A while ago, a friend of mine on Tumblr participated in a little meme: describe books in the most boring way possible.
Her description of her comic, archipelagocomic.com: A waitress misses work for several months.
My hubby and I came up with more:
Star Wars: An orphan discovers the identity of his parents.
Girl Genius: An orphan discovers the identity of her parents.
Harry Potter: An orphan discovers the identity of his parents.
A Christmas Carol: A grumpy old man gives his employee a day off.
Bleak House: A man wins a lawsuit.
The Hunger Games: A girl participates in a contest.
Lord of the Rings: Nine guys go on a road trip.
Toy Story: A kid gets a new toy.
Toy Story 2: A toy is stolen.
Toy Story 3: Toys get thrown away.
Wreck It Ralph: An old guy questions his career.
The Incredibles: A family has dysfunction.
Finding Nemo: A recluse leaves home.
The Avengers: A group of people do a job.
Grimm: A guy studies his family ancestry.
Doctor Who: An old guy studies history.
Mythbusters: Some people do science projects.
Some of my friends’ books, just for giggles:
The Windrider Saga by Minor: An elf learns to pray.
Secrets Kept by Mbewe: A girl carries a knife.
Wishing Well Curse by Donovan: A guy learns about his ancestors.
Sanctuary by Creeden: A girl and her brother run across town.
Finding Angel by Heckenbach: A girl looks for her parents.