The Best Of Better Book Titles

A sampling of Better Book Titles, providing less pretentious and more accurate titles for literary masterworks. Vladimir Nabokov’s “Likable Rapists” and Harper Lee’s “My Dad Is Cooler Than Your Dad” are the building blocks of any respectable library.

  • Harper Lee "To Kill A Mockingbird"

  • George R.R. Martin "A Game Of Thrones"

  • Lynne Reid Banks "The Indian In The Cupboard"

  • Ayn Rand "The Fountainhead"

  • Ian McEwan "Atonement"

  • Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner "Freakonomics"

  • Edith Wharton "The Age Of Innocence"

  • Dr. Seuss "The Lorax"

  • Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire"

  • Tobias Wolff "This Boy's Life"

  • Daniel Defoe "Robinson Crusoe"

  • Caleb Carr "The Alienist"

  • Chuck Klosterman "Sex, Drugs And Cocoa Puffs"

  • Noam Chomsky "Failed States"

  • Vladimir Nabokov "Lolita"

  • Malcolm Gladwell "blink"

  • Michael Chabon "The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay"

  • James Joyce "Ulysses"

  • Anthony Burgess "A Clockwork Orange"

  • The Dictionary

  • David Foster Wallace "Too Long"

  • Michael Ondaatje "The English Patient"

  • Stephen R. Covey "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People"

  • Gustave Flaubert "Madame Bovary"

  • Stieg Larsson "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

  • Tom Clancy Sampler

  • Plato "The Trial And Death Of Socrates"

  • Leo Tolstoy "War And Peace"

  • Daniel Clowes "Ghost World"

  • John Steinbeck "The Grapes Of Wrath"

  • John Kennedy Tool "A Confederacy Of Dunces"

  • George Orwell "1984"

  • Howard Zinn "A People's History Of The United States"

  • William Golding "Lord Of The Flies"

  • Charles Bukowski "Factotum"

  • Mary Shelley "Frankenstein"

  • Irma S. Rombauer "Joy Of Cooking"

  • John Knowles "A Separate Peace"

  • Lauren Weisberger "The Devil Wears Prada"

  • J.K. Rowling "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire"

  • Sophocles "Oedipus Rex"

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