Top Ten Tuesday: Hilarious Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out upcoming Top Ten themes on Jana’s blog and go here to see what others have on their Top Ten Tuesday lists!!

This week’s theme: Hilarious Book Titles! Disclaimer: just because a title may tickle my funny bone for some reason doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a funny book (but sometimes it does). Nor is the fact that the title makes me chuckle any negative reflection on my enjoyment of the book. And mine may not be so much hilarious as moderately amusing, but close enough

In no particular order:

Stiff Lizard by Lisa Haneberg (funny name, entertaining cozy mystery – yes, there were actual lizards involved)

The Harvard Skull Fiasco by Kris St. Gabriel (lots of quirky, off-the-wall humor)

Bash and the Pirate Pig by Burton W. Cole (the Bash books are wonderful for late elementary/early middle grade readers, and they’re funny for adults, too!)

North! 0r Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (the second in Peterson’s amazing Wingfeather Saga – good for adults, good for kids, just go read it, all four books)

The Sweet Potato Queens’ First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn’t Actually Do, But Could Have, and May Yet by Jill Conner Browne (and if the title doesn’t have you rolling on the floor, the book certainly will)

What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography by Bruce Dickinson (lead singer of Iron Maiden, for any of you headbangers out there)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (come on, a random thud is funny)

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: and Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark (she has several books of Southern humor, all with outrageous titles)

Go the $%*! to Sleep by Adam Mansbach (I originally discovered this when it was a YouTube video reading of the book, read by none other than the one, the only SAMUEL L. JACKSON!!!! I laughed so hard, I could hardly breathe. My older son was what, 11 or so then? Not really to the point where I’d normally want my kids exposed repeatedly to the f-bomb, but I had to play it for him. He was all, you never said that to us, did you? I said, not so you could hear, son. Not so you could hear.)

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder (a favorite of my younger son when he was quite a bit younger than he is now – because your mom reading a book with the word “fart” in it is the height of hilarity, don’tcha know)

And that’s it for the week! What funny book titles do you have rolling around in your head?

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18 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Hilarious Book Titles

  1. Fun list! Thud! is a great title, and knowing Pratchett the book is probably amusing, too.

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  2. Astilbe says:

    Go the **** to Sleep was hilarious!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Greg says:

    What Does This Button Do is actually a great title for an autobiography! I remember the first time I saw Go The **** to Sleep as well- I was like no way that’s a real book??? lol

  4. Great titles and covers too! I need to read my 3 year old the sleep one!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  5. Cindy Davis says:

    My son really enjoyed the Bash books and is keeping them for his future kids 😉 Some of these made me snicker.

  6. These are some great titles for this week’s topic!

  7. Bless Your Heart, Tramp… really made me laugh!! Great list!!

  8. I didn’t even think about children’s books for this topic! There are some funny ones out there that I remember reading to my kids when they were little. I remember reading a whole book about poop that they thought was absolutely hysterical. LOL.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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