A book title and its cover are extremely important. They need to grab readers’ interest and give them an idea about the book.
Some books nail it. Others, not so much.
1. Crappie Wisdom: Handbook of Strategies by Al Lindner
Has anyone ever given you crappy advice? Here is an entire book full of crappie-ness. For some reason, though, I find myself doubting this author’s wisdom and expertise. I can’t figure out why.
2. Still Stripping After 25 Years by Eleanor Burns
Good for you, girl, for working it that long. You keep stripping. And those quilts are looking good! Wait, what were you guys thinking about?
I honestly don’t blame her for choosing this title. She had to make quilting sound more exciting.
3. Poop: A Coloring Book by Val Brains
The Amazon description says, “Imagine a beautiful and glorious world in which poop, coloring books, and repeat patterns come together.” I have two questions: Why? Just why?
By the way, if your poop, either your real poop or the poop you color in this book, is any other color besides shades of brown, you should consider seeing a doctor. Seriously, get help.
4. How To Catch Crabs by Demelza Carlton
This title wouldn’t stand out to me as awkward or funny if the cover didn’t show only a flirty couple and not the crustacean. This unfortunate combo makes the book look more like a public service announcement than a romance novel.
The description confirms that the book actually does include crabs, as in the crustacean, but I don’t think I’ll be hungry for seafood for awhile.
5. I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
I take away two things from this book. One, thank goodness for subtitles. Two, let’s just face it: bodily functions are funny, even if they are about animals.
6. “Bloop, Bloop!” Goes The Poop by Temara Moore
If there is a time not to use onomatopoeia, it’s when you’re talking about bowel movements.
Plus, as a parent, I can say that kids don’t really need a book to teach them how to make bathroom sounds. They learn that on all their own. No offense, but I don’t know if this book will ever reach the #1 bestseller position. Perhaps it will come in at #2, if you know what I mean.
7. Nuts by Alice Clayton
This novel is about a passionate romance between a chef and a walnut farmer. Gee, I wonder what kind of nuts this book is really about. Not so subtle or classy there.
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