Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic was a freebie, so I decided to have a bit of fun with it. We mostly talk about our favorite this or our least favorite that, but what about those books? The books no one really know where they came from or how in the world they actually came to be? Yes, I’m talking about the “weirdest” books ever!
They aren’t necessarily bad books, but the titles, covers, or blurbs are enough to leave one big Mario Brothers question box hovering over your head. (Sorry for going gif crazy in this post. I may be a little loopy. Carry on.) Don’t forget to link to your TTT or leave a comment with a WEIRD book title or cover pic!
Basically, a crazy cat lady takes in two stray cats that are “magical”. And they help her solve a murder. If that doesn’t get to you, it’s the tag line written on the book: “Something whiskered this way comes…” that finally got to me.
Okay, confession. I actually have this book from when I was in elementary school! Ha! Doctor Varmint found Kat Kong and brought him back to Mousopolis and, well, I’m sure you know the story, but with a cat and mice. It’s cat memes before cat memes were cool.
As far as I can tell, this is just about four seniors that are also couples and go through a lot of teen drama. What’s with the hamburger?
I… I don’t even… just read.
“Confused yet intelligent animals attempt to interact with confused yet intelligent humans, resulting in the death of Elijah Wood, Salman Rushdie, and Wong Kar-Wai; the destruction of a Domino’s Pizza delivery car in Orlando; and a vegan dinner at a sushi restaurant in Manhattan attended by a dolphin, a bear, a moose, an alien, three humans, and the President of the United States of America, who lectures on the arbitrary nature of consciousness, truth, and the universe before getting drunk and playing poker.”
I have no idea what this book is about.
Confession? I might pick this one up one day. I’ve only read one “ghost” romance story before and it was okay, but this one intrigues me. A cheerleader gets hit my a bus of band geeks and dies (snickers). A goth-boy has always had the “gift” of talking with ghosts. Now the moody ghost won’t leave him alone. The look on his face on the cover is priceless!
My niece (12 years old) and I love this book! It’s a re-telling of fairy tales but with incredibly stupid twists. The illustrations really bring out the stories as well. Definitely read it if you get the chance!
It’s a children’s classic, but how in the world did someone come up with this? I heard that the newer version are more “Kid-Friendly”, and don’t include the “perhaps she’ll die” part. I guess we’ll have to find another way to teach 2 year olds not to eat bugs.
“Two alienated teenagers learn to cope with their personal problems by being honest with each other.”
Just what kind of people were YA authors in the 90s?
Here’s another one that I’ve read, and it’s written and illustrated by Tim Burton! The book is a small collection of poems/short stories that are, of course, a little dark and morbid but hilarious and witty.