Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Books with Intriguing Titles

 I buy many books because they have great titles,
including these:

Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

When the Air Hits Your Brain:
Tales of Neurosurgery

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Hank the Cowdog and the Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

Love, Loss, and What I Wore
How Reading Changed My Life
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
 The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside

Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage:
 Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar:
Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote,
They'd Have Given Us Candidates

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

The Polysyllabic Spree

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading:
Finding and Losing Myself in Books

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Enslaved by Ducks

Everything Bad is Good for You

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Are you like me?
Have you chosen books just for their titles?

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  1. Very intereting group of books. Some funny ones. Love McCall Smith.

  2. Many years ago I bought a book by David Markson because of the title: The Ballad of Dingus Magee; Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, His Blood-Shedding, His Ruination of Poor Helpless Females, & Cetera.

  3. leave me alone im reading looks awesome! i have to get that book! that is my life motto!

  4. What a selection of curious titles! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is sort of funny. Especially interesting that you have two neurosurgery book titles thrown into the mix. :)


  6. I love Leave Me Alone I'm Reading! I haven't found a copy for myself yet. But it definitely belongs on my shelf.

  7. These all have great titles! "The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs" sounds like a book I should get for my sister, she's obsessed with them.

  8. Very interesting titles. I'm not sure I'd read them, though, lol.

  9. Haha I TOTALLY bought "Everything Bad is Good For You" because of the title!! LOL! Don't think I've ever seen anyone else ever mention it..
    "Finer Points of Sausage Dogs" made me laugh.. :P

    Great list!!

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  10. I love the titles of Alexander McCall-Smith's books!

  11. I've been wanting to read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I just love the title. It sounds delicious and intriguing.

  12. Great list. I love the Sausage Dogs one. I'm a fan of "Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "My Dead Pets are Interesting." Sloane Crosely's books have good title s as well.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

  13. The Polysyllabic Spree, yes! I forgot about that one. Great book, great cover.

  14. It's always sad to me when a great title or a great cover is the best thing about a book.

  15. Those are great and I've added a few titles to my wish list because of it. I agree, a great title can really pull the reader in!

  16. LOVE these titles, Deb. I laughed out loud at a couple of them.

    I read ENSLAVED BY DUCKS and loved that book so much. Also, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG and HOW READING CHANGED MY LIFE. Great books.

  17. Great selection :)

    I read Candyfreak and loved it, though I think I picked it more for the cover than the title, lol.

  18. My favourite by a country mile is Hank the Cowdog and the Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse! They're all great of course, but that one is sensational. Never heard of it before either. Thanks for another fun list Debbie. Enslaved by Ducks appeals too.


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