A friend of mine introduced me to the term “aliterate”, which he used to describe himself; it’s now a term that I use to describe myself as well. When use, it describes someone who CAN read but typically chooses not to.

Well in a recent story I saw on USA Today, there are new pieces of literature which might inspire my fellow Aliterate Army to pick up a book and give it a read.

Let’s start with a picture which I believe tells the tale quite well:

Pride and Predjudice and Zombies

Pride and Predjudice and Zombies- a new classic

That’s right, someone took the story of Pride and Predjudice and introduced Zombies into the fold.  Interested?  I know I am.  I was going to contact the publisher to inquire about a copy to review, but the first 3 chapters of the book have been made available by the publisher, so I’m going to read those and do a review.  The book must be selling well enough, though, as there’s seemingly a sequel set for publishing in the near future.

Other options:

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters - undoubtedly a love story

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters - undoubtedly a love story

One of our greatest presidents?  He’s a hero in more ways than one.

Abe Lincoln always gets his man

Abe Lincoln always gets his man

The back cover is what makes it awesome:

Honest Abe - great with an axe

Honest Abe - great with an axe

Having read through most of the original (translated) Russian story, I can assure you that this one would be better:

Android Karenina

Android Karenina

I know that the next book I read is going to be one of these, and I have a feeling that if you consider yourself aliterate because most books don’t appeal to you, one of these might.