honest book titles

A book’s title should never give away the story, but sometimes it would just be so much better (not to mention save us a lot of time) if it just got right to the gist – especially if that book is well over 1,000 pages long (we’re looking at you, War and Peace).

So, with this in mind, the Online Pen Company have recreated the covers of some of the most popular books with slightly more realistic titles “to reflect what the essence of the story is about”.

These 14 “honest” titles for some of our all-time favourite reads will have you in stitches.

1. “Clowns Are Scary” IT by Stephen King.

2. “The Odd Couple”The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

3. “All the Best Characters Die”Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

4. “He’s Rich. She’s Feisty. Nobody Dives into a Lake”Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

5. “Sugar Induced Hallucination”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

6. “Honey I Shrunk the World”Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.

7. “What Happens When You Leave Planning to Elves”The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

8. “2017”1984 by George Orwell.

9. “Pretend You Have Read This Book to Impress Your Friends”War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

10. “Don’t Mess with Jilted Brides”Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

11. “Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold”The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

12. “Anti-Ageing Panting Ruins Man’s Life”The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

13. “Sobbing for Days”The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

14. “Grumpy Man Hates Christmas” A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Image credit: Lindsay Ball-McQueen/The Online Pen Company.