The best books with swear words in the title

The Books I Picked & Why

The Grey Bastards

By Jonathan French

The Grey Bastards

Why this book?

Do you like orcs? Do you wish they were the heroes every so often? Cool. Read this book. These orc motherfuckers are huge fun to hang out with as they patrol the hazardous Lot Lands, uncovering evil plots and wrecking shit. Bonus: they ride hogs. Think Sons of Anarchy meets Lord of the Rings.


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Switch Bitch

By Roald Dahl

Switch Bitch

Why this book?

The book may not have much swearing in it, but it has one of the best titles ever. It sounds like an insult drawn from an obscure meme. Dahl is a master of the short story, and here you get four of them, including his fabulous character Oswald Hendryks Cornelius.


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Badd Motherf*cker

By Jasinda Wilder

Badd Motherf*cker

Why this book?

Nothing wrong with a little bit of erotica. This one not only has one of the best titles of any book ever, it also has its tongue jammed firmly in its cheek. When your inciting incident is a jilted bride walking into a bar in Alaska, in her wedding dress—a bar that happens to be owned by eight brothers, one of whom is named Sebastian Badd– You know you're in for a good time.


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Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine

By Kelly Sue DeConnick

Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine

Why this book?

That title. That. Title. It's also a pretty killer idea, with some razor-sharp social commentary. Women that society views as difficult are quite literally shipped off to a prison planet. Only someone like Kelly Sue DeConnick could pull this off, and her tag team with the artist Valentine De Landro makes this a must-read. It's funny, emotional, and has the added benefit of making you think.


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The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

By Jackson Ford

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

Why this book?

Like I wouldn't put my own shit on this list. I'm mighty proud of this title, even if I didn't come up with it—I have my brilliant publisher to thank for that. I set out to write the wildest, funniest, most inherently ridiculous superhero story ever, with plenty of the things I like shoved in: rap music, food porn, pop culture references, and the city of Los Angeles. Give it a read. You’ll like it.


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