Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Funniest Titles of 2007

I must read 10,000 book reviews over the course of a year. Why I keep lists of some things baffles even me, but here are my Favorite Funny Titles from 2007. Most are fiction (with the majority being 'punny' mysteries), but there are a few non-fiction titles mixed in as well.

Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund by Blaize Clement (the 2nd Dixie Hemingway, petsitter, mystery)

Edward Trencom’s Nose: a novel of history, dark intrigue and cheese by Giles Milton (comic thriller set in a London cheese emporium)

Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek (the NY art world as seen by a Soho gallerista)

Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box: cut yourself some slack and still raise great kids by Ann Dunnewold

An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke (the Emily Dickinson homestead fire was an accident, he swears)

Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair: the true misadventures of a 30-something who learned to knit after he split by Laurie Beasley Perry

If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs: a guide to understanding men by Big Boom (why would you trust the advice of an author named Big Boom?)

The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket (great Christmas/Hanukkah story for ages 4-8)

I Am America (and So Can You) by Stephen Colbert (the host of The Colbert Report) ... we also have this on audio CD

The Da Da De Da Da Code by Robert Rankin (promises to leave Dan Brown fans “breathless”!)

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck (hey, this title isn’t funny…who put this on the list?)

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (for teenagers)

Boobs: a guide to your girls by Elisabeth Squires (yes, it’s about breast health)

The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin & Roz Chast (Martin’s other bestseller is Born Standing Up...also on audio CD)

The Barnacle Barb and her Pirate Crew series by Nadia Higgins which includes such titles as Pegleg Gets Stumped, Aye, my Eye!, Blimey, that’s Slimy, Walk the Plank, Plankton and Break a Sea-Leg, Shrimp Breath

Hell Hath No Curry by Tamar Myers (a Penn. Dutch mystery with recipes)... 10 other very funny titles available too!

Right From the Gecko by Cynthia Baxter (sequel to Who’s Kitten Who?)

Kilt Dead by Kaitlyn Dunnett (a Scottish dancer sleuths)

Claws and Effect by Rita Mae Brown (the 9th Mrs. Murphy cat mystery)

Died in the Wool by Rett MacPherson (mystery at a textile factory)

Cries and Whiskers by Clea Simon (the 3rd Theda Krakow Boston-based mystery, following Cattery Row)

Antiques Maul by Barbara Allen (see also her Antiques Roadkill)

Trick My Truck But Don’t Mess with My Heart by LuAnn McLane (author of Dark Roots & Cowboy get the idea)

Please feel free to add to this list!!!

1 comment:

  1. See another good list at:
    and vote for your favorite odd title in the Diagram Prize sponsored by the British magazine "The Bookseller".


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