Saturday, June 17, 2006

Books that should stop getting published

Mysteries involving cats

Chicken Soup for the X Soul (my "favorite" example: Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul. What *is* a NASCAR soul, anyway?)

Hot Chocolate, Latte, Espresso, or Any Other Hot Beverage for the Mind or Spirit

Rich Dad financial advice.

Mysteries not by AC Doyle involving Sherlock Holmes, especially when he teams up with other fictional detectives (recent example: a mystery that chronicles Holmes joining forces with Father Brown)

Mysteries about how various celebrities/historical figures solve crimes (Groucho Marx? Prince Albert? huh?)

Religious fiction that at first glance looks like mainstream fiction

Chick lit (yeah, we get it - being single sucks but your escapades are hilarious)

Celebrity-authored children's books

Memoirs about how someone had a disease

Memoirs in general

Editions of the Holy Bible (recovering addicts, single moms, married men, hardcore for young people...)

Illustrations of how famous book/movie/TV show is religious/philosophical (seen recently: finding religion in Harry Potter)

ANYTHING about the DaVinci Code. Or trying to be the *next* DaVinci Code.

Books on how baby boomers changed the world.


Blogger Aubrey said...

Here, here.

6/17/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous dre said...

Books offering us commoners a look at the lives of the upper-crust (eg. "Prep", "The Nanny Diaries" and all the books copying these two).

6/18/2006 06:25:00 PM  

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