Say what you will about clickbait but let’s be honest with ourselves here.
We all fall for it.
From Buzzfeed to the Weather Channel and basically any place else on the Internet, clickbait is simply everywhere. It’s an easy trick to garner views and rake in advertising revenue. Some people hate it. Some people embrace it. And today it’s given us something awesome: #clickbaitbooks.
The trending hashtag takes books and overly sensationalizes their plots into mock clickbait headlines. It’s fantastic and it’s hilarious.
Forget about doing anything productive today and hop on Twitter with us! Or at the very least read through some of your favorite below – you won’t believe what books are inlcuded!
You’ll never guess why the Caged Bird Sings! Click here to find out! #ClickbaitBooks
— Troy Osinoff (@yo) April 30, 2015
This family built an MASSIVE EXTENSION into the back of a WARDROBE! You’ll never look at closet space the same way again! #clickbaitbooks
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) April 30, 2015
This Man Was Crucified. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next. #clickbaitbooks
— Davey Six-Toes (@HutchinsonDave) April 30, 2015
Prisoner 24601: Where Is He Now? #clickbaitbooks
— J. Schindler (@FarmerLenny) April 30, 2015
What this little girl found down a rabbit hole will shock you! #clickbaitbooks
— Rowena M. (@RowenaMonde) April 30, 2015