"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.
This week's topic is: Funny Book Titles
When I hear funny titles, I also think funny books. I know the books on this list don't necessarily have to be funny but most of them are.
There's Bill Bryson who invents British place names that are even funnier than the original ones (which are the funniest in the world). Michael Chabon tries to imagine how the state of Israel would have functioned in Alaska. Philip K. Dick lets androids dream, of electric sheep of all things.
Alexander McCall Smith's stories about Mma Ramotswe's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency are all hilarious but I love the title where he alludes to the "traditionally built" protagonist best. Marisha Pessl's story about a teenager called Blue is not really a funny one but the title of her book is. Calamity Physics, I think we would all love to study that. Saša Stanišić's book about how the soldier repairs the gramophone also isn't funny but the idea that soldiers repair anything differently to a civilian is. That leaves us just with Rebecca Wells who invented the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, a title that's definitely funny.Bryson, Bill "The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island" - 2015
Chabon, Michael "The Yiddish Policemen’s Union" - 2007
Dick, Philip K. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - 1968
Ephron, Nora "I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman" - 2006
Ephron, Nora "I Remember Nothing. And other reflections" - 2010
Jonasson, Jonas "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Swedish: Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) - 2009
McCall Smith, Alexander "Tea Time for the Traditionally Built" - 2009
Pessl, Marisha "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" - 2006
Stanišić, Saša "How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone" (German: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert) - 2006
Wells, Rebecca "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" - 1996