Tuesday, August 30, 2016

If Book Titles Were Literal

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Book Titles. They have the power to be enticing but also confusing… Sometimes they have something to do with the book and other times they are just a metaphor. What if book titles were literal? What if the book title was an accurate representation of what would be inside the book? I am going to reconstruct synopsises (IDK THE PLURAL okay?) of some books by taking their titles literally.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The night sky has fascinated many brilliant minds across the centuries but a recent study found that the stars in our night sky aren’t perfect. They have faults, are broken and all of them might explode into supernovas at any given point. What does this mean for the fragile life on Earth? Do we only have a couple of days or millions of years left before the stars all give up and explode?

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

You thought you’d seen the weirdest of the weird in books but have you read a YA novel told from the POV of a wallflower. This beautiful purple flower grows in one of the most popular hangouts at the high school and gets to observe all sorts of interactions. The good, the bad, the awkward and the bizarre. You name it, this wallflower has seen it.

3. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue-Hitchcock

About a girl and her need to solve a mystery by running around and sniffing other people’s houses. Will she figure out who done it? Will she save the day? Let’s find out.

4. The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter

Once upon a time, in a world very similar to ours, a young boy dreamed of rulling over the snakes. So he set on a journey to become THE SERPENT KING. This wonderful coming of age story is unlike any other you have ever read because SNAKES.

5. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

In the darkest reaches of the tropical rainforest, an army of ants is gathering. They are tired of humans, they are tired of their destruction and they are most definitely tired of getting stomped on. THEY ARE THE ANTS and they will RISE UP.

6. Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Swan-farmer Ivy is done. She is done with the swans always escaping their cages. She is done with running after them. This summer, Ivy is gonna let the swans be wild and become one with them. After all, the best way to live life to the fullest is by turning into a wild swan.

7. Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally

Remember when we all thought that there was no life on the moon? That it was a barren satellite where no life could ever survive? With the latest technology, NASA peeps discover that there are actually girl like creatures living inside the moon… something we never expected to happen. This fall, a horror/thriller, set in space is coming to a bookstore near you.

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Rashika has been tired since 2013. There are very few things that spark joy for her besides a nice cup of tea, warm, baked goods, good books and good TV shows. She is here to pile onto your giant TBRs and to-watch lists. Offer her a cookie and she might be nice to you.

16 Responses to “If Book Titles Were Literal”

  1. Katie

    very original! and funny : ) i’m currently reading “the nest” you know – that book about different kinds of nests found in nature 😉

  2. AngelErin

    LOL! LOVE this post. You really had me cracking up. The smell of other people’s houses especially. I haven’t read that one yet, but the title turns me off. I’ve heard it’s great though so I do need to give it a shot.