Tuesday Tops List: Taglines

Few things are more challenging for me to write than a simple tagline. Summing up a 250 page novel into one catchy sentence isn’t for the faint of heart. Yet, some authors manage this task so well. My latest tagline for the soon-to-be released A Sour Note is revealed in today’s featured image. But todays post focuses on some of the best taglines I’ve come across. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for tagline resources.

“Life is never like love songs.”
The Happy Ever After Playlist, by Abby Jiminez
I haven’t read this yet, but the cover and tagline roped me in.

“Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.”
The Hunger Game Games, by Suzanne Collins
Fantastic trilogy – the tagline didn’t let me down.

“Don’t go into the water.”
Jaws, by Pete Benchley
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.”
Jaws II

“Behind every great love is a great story.”
The Notebook, byNicholas Sparks

“Growing up is tough. Period.”
Are You There God, it’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume
This was an insanely popular book when I was growing up. Joy of joys, the movie releases Friday 4/28/23!

“There are two sides to every story.”
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
An extreme example of true words.

“What you see can hurt you.”
The Girl on the Train, byPaula Hawkins

“Good guys don’t fall for bad girls.”
Things We Hide from the Light, by Lucy Score

“His mistress is dead. His. wife is his only hope.”
The Perfect Marriage, by Jeneva Rose
I just downloaded this book and cannot wait to read it. The tagline absolutely piqued my interest.

“It was supposed to be the perfect getaway.”
The Island, by Elin Hidlerbrand

“In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.”
The Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah
Love, love, loved this book.

In a previous post, I shared a few resources that I found helpful. Anything worth doing once is worth doing twice – with a few extra sites offering examples of some great taglines.

Writers Helping Writers

Writers in the Storm

Live Write Breathe

Book Riot

Kristin Krause Books

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