This is the name of a book at my local library, and it is indeed what its title suggests – a book of parlour games to be played by families. Everytime I see it I am always disappointed because it’s not the book I want it to be. I want it to be fiction, a bittersweet story of betrayal and revenge, angst, overcoming adversity, a little bit of romance with the wrong, or are they the right? person, maybe a dash of mystery and the tantilising possibility of an unhappy ending. The sort of book where characters reveal themselves slowly and you teeter between sympathy and dislike, where it seems that time is running out for redemption. The type of book you don’t want to end, yet you want to know what happens. That ticks all the boxes. Palour Games for Modern Families, although no doubt a great non fiction book, seems like such as waste of an excellent title for a fiction book.
So what’s your favourite book title (can be non-existent) and what type of book would you like it to be?