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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Boxes and Gas Leaks and Books, Oh My!

Alright, peeps. I'm getting serious about my blog hiatus and I'm vowing to be much better about posting. I recently moved, and my apartment is still in a state of disarray (plus my oven broke--thus the "gas leak" portion of my post title), but I am slowly carving my way through the mess of boxes and books, and am feeling a little less like a headcase and a little more like a human.

In better news: I FINISHED THE SEQUEL TO DELIRIUM THIS WEEK!

Now I just need a title...

Thus the reason for my MASSIVE TITLING CONTEST!!

Okay, so I realize that typically in order to title books it helps to have read them, but I've never been a super traditional kind of girl, so I'm just going to go ahead and host the titling contest anyway. However, keep in mind that this is the follow-up book to DELIRIUM, whose Goodreads description I've pasted below:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.


All you have to do to enter is write in with a suggested title for book 2 (hint: it should be a single-word title that kind of "goes" with the title of Delirium, and suggest big, epic, explosive adventures, or sweeping illness, or tragic love...any of the above, really. :)) As long as you suggest a title you'll be eligible to win--I'll select the ultimate winner at random.

And what, pray tell, will you win?

Signed ARCs of both Before I Fall and Delirium, along with other secret goodies I plan on digging up for you POSSIBLY INCLUDING: a tote bag, signed bookmarks, and a large smiley face drawn on a sheet of paper. (What? I LOVE smiley faces!)

I can't wait to hear what you all come up with!

--L

133 comments:

KrazyK said...

Epidemic! Doesn't have the gracefulness of Delirium, but it matches :) (I really really want to read Delirium!)

Patrick said...

Rapture

Valerie Kemp said...

Ooh! Cool contest! How about:

Incendiary
Hysteria
Epidemic
Ignition

mandikins49 said...

How about RAPTURE?

Mindy said...

How about "Regrets"

Jennzah said...

hmm, i have a few...

affliction (as in to be afflicted with lovesickness, wanting to be cured.)

and "vehemence" because it means intensity... which the book sounds!! :)

rifferaff said...

FEVERISH

Kate said...

Lament.

Izzi said...

My mind is not thinking well today, but what about Rave, Ecstasy, or Frenzy. These are just off the top of my non-working-at-the-moment mind.

Izzi said...

Yeah Rapture and Epidemic are good ones too!

Alyson Greene said...

I like Hysteria or Euphoria

Queen N said...

What about 'anguish' ?

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I really like Rapture as well.

And my suggestions are:
Enchantment
Fervor
Oblivion
Ardor

Kelly J. said...

Endemic :)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Amoria

And HOLY CRAP I didnt know there was a sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This made my day!

Raíla said...

I am not any good at naming or giving titles, and I actually liked the first suggestion there: EPIDEMIC. But... What do you think about... Contagious, maybe?

Bee said...

I'm gonna have a go at it, because I so *WANT* the books. And this is so very cool :)

Addicted
Imperious
Infirmity
Relapse
Disturbia (I'm not sure that's a proper word :P)
Affliction

I'll come back with more later :)

Lynsey Newton said...

I *LOVE* things like this although it's pretty hard when you haven't read the book (not for want of trying...*glares at book* soon my pretty, soon...)

Anyway, here are my ideas:

Diseased
Infected
Uncured/Cured
Immune
Amore/amor
Resistance
Impulse
Instinct
Minority
Human
Nature
Spirit
Breathless
Desire
Sacrifice
Committed/commitment
Uncontrollable
Complex/complexity
Awake/Awakening
Salvation
Catalyst
Connections
Survival
Quest
Entranced
Affected
Heartsong
Crippled
Magnified
Hypnotised
Desperate/desperation
Forbidden
Ephipany
Raw
Emotion
Pure/purity
Numb/numbness
Medicine

Lynsey Newton said...

Also Breathe/breathing/lungs (because love is as essential as breathing)

FreakChiq said...

Equilibrium
Requiem
Desiderium
Deliverance
Embrace
Æterna
Embers

I think the Oblivion suggestion is good too :)

Lynsey Newton said...

I also like Resurrection...very much actually... I will stop soon, promise ;)

Laurie Lamb said...
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Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Euphoria /Euphory / Euphorium (well, euphorium does not exist as a word, I think)
Forbidden / Forbiddence
Desperation / Desperado
Denial
Delusion
Beloved
Pathetical
Illusion
Lyrical
Imagination
Aurora / Aurorean
Distinguish
Discriminate / Discrimination
Poisonous
Vanishment
Essential
Delitescent
Deliracy / Delirament
Deliquium
Dereliction
Imperium
Desiderium
Hysteria
Asteria
Escapade / Escapism / Escapement
Mystical
Secrecy
dreamscape
Amatorious

Hope they help somehow!

Jo said...

My suggestions - may only work depending on what the second book is about - are:

Contagion/Contagious
Intoxication
Furor
Yearn/ing
Zeal

Keris said...

Great competition. How about...

Insatiable

cynthial11 said...

Oh wow!!! I can't wait for Delirium and there's going to be a sequel!!! AWESome!!!!

What about:

Madness
Ardor
ecstasy
fervor
euphoria
rapture
compulsion
anguish
forsaken
forbidden

Briana said...

Hmm... I really like "Dementia". Which, if you look at the medical term, is often compared/confused with Delirium.
I don't know... to me, the word definitely describes a "sweeping illness" and could also possibly be the result of tragic love...?
I don't know. If I were a writer, I have a feeling picking a title would absolutely be the toughest part for me. Ha!

Briana

Samantha said...

Forbidden?

dawt said...

Wilted

Elizabeth Briggs said...

I like Delusion - sounds good with Delirium, and from what I read would fit the story as well.

I also like:

Rapture
Fervor
Hysteria
Aberration
Elysium
Epidemic
Pandemic
Affliction

Rachele Alpine said...

What a fun contest! What about VERTIGO?

molly. said...

Euphoria.
Blooming.
Eradicate.
Metachronism.
Parachronism.
Endearment.
Infatuation.
Besotted.
(:

BethDazzled said...

Ooo, I like Rapture. Fever could work too. Congrats on finishing the sequel, PS!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Such a bummer that your oven isn't working...and I hope the unpacking and organizing all goes well (playing music and dancing around usually makes that fun - but I can't guarantee that any actual organizing actually happens...)

My Picks:
Hysteria
Euphoria
Rapture
Vivacity
Vitality
Mania or Maniac


And OMG! A sequel? YAY!! Delirium rocked!

egbert13 said...

I think Rapture is a good one. Like the song by Blondie. Hah.

Lynsey Newton said...

OK I've got it. I've just paused a movie to come and enter this in here. Thank you to Russell Brand for the inspiration....


Pandemonium

Genevieve said...

Ah, most of the ones I came up with were already listed. So I had to think really hard to come up with some original ones. Here's what I've got:

Mirth
Devotion
Desire
Amour
Delusion
Reverie
Glorious
Phenomenon
Fate
Destiny
Turmoil
Disarray

I think that most of those fit the love aspect. I like Destiny and Phenomenon best, I think that they fit the book very well -- both in an epic adventure way and tragic love.

Jenna said...

The two I immediately thought of were ailment and affliction.

I've been dying to read Delirium, and now I found out there's going to be a sequel? I'm dying over here.

jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

roger said...

euphoria and lust

Vampires and Tofu said...

Deranged
Frenzy
Hysteria
Fever
Epidemic

Pretty said...

I would say Grace or ador.

RJ said...

The Nature of Love
or
Avoiding the Cure

Miss Bookiverse said...

What about Genesis? Or Dilemma? Thanks for asking us for input :)

Bee said...

One more: DELUSION

Pam Harris said...

Cool contest! What about just: FEVER. Wait a minute, I like that so much that I may want to use it. :)

Elena said...

Dang I wont those books so bad, And wait, theres a SEQUEL?! Oh my gosh! I am so excited!

Okay, I was thinking something like...;

hysteria
Fervor
ecstasy
rapture
Elysium

just some ideas :)

Steph said...

I am so glad you are doing a sequel!
Here are my picks:
unhinged
forbidden

This is such a great contest! Thanks
stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

Steph said...

P.S I would love a smiley face drawn by you..lol!!!

Audrey said...

Elope or Elusion

Jessica Secret said...

"The Sequel To The Book Jessica Would Kill For"

....OK, not really. Um...how about Epidemic? Radical? Infatuation? Desperation? Detachment? Monumental? Forgotten? OK I'm just making up words now. :)

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Anne said...

Hmmm there is a pretty good chance that these have been said. How about Elation or depending on the mood, Dismal.

Zoe said...

Somebody said this in class today and I just thought it sounded right - Serendipity.

Lori said...

Wow! I am late to the game and everyone has already thought of everything! I actually only read the first few comments so I have no idea if my suggestions have been used but here they are:

Desolate
Desolation
Harrowing
Affliction (I love that one!)
Purgatory
Calamity
Tribulation
Anguish
Contamination
Corruption
Affection
Devotion
Paramour (I love this one too!)

Okay, I'm going to stop because I could probably go on forever! ;)
Since I'm the self proclaimed 'Biggest Fan of Delirium' I don't mind what it's called I just want to read it!!!! :)

pureimagination77(at)gmail(dot)com

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Hm... i think Rapture is nice, but as for some originals:

Adoration
Cherish(ed)
Reverence

or, if you want the title to reference being "cured":
Remedy/Remedied
Elixir

or if lena is feeling the negative effects of love, i.e. separated from her love:
Curse(d)
Torment(ed)

flying-feli said...

I'll also give it a try :)

Awakening
Healed

Beleth said...

Im going to say these two:
- pandemonium
- equilibrium

pascalinetribou said...

Oh my God ! I can't believe that they will be a sequel to Delirium ! It will be so Great !

For the title, I'm going to suggest :

- Remedia
- Pandemic
- Virum
- Infection
- Taint
- Delusion is a geat title too !
- Bellum (which means "War" in Latin)

Your contest is very fun. Thanks a lot !

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Hallucination
convulsion
illusion
delusion
mirage
ignis fatuus

Christinabean said...

Wow! you've got some great suggestions here! I have only a few -

Ecstasy or Eurphoria or Elation

The 'E' thing was not purposeful BTW...

clderwee at gmail dot com

Rhiannon said...

wow, this is some list you're going to have to choose from! hahahahaha.
I'm going with the Fervor voters, it really works with both delirium and love and tragedy/ illness.
I would try to add a new one, but 60 comments in I think every possible word has been suggested!

jobrychcy said...

I think of:

-Dementium
-Madness
-Furor
-Démentia
-Insània
-Rabies
-Lovers
-Lunacy
-Insanity
-Extravaganza
-Demise
-Cured
-Healed
-Fate
-Condemned
-Doomed
-Unhappiness
-Sorrow
-Gloom
-Shade
-Shadow
-Fallacy
-Lovers
-Death
-Shock
-Collision
-Bump
-Clash
-Misfortune
-Infelicity
-Illness
-Falling
-Darkshines
-Absolution
-Interlude
-Endlessly
-Fury
-Reanimation
-Sealed
-Broken
-Pressure
-Addiction
-Guilty
-Obscura
-Lacrimarum
-Tenebrarum
-Suspiriorum
-Lunatic
-Alienation
-Promise

e-mail: jobrychcy@hotmail.fr

rosedisco said...

Euphoria
Elation
Felicity
Rapture
Rhapsody
Hysteria
Affliction
Enamored

Good luck with finding a title! (:

LilyMeade said...

Everyone has seemed to pick the best ones, and I wholeheartedly echo Rapture.

Um... Epidemic?

Gavin said...

Compulsion

Camille Hakansson (teen) said...

Super Excited for Delirium!
My suggestion is:

Clarity

Dawn said...

There are some great ones! Here is my suggestion:
Perception.
I have tried to figure out how to explain why I like this title, and failed miserably. It just fits! :) Lena's opinion of love is impacted when she falls in love, and I can't wait to find how how she perceives it after she falls!

juniper-breeze said...

Psychosis

People will not only think it's crazy that she loves, but being in love is a crazy experience itself! :)

Thanks for the contest!
simplysnazzy@gmail.com

mimi.g.1"" said...

Hi Lauren! Loved BIF and can't wait for Delirium. I hope you find the best title for your book and for yourself. My suggestions are:

Escape
Evaporation
Acceleration
Limitations
Edge
Clairvoyance
Perception
Allure

Steph said...

I thought of another one... How about

Euphorium

Kinda goes with Delirium don't ya think?
stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

HYNOTIC/HYPNOSIS
PSYCHOTIC
PANDEMONIUM
Deception
Retribution
Belligerent
Apprehend(ed)
Dissipate
Asphyxiate
Ignorance
Arrogance
Fatal(ity)
Immortality
Mortal
Human
Vulnerable
Exposed <-- that's already a book title isn't it?
Succeptible
Succumb
Formidable

Haha. I'm no good at this, especially since there are already entries from 70+ other readers!

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

Hello Lauren Tamara French Fan on facebook =)
I think Demencia , Disturbia or Dearly can be a good title

Lynsey Newton said...

I'd thought of Euphorium too but it *technically* isn't a word..

Yan said...

mimesis
rage/fury
wild

lol awful titles I know

yan.pocky(at)gmail.com

Christina said...

I think "Chances", "The Undertaking", "The Fall of an Adoration," or "Tender Weakness" are fantastic titles for the second book!

Amy said...

Hmmm here's some! :o)

Bane
Legend
Intoxicate
Condemned
Hydra
Dementia
Adulation

Stacey said...

My suggestion is unequivocal

Stacey
secsec1@gmail.com

Jessy said...

I like the titles...

Elation
Exhilaration
Exultant

Frusty the Clown said...

Immersed/Immersion

Nicholapike said...

I have a couple for you Lauren, though I'm only guessing where the story might go!

Immersion
Pandemonium
Obliteration

Nikki Hughes

nicholapike said...

Discordia!

Definitely that one!

Nikki Hughes

Mef0703 said...

hey I read Delirium! my friend is an indie book store owner and went to a book showcase and picked it up for me! I LOVED it! I'm dying for the sequel!

Here are my ideas:
Madness
Chaos
Desire
Escape
Silence

thanks so much!!!

androidblues said...

Hysteria

Lena said...

Congrats on finishing the sequel! SQUEE!!

Hmm...titles. Rhapsody? Ecstasy? Enchantment?

LOL, that's all I can think of!

addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

Molten said...

How about "Whirlwind"?

Liz said...

Desire
(for the tragic love, and the epic adventure, also for the illness to either stop or continue so that the love stays and the adventure continues)

The Book Vixen said...

Exaltation



thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Pam said...

I am gonna go with Rhapsody. It is what immediately popped in my mind when I first saw Delirium.

Ivy Hawthorn said...

Oh cool contest!

hmmm, what about like Frenzy or Infected or Antidote or Abscond

Hahaha not sure if these work with your title, but good luck!

Thanks for the contest! Crossing my fingers!

ivy AT ivyhawthorn DOT com

Maxi said...

euphoria ,phobia , ,infatuate( means passion), tantilize lust ,devotion, or stargaze

lol not sure if it would work next thing you know i think inception lol thanks you so much for the awesome contest can't wait for delirium love the cover

shadowcatAThotmailDot com

Brianna Bruce said...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned these before, but I thought that I'd give it a try:

Contagion

Rhapsody (I think that it could pair perfectly with Delirium, as my dictionary defines 'rhapsody' as 'an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling)

Frenetic

Mercurial (sprightly, lively; or, subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind)

Vehemence

Manic

I hope that you like them and I hope that I'll win!

sbhome(at)aol(dot)com

Literature for Lunch said...

My thought for your title is Vertigo. I would imagine that there is some fall-out, some consequences from Lena's actions -- vertigo in its definition means that you are dizzy or things are dizzy around you. I think that love can make you feel this way, also. I think it would be a perfect fit!

Jennifer
lit.for.lunch[AT]gmail[DOT]com

cathy jo said...
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cathy jo said...

Plunge
Plummet

Sorry I messed up my first post!

Carla said...

I really like Frenzy but even better? frenetic because it means to be deliriously happy,

Brooke said...

oh oh oh! cool contest!!! I cannot wait to read Delirium, it has to be the most original concept i have ever heard of!

oh and i'm sure i will have to add another fictional boyfriend to my growing list! :)

Here is what i'm gunna add to your growing title list:

Ebullience
Raving
Compulsion
Lunacy
Pyrexia

and some others already put this but i like Hysteria?

good luck! and thanks for the chance to win!
Brooke!

letmesign3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tara said...

Frenzy? I know Francesca Lia Block just came out with a book by that title, so maybe not. Just an idea! I can't wait for DELIRIUM to come out :D

taratgonzalez@gmail.com

Genesis said...

Newest member. My suggestions brand new are:

DARKEST
DEATHLY
RESTLESS
UNNATURAL
BEATITUDE

Email : oadelana@students.pgcc.edu

Suchita said...

Okay so I really liked Delusion as a title, but here are some others that I think could work...
Despair
Deception
Abandon
Desolate

Hannah S. said...

PLAGUED or RAVE, maybe? :)
I've been reading some comments above, and some sound too cool! I haven't read them all, though, so sorry if I'm repeating what's already there.


Love, Hannah
xoxosweeet at yahoo.com

Hannah S. said...

P.s. I am so excited for DELIRIUM, you have no idea!

lady reader said...

Hmm. My choice is from 'BEFORE I FALL' it also goes with 'DELIRIUM' although I haven't read it yet. It just has more meaning to ME, from the 1st book.

-FALLACY.

Good Luck!!

Alex said...

I think a good idea would be Inamorata. It means love or lover, along with passion.

Just an idea!

Faithintheboys said...
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Faithintheboys said...

I like Tumult, Frenzy, or Hysteria.

Katelyn Burton said...

Ummm how about EXALTATION?

Orrr ABBERATION?

ALLEGIANCE
TRANSGRESSION
DERANGED
UNHINGED
DEVIATION
CORRUPTION?

Cool contest! I just got BEFORE I FALL! Can't wait to read DELIRIUM! :)

Katelyn Burton.

truefriend1014 said...

Deteriorate

Looksie Lovitz said...

Madness, Aberration, Delusion, Deception, Sacrifice, Disposition, Duplicity. :)

I just read book 1 and cannot wait for book 2!!

looksielovitz@gmail.com

Shauna said...

What would I feel if I couldn't love?

-- DESPAIR!

I can't wait to read Delirium.

Britta said...

DELUSION
or
DELUSIONAL

ilikethesebooksblog@gmail.com

ps:
I'm reading DELIRIUM now and it is amazing!

Hippchick said...

Delirious - as in delirious with love!

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

I like Duplicity. At first I thought of Serenity/Harmony, but that sounds a little too calm... I'm dying to know what happens in the the sequel!

obsessivebookreader11 said...

I was thinking Vertigo...it sounds like it fits and i think the meaning goes with the books(even though i havent read em yet)-"a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings"

Llehn said...

Devastation.


lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kelsey said...

The fact that Delirium is part of a trilogy makes me want to fly! I absolutely LOVED Delirium. The most amazing book EVER!!!!

Wildly
Refugium
Deliberate
Elusive
Evanescent
Rebellion

Miss Page-Turner said...

I go for "AFFLICTED AMITY"... seems like there is everything to lose where nothing was before. It is a gift, but cure at the same time... love...

Laura said...

i like Epidemic, but I think Pandemic sounds better

madeleinerex.com said...

Havoc

Yeah... That's the best I can think of. :D

-Madeleine

Andrea said...

I would say Hallucinations or delusions since thats what actual delirium causes a person to experince.

Andrea said...

Or maybe dementia.

Lucy D'Andrea said...

ravishment

lucy.dandrea(at)gmail(dot)com

Book Kritik said...

I just read the book and LOVED IT! I can't wait for the sequel!

So for title I guess..hmm
-Delusion or Delusioned.

I think it fits best after the first book.

Shelbie and Amanda said...

I think that a "D" word would go well with Deliruim...

maybe Defiance? or Duplicity sounds nice

-Shelbie

Gary Ghislain said...

We have a French expression that's going around for centuries:

Maladie d'Amour

It's two words, but you know how we French are bad at following rules and guidelines.

Otherwise, I like:

Falling

since it works with falling sick and falling in love, and it's dramatic etc

happy hunting

confessionofareadingmind said...

A big fan from Italy.
Ok, my suggestion are

-Poison
-Psychosis
-Hallucination

titania86 said...

My suggestion is Melancholia (or Melancholy), after the Medieval concept of love sickness explained as an imbalance of black bile. I would also suggest Hysteria after the 17th century idea that women were crazy because of their anatomy. (The "cures" for the "disease" are pretty amusing.) I know they're kind of nerdy, but I think it would be a cool follow-up title to Delirium. :)

Esther Shaindel said...

Mania

Jeremy West said...

Downfall, Dementia, Ecstasy, Frenzy, Hysteria, Insanity, Euphoria...that's all I got.

jeremywest91@gmail.com

Lindsay Cummings said...

Oblivion

americangirlie1991@yahoo.com

Lindsay Cummings said...

also Ignition or Divide or Ignite.

i know those seem random, but i'm guessing after Delirium, there's going to be some sort of rising action. things have to ignite.

Lindsay Cummings said...

Clarity or Lucid.

I guess after Delirium, you might finally get your thoughts clear and realize what you want.

yeah, i get it. Overkill. i'm done. its 11pm and I can't sleep, people!

Dejah Stephens said...

How about "Invalid?" It ties in with the story in Delirium.

Jade Night said...

How about....

Fervorous
Hysterics
Zealous
Passion
Lunacy
Infection
Poison

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