The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic is: humorous book titles
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its title? Over the years, I’ve run into so many funny titles, some so amusing that I had to pick up the book just because of that.
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Now, this isn’t laugh out loud funny, but it made me laugh because my husband is a redhead and I call him gingerbread all the time. So, it’s more of an in-joke, but still funny.
On average, the best titles I’ve seen have been on cozy mysteries. They’re always a funny play on something more serious. Things like:
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mysteries)
The Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (A White House Chef Mystery)
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton (A Knitting Mystery)
Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy (Witchless in Seattle)
Then there are these:
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
Everything from the Hitchhiker’s Guide series: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, The Universe, and Everything, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, Mostly Harmless, and And Another Thing… all by Douglas Adams (minus the last which was written by Eoin Colfer)
Where’s My Cow by Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
Yeah, I know, none of these are really laugh out loud funny, but they tickle my funny bone. But then, I’ve been told my sense of humor is a bit broken at best so, your mileage may vary. What’s on your list this week? I’m always in the mood for something amusing.