Thursday, April 5, 2018

Back Jacket Hack Job -- Title Hack Edition

So, it's my turn to do a Back Jacket Hack Job, which is where we Boarders take a turn writing our version of the "real" back jacket copy of the book of our choice. I have to be honest...I've been writing back jacket copy IRL and it's pretty terrible, so I'm going to spare you my version and twist it up a bit. Welcome to BJHJ - Title Edition! 

And for what it's worth, these are all 5-star reads from yours, truly. So, you know, go check them out.

This one is an easy one. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS NOT FINE. NOT AT ALL.
(If you haven't read this book, it's *amazing*. Move to the top of your TBR right now.)

This one could be called WHEN THAT SPAM EMAIL ISN'T SPAM AT ALL AND YOU'RE REALLY BETROTHED TO AN AFRICAN PRINCE. (Too long? Okay, fine, but this one just might have you giving your spam a second look. Just saying.)

Let's call this one SUPER COOL HACKER GIRL IN TOKYO. (True confession: I haven't read READY PLAYER ONE yet, but I'm guessing fans of that are going to love Lu's latest. Video games, a kickass female hacker and Tokyo -- what's NOT to like? Also, FWIW, The Boy loved this one, too.)

Without a doubt, the best hacked title I can think of for this YA is WHAT PRICE BEAUTY? (I've not read a dystopian like this and I venture to say unless you've read this one, you haven't either.)

This one is another easy one. Hacked title: YOU WILL SWOON. (I'm a huge Lauren Layne fan and this is absolutely my new favorite. I actually got it from the library and then bought it b/c I loved it so much.)

To finish it off, a thriller/suspense. I'd title this one I BET THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND WE HAVE NO IDEA. (I gravitate towards romance, obviously, but I belong to a book club that gets me out of my comfort zone and this one was one I would NEVER have picked up on my own. But I read it in a day and I bet you will, too.)

And there you have my 6 title hacks. Have you read any of these and would mash up a different title? Or do you have a great alternative for a book you've read lately? I'd love to know in the comments!


Cheryl Oreglia said...

Okay! I now have a new reading list started - awesome suggestions Brenda - Nothing better than a stay in bed and read all day sort of day. Need to Know and Eleanor Oliphant are most appealing...

Carrie Beckort said...

Oh, I love your twist on this with the title hacks! Great job. ELEANOR OLIPHANT is already on my list, but I'll have to check out the others.

Brenda St John Brown said...

They were both total surprises. I picked Eleanor based on the title alone and got so much more than I expected. And it's a debut novel, which STILL astonishes me!

Brenda St John Brown said...

I'd rec both Warcross and The Belles for both you and your daughter. The Belles, especially, is a really powerful message for a teen girl.

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