Let’s Be Creative and Have Fun with Book Titles!

Steve Laube shared this hilarious thought from quirkbooks.com in our agency phone call last week:

What if your favorite books were Halloween Candy? Such as…

Mounds of the Baskervilles

Oliver Twix

Almond Joy Luck Club

The Fault in our Starburst

So with Halloween just past, and all the candy now on sale, I thought it would be fun to come up with our own titles using Halloween candy. So here are the guidelines:

  • Use well-known book titles, general market and Christian market
  • Replace some word in the title with an appropriate candy name

Here are my contributions:

The Five Dove Languages

Of Ice Cubes and Men

War and Reeses Pieces

Your turn!

44 Responses to Let’s Be Creative and Have Fun with Book Titles!

  1. Deborah Raney November 5, 2014 at 5:27 am #

    Karen, I drew a blank on book titles but here are some new character names for the next classics:
    Kit-Katniss Everdeen
    Heathbarcliff of Wuthering Heights
    Naomi and Baby Ruth
    Tootsie Roll (starring Dustin Hoffman, of course)
    Sergeant York Peppermint Patty

    • Jeanne Takenaka November 5, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Deb, you made me smile. Love these!

    • Sally Bradley November 5, 2014 at 8:05 am #

      Love these, Deb! Made me laugh.

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:27 am #

      Oh, Deb, those are hilarious!

  2. Lynn Coleman November 5, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Children of the Candy Corn
    Dum, Dum Rides Again
    M&M’s and Murder

    That’s it for early in the morning.

    • Theresa Santy November 5, 2014 at 7:11 am #

      Children of the Candy Corn…LOL! Love it.

    • Deborah Raney November 5, 2014 at 7:35 am #

      Oooh, you gave me another idea, Lynn:

      DumDum and Dumber

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      I love Dum Dum Rides Again!

  3. Judith Robl November 5, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    What sprang to my mind immediately:

    Whatever Happened to Baby Ruth

    What a fun post.

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      Judith, I’m sitting here cracking up! Thanks for playing.

  4. Joe Plemon November 5, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    I love reading what others have come up with. Here are a few more.

    Citizen Candy Cane
    The Bad News Gummy Bears
    Hershey Kiss the Girls

    • Jeanne Takenaka November 5, 2014 at 8:01 am #

      Joe! You made me laugh out loud. Love these. 🙂

  5. Rick Barry November 5, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Lord of the Ring Pops

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Candy Buttons

    Warheads of the World

    The Berenstain Gummi Bears

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      Joe, great additions!

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Rick, I love them. Especially Warheads of the World!

  6. Bill Hendricks November 5, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    The Toblerone Ranger
    Looking For Mr. Goodbar
    War and Reese’s Pieces
    In the Land of Milky Way and Honey
    Green Cadbury Eggs and Ham
    The Skittles Engine That Could
    Roll, Jordan, Tootsie Roll
    The Three Musketeers
    Crossing the Hershey Bar
    In the Snickers of Time

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Bill, I laughed out loud at In the Snickers of Time!

  7. Cheryl Barker November 5, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I’ll add one – 90 M&Ms in Heaven

    All these titles are just one more reason to love candy 🙂

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      Cheryl, all I can say is there’d better be more than 90 of them!

      • Cheryl Barker November 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

        Haha, I’m with you on that, Karen 🙂

  8. Miriam November 5, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    LOL! These are funny titles!

    How about–

    Murder on the Candy Cane Express
    The Tale of Twix Cities
    The Crunchbar of NotreDame
    Goldielocks and the Three Gummie Bears

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      You thought of one for my favorite candy: Twix bars! Well done!

  9. DebElink November 5, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Some favourites in Canada might be:

    Romeo and JELLY BELLY
    One Flew over the MINI EGGS
    The Count of Monte CRISPY CRUNCH
    The Scarlet LIFESAVER
    The Lion, the Witch, and the WERTHERS
    To Kill a CRACKERJACK
    One Thousand and One SMARTIES
    Slouching towards GLOSSETTES
    Are You There, God? It’s Me, SWEET MARIE
    Critique of Pure RIESEN

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:33 am #

      Deb, proof perfect that you need to know the readers and their colloquialisms–and now their candy! Too fun!

  10. Brad November 5, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Jaws – breaker
    Werther-ing Heights
    Atlas Snickered
    One Flew Over the Cadbury Nest
    Who’s Minding the Junior Mint
    Porgy and Pez
    Children of the Candy Corn

    • Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      Okay, Brad. You win the prize. I was totally guffawing at your titles. Thanks for the hilarity today.

    • Brad November 5, 2014 at 11:43 am #

      A couple of others come to mind.

      A Mid-Summer Night’s Cream
      The Tell-Tale Sweetart
      The Old Man and the Spree
      A Farewell to Charms
      John Carter on Mars bar

  11. Karen Ball November 5, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    You guys are the best! Thanks for joining in. This was really fun and I loved seeing your creative juices flow!

  12. Clint Hall November 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Okay, so I’m a little late here, but I couldn’t NOT say “The MaTwix”…

  13. Loraine kemp November 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Hmmm….How ’bout Jane Aero! Or….The Skorlet letter!

  14. Rick Barry November 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    It’s a movie, not a book but just have to mention…

    The Good & Plenty, The Bad, and the Ugly.

    Karen, you came up with quite the sweet post for today!

  15. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    The lunchpack of Notre Dam

  16. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    The catcher of the fly

  17. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    A groom with a shrew

  18. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    All the king’s pens are dry

  19. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:29 am #

    The bun also rises

  20. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:31 am #

    The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy s5

  21. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Another coo off the cuckoo’s chest – an old Indian saying having the same meaning as “i squawed a wife”

  22. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    The age of nonsense

  23. peter missing November 6, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    The unbearable niceness of Steven

  24. Peter Missing November 6, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    The creature in my pie

  25. Bill Hendricks November 6, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    It’s a Dolly Madison, Madison, Madison, Madison World!
    I Hershey Kissed Dating Goodbye

  26. Becca Whitham November 6, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    A Hershey’s Kiss Before Dying

    (Seems like a good way to go!)

  27. Mandy Volpe November 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Ha Ha love this!

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Swedish Fish.

    Where the Whatchamacallit Ends.

    Goodnight Peeps.

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