Twitter‘s trending topic #lesserbooks is a constantly-updating source of amusement (and quite a bit of spam—stay classy, Twitter!) as users from across the globe share their suggestions for somewhat less epic versions of great literary classics. Two of the top titles at the moment are Stephen Hawking‘s revised A Brief History of Thyme (which—we suppose we should not be surprised—is actually a real book) and a rather reassuring take on John Green‘s first YA novel, Oh, Here’s Alaska (suggested by Green’s fellow YA writer—and occasional co-author—Maureen Johnson).
Some other gems we’ve seen:
The Lord of the Ringtones
The Joy of Sax (also a real book—wow)
The Scarlet Pumpernickel
War and Peas
One Hundred Years of Pleasant Company
Please share your own creations with us! It’s quite a challenge to see who can be the most underwhelming.