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February 9, 2000

The "Harry Potter" series of children's books, written
by J.K. Rowling, is among the most spectacular successes
in the publishing industry, with all three books
simultaneously on bestseller lists all over the world.
Harry Potter is a young apprentice magician who gets involved
in all sorts of adventures, or something to that effect.

Of course Top5 wondered what his upcoming adventures might be...

The Top 15 Rejected Titles for
the Next "Harry Potter" Book
(Part I)

    1. Harry Potter and the Naughty Schoolmarm, Mrs. Letourneau

    2. Harry Potter and the Throbbing Muscle of Love

    3. Harry Potter and the Revenge of Montezuma

    4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer from NAMBLA

    5. Harry Potter and the Painful Rectal Itch

    6. Harry Potter and the Decline of Literacy

    7. Harry Potter and the Sticky March Issue of "Hustler"

    8. Harry Potter and the Sorceress's Sore

    9. Harriet Potter After the Life-Altering Surgery

    10. Harry Potter and the Curse of the Lisp

    11. Harry Potter and the Inflatable Sheep

    12. Harry Potter and Spinning Grave of Tolkien

    13. Harry Potter and the Trenchcoat Mafia

    14. Harry Potter and the Carnivorous Pony

    15. Harry Potter and the Over-Hyped Children's Author and Clever Marketing Campaign

      and the Number 1 Rejected Title for the Next "Harry Potter" Book...

    16. Harry Potter and the Unexplainable Wad of Tissues

Join ClubTop5 and check out the Runners Up submissions for this list!

Selected from 218 submissions from 76 contributors.
Today's Top Five List authors were:

  • Ann Bartow, Dayton, OH -- 1 (10th #1)
  • Dave Goudsward, Harrisburg, PA -- 2, 13 (Rookie!)
  • Jennifer Ford, Fort Wayne, IN -- 2 Email / Website
  • Andy Wagner, Milwaukee, WI -- 2
  • Daniel Weckerly, Limerick, PA -- 2
  • Keith Martin, Atlanta, GA -- 3 Email
  • Sandra Hull, Arlington, VA -- 4, Honorable Mention list name Email / Website
  • Dakota Shepard, New Haven, CT -- 5 Email / Website
  • Lev L. Spiro, Los Angeles, CA -- 6 Email / Hall of Famer
  • Curtis Matthews, Kennesaw, GA -- 7 Email
  • Steve Hurd, Oakland, CA -- 8 Hall of Famer
  • Carla Brandon, San Diego, CA -- 9 Email
  • Brian Jones, Atlanta, GA -- 9 Email
  • Don Swain, Rochester Hills, MI -- 10 Email / Website
  • Patrick Major, Dallas, OR -- 11 Email
  • Joshua Wachs, Cambridge, MA -- 12
  • Curt Cutting, Santa Monica, CA -- 14, 16
  • Gregory Swarthout, Murray, UT -- 14 Email
  • Peter Rogers, Boston, MA -- 15, Banner Tag
  • Mark Niebuhr, Minneapolis, MN -- 16
  • Dave Henry, Slidell, LA -- Topic Email
  • Felicia Watson, Colorado Springs, CO -- Topic Email
  • Larry Hollister, Concord, CA -- RU list name Email / Website / Hall of Famer
  • Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ -- List moderator
  • Chris White, New York, NY -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
  • Santana, San Francisco, CA -- Ambience   (explanation)

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