Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Funny Book Titles

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s prompt includes titles that will probably only be funny to me. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ



1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Something about the sheer length of this title always amused me. I seem to remember it was a trend for a while to make YA titles as short and blunt as possible (excluding, of course, the trend of fantasy titles of ‘A Something of Something and Something‘)–and then along came this bright red thing with an absolute mouthful of a title that tickled me enough to make me want to read it based on that alone. πŸ˜‚


2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Really, every title in this six-book series is brilliant, for the fact that each is brilliantly punny. But then I remember how the series also takes the traditionally toxically masculine genre of spy stories and gives it to a boarding school full of teenage girls, and titles it with puns rather than taking itself seriously, and I can’t help but applaud even harder.

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3. Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready
The best thing about this one is that it’s only funny and clever when you learn that a major plotline is the heroine adopting a vampire dog. Brilliant.


4. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
I just think it’s genius that this takes the famous romcom line of “You had me at hello,” and twists it. (Also, how beautiful is that cover?)


5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
It’s just hilarious in its simplicity, isn’t it? (No? Just me. I figured.)


Well, that’s my terrible sense of humour on display. What’s the funniest book title you’ve heard?

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  1. I want to read You Had Me at Hola. It sounds amazing. Here is my post-

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  2. ‘Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ was cute, definitely my favorite of the books I read by Becky Albertalli. The title is also funny because it’s a take on conservative Christians talking about the odious so-called ‘homosexual agenda.’ πŸ˜›

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    1. I agree–I definitely get that it’s a mouthful for a movie, and I think both titles have their benefits! I might not have picked up the book if it had the movie title, haha.


      1. Yes! Maybe the book title is a bit much for a movie title (though it may have just been shortened to β€˜Simon’ either way?) but it works for the book form!


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