Who knew there is actually a prize for the book with the oddest title each year? In 1994, the prize went to Highlights in the History of Concrete. The next year, the prize was given to Reusing Old Graves. Harry Abrams Publishing, no less, apparently put The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification out in 2006.
Sadly, I haven't read any of these.
I have, however, read these jewels:
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless
A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember
Somewhere in America: Under the Radar With Chicken Warriors, Left-Wing Patriots, Angry Nudists, and Others
How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame
Have you read any of these? What are some of the oddest titled books you have read?
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Ooh nice ones! All totally new to me ones too!ReplyDelete
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A few years ago, I remember the members of a book club I was in selected Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, based strictly on that title alone. All of the others are new to me and definitely unique. :)ReplyDelete
Okay, i have to read the one about how not to act old. It's getting to be the time in life where i just might fall into that, and i want to take preventive measures!ReplyDelete
Some interesting titles on here... I haven't read any of these, but they sound great!ReplyDelete
Some good titles there, how not to look old made me smileReplyDelete
Body in the Cornflakes.. Now that one had me pulling a weird face and made me laugh, haha. Definitely some unique titles on your list!ReplyDelete
Oh I didn't know there was an award for that either. How fun! I quite like the one with the fool kissing. :DReplyDelete
I have NOT read any of these, but what fun titles! That's awesome there was an award for oddest titles. LOLReplyDelete
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital sounds very funny.ReplyDelete
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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital, lol!ReplyDelete
All the titles you've chosen are very unique indeed!ReplyDelete
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Love all these titles!! Great choices!!! I think my favorite would have to be: Who will run the frog hospital!? Sounds very cute/interesting!! Great post!!ReplyDelete
My TTT:Unique Book Titles
Oooh, I LOVED Animals Should Not Wear Clothing when I was a kid.ReplyDelete
I've read Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing...I may have gotten it from you! For Dewey's I started and am continuing to read The Grouchy Grammarian, a pretty strange title.ReplyDelete
I didn’t know there was a prize for odd titles. That’s awesome.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
I had no idea there was a prize for book titles; I love it! And the ones you've read are fabulous as wellReplyDelete
The Body in the Cornflakes. I don't know if I should laugh or be alarmed. Loving that one!ReplyDelete
OhMyGosh!! A 'Frog Hospital' title?? Who would ever dream something like that! And I'm with Alicia on the 'Cornflakes' title. Hmm... not sure how to react to THAT one. ;)ReplyDelete
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I just don't know what to think after seeing these titles! :DReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me
Nope...haven't read, or heard of any of these. Nice choices.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure which intrigues me more: Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands (I do hope that's entirely satirical, rather than a housewife's guide) or Angry Housewives Eating Bon BonsReplyDelete
'Who Will Run The Frog Hospital' is winner for me :-)ReplyDelete
I've read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons and enjoyed it quite well. I love Lorna Landvik! I'll have to peruse my shelves for odd titles. None come to mind at the moment.ReplyDelete
I have read Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. Some sound like they need to be added to my TBR list!ReplyDelete