Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - Kelly Tackles Hilarious Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. Everyone is welcome to join in. Please be kind and link back to us. Sign the Linky widget so that you can peruse other top ten lists from fellow bloggers and comment on others lists!

This weeks top ten is:

Top ten most hilarious book titles you have come across

I had so much fun creating this list. It's been awhile since I've laughed this much.

  1. Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard – I think this is hilarious simply because the usage of ‘taters.’

  2. When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin – Silly me, here I was thinking that Jesus was Jewish! I am still baffled as to what this book is even about.

  3. Still Life With Psychotic Squirrel by C.B. Smith – This is an autobiography. I hope one day to become cool enough to have an equally as awesome autobiography title.

  4. Even God Is Single, So Stop Giving Me a Hard Time by Karen Salmansohn – Ahh, celebrating singlehood. I just may use this phrase in the future (yeah, I'm talking to you Mom!).

  5. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka – A somewhat sadistic retelling of famous fairy tales. Presents gems such as "Little Red Running Shorts", "The Princess and the Broken Bowling Ball", and "The Really Ugly Duckling."

  6. The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III – I’m going to let the official description stand for itself:

    Deep in The Land of Broodsarrow, just outside the village of Gneirwil, and high on a cliff overlooking the Everbleed Sea, there stands the faggiest gothic castle that any mortal being has ever seen. Living in this ancient faggy castle is none other than the well-renowned vampire, Dargoth Van Gloomfang. The citizenry of Broodsarrow sure has its share of faggy vampires, but old Dargoth has always been by far the faggiest of them all. That is, until a new vampire came to town. A younger, hippper vampire. One that emits such a grand amount of fagginess that one cannot help but be completely overwhelmed by his presence. Now Dargoth Van Gloomfang must figure out a way to out-shine this young newcomer if he wishes to ever reclaim his throne as . . . the faggiest vampire.
    He also wrote books called The Haunted Vagina, Satan Burger, and other colorful creations. What else can I possibly say?

  7. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler - Basic plot: teen angst. I might read this just to find out what other big round things are in the book.

  8. Dance Lessons for Zombies by Peter Hiett – This is actually a book about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Who knew? (Did he bring pork chops?)

  9. In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot by Graham Roumieu – Apparently, Bigfoot struggles with eating disorders, casual cannibalism, pop culture, and philosophical quandaries (and basic grammar). And yes, this is going onto my to-read list. Don’t judge me.

  10. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters - While Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would seem more popular for this list, Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austen novel, thus, this made me chuckle more (or because I pictured Alan Rickman with tentacles).

How about an entirely separate list just focusing on hilariously titled children’s books? Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale by William Kotzwinkle would top that list.
Please post the link to your own Top Ten Tuesday list!


  1. Haha, what a funny meme! =]=]

  2. I've actually read number seven and it was very funny if I remember correctly.

  3. Kelly--I still can't get over The Faggiest Vampire! lol

  4. Haha, hello Faggiest Vampire. That's a pretty epic title.

  5. I can only imagine the still life with the psychotic squirrel.

  6. lol Jamie, me too...another one of his books is called The Menstruating Mall....this dude's either a genius or deranged.

  7. Now the challenge should be for us to read all the books we put this list to see if they lived up to their title!

  8. Haha, I really wanna read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, hoping that'll be more of a home run than P&P&Z. Those books sound crazy though xD Especially Dance Lessons for Zombies. Gotta check that one out

  9. Haha they are all sooo funny!Thanks for taking part in Radiant Reviews :)

  10. Oh, my! Alan Rickman with tentacles! :D


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