Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles

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All of these titles make me giggle! I have not read any of them yet, so let me know if you’ve read and liked any of them.

1. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin

2. Annie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of Doom by Jay Cutts

3. It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong

4. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

5. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) by Tom Angleberger

black and white photo of an elderly man who is laughing.

6. How You Can Bowl Better Using Self-Hypnosis by Jack Heise

7. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill

8. How To Tell Your Cat About Trump by Breaking Burgh

9. The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

10. How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom  by Patricia Carlin

80 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles

  1. I’ve heard of a few of these, but haven’t read them. Erma Bombeck’s book titles are all great (When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It’s Time To Go Home — for example) — I remember an older relative who was a fan and always read her books! How to Tell Your Cat About Trump sounds amazing!

  2. I just went ahead and bought “How to tell your cat about Trump”, wish I had found it four years ago so I could explain to my boy why I was spending so much time angry, crying, or angry-crying. And I completely forgot about The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse! Such a fun story!

    A great list, as usual!

  3. Some of these titles are amazing! I particularly love the Robert Rankin and the David Sedaris – chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse is a great mental image, and I really want to know how he explores diabetes with owls. Will definitely end up checking some of these books out.

  4. I actually have read The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank…a long time ago. I want to say I was in my last year of high school. I read this one and a couple others by Erma Bombeck. I often think I should re-read them since, although I remember liking the books a lot, I probably didn’t truly appreciate them as much as I would now that I’m older and wiser.

  5. Oh my god, these are great. I think Annie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of Doom is exceptionally ridiculous (though really, all of these are!). Same with the Minotaur one! #8 cracks me up too because I guarantee our cat cares for nothing in this world as long as we feed them, haha.

    • Yay! I hope you like it.

      I’m on a library waitlist for The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank. It’s awesome that you liked that one so much.

  6. OMG. I’ve heard of #4 before — in fact, it regularly tricks me into thinking it’s a children’s/picture book when I just see the words without a cover attached — and possibly #1, but the rest are all new to me and spectacular. I think #7 is my favorite, but you found a couple of great nonfiction ones as well. And I love that the subtitle for #10 only introduces more questions…

    Finally: I love #5, but honestly, it’s the “origama yoda #1” that’s killing me. “You thought this title was off the wall? There is SO MUCH MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM.” (I was actually afraid to get my hopes up when I clicked the link to find out more, and I am so pleased to see the series titles just keep getting more ridiculous)

    • I assumed Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls was a picture book, too! You’re not alone there.

      And, yeah, the Origami Yoda series just keeps getting funnier and funnier as far as their titles go.

  7. Oh I love your list so much, and need to look into them some more. it was tough picking between your Sedaris pick and the one I ended up with (me talk pretty..)

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