Today’s post is brought to you by the hashtag #clickbaitnoveltitle, courtesy of Hootsuite.
More than likely, you clicked on this post because I click-baited you. Since you are already interested in books, what happens when you try to find out when you click bait a title?
From Hootsuite, junior lieutenants of click baiting, serving Buzzfeed, the Lord of the Click Bait and Meme Realm:
“Love it or hate it, so-called click bait has become part of content marketing. While many people see these types of social messages or headlines as a trick being played on the consumer, the reason that they’ve become the norm is that they work. And they don’t just work once, they work over and over again.
This is not unlike classic literature, many examples of which have graced the high school desks of children, their parents and even their grandparents. The themes we see in Shakespeare and George Orwell were relevant when they were written and they are equally relevant today.
But as kids become more tech-savvy, many are turning away from reading as a means of education and entertainment. Just in case literature really starts falling by the wayside, here are 10 classic books reimagined with click-baity titles:
How not to end a relationship
A.K.A. Romeo & Juliet
These two kids were attacked by a racist. You’ll never believe who stepped in to protect them.
A.K.A. To Kill a Mockingbird
Old school Wolf of Wall Street? This author uses “damn” 85 times in one novel
A.K.A. The Catcher in the Rye
The “Rich Kids of Instagram” have nothing on this guy
A.K.A. The Great Gatsby
Can you create a better clickbaited title than these ones? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #clickbaitnoveltitle. And don’t forget to follow my page so you won’t miss any of the latest news, tips, and fun stuff!