Before we get to the jokes, please accept our gratitude for your warm reception of the Hilariously Honest Book Titles series.
It’s nice to know that we’re not the only questionable characters laughing at these (just kidding… a bit).
We are now taking requests in the comments section for future list themes and/or specific books to parody. You can check out Part 1 and Part 2 to see if your requests have already been fulfilled. We are also willing to redo any alternative titles and damn our souls even further into hell on your behalf.
Without further ado, here are this week’s titles:
(The following jokes do not reflect the views of Bookstr or its staff members. We just happen to find them hilarious. Viewer Discretion is Advised.)
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson and the Illegitimates
2. James and the Giant Peach
James Wants Dat Giant Peach
3. 50 Shades of Grey
Pornhub For Suburban Moms
4. Jurassic Park
5. Pride & Prejudice
Will Marry For Street Cred
6. My Year of Rest and Relaxation
My Year Of Reverse Fomo
7. The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Cells
8. A Tale of Two Cities
Adjusted Covers via Masako Fukuchi; Pornhub For Suburban Moms by Rushali, Weirder Science by Sage, My Year Of Reverse Fomo by Masako
Beware the Ides of March. I know we’re fresh off of this week’s Honest Book Titles (Part 3), but we decided to parody Shakespeare’s book titles to celebrate the shanking(s) of Julius Caesar. After all—you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself get turned into a Caesar Salad.
1. Julius Caesar
Julius Gets Turned Into a Caesar Salad
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Good Luck Puck
Don’t Trust White People, Othello
4. Twelfth Night
To Be or Not To Be, That Was on Point
6. King Lear
The OG Sugar Daddy
7. Richard III
Hunchback of Notre Dork
8. Much Ado About Nothing
The Wrong Way to Get Married
9. The Taming of the Shrew
Would Thou Leave My Dowry So Unsatisfied?
10. Henry VIII
Two Boleyn Girls, One Henry
Witches Be Crazy
And now we part with such sweet sorrow until next time, friends. Remember to make your requests in the comments section!
Adjusted Covers Via Masako Fukuchi; The Wrong Way to Get Married (Becky), Witches Be Crazy (Sage).
Screen Rant reports that an adaptation of Kyle Stark’s Kill Them All is currently in development!
The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Memec at the helm. James Coyne (Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes 3) will direct.
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Kill Them All follows a vengeful murderess and a hard-drinking former cop who team up to take down a crime lord. The duo must climb a fifteen-flight Miami high-rise to reach him, and kill all assassins, Luchador gang bosses, ex-boyfriends, and office workers they encounter along the way.
The hit graphic novel was initially published as a Kickstarter project back in 2017. After successfully reaching its funding goal with over 600 backers and $23,000, Oni Press decided to pick up the publishing and distribution rights.
The popular comic is very much described as a “love letter to ‘90s action movies.”
There are a lot of different kinds of books out there. Some are serious, some are romantic. Then there are those special books that you seldom come upon. Those chosen few that have the power to make your eyes water with the grandest of smiles and make you arch your back because you simply cannot stop from laughing so hard. So, as today is National Tell a Joke Day, here are five of these special books to make you spill milk out of your nose!
1. $#*! My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
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Justin Halpern’s book originally started out as a twitter feed, but he eventually adapted his work into book form and then once more into a comedic sitcom. However, whichever medium you choose, Justin Halpern’s stories will make you laugh hysterically! Throughout his life, Halpern’s father has given him lots of advice and interesting candor, mostly in the form of callous insults. $#*! My Dad Says is a must read and a feel-good book that will brighten your day joke by joke.
2. The Lumber Room by Saki
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Saki’s short story reads like a witty punchline that will make you chuckle and be proud of one boy’s quest for mischief. The Lumber Yard is about a boy who must stay home with his aunt as punishment for his previous misbehavior during breakfast. The boy is told by his aunt to not go into her garden and cause mischief. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but he makes her eat those words!
3. Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
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Shakespeare is famous for many of his tragedies, but his comedies are just as good, if not better. Much Ado About Nothing takes us through a story primarily about the romance between our protagonists, Hero (yes that’s a woman) and Claudio. After returning from war, Claudio realizes how in love he is with Hero and the two plan to get married. However, jealous suitors and all sorts of mischief lead the couple astray. Some of Shakespeare’s best puns and most intricately humorous jokes are in this must-read of a play.
4. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
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There’s a reason Paul Beatty won the Man Booker Award with The Sellout. Beatty uses his way of satire to completely immerse his reader in the real problems of the world while at the same time poking fun at them. His story revolves around a narrator only known as “Me”, who holds several prejudices against other races. Beatty’s book is often compared to Mark Twain’s writing and for good measure. For those satire fans out there, this is a must read!
5.The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will certainly make you giggle non-stop. Douglas Adams created a story in which one of the last humans in existence gets caught into endless mishaps when he is rescued from the destruction of Earth for the need of an alien hyperspace bypass. What follows is countless comedic, sci-fi adventures with the lovable and hilarious cast of wacky characters. My personal favorite will always be the depressed and paranoid robotic companion to the group of hitchhikers, Marvin!