A great title doesn't necessarily ensure a great book, but there's something to be said for a solid hook. The editors of BookPage have selected the 25 best book titles of 2012 (scroll down for the full alphabetical list):

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo HHhH by Laurent Binet Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen New Ways to Kill Your Mother by Colm Tóibín No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It by David Wong This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz  What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson Would You Eat Your Cat? by Jeremy Stangroom

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo
HHhH by Laurent Binet
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
New Ways to Kill Your Mother by Colm Tóibín
No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel
Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers
Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley
The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It by David Wong
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Would You Eat Your Cat? by Jeremy Stangroom

For more of our Best of 2012, check out our Top 50 Books of 2012.
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