Top 10 Tuesday - Hilarious Book Titles
Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl is hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs. This week's prompt is to share books with hilarious titles - well, that's a bit subjective, but I'll give it a shot. As I looked through my TBR and books read lists, I didn't find any particularly FUNNY titles, but there are some oddball ones that could be construed to be cute/mildly amusing. Here goes.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
read it a few years ago for a family book club LOL
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
this one actually IS amusing - a town's leadership decides to start eliminating letters from usage around the town, one letter at a time, with very clever, funny results
Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault by Cathy Guisewite
The cartoonist creator of the Cathy strip has some amusing anecdotes
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
A delightfully ridiculous, clever story - and a very vintage pulp novel type cover (right Greg?)
I've read all the above titles; the following are from my TBR list.
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
Hmmm. now that I look at this again, don't find this particularly funny but no time to look for a replacement, so it stays.
2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Berlino
When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
Then I took a minute and googled "funny book titles" and found these:
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
and the imminently readable Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining by Judy Cheindiin (Judge Judy)
This was one of the hardest themes for me so far so I'm sure curious to see what the rest of you have come up with for funny titles!