Frankly, I’m Mad That Paperback Paradise Is The Funniest Book-Related Account On The Internet (29 Pics)

Frankly, I’m Mad That Paperback Paradise Is The Funniest Book-Related Account On The Internet (29 Pics)

Once upon a time, this website was known as the “funny bookish meme account” and people agreed it was rude, silly, and good enough to become a book in the real world. But, I got complacent. I forgot that there were other jokes to be made about literature. Namely, just how insane old pulp fiction covers were, and how a weird title on each could make you cackle. Enter Paperback Paradise, the funniest book-related Twitter and Instagram account on the internet. Frankly, I’m mad. At myself. Most of the posts on this website are things I wish I had thought...

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29 Times This “Men Writing Women” Group Roasted Male Authors

I’m once again calling for a total and complete shutdown of male authors writing about women until we figure out what the hell is going on. I kid, of course, but the prose people found in real published books are making me rethink many things. Frankly, I’m scared of being added to this list one day. We’ve all been in a weird mood and written a few “she breasted boobily down the stairs” lines in our work. Better, then, to write sometime after you’ve had sex than try to store up the tension and use it as fuel to write....

42 Hilariously Incorrect Movie Quotes

42 Hilariously Incorrect Movie Quotes

I love quoting movies. Sometimes, though I accidentally attribute one of my favorites to the wrong film. What can I say? My memory is bad. Below are a few of my all-time favorite moments in movies. Sadly, however, I screwed up which image is supposed to go with each caption. The results are terrifying. I hope you like it. These funny incorrect movie quotes were written by me and frequent contributor/emotional support animal Jake Currie. If you love great screenwriting, this will probably ruin some of your favorite scripts. You’ll never be able to unsee them. Here are the funniest...

30 Hilariously Bizarre Books That Actually Exist

30 Hilariously Bizarre Books That Actually Exist

In case you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with book covers. Coincidentally, I run an entire website about fake titles. The truth, however, is always stranger than fiction. Frankly, I can’t believe these titles actually exist in the world. Whether it’s a purposefully enticing title like Chris Kraus’s novel I Love Dick or an educational read that’s as upfront as it is silly like Everyone Poops, real book covers are funnier than the fake ones I make here. Side note: when I worked in a bookstore, customers often walked in and treated booksellers like Google, saying the title of a book...

Literally Just 30 Funny Literary Memes

Literally Just 30 Funny Literary Memes

Exactly what it says in the title. That’s kind of our whole thing on this website. Funny, smart memes are always out there. Sadly, you have to dig through a lot of weird stuff to find a few good ones about books. Luckily, I have a lot of spare time. When I’m not making dumb memes for the world to enjoy, I’m looking at smart memes that funnier people wrote. That, and googling Super Metroid walkthroughs when I get stuck in the game. I’m 34. We’re not here to discuss my personal life, though! We’re here to laugh. Please enjoy...

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This Delightfully Unhinged Twitter Thread Features Orson Welles Roasting Pop Culture (29 Pics)

Candidly and unapologetically, I love Orson Welles. I understand people think that once you’re labeled a genius (by almost anyone), you’re instantly overrated. But The Third Man, Touch of Evil, the outtakes from the Paul Masson Wine commercials. Brilliant all, and he didn’t even direct two of those. Frankly, I’d watch Orson Welles read a phone book, as they say. A Twitter user by the name of @NoChorus wrote a series of deranged musings in Orson Welles’ voice about nearly every piece of pop culture the famed director never lived to see. From Slenderman to Seinfeld, these hilarious fake Orson...

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

Yes, we all love books here. In fact, you should probably be reading one instead of this website, but come on. You’re on the toilet or the subway right now. That’s no time for mind-expanding fiction. Sometimes, you want to unwind with a few funny short jokes. Thankfully, that’s really all anyone is posting on Twitter these days (unless you count all the un-Democratic misinformation. There’s always room for that on social media.). Not everyone is built to write the next great American novel. Some people like to fit their genius ideas into a tweet under 240 characters. That’s good...

Oh, So That’s What Happens When You Return A Library Book 110 Years Late

Oh, So That’s What Happens When You Return A Library Book 110 Years Late

Recently, I found out what a library is. It’s like a bookstore, but you don’t pay for the books. Unless, of course, you keep said books longer than the library allows. Frankly, it’s a sweet deal. Until you forget to return a book for 110 years or so. This story of the extremely overdue library book comes to us from Idaho, famous for its thrilling literary history: Hemingway spent the worst years of his life in Ketchum before blowing his brains out. Also, Ezra Pound was born there, then decided to live outside the US for most of his life....

This Anonymous Librarian Posts Hilarious Fake Library Statistics (23 Tweets w/ Author Interview)

This Anonymous Librarian Posts Hilarious Fake Library Statistics (23 Tweets w/ Author Interview)

I’ve spent many years of my life working in bookstores. To my horror, I recently found out there are places all over the country where you can get books for free. They’re called “libraries” and they’re like Blockbuster but for renting reading material. If you’d like to know more about these strange institutions where you’re not required to actually buy the books you read, you’ve come to the right place. An anonymous librarian on Twitter is revealing the hilarious trends associated with libraries and their patrons. The account is called @FakeLibStats and it’s both a send-up of librarian stereotypes and...

The Best Holiday Book Covers On Better Book Titles (17 Pics)

The Best Holiday Book Covers On Better Book Titles (17 Pics)

Merry Christmas! That’s what I say the second I finish my third slice of pie on Thanksgiving. It’s time. Embrace it. I’m here today to give the gift of laughter. If you’re new to Better Book Titles, let me tell you what we do around here: we sum up famous books in a single image. That way, you don’t have to read more than a sentence to know what’s in the book. Mostly, it’s funny. Sometimes, it’s scary. But never boring (I think). If you’d like to check out newer funny fake titles, visit the Titles page. Otherwise, enjoy the...

Writers Hilariously Roast Bad Pieces Of “Harsh Writing Advice” (27 Tweets)

Writers Hilariously Roast Bad Pieces Of “Harsh Writing Advice” (27 Tweets)

It only takes one bad opinion on Twitter to launch a mean-spirited but funny meme. Sadly, if you’re on Twitter, you will one day be ratio’d. (“Ratio’d” is when there are more (usually snarky) replies to your tweet than RTs and Faves, Mom.). Hopefully, though, when that day comes, you’ll take it in stride. A since-deleted tweet giving people “Harsh Writing Advice” claimed that if you’re a writer, your fellow writers should be seen as competition, plain and simple. On the one hand, this perfectly sums up how to make it in any capitalist industry that requires standing out, finding...

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You Don’t Have To Be A Genius To Enjoy These Funny Memes But It Couldn’t Hurt (31 Pics)

Are you a smart person? I’m not judging because I’m not very smart but I do read a lot. Frankly, that’s enough to convince others that my brain works. In reality, though? I’m mostly thinking about food between my brain showing me cringe-worthy memories and playing the Billboard Top 100 on a loop. Anyway, smart people deserve to laugh just as much as dumb people. I hope they find the time to enjoy these jokes since it must feel so lonely in America if you’re a person capable of abstract thought. I wouldn’t know. I’m a sentient dumpster that only...

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I Reviewed Jerry Seinfeld’s Book In Jerry Seinfeld’s Style

Seinfeld voice: I don’t really get the whole “writing a book” thing. I mean, the most important books are short, and the long ones are too intimidating to finish. Why don’t these writers save us both some time and write some shorter books? Instead of reading all these make-em-ups by old dead guys, I recently picked up Jerry Seinfeld’s Is This Anything? and I absolutely loved it. I started talking like him. I started thinking like him. It’s a curse! A curse, Jerry! Thankfully, I was able to share my opinion of the book on Goodreads shortly after I finished...

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

Yes, we all love books here. In fact, you should probably be reading one instead of this website, but come on. You’re on the toilet or the subway right now. That’s no time for mind-expanding fiction. Sometimes, you want to unwind with a few funny short jokes. Thankfully, that’s really all anyone is posting on Twitter these days (unless you count all the un-Democratic misinformation. There’s always room for that on social media.). Not everyone is built to write the next great American novel. Some people like to fit their genius ideas into a tweet under 240 characters. That’s good...

Everybody’s A Critic – The Best Of The Worst Funny One-Star Reviews On Goodreads

Everybody’s A Critic – The Best Of The Worst Funny One-Star Reviews On Goodreads

I spend way too much time on Goodreads. Frankly, it’s a wonderful place to brag about what you’re currently reading so that strangers know you are smart and like all the right books. Also, Goodreads is a great place to find insane one-star reviews for classic works of literature. Honestly, if the entire site were devoted to bashing Tolstoy and Austen in creative ways, I’d like it more. Unfortunately, there are people who “sincerely” “enjoy” good books who ruin the site with positive reviews. Today, though, let’s bask in the glory that is r/badreads, a subreddit that only exists because...

Literally Just 30 Funny Literary Memes

Literally Just 30 Funny Literary Memes

Exactly what it says in the title. That’s kind of our whole thing on this website. Funny, smart memes are always out there. Sadly, you have to dig through a lot of weird stuff to find a few good ones about books. Luckily, I have a lot of spare time. When I’m not making dumb memes for the world to enjoy, I’m looking at smart memes that funnier people wrote. That, and googling Super Metroid walkthroughs when I get stuck in the game. I’m 34. We’re not here to discuss my personal life, though! We’re here to laugh. Please enjoy...

If Brevity Is The Soul Of Wit, Then These 23 Quick Funny Shakespeare Memes Are The Wittiest

If Brevity Is The Soul Of Wit, Then These 23 Quick Funny Shakespeare Memes Are The Wittiest

Memes are short and funny. If Polonius was right and brevity is the soul of wit, then these memes must be somewhat funny. I don’t even know anymore. I’ve spent so much time looking for funny content on the internet that I’m completely numb. But, now is the winter of our discontent. We shall start laughing again soon. So foul and fair a set of memes I have not seen! These are funny and smart at the same time. That’s what you want from a literary joke! Here are the funniest jokes and memes inspired by Shakespeare: 1. 2. 3....

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30 Hilarious Harry Potter Memes To Celebrate The 20-Year Anniversary Of The First Movie

Listen, forget the latest news about the author of the beloved Harry Potter series. From now on we’ll call her “she who must not be named.” I say she because that’s the pronoun she prefers. Anyway, the cinematic adaptation of Harry Potter And The Sorceror’s Stone came out 20 years ago. If you weren’t sure you’re old, now you know. You are. Today is a great day to laugh at the funniest memes and tweets about the wizarding world. Some are weird. Some are dark. Some will put a smile on any Hufflepuff reading this website (you know who you...

27 Of The Best Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

27 Of The Best Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

It’s that time again. Time to prove to the bookworms in your life that they have at least one person who cares about them. Thankfully, the 2021 Better Book Titles Gift Guide is here! It’s tough to remember that you have real people who care for you when you spend every waking minute with your head in a novel. Please, think of the readers who need you this holiday season the snow starts falling and you lose them to Tolstoy until spring. I kid, of course. There’s plenty of things that book lovers do besides reading. Scrabble, for instance. Or...

Great Zeus! – It’s 26 Hilarious Memes About Mythology

Great Zeus! – It’s 26 Hilarious Memes About Mythology

Ancient myths have something important to teach us about morality. Wait, those are parables. Mythology teaches us about human and animal nature. Wait- those are fables. Myths are more like fairy tales. The moods and petty grievances of the gods affect the living in seemingly arbitrary ways. Of course, they’re the basis for all human storytelling, so they must offer something deep. Well, not according to these hilarious memes about the weird and hilarious things that the characters in myth do. You don’t have to have a degree in Classics to laugh at the memes collect by the r/mythologymemes subreddit,...

There’s A Tumblr Called Vintage Waldo That Hides Waldo In Famous Paintings (17 Pics)

There’s A Tumblr Called Vintage Waldo That Hides Waldo In Famous Paintings (17 Pics)

Who doesn’t love Waldo (or Wally if you’re from the UK)? He’s traveled time and space through utter chaos and seems genuinely unfazed. He wears the same look of bemused wonder no matter where he shows up. That’s why I think it’s incredible that when he shows up in paintings, he’s still as relaxed as ever. The Tumblr called “Vintage Waldo” photoshops the classic characters from Where’s Waldo into famous pieces of art. It’s fun. You’ll like it. The site even places the lore of the paintings into the Waldo canon: “Once upon a time, in a desperate attempt at...

If You Don’t Think These Tweets Are Relatable, You Need To Read More (25 Funny Tweets)

If You Don’t Think These Tweets Are Relatable, You Need To Read More (25 Funny Tweets)

Reading books is fun and all, but sometimes you want to read something shorter. Thankfully, there are smart and funny people on Twitter making jokes about books. If you’re asking yourself, “who has time to read anymore?” you’re not alone. Honestly, I spend an unwarranted amount of time looking at books in a bookstore when I should just be reading what I already have at home. What can I say? Being enthusiastic about literature is way easier than actually getting through another 600-page novel. Nevertheless, we’re lucky the following booklovers spent some time writing jokes about reading instead of actually...

I’ve Spent Way Too Much Time Trolling The @Goodreads Twitter Account (32 Tweets)

I’ve Spent Way Too Much Time Trolling The @Goodreads Twitter Account (32 Tweets)

Goodreads is an Amazon-owned social media platform devoted to mostly user-generated book reviews. You know, like giving To Kill A Mockingbird a 1-star rating because “the teacher who assigned it ruined the book for me.” Never mind the fact that a book is good. Frankly, Goodreads isn’t even there for people to review books. Honestly, it seems more like a therapy session for people who can’t afford therapy. Users are on there leaving 2,000-word reviews about their last breakup, and then tangentially referencing whatever book they gave a bad rating. Suffice it to say, I don’t love the website. Don’t...

I Wish The @SparkNotes Twitter Account Existed When I Was In School So I Could Have Actually Understood What I Read

I Wish The @SparkNotes Twitter Account Existed When I Was In School So I Could Have Actually Understood What I Read

The @SparkNotes Twitter account is as funny as it is informative. If you depended on them during high school, you’re in luck. They’re still worth reading. Frankly, I was a slow reader in school, and I needed SparkNotes if I wanted to survive. Don’t get me wrong. I opened the books and got the vibe. But, I needed some backup if I wanted to pass the tests. Luckily, SparkNotes is still in business. And apparently, the person running their Twitter account has read every piece of required reading ever. Writing these jokes would be my dream job, so that’s why...

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This Instagram Account Is Devoted To Sharing Hilarious But Fake Music Facts (39 Pics)

I have a confession to make. When I’m not reading, I’m listening to music and thinking of dumb fake lyrics to songs. Unfortunately, those lyrics are too cringeworthy to post here. Luckily, I made an Instagram account called @FakeMusicFact to scratch my musical comedy itch. It’s perfect if you love music and looking to laugh to yourself. Or, if you’re more ambitious, you can send it to someone older in your family and confuse/anger them. How many times have I told my dad that King Crimson started as a polka band, just so I could watch him search Google for...

Woman’s Notes In Charles Bukowski Book Go Viral Because, Well, They’re Spot On (28 Pics)

Woman’s Notes In Charles Bukowski Book Go Viral Because, Well, They’re Spot On (28 Pics)

Charles Bukowski wrote one of my favorite books of all time, Post Office. He also wrote some poetry that, well, isn’t as beloved by all. If humor, as George Saunders put it, is “the truth told too fast,” Bukowski’s one of the funniest writers who ever lived. He spits his disgusting truths with no filter or drawn-out apology. Many people enjoy Bukowski’s writing because of his flaws. One woman, however, saw the flaws for what they were and wrote as much in the margins of the book. Thankfully, someone picked up the used book later and shared said notes. As...