Totally Random Lists 2019: First-Name Basis

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.


 It’s pretty simple. When you write a book or make a movie about a person, often the best title is just the name of the person. And sometimes the first name is enough, which sort of makes these books, movies and albums feel like good friends. Friends who live on your shelves.

first name booksBOOKS
Emma, Jane Austen
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Carrie, Stephen King
Kim, Rudyard Kipling
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
 

first name LPsMOVIES
Dave
Laura
Marty
Rudy
Amelie
Rocky
Alfie
Juno
Ted
Arthur
Harvey
Mulan

MUSIC
Tim, The Replacements
Carmen, Georges Bizet
Tommy, The Who
Joanne, Lady Gaga
Frank, Amy Winehouse
Jolene, Dolly Parton
 

Want a longer list? There’s more name-dropping at HPB.com/firstname