Janet Potter and Nick Moran at The Millions posed the question, “What if books were whorishly titled, optimizing our search engines rather than our imaginations?” College Humor asked a similar question last year. What both sites came up with were Upworthy headline versions of classic novels like Lolita, The Hobbit, and The Great Gatsby (hence the GIF above, which we use at every opportunity).
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White