Hello all! I’m back from my move-in hiatus. I’m now blogging from beautiful California. And since it’s Tuesday, lets talk books. For this week’s The Broke and the Bookish meme I’m borrowing from weeks past and choosing the topic of top ten hilarious book titles. I’ve either read all the books listed below or they’re in my must-read-pile.
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1.Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: The whole premise of the book is literary characters and authors on Facebook. Reading Hamlet’s status updates is totally worth it. But more importantly the title makes me smile.
2. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: I chuckle a little bit just thinking the word platypus, if the nonsensical little creature is toting philosophy then I’m really going to giggle. For any amateur philosophers, this book is really a good way to think about the basics. Beyond the awesome title, I really did enjoy the book itself.
3. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: This book is currently sitting on my bedside table. The quirky title and the glitter grabbed my attention in the bookstore but I stayed for the content. The book is about what our culture is telling our young girls and how those girlie-girl values are manifesting in kids. There may be a book review about this in my future. Just a thought.
4. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: When I was a pre-teen this odd-ball title is what got me to turn the page. I didn’t go further into the series than this first book but the funny title did its job of getting me to pick up the book.
5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: I challenge you to read that title and not smile. It’s just too cute. You can practically hear a kid draw out the title with a pout. For me, this is one of those children’s books that is classic, and I have no shame in revisiting it from time to time when my day takes a turn for the terrible.
6. Why We Suck: Dennis Leary’s collection of rants disguised as essays. I had this one recommended to me by one of my best friends and it was worth the read because I laughed at more than just the title. Leave your political correctness at the door and you won’t get offended in the process.
7. Oxymoronica: I just enjoy the word oxymoron. My love of the word comes from one of my favorite comedies, The Renaissance Man. Danny Devito plays an out of work advertiser who takes a job as a remedial English teacher on an army base. He writes “oxymoron” on the board on the second day of class and one of his students cries out, “We a’int no ox-morons.” That line has always stuck with me and made me laugh. Now the book Oxymoronica is worth the read for its own humorous qualities. Witty humor from some of the best.
8. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: I’m grinning reading this title. The premise is so intriguing. I’m guilty of not having read this one yet but it’s one I’m desperate to read when I get the free time. Everyone I’ve talked to about whose read it is thrilled with the book, so it’s more than a fun title.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Not taking in to consideration the actual story, this title is hilarious. Anyone who has felt like a wallflower (ahem, me) just wants to know what these so-called perks are, and you smile a secret smile imagining what those perks might be. Now the novel itself is its own beast and worthy of praise above and beyond the title. Definitely read the book before you see the movie.
10. The Tao of Pooh: This book is darling. Adorable. Soothing. The ideas will soak into you through its soft laughter, and it starts with the title. Taoist principles delivered by the bumbling Pooh Bear. Welcome to happiness.
Well my plan for the evening worked. This list of silly book titles put a smile on my face. Hoping they do the same for you!