Top Ten Better Book Titles

Better Book Titles is an amusing collection of attempts to rename well-known works of literature. The results are pithy and appropriate, summarizing everything you really need to know about a book right on its cover (ex. Oedipus Rex becomes “How I Met Your Mother,” The Giver = “Love in the Time of Death Panels,” and Atonement translates to “Kids Say the Darndest Things”). There are so many entires to browse and chuckle over in the archive, it was difficult to comprise just one “top ten” list from them! Take a peek at the selection below, then tell us which book you’d like to rename in a comment.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

IQ84 by Haruki Murakami

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


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