Two possible approaches to this prompt came to mind: there’s plenty of recent fiction with long titles thanks to the popular titling convention of the last few years (think A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder, or any book that follows the blank of/to blank and blank format).
The other approach, which I chose, was nonfiction books with subtitles… which produced a list that pretty much sums up 2020: death! disaster! science! science denial! disease! but also how do I stay calm with my kids?
Header image is from Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach
The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, Masha Gessen
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, Svetlana Alexievich
How did you interpret this prompt? What long titles are on your shelves?