Book Publishers Really Love The Word ‘Tiger’ Right Now


2011 may be the year of the rabbit, but it seems like every book we read about nowadays has the word ‘tiger’ in the title. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But only mildly. We already know these things are cyclical, but we thought this phenomenon was only in the music world — remember the whole Crystal Antlers/Crystal Stilts/Crystal Castles thing? What about Wolf Eyes/Wolfmother/Wolf Parade/AIDS Wolf and Grizzly Bear/Bear Hands/Bear in Heaven? Speaking of those, what is it with people who name things and ferocious animals? Someone must be putting something in their food. Just saying. Not that these books don’t look great! Because they (mostly) do. Click through for the list of tiger-titled books that will be/have been released in the first three months of 2011, and let us know if you’ve noticed any similar phenomena.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (January 11, 2011)

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (January 11, 2011)

Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso (March 1, 2011)

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (March 8, 2011)