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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Website of the Week: Better Book Titles

Whether it's the literary canon or the New York Times Best-seller List, everyone knows there are the books out there that are "must-reads." The books that people who haven't finished a book since high school have read (see: The Da Vinci Code). The problem is, as a reader, you can't really make your "to read or not to read" decision based on what your great uncle says or the pretentious kid in your lit class; you need a good indication of what you are getting yourself into before you dive into a Bukowski novel or a Glenn Beck bestseller, a brief summary of what lies ahead.

Enter Dan Wilbur and his blog Better Book Titles. Dan has taken those books that everyone and their neighbor has been recommending to you and gives them new, more revealing titles; titles that summarize the books so you can better decide if you're really serious about reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, or if you just want to take your mom's word that it was "life-changing."

Here are a few of my favorites:

Check out all the revised titles at Dan's blog, here.

1 comment:

shawnte said...

Thanks for pointing this out!