Oddest Title of the Year
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
I imagine this book award slipped by you: the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Sponsored by The Bookseller magazine, anyone can nominate a book title for this prize and votes by the public are tallied online. It has nothing to do with content and everything to do with, well, title oddity.
The Bookseller recently announced the 2008 winner – The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais – which beat out Baboon Metaphysics, Strip and Knit with Style, and Curbside Consultation of the Colon, among others.
So, in the spirit of the Diagram Prize, here are a few titles published in 2009 that I thought might be worthy of this illustrious award. Which one would you vote for? Or suggest another title in a comment below!
Forbidden Bread: A Memoir by Erica Johnson-Debeljak
The God Cookie by Geoffrey Wood
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Manslations: Decoding the Secret Language of Men by Jeff Mac
Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
Angela Kille is a librarian at the Kansas City Public Library.