putting an actual poisonous counterfoil into your paperback. Which could have caused some major problems, not least in making money out of it 😉


  6. September 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    This is way easier than the way I’ve been doing it! How about one for Speculative Fiction?

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 4, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Oh, you’d never know what I might come up with next! Incidentally though, just how have you been doing it up to now?!


  7. November 26, 2014 at 1:34 am

    AND you’ve got generators!! I LOVE it! I give generators on my blog too: mostly sci-fi and fantasy worldbuilding! These are wonderful! Thanks so much Tara!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. January 8, 2015 at 3:37 am

    What fun!
    How Wishes May Cry (a bit weird)
    The Indecipherable Endgame in Prince George BC (Hmm. Sounds literary.)
    The Salt Wall (intriguing!)
    My Tremendous Gamble (this one’s great; too bad I’m not a celeb)
    Thanks for these, Tara!


    • January 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Oooh, I LOVE these, Audrey! You certainly came out with some of the most interesting I’ve seen. You need to start writing The Salt Wall immediately.
      I agree that your chick-lit title sounds a bit weird, but no less weird than some of the stuff I’ve actually seen published. And don’t let a lack of celebrity status put you off writing My Tremendous Gamble: after all, it hasn’t stopped other people.
      And there’s always the political autobiography, should you plan on taking over the world in 2015! Thanks for giving us your list! – T.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. January 31, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Fun post:
    How wings would come
    The splendid glassworks of Glastonbury (I have to write this one)
    The 9 millimeter cause
    Diana: my everlasting resolution.


    • January 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Great stuff, Diana. It’ll be tough going to write 4 books in 3 months, but with titles like these, how could you not?!


  10. March 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This was brilliantly fun. Many thanks for the great giggle. (and ideas!) Cheers


    • March 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      You’re most welcome! Glad you liked it. Hope you write them all 😀


  11. March 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This blog is so funny!


    • March 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Ah now, you’re just trying to butter me up, Helen. But that’s fine around here. In fact, it’s positively encouraged 😀


  12. May 20, 2015 at 3:50 am

    This works as well as anything I’ve tried! We need one for Children’s and Middle Grade fiction now.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Mandeline
    June 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I love these generators!

    How Faith Shall Lie.

    The Quantifiable Provenance in New York.

    The Law’s Street.

    My Privileged Measure.

    Awesome titles! Now if only I didn’t have two on-going novels, I’d be tempted to write these.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 29, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Ah, who needs sleep anyway? They’re too good to ignore! Thanks for your titles, Mandeline.


  14. June 30, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I LOVE it! I have a list of worldbuilding and names and currency on my blog and now I’ve listed this one with your credit Tara!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Oh thank you! I appreciate the mention – glad you liked it!


  15. Kai
    August 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    And Smiles Can Lie

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 22, 2015 at 1:36 am

      Hey Tara! I don’t see a sci-fi or sci-fi romance generator!! We need one for that please!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

        Hi Patti! The generators I do really only exist to make fun of overused stereotypes and clichés in lazy or unimaginative book marketing… unless a genre is guilty of them, it’s not really my area. I don’t think the sci-fi romance genre is there yet, but as soon as it is, rest assured I’ll be all over it like a rash!


  16. October 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

    So I just had to go for the mash up of Political Autobiography Crime Thriller “My Secret Exploration at Broken Station” perhaps starring Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders… LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Go for it! No reason you shouldn’t cross your generators for cross-genre books…

      Liked by 1 person

  17. -------------------
    October 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    ‘where arms can run’
    I guess its an arms race

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Ajsk
    November 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

    This is so amazing! I could use one for fantasy and children’s though. Those are my two genres. I thought my titles were really cool. Once I’ve finished one of the fifteen million books I have going right now I’ll try for one.

    And wishes might heal

    This one sparks interest especially since I’m always wishing or dreaming.

    The indecipherable tyrants of Castro (Valley. I think just Castro sounds cooler though.)

    The salt commons

    AJSK: My Tremendous Gateway

    I love that one a lot too since my life has had a sort of gateway to writing through my odd childhood.

    Thank you so much, Tara. I really loved it. If you could come up with this, you must be a great writer. That’s what I hope to be. Sometimes I do just have to believe that wishes could heal…

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Glad you liked them, Ajsk. Now pick a favourite and get focused, the rest can wait!


  19. Lyra
    November 15, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    It really helped me a lot! I was thinking of a title for a book for 2 weeks… and then I found this.
    ‘Why truth bleeds’
    Thanks for making this generator

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      You’re welcome Lyra – I made these as a joke, really, but I’m constantly delighted that people actually seem to find them helpful too!


  20. I.S.M
    March 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    If Dreams Can Tell
    That sounds cheesy.

    The Moribund Question of Elbayader.
    I’m confused o.0

    The Ninth Kiss
    Ooh~ that’s nice.

    I.M: My Hidden Conquest

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      I think cheesy is the whole point, ISM 😉


  21. Ghost
    April 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    You have inspired me tough it didn’t quite fit my story. So now I have;
    How Wings Shall Break…
    Still not shure it will work

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I’m sure you’ll make it work, Ghost. Or tinker around with it a bit. These generators are just a fun way of getting started!


  22. deborah
    April 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

    The One -eyed Alley.
    I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      I like it too, deborah. When can I read it? 😀


  23. May 25, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This is brilliant! Fun, inspiring. 😀 Two of mine were : So wishes cannot come – imagine sad 1920s epic novel. And A Tremednous Resolution – chick-lit fast paced short novel! Well done for creating these, Tara.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Not at all, Annika, my pleasure… They were only meant to be a bit of a laugh but I’m constantly surprised that so many of the titles could actually be usable!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. June 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Hello Tara –
    Having recently discovered via Barmcake Magazine re-tweeting your Crime book title generator – I was enthused to create my own Fantasy Fiction book title generator in response…

    Thanks for the like! All the very best, Zizzi.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Glad to be of inspiration, Zizzi! Thanks for the shout-out.


  25. -Writer222-
    June 22, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I’m using my real name and my own name here.
    •And Hearts Shall Turn — A story of a false lover who discards the girl they pretended to love?
    •The Petrified Comunicants of Birdsview — A tale of . . . ???
    •The Shadow Alley — A mysterious book telling of the many killings that take place in an out of the way alley?
    •JTT: My Fearless Quest — Sounds just like me!

    •So Rainbows Shall Turn — A girl with a perfect, rainbow life gets tossed around when rainbows turn to storms.
    •The Indubitibal Communicants of Birdsview — Huh?
    •The Mortal Alley — Similar to the other alley one, perhaps a sequel?
    •Tyleenia Taylor: My Spirited Quest — Same as before?

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 22, 2016 at 10:58 am

      That’s a LOT of books. You’d better start immediately!


  26. June 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Chick-lit : How promises cannot weep

    Literary Fiction : The incandescent mendicants of Delhi/Riyadh

    Thriller : The Dead Cradle

    Autobiography : Psycho-Wordsmith : My Inspired Struggle

    I’m sensing a pattern here

    Liked by 1 person

  27. July 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Why Dreams Can’t Fall
    The Indecipherable Transformation in Overton
    The Salt Square
    Amanda Forrestier: My Tremendous Detour

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Peanut Butter
    August 4, 2016 at 4:47 am

    “How Rainbows Can Come”

    How lovely…

    Liked by 1 person

  29. August 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    These are great, my two favourites – Chick-lit: Where Yesterday Could Heal and Literary: The Mock Wilting of Westfield 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Some lovely alliteration there all right, Raven – I love it when a total lack of plan comes together.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Unknown Name
    September 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I got:
    How wishes would stay
    The salt oak
    Unknown name: My tremendous depths

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Lovely! These sound ideal for guerrilla marketing tactics. Think your pseudonym needs a bit of work though 😉


  31. L.V.
    September 24, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I love your book title generators, it helps me a lot :*
    I got: How thoughts will bleed
    And I also spend some time to make: Some smiles speak
    Poisonous silence
    Dreams must heal
    Stealing clouds
    Where clouds can cry
    This titles= lots of ideas

    Liked by 1 person

  32. October 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Chick Lit: And Yesterday Should Speak
    Literary Fiction: The Mock Torchlight of Duffy Manor
    Crime Thriller: The Broken Fissure
    Showbiz and Political Autobiography: RILEY SILVER: My Secret Pilgrimage

    Thank you very much, this had inspired a few book ideas!

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Luna S.
    October 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    If Thoughts Could Speak
    The Flawless Torchlight of …
    The Assassin´s Fissure
    My Beautiful Pilgrimage

    Thank you for the titles, i already have a couple of ideas 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Yasti
    November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    These are one of the best generators I’ve ever seen! Most combos actually make sense 🙂

    Chicklit: And Desires Should Weep
    Literary: The Yearning Mendicants of Southbroom
    Crime/Thriller: The Bitter Cradle
    Autobiography: My Intoxicating Struggle (o.o)

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Maggie Black
    December 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

    I have a pen name as well as my real name so I did both:

    Pen Name:
    Chick-Lit: Some Promises Can’t Hurt.
    Literary: The Incandescent Masking In Whitfield
    Crime: The Dead History
    Autobio: Samantha Evans: My Inspired Odyssey

    All of those are perfect. And I write every genre so it works. May use them all

    My Real Name:
    Chick-Lit: If Kisses Must Lie
    Literary: The Sporofic Provenance In Saluda
    Crime: The Hollow Street
    Autobio: Maggie Black: My Brazen Measure

    Some of these don’t necessarily fit but I could make it work.
    Thanks Tara.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 5, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Hi Maggie, glad you like them! It’s just meant as light-hearted entertainment so I don’t mean for anyone to take it too seriously 😉


  36. Liberty On the Lighter Side
    December 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Hahaha very helpful thanks. I’ve written my autobiography, took no time at all, literally: Liberty, My Beautiful Silence. Not much to say in a completely blank book. (A bit like the one I saw of Diana Spencer’s Little Book of Wisdom – not very kind really).

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 14, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      It’s breaking the Silence that counts, eh, Liberty? Explosive stuff! Such a beautiful silence you kept all these years, in fact… until someone offered you a megabucks book deal. Congratulations!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Liberty On the Lighter Side
        December 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

        Your faith delights me 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  37. December 21, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I have never considered writing chick-lit, but I am tempted to reconsider now that I have the title, “How Kisses Cannot Sail.” Armed with this title, the obvious direction for my novel will be to roam into dadaist territory, and write the first groundbreaking, crossover dadaist/chick-lit work to grace the literary scene. I’m quite excited, thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 21, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Not half as excited as I am at the idea of a Dadaist/Chick-Lit crossover, Blathering. You throw in a healthy cake recipe and some ennui, and I’m your devoted fan forever.

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 21, 2016 at 10:07 am

        Now there’s a challenge I’m destined to fail at without question. Healthy cake????

        Liked by 1 person

        • December 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

          Oh, it exists, I’m sure of it. A supermodel told me in the new cookbook she just brought out for Christmas.

          Liked by 1 person

  38. Andrew Drancik
    December 27, 2016 at 1:40 am

    I’m trying to write a sad story, about a girl who was abandoned at birth and grew up alone on the streets, always abused, lied to, and yelled at. She shot someone out of fear and ran from the police. The titles I got don’t really go with it, so any ideas?


    • December 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Andrew. These title generators were designed as a bit of a joke and not meant to be taken too seriously. I hope you have fun with them and wish you luck in titling your book!


  39. Taylor
    March 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I have a few:
    If Rainbows Could Fly (already started writing that)
    The Indubitable eulogies of Overland Park (if I ever dared to write that)
    Taylor My Sprited Tempest (huh)
    If Eleves Could Jingle (maybe I’ll do a picture book for that one)

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Grace
    May 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    If Truth Could Lie


    Liked by 1 person

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