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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!

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