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September 28, 2021

Retitling Books As How-To Titles

top ten tuesday + books
This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a Freebie which means I choose my own topic. So I'm listing books I'll most likely never read and turned them into how-to titles that I make up based synopses and reviews. If I'm wrong about any of these, feel free to correct me. I added links for book info in case you actually want to read them. And remember, these are for fun.

Be aware: There are spoilers for The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; maybe You by Caroline Kepnes and maybe Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.


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Original Title: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney > link
New Title: A Short Vacation Guide For The Bored And The Selfish
File Under: Studies in Absurdity

02 |
Original Title: November 9 by Colleen Hoover > link
New Title: How To Be A Violent, Controlling, Entitled A**Hole And Still Get The Girl
File Under: Brain Damage & Personality Malfunction

03 |
Original Title: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins > link
New Title: Cheat Like A Man: A slightly dishonest guide from a French boy
File Under: Foreign Obsession and Studies in Absurdity

04 |
Original Title: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara > link
New Title: The Definite Guide to Living a Sh**ty life
File Under: Stress Management

05 |
Original Title: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig > link
New Title: A Cure for Regrets: Relive several, possibility dumb, possibility worse than your current life, possibility un-insightful lives and discover your life isn't bad after all
File Under: Alternative Medicine

06 |
Original Title: You by Caroline Kepnes > link
New Title: 30 Days to a Successful Career as a Stalker, a Psychopath and a Serial Killer
File Under: Careers & Hobbies

07 |
Original Title: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia > link
New Title: How To Raise Your Fungus Family Without Dying
File Under: Mental Instability and Gardening

08 |
Original Title: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson > link
New Title: A Slightly Good Girl’s Guide To Making Dumb Decisions, Getting Nearly Killed And Solving A Murder
File Under: Life skills for people who are too stupid to live

09 |
Original Title: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides > link
New Title: Amateur Sleuthing for the Dumb And The Single-Minded
File Under: Misogyny and Incompetency Exploration

10 |
Original Title: Survive The Night by Riley Sager > link
New Title: A Good Girl’s Guide To Road Tripping With Strangers Who Might Be Serial Killers
File Under: Life skills for people who are too stupid to live
 
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20 comments:

  1. I love the alternative title for Mexican Gothic!

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    1. Lydia: Me too.

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  2. What a fun idea! I've read most of these (and really enjoyed most of them) and I find these new titles perfectly accurate. The Maidens' title is particularly on point (it's one I didn't enjoy though!)

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    1. Kay: I'm glad I got them right. Lots of people didn't enjoy The Maidens so I'm not surprised that you didn't.

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  3. That's so funny! Thanks for sharing. Here is my link: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/09/top-ten-tuesday-20-books-for-christmas.html

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    1. Cindy: I'm glad you found them funny because that is what I meant to do.

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  4. The CoHo one made me laugh so hard. Cheat Like a Man made me laugh too and if that were the real book I might be tempted to read it just to see where she goes with that!

    Riley Sager I've been thinking of trying. and the Micaelides book too since I saw it on a dark academia list or something somewhere...

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    1. Greg: I still don't get why people like CoHo's books. It would be amusing to read such book as Cheat like a man but what man would be honest when it comes to cheating?

      I haven't read any thrillers but Riley Sager seems to be popular as is Michaelides' books. I hope you like their books although I would recommend trying the other ones instead of my two titles I have on my list.

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  5. Love this post! Your new titles are all so great. They totally made me laugh. :D

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    1. Lark: It's good to hear that. I made these in hopes people would get a laugh out of them.

      Thank you for coming by. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Christine: It was fun to come up with the new titles.

      Thank you for coming by. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Lectrice Vorace: Thank you for your kind words.

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  8. I love your take on these books!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/10-indigenous-authors-to-read/

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    1. Pam: Thank you. And thank you for coming by. Have a lovely day.

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  9. These made my laugh so hard! I think my favourite was 30 Days to a successful career of a stalker, a psychopath and a serial killer, but they're all great.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/top-ten-tuesday-335/

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    1. iloveheartlandX: I'm glad to hear these make you laugh.

      Thank you for coming by. Have a lovely day.

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  10. Oh, my gosh, this are fabulous! I love your creativity.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog on Tuesday.

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    1. Cheryl: Thanks for your kind words.

      Thank you for coming by. Have a lovely day.

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