How many books do you own with an “inspired by” title?

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas


Poetry, eh? Welp, we wonder how many titles on your bookshelf have literally been inspired by poetry. Or plays. Or songs. Or famous sayings. Estelle Laure’s ‘This Raging Light’ is a prime example. Maybe it’s time you took a closer look at that TBR…The title is important. It’s what can initially grab you and make you interested to read more. And with so much great classic literature already out there it’s no surprise that authors turn to the greats to add a little extra oompf to what heads up their books.

Here’s some examples of “inspired by…” books:

inspired titles

Naturally the Bard is always a winner when choosing a title. Which are some of your favourites? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks

And if all this grand titling has made you want to look a little further, say, to the first pages of the book, then you can buy your copy of ‘This Raging Light’ right here. Woo!


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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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