Book haiku

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Recent book haiku

Scooby-Doo 5-Minute Stories (Scooby-Doo) by Random House

Daphne, Velma, Fred
Solving mysteries is fun!
Shaggy, Scooby-Doo

MAP. MEASURE. MOVE. by Paul Connors

Building clarity,
Can be your great legacy,
When you read this book.

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

Two-month-old letter
hints at mystery. Poirot
makes enquiries.

Embassytown by China Miéville

The Hosts - who are they?
Avice the simile, all
Ends in social change.

The Sun Shines Bright by Isaac Asimov

Big numbers and small, exact and approximate, Isaac makes his point. (pdp)

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Boy once abandoned
Death, destruction, redemption
Hope ignites future

Peter Katrinka's Brother by Helen Eggleston Haskell

Comrade now, Peter
remembers but goes forward
and meets his Peggy

The Odyssey by Homer

Greek hero of Troy
Takes long time getting back home
Having adventures.

The Odyssey by Homer

Son wants his Paw home;
Paw away on business trip—
Sneaks home for bloodbath.

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Slavery is bad
Antique horse paintings are good
Racism is bad

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.

A Private Venus by Giorgio Scerbanenco

Qui est responsable
du suicide de cette jeune femme?
c'est la traite des blanches.

J. Edgar Hoover on communism by J. Edgar Hoover

Communism is bad. Really, really, really bad. Fought it all my life. (pdp)

Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

Drogue dans South Boston,
ses 2 enfants en sont morts,
vengeance implacable

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

CIA-agent Jason Bourne,
Beleeft veel avonturen,
spanning gegarandeerd.

Sable, Shadow and Ice by Cheryl J. Franklin

betrayal and love
stepping stones of the future
social reform hurts

A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke

Au fond du bayou
un démon des temps anciens
aide la lutte des bons

It's Only a Game by Terry Bradshaw

On the field and off, playing ball or telling tales, he called his own plays. (pdp)

Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright by Isaac Asimov

Personal aside, a foray into science, and bring it back home. (pdp)

The Custodian of Marvels by Rod Duncan

Elizabeth takes
fight to the Patent Office
in a daring heist.

The Devil's Elixirs by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Overblown, verbose,
convoluted. A classic?
You must be joking!

Herbal Remedies by Andrew Chevallier

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs and more
A bounty of Earth's own plants
Sustaining our lives-

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Serial killer
thriller with a religious
twist. Why all the fuss?

The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

True or false: Dickens
died before he could finish
his last book. Discuss.

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Grippe espagnole, bombes,
Petites magouilles policières
Grève de la police

The Lost Angel by Elizabeth Goudge

sense, whimsy, and grace
no mere haiku can capture
light falls in our souls

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot asks
questions in the sudden death
of Mrs Boynton.

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Mrs Boynton's death
sets her family free. Did
one of them kill her?

Playing with Fire by R.J. Blain

Bailey's favorite things
napalm queenie pixie dust
but C4 takes cake

Peter Katrinka's Brother by Helen Eggleston Haskell

Comrade now, Peter
remembers but goes forward
and meets his Peggy

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

In a scary world
the author's illustrations
and words inspire.

The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus in
trouble: a magic ring must
not fall in wrong hands.

Inferno by Dan Brown

L'enfer, c'est l'homme. L'homme est son enfer. Il est son seul sauveur.

Night Market Rescue by Charlotte Cheng

dog explores market
lost girl finds lonely dog
they find family

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Headline: Kansas girl
Enters strange new land; at once
Starts a killing spree.

The School of Homer by Alexander Marriott

Widower escapes
To Greek island of legends,
Murder finds him there.

Le Roi et l'horloger by Arnaldur Indridason

Il répare 'horloge
tout en racontant au roi
les histoires d'Islande.

La petite-fille by Bernhard Schlink

Elle cherchait sa fille,
mais c'est Kaspar qui trouvera
la petite-fille.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sad Russian people
griping about God and stuff.
Wish Dad was still here.

Diary of a New York Queen by William Barber

New York City dreams
A young man's journey to find
Love and acceptance

SINGLE LIFE STYLE IDEA 100 : hitorigurashi o zenryoku de tanoshimu hyaku no aidea by Rizumu kabushiki gaisha.

Bizarre orange book
Could be art, could be design
Definitely odd

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Strangers held hostage
Become allies sharing hope
There will be fireworks

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

The bad Elves all die
Which is why all Elves are good
In the later books.

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

And Manwë was grieved
but he watched and said no word.
Goddamnit, Manwë.

The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong

A-t-elle des objets
compromettants de Mao
qui aimait danser.

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Tita can't marry
Pedro, so she cooks dishes
that tell of her love.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Nameless narrator
marries wealthy widower;
haunting Rebecca.

Le café suspendu by Amanda Sthers

Points de supension
pour un café s'il vous plaît,
début d'une histoire

La Maison du commandant by Valerio Varesi

Le Pô gonfle et pue.
Le trésor des partisans
y est bien caché

Ducks and How to Make Them Pay by William Cook

Duck-keepers read this / Not the Goose mafioso / Who makes the ducks pay? (bbotany)

Havana Red by Leonardo Padura

Travesti en robe,
Tué par son père, fumeur.
Conde est troublé

Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Chandler S. Robbins

Such pretty colors/
In flight or hopping around/
Bird ID is hard

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Elle est riche et belle,
Mais veut connaître d'où elle vient.
Elle découvre Rio.

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

Ils vivent dans le camp
des mammouths. Et à cheval
ils partent avec Loup.

Rune Play: A Seasonal Record Book With Twelve New Techniques for Rune Casting by Ralph Blum

More pages to fill in -
Its better than the first book -
Less is more Ralph Blum

The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle: The Viking Runes with Stones: 10th Anniversary Edition by Ralph Blum

Blank rune is for spare
Viking i-ching not for me
Bloom'n idiot

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Mapplethorpe and she
Meet in their pre-famous days
And forge lasting bonds

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Starts broke in New York
Becomes "Mother of Punk". She's
Now music legend

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Mapplethorpe and Smith—
Down and out, up and coming
artists living life.

American Lutheran Hymnal, Music Edition

There is no corn here
My cats wish there was, of course
There's no porn either

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob
Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob
Bob Bob Bob Bob Bob.

Kafka in Tangier by Mohammed Said Hjiouij

In Tangier's embrace,
Jawad's surreal change begins,
Hidden truths unveiled.

Kafka in Tangier by Mohammed Said Hjiouij

A man becomes beast,
City secrets start to unfold,
Kafka in Tangier.

How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?: The Ultimate Science Quiz Book by Brian Clegg

A selection of
interesting science facts in
the form of a quiz.

A Place of Beauty: A 21-Day Devotional for Artists by Catherine M Miller

A Place of Beauty / Be encouraged by the thoughts / of other artists (nicholsonj)

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World #1 by Pénélope Bagieu

L'audace d'être soi. Elles ont su ouvrir leurs "elles". Au-delà des murs.

Kingmaker: Broken Faith by Toby Clements

Kings, pawns move across
the chess board that is England.
Who will call checkmate?

Jouw afwezigheid is duisternis by Jon Kalman Stefansson

Qui raconte l'histoire
de 120 ans de passions,
de souffrances, de morts?

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The young Gascon fights
The three inseperables
and becomes their friend

Skills and Strategies for Coaching Soccer by Alan Hargreaves

Manual for how
To coach the beautiful game
And deal with players.

Le Silence et la Colère by Pierre Lemaitre

Le futur Darty,
Avortements et barrage,
Angèle sauve Colette

Le Silence et la Colère by Pierre Lemaitre

Silences et colères,
Dans la famille Pelletier,
Ainsi va la vie.

The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney

Un clochard et un truand sont assassinés.

Flore écologique de Belgique: (Ptéridophytes et Spermatophytes) by Anne-Laure Jacquemart

Les naturalistes
vont pouvoir identifier
toutes les plantes quils trouvent

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Does it still count as
a British School Story if
they camp the whole time?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Just broke into a
bank vault and stole a dragon.
Pretty normal day.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Diverging lenses
To start a fire? Golding knew
Nothing of optics.

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Louisiane, rhum, Cuba
Joe et Graciella dirigent.
Emma est-elle morte?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Children selected
Against nature and young foes
Arena death match

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

You love your neighbor
Unless your life is at stake
In that case.... they die!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Death of young children
Make a book and a movie
Oh well, When in Rome

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss and Peeta
compete in the Hunger Games:
winner gets to live.

Cher connard by Virginie Despentes

Metoo et covid,
harceleur et harcelée
En lettres et en ligne

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie's a flake/
Gets married in Hawai'i/
Still banging both dudes

Charlie Utopia by Nowick Gray

Charlie seems to have
everything, but without Love
he remains depressed.

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K. J. Parker

When your hopes are few
And your city is besieged
Orhan will save you

108 Dreams by Cheryl Wheeler

dark subconscious tales
confused learning and growing
storyful making

And the Rest Is History by Jodi Taylor

Clive Ronan's back. St
Mary's suffers trauma and
loss. There will be tears.

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indriðason

Deux jeunes filles victimes,
Soldat de l'occupation,
VIP local?

1,000 Places to see in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Looking to travel?
Here are 1,000 ideas.
North America.

1,000 Places to see in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Testing a haiku
Wondering why, though, why now?
Please help, it's broken.

28 Days Later [2002 film] by Danny Boyle

A bike messenger
awakes in a zombie world...
will life continue?

1408 [2007 film] by Mikael Håfström

A haunted hotel
Room 1408: look out!
Crazy... or real life?

My Name is Markham by Jodi Taylor

Versatile Markham:
security guard, burner
of cakes, reindeer end.

The Great St Mary's Day Out by Jodi Taylor

A trip to London
Markham makes his stage debut
Dr Bairstow frowns

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

A missing doctor
A forty-year-old cold case
Team Strike and Robin

Lies, Damned Lies, and History by Jodi Taylor

Maxwell and co. turn
to crime to do the right thing
and pay heavy price.

Pi Ying Xi by Philippe Forest

Même en Chine tout tourne
Autour de son cher nombril
Modeste comme Sollers

La Main de Dieu by Valerio Varesi

Village de montagne
Le curé est exalté
De la neige partout