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
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
Karen, I drew a blank on book titles but here are some new character names for the next classics:
Heathbarcliff of Wuthering Heights
Naomi and Baby Ruth
Tootsie Roll (starring Dustin Hoffman, of course)
Sergeant York Peppermint Patty
Deb, you made me smile. Love these!
Love these, Deb! Made me laugh.
Oh, Deb, those are hilarious!
Children of the Candy Corn
Dum, Dum Rides Again
M&M’s and Murder
That’s it for early in the morning.
Children of the Candy Corn…LOL! Love it.
Oooh, you gave me another idea, Lynn:
DumDum and Dumber
I love Dum Dum Rides Again!
What sprang to my mind immediately:
Whatever Happened to Baby Ruth
What a fun post.
Judith, I’m sitting here cracking up! Thanks for playing.
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
Joe! You made me laugh out loud. Love these. 🙂
Lord of the Ring Pops
The Curious Case of Benjamin Candy Buttons
Warheads of the World
The Berenstain Gummi Bears
Joe, great additions!
Rick, I love them. Especially Warheads of the World!
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
Bill, I laughed out loud at In the Snickers of Time!
I’ll add one – 90 M&Ms in Heaven
All these titles are just one more reason to love candy 🙂
Cheryl, all I can say is there’d better be more than 90 of them!
Haha, I’m with you on that, Karen 🙂
LOL! These are funny titles!
Murder on the Candy Cane Express
The Tale of Twix Cities
The Crunchbar of NotreDame
Goldielocks and the Three Gummie Bears
You thought of one for my favorite candy: Twix bars! Well done!
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
Deb, proof perfect that you need to know the readers and their colloquialisms–and now their candy! Too fun!
Jaws – breaker
One Flew Over the Cadbury Nest
Who’s Minding the Junior Mint
Porgy and Pez
Children of the Candy Corn
Okay, Brad. You win the prize. I was totally guffawing at your titles. Thanks for the hilarity today.
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
You guys are the best! Thanks for joining in. This was really fun and I loved seeing your creative juices flow!
Okay, so I’m a little late here, but I couldn’t NOT say “The MaTwix”…
Hmmm….How ’bout Jane Aero! Or….The Skorlet letter!
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!
The lunchpack of Notre Dam
The catcher of the fly
A groom with a shrew
All the king’s pens are dry
The bun also rises
The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy s5
Another coo off the cuckoo’s chest – an old Indian saying having the same meaning as “i squawed a wife”
The age of nonsense
The unbearable niceness of Steven
The creature in my pie
It’s a Dolly Madison, Madison, Madison, Madison World!
I Hershey Kissed Dating Goodbye
A Hershey’s Kiss Before Dying
(Seems like a good way to go!)
Ha Ha love this!
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Swedish Fish.
Where the Whatchamacallit Ends.