There are several ways to view the topic of Silly Book Titles. Some titles
are innately ridiculous, for example 'I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen'.
In other cases it's the combination of title and author that brings a smile to
our face, for instance by Forestry by Teresa Green.
Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop
The British magazine 'The Bookseller' has announced its shortlist for the
oddest book title of the year.
The prize for the "oddest book title of the year" was announced in March
2013. The winner? Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop – a
"practical" guide to how to "clear your home and garden of goblins and
banish them forever."
Previous Winners of the Silliest Book Title
Each winner receives the Diagram Prize,
which has been running since 1978, when the winner that year was 'Proceedings of
the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice'.
2008 Winner of London's Diagram Prize of odd titles is 'Greek Rural Postmen
and Their Cancellation Numbers'. Will and Guy cannot wait for the movie!
2007's winner of 'The Oddest Book Title' was:
'The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North
America by A Guide to Field Identification', by Julian Montague.
Enjoy the Hilarity of the Short List
of Silly Book Titles
May Flowers by April Showers
Cheese Problems Solved by P.L.H. McSweeney
How to Write a How to Write Book by Brian Paddock
I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen by Jasper McCutcheon
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs by Big Boom
Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine A. MacKinnon
People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond by From King Canute to Doctor Feelgood by Dee Gordon.
Will and Guy have researched further
funny and amusing book titles for you to
smile at by
The 120 year diet
Detecting Fake Nazi Regalia
Foundry Work for the Amateur
Versailles by The View from Sweden
Oral Sadism and the Vegetable Personality
theory of Lengthwise Rolling
The Potatoes of Bolivia by Their Breeding, Value and Evolutionary Relationships
Innovation and the Rise of the Tunnelling Industry
The Interpretation of Geological Time from the Evidence of Fossilised
Elephant Droppings in Eastern Europe
Big and Very Big Hole Drilling
Cooking With Poo
and Other Funny Book Titles
This book is called Cooking With Poo. Yes, "Poo"; this is the Thai
word for crab and it's also author Saiyuud Diwong's nickname so our Thai
friend Sakuntra, who now lives in Portsmouth, tells us.
More Funny Book Titles: have come to our notice
recently. Here is a selection of the best:
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino
Praakli (Kirjastus Elmatar). Covers styles of socks and stockings found in
The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of
American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace). An analysis of
the "Koro" psychiatric epidemic that hit the island of Singapore in 1967.
Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken
Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd
Press). The story of Koichi Andoh, who travelled from Japan to Yorkshire in
the 1930s to train workers at a hatchery business the art of determining the
sex of one-day-old chicks.
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares
(Phaidon). Exhaustive overview of the evolution of the modern office chair.
The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books). In
which the author reveals that Jesus is a personification of the Holy
Mushroom, Amanita Muscaria.
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel:
Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley). A book that documents the sand trade
from its inception in 1912 to the present day, focusing on the Welsh coast.
Bizarre Book Titles
Based on an article written by Joel Rickett in a Weekend Guardian
supplement we have succeeded in tracking down further bizarre book titles to
amuse and amaze our readers. Will has to admit that some of these strange
titles made him giggle - 'must have been my mood,' he said.
The Diagram Prize is awarded each year to the oddest title presented at
the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guy agrees that several of these books fall into
the 'must read category'.
Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself [A book for
Knitting with Dog Hair
Wood Carving with a Chain Saw
Drying Flowers With A Microwave
Nuclear War: What's In It For You?
How Green were the Nazis?
Tractors and the Men Who Love Them
How to Avoid Huge Ships
Bomb Proof Your House
Silly Book Titles -
Medical books are usually difficult to understand, therefore Will and Guy
were pleased to see these titles in both the Ladybird book list and in the
'Janet and John' series.
A Pictorial Book of Tongue Coatings
Brace Owner's Manual: A Guide
To The Wearing And Care Of Braces
Waterproofing Your Child
The Secret of Sphincters
DIY Brain Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases:
A Personal View
Hot Topics in Urology
Silly Books by Famous Authors
The Broken Window by Eva Brick
The Cliff Tragedy by Eileen Dover
French Windows by Pattie O'Dors
Forestry by Teresa Green
Olympic Games by Arthur Letics
How to Make Honey by B. Keeper
Easy Money by Robyn Banks
Gunfire by R. Tillery
Long Walk by Miss D. Buss
The Dogs' Dinner by Nora Bone
A Hole in My Bucket by Lee King
Falling Trees by Tim Burr
How to Win by Vic Tree
I Love Maths by Adam Upp and Ima Adder
Snakes of the World by Anna Conda
Natural Bust Enlargement by Mine
A Career in Writing
Two friends, Bob and Mick who hadn't seen each other for a while were
having lunch and catching up on one another.
"So what are you doing with yourself these days?" Bob asked.
answered, "I've taken up a career in writing."
"That's great!" Bob replied. "So have you sold anything yet?"
have," answered Mick.
"What have you sold?" asked Bob.
Mick answered, "My Rolex, my
saxophone, the TV, the stereo and several antiques."
Will and Guy's Top Twenty of
Funny But "Less
Successful" Children's Book Titles
You Are Different and That's Bad
Curious Ricky and the High-Voltage Fence
The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
Strangers Have the Best Candy
Whining, Kicking, and Crying to Get Your Way
Pop Goes the Gerbil and Other Great Microwave Games
Some Kittens Can Fly
Fun Four-Letter Words to Know and Share
The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
Dad's New Wife Bernard
The Children's Guide to Hitchhiking
The Little Sissy Who Snitched
You Were an Accident
Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
The Man in the Moon is Actually Satan
Your Nightmares Are Real
Why Can't Mr. Fork and Mrs. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
Places Where Mummy and Daddy Hide Neat Things
Silly Book Titles - Out of Print
Will and Guy are grateful that these silly books are currently out of
Overpopulation in France by Frances Crowded
The World's Flood Plains by Noah Zark
Sound as a Bell by Drop Clanger
Why I Like Fish by Anne Chovie
The Empty Biscuit Tin by Arthur Anymore
Interior Decorating by Kurt N. Rodd
Poisonous Plants by Dudley Nightshade
Dockyards in Britain by Steve Dore
How to Look Younger by Fay Sliftt
Mexican Food by Monty Suma
Footnote byPlease send us your silly book titles
Related to silly book titles -
Unfortunate Children's names