A few months back, I did a post on an awesomely irreverent blog called Better Book Titles. Basically the blog takes reader submissions on names that they feel suit the book better than the original. It is hilarious! As I stated in my Better Book Titles: Round 1, the original blog is not family friendly, strong language and sexually charged titles are not uncommon, but don't worry, my favorites that I've selected for Round 2 here on The Book Buff are family friendly :) Read on intrepid Book Buffs!
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
I'd be willing to bet that anyone who read this book in high-school still takes a second thought when eating prepackaged food. I find myself completely unable to even think about what is in that ubiquitous cereal dust at the the bottom of every cereal bag.
The Princess and the Pea
I have to say, I've never really cared for this story. Even as a little kid I often wondered why the prince would want such a whiner for a wife. I'm sorry, but speaking as a person who has born children, I cannot understand why a man would choose a woman who can't even sleep due to a pea, as the mother of his children. Just sayin...
Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
Yup. That about sums up my experience with the book. Has anyone reading this ever finished the book? I'm dying to know a.) how you managed to muddle through and b.) what did you think of it?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This one basically made me spray my drink all over the place. Having a reference to the uber secret "terrible awful" thing mentioned only in whispers throughout the entire book right there on the cover was priceless. Hilarious!
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
I'm not poking fun at the belief, just at that prophet that keeps making all of the doomsday predictions, and that people keep believing him. I understand the first time, but fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...well, you know :)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
I have a funny story to tell you guys about a certain guy I'm married to having a certain club where they did stupid guy stuff back in high-school, but of course, I can't tell you said story, because it would be breaking rule #1. Y'all know what I'm sayin' *wink*wink*elbow*elbow*
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Great book, but as pointed out here, a misleading title indeed.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Best. Books. Ever. (tied with Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Pride and Prejudice, and Hunger Games but shhhhhhhh! don't tell my favorites that they share the #1 spot, I don't want them to think I'm cheating on them!)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sadly, the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer was better than the Demi Moore's version of The Scarlett Letter.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
And still, with all the musical numbers and dancing gangs, I still found West Side Story to be twice as sad.