Everyone seems to enjoy a laugh, especially when it’s the middle of summer and the thermometer has gotten stuck somewhere north of 90. We’ve had a lot of fun with the quirky book titles recently, and several readers have offered a few more deserving titles for the list. So before letting go of the topic, here are a handful of gen-u-wine real books you may want to place on your summer reading list:
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina
Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich by James A. Yannes
How to Write While You Sleep by Elizabeth Irvin Ross
The Art of Faking Exhibition Poultry by George R. Scott
Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality by Glenn C. Ellenbogen
Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L. Cheney
Real book titles, each of them. and should you find yourself enjoying these lists more than a little, you might want to visit your local library to check out one of these books, which will give you some far-longer lists of nutty titles. Try either Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities by Russell Ash or Baboon Metaphysics: And More Implausibly Titled Books by Horace Best.
And remember, it’s a hot summer; a little laugh can go a long way.