what's in a name? a lot!!!

two big south asian american writers have new books out with names that sound so bland it makes me want to puke. Bharti Mukherjee's latest book is called The Tree Bride and Chitra Divakaruni's new book is called Queen of Dreams. i understand that there are limitations to titles in regards to length, marketability, etc. but if you want to convince me to read your book with the promise of something remotely creative, start with the title! Book titles I have liked:

The God of Small Things
The Last Jet Engine Laugh
The Blue Bedspread
Salt and Saffron
To Kill a Mockingbird