I was listening to NPR the other night and the discussion was about dystopic books worth reading. It caught my attention because they mentioned a great book but they said to “look past the bright pink cover because it really is horrible”. I am still searching for the book because I am certain my step-father would love it. How do I know? Well, he loved the movie The Road and they compared this book to the book The Road. Pretty simple, really. I am NOTORIOUS for judging books based on their cover (literally) so I found it especially interesting that they mentioned the problem of books with poor covers because they really do turn the reader away. But moving on…
NPR discussed this website: Better Book Titles.
Not even kidding, I have been going bananas looking at this website. It is funny. But more than that- it is spot on. I’ve been searching the archives for all of the books I have read (and even some I have not) and I catch myself thinking “yep, that’s more like it”. You should pop on over there and have a look. If you are a reader (which I am) you will love this site. Here are couple of my faves:
(127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place)
(Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
(How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
Clearly the best book to end with…