Lost in Translation: Last Book Read

I found this tag over on @LoveYourShelf, and thought it was just too brilliant to pass up!

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We all know how bad Google Translate can be at it’s job so…

How bad can Google mess up book titles?

How it works:

  1. Pick the last book you read.
  2. Put that book in Google Translate and translate it into 3 different languages, then back to English. (Please put which languages you used to translate them!)
  3. See how close (or how far) it is to the original book title.
  4. Lastly, put the original book title at the bottom and talk about your last read!

Here we go!

Translated title: These Hollow Wishes

Not the worst Google’s done…really.


  • Spanish
  • German
  • French


The translator really only messed up one word.

It’s one of the most anticipated young adult fantasy titles of 2021.

It’s the last book that Kayla reviewed.

Here’s the answer:

Buy These Hollow Vows

My tags:

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