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Last night I found a topic that had been circulating among the Twitter universe called “Less Exciting Book Names”. The goal was to take the name of any book you could think of and find a way to make the title have a similar but less “exciting” sound to it. Needless to say, given the tremendous brain trust of creative writers out there, no shortage of humorous twists on familiar old names circulated around the Twitterverse…and since I didn’t have any deep subjects to write about this week, I thought a funny twist would be in order. Here now are some of the ones that made the rounds plus a few some friends threw in when I told them about it and several of my own just so I’m not blatantly using other people’s work here.

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Delaware
2. Interview with the Whiny Dead Guy
3. Of Meeces and Men
4. The Lost Cymbal
5. A Tale of Two Kitties
6. To Kill an Angry Bird
7. Low Expectations
8. Curious Georgia and the Electric Fence (No sequel to this one; thanks Tricia)
9. The Lion, The Witch and the Dresser
10. Dandelion Wine Coolers

From Dr. Seuss:
1. Oh! You’ll Go Somewhere
2. Green Eggs and Spam
3. The Cat in the Ball Cap
4. Horton Hears Not
5. How the Grinch Stole Columbus Day
6. Mr. Brown Can Poo! Can you?

The Complete Harry Potter Series
1. Harry Potter and the Kidney Stone (Nothing exciting if you have ever had one)
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber under the Bathroom
3. Harry Potter and the Juvenile Delinquent of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Melted Ice (Wouldn’t that be a cup of water?)
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pigeon
6. Harry Potter and the Half Drunk Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Sickly Hallows (My addition to series)

These were my own personal contributions to the frenzy:
1. Celsius 232.7778 (Think about it, you’ll get it)
2. Gone With the Breeze
3. The House of Seven Mortgages
4. The Raisins of Wrath or the Grapes of Apathy
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock
6. To Fry a Mockingbird (Southerners will try anything once)
7. The Polaroid of Dorian Gray
8. Midnight in the Garden of Flowers and Other Things That Grow in Dirt
9. Little House in the Middle of Nowhere
10. The Five Little Peppers and How They Stewed
11. 1983 (Just doesn’t have that Orwellian feel to it, does it?)

Please feel free to add more in your comments and many thanks to the friends and those in the Twitterverse who provided so many of these and hope you get a nice chuckle out of a few of them!

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