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OK, let’s have a laugh!

Instead of my usual serious posts about the business of writing, let’s have a laugh this Friday.  I’ve been giggling over an article titled “24 Hilarious ‘Accurately Titled Novels’ ” at BoredPanda.  Here are three of their cover examples to whet your appetite.  I’ve reduced their size so as to fit MGC’s template better.


BoredPanda cover 1


BoredPanda cover 2


BoredPanda cover 3


There are many more at the link.  Click over there and enjoy them all!


  1. “Horrible People Doing Horrible Things To Each Other… In SPACE!”

    The new Hugo nominee by Noah Ward! Now with added horrible!

    September 13, 2019
    • Zsuzsa #

      It might get a nomination, but looking that that site, I’d have to say that they’ve already got the winner there. “Lyrical Prose Makes the End of the World Even Worse” sounds like a shoe-in for all the major sci-fi awards. I don’t know who Man Mannington is, but if he’s gay and/or an “author of color,” you might as well just print up the press releases now.

      September 13, 2019
      • Trans is teh new hotness. “Man Mannington” is a lady. Of colour. In a wheelchair. And he’s gay.

        Noah Ward is a gender-nonconforming aardvark. Species points!

        September 13, 2019
  2. Christopher M. Chupik #

    “Awful Dystopian Novel That’s Already Being Developed For TV.”

    September 13, 2019
  3. Draven #


    September 13, 2019
  4. There’s some parody self help books out there, like Vladimir Putin: Life Coach. The covers alone are worth the giggle.

    September 13, 2019
  5. Zsuzsa #

    My contribution:

    “This Totally Isn’t a Twilight Fanfic with the Names Changed, I Swear” by iheartedwardxoxoxo Jane Smith

    Cover image is a pair of hands holding an orange.

    September 13, 2019
    • Christopher M. Chupik #

      You’re comparing apples and oranges, really.

      September 13, 2019
  6. “Life Advice for Twentysomethings Who Complain About Ennui and Anomie”

    September 13, 2019
  7. Doug #

    Middle agged professor inexplicably attractive to lithe young student.

    By Winston Douche A literary novel. (What does that even mean? It’s written with words!?)

    Comedic gold!

    September 13, 2019
    • Doug #

      Argh, spell check is hard. Aged, not agged.

      Don’t use notepad…

      September 13, 2019
      • Reziac #

        Middle-agged: he’s at his desk in the study, but his guts are in the garden.

        September 13, 2019
    • Zsuzsa #

      That’s another likely award winner. I’m sure the fact that the awards are given out by middle-aged English professors who fantasize about their lithe young students is completely coincidental.

      It’s only real competition is “My Protagonist is a Struggling Writer.”

      September 13, 2019
    • Christopher M. Chupik #

      I see so many of these at the library it’s not funny.

      September 13, 2019
      • Brett Baker #


        September 14, 2019
  8. Jane Meyerhofer #

    Be sure to check out the comment at the bottom. I want to see a cover for some of those books…

    September 13, 2019
  9. Christopher M. Chupik #

    “Public Domain Property, Now With Extra Added Social Justice.”

    September 13, 2019
  10. Roger Ritter #

    OK, not really related, but I have to link to my favorite cover site – Longmire! This site is re-titled romance covers, and some are hilarious. Be sure to click through the links to further covers and reader submissions.

    September 15, 2019

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