Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: Crazy Titles!

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme that is hosted by Crazy for Books, so go check her out. This meme is a great way to discover other book bloggers an learn more about them through each week's question.
Book Blogger Hop
This week's prompt is:

Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles!

The first book that came to mind was Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. Despite what the title may suggest, it is most definitely fiction. This book is truly unique in many ways, one of them being that the table of contents is arranged like a class syallabus.

Here are other noteworthy, eye-catching titles that I have read or are on my to-read list:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
The Secret Life of Pronouns: What our Words Say about Us by James Pennebaker
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos by Paul Hoffman
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid (you may have to think for a second before you realize why this is unusual)

Which of these titles sounded the most peculiar to you? Do share some unusual book titles that you know of.

Love and (a book) light,

~Dorothy

10 comments:

  1. Hi-I am very glad we are now mutual followers and I look forward to reading your future posts

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  2. I have that Oliver Sacks book on my to-read list. I just love that title!

    On my bookshelf is a title "Emergency Sex & Other Desperate Measures". People always pick it up because they think it's a 'naughty' book but it's actually about aid workers... so it makes me look smart and caring :)

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  3. Hi, nice to drop by your blog. I read and enjoyed The Guernsey... title, and yes it's a great title!
    New follower,
    Lindsay

    http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com/

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  4. All excellent picks! I've read Guernsey and Special Topics. I'm quite intrigued by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children though. Such a interest piquing title!

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  5. Surely your joking, lol, I love that title.

    I agree with Guernsey and Miss P also.

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  6. I easily came up with five crazy book titles just by taking a fast look at my bookshelf.

    All five come from the same book series. Can you guess which series it is?

    Here’s a hint – The book series is a trilogy in five parts.

    Hop on over to my blog for the answer – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story
    http://www.inthestory.com

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  7. Hiya, following from the hop! The special topics book looks really interesting. Thanks!

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  8. The Secret Life of Pronouns sounds very interesting! Friday Post!

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  9. You chose some fun titles ;)
    Visiting via Book Blogger Hop. I am your new GFC. I always follow. Stop by and see what crazy title I chose.

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  10. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" is great!

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