Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles
I completed a similar list in 2011 but decided, after taking a look at it, that it was due for an update. Here is the old one if you want to take a peek: TTT: Hilarious Book Titles, 2011
As with almost all the lists I create, I only add books I've actually read and liked.
What are your favorite funny book titles? Be sure to leave a comment below.
1. Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species by Ana Pego. The book is about a serious topic: plastic pollution in the ocean, but the author, who is a biologist, made up the name of the plastic problem which I think is both funny and genius.
2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. You know him as the host of the Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. The title is funny enough to be intriguing. How can a birth be a crime?
3. Dancing At the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir by Tyler Feder. The book is about death but the author clearly has a sense of humor and it comes out in the graphic memoir. I laughed through my tears as I read it.
4. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. The second book in the hilarious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Everything about it, including the title, is funny.
5. They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts by Carlyn Beccia. This is one of those fun and odd books that is perfect for middle grade students and immature adults like me. I loved it and found many of the stories very humorous.
Now let me pause before I go on. Did you notice something about the top five books on my list? Four of them are nonfiction. Take that list-makers! I can think of funny nonfiction book titles!
6. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. I like the name it just rolls off the tongue.
7. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. The book is just as zany as the title.
8. Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker. Funny title and odd little book. I actually think about some of the "facts" inside it because I disagree with a few.
9. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. I think I picked the book based on the title alone.
10. God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant. The premise: God comes down to earth and lives among us and he adores dogs!
Your turn. What are some of your favorite funny titles?