Book titles game, if you’re game.


Some of the most famous book titles almost never made it to print. Here’s a look at some classic novels and what they were going to be called.


George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was originally titled The Last Man in Europe.

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was originally titled simply Atticus.

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was originally titled First Impressions.

Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises was originally titled Fiesta.

Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace was originally titled All’s Well That Ends Well.

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was originally titled Strangers From Within.


After looking at these I decided to create my own list. (This is what happens when the television networks take my favourite shows off air, without any notice.)  I thought I’d have some fun and create a game with some truly awful alternative names to some famous books. See if you can guess which title belongs to which book. The answers are below just match the number with the letter. I’ll give you the answer to the first one to start .  1 – F

Have fun.


  1. Did he, or didn’t he do it?
  2. A Very Unusual Cake
  3. Here Piggy, Piggy
  4. Colour Coded People
  5. A Spoilt Girl Learns a Lesson- Almost
  6. Nerds Rule
  7. Marry My Daughters
  8. The Very Ordinary Nick Carraway


A. Charlottes Web, B. Gone With the Wind, C. Divergent, D. The Help, E. The Rosie Project, F. Gone Girl, G. The Great Gatsby, H. Pride And Prejudice

4 thoughts on “Book titles game, if you’re game.

  1. Haha! I’m hampered by not having read lots of the books but Marry My Daughters is great! Ca’t believe War and Peace was going to be All’s Well that Ends Well – though perhaps that explains the feeling of euphoria I felt when I finally got to the end… 😉

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