Hello, and welcome to this weeks edition of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a bookish meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. Be sure to check out her blog! Each week bloggers are given a topic and they created their very own top ten lists based on that topic. This weeks topic if my personal favorite, a FREEBIE! That means bloggers get to choose their own topic for the week!
The topic I chose is based on personal experience. Readers all have that ONE book. It’s a good book. Great read. One of your favorites, even. BUT, reading it public is a hassle because the looks you get from the title (no, not 50 Shades).
Ah! You know the one! So this weeks TTT is Books With Hard To Explain Titles (or just Books With Strange Titles). Read the list and if you come up with your own add it in the comments or add the link to your own TTT! Or both.
1. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #4) by Douglas Adams
“What? Oh. Well, dolphins are aliens leaving earth just before its destruction and they’re just thanking us for the fish.” This is probably one of my favorites, but it does get a few raised eyebrows from the non-Hitchhiker fans.
2. Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus by Allison Hawn
A non-fiction book with short stories based on the author’s life, this book has everything from being yelled at by a clown to being ran over by a herd of ballerinas.
3. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1) by Philip K. Dick
Blade Runner fans might be surprised at the title of the books, I dunno. I was turned on to this series a few years back by an older (as in probably has the original publication older) friend and was skeptic by the title, but the sci-fi book is incredible.
4. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal
Basically, gather all the internet cat memes, jokes, and cartoons and throw them into a book and here it is!
5. How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator by André de Guillaume
A few people might do a double-take when they see you’re reading up on how to be a dictator, but who hasn’t read a book on how to rule the world? I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to my secret lair, outfits, and other things needed to take over the world.
6. Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation by Elizabeth Beckwith
I don’t have kids, but I think that this will remind a few people of how they were raised.