Do you like titles that give you a hint of what’s inside the book? Ones that identifies the genre? Do you like quirky titles that make you laugh or scratch your head? What draws you to a book?
Did you know there’s an award for bizarre and strange book titles? There is.
It’s called The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, or The Diagram Prize for short.
The 2009 winner is … drum roll please … Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr. Daina Taimina.
It beat out What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua? by Tara Jansen-Meyer, and Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich by James Yannes.
The 2008 winner was The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais.
In 2007, Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation won.
How long have they been giving out The Diagram Prize, you ask? Since 1978 when Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice won.
What are some of your favorite titles?
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