Oddest Book Titles of 2012

book jackets for Diagram Prize nomineesConceived 35 years ago at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Diagram Prize recognizes the oddest book titles each year. This year’s finalists are:

  • Was Hitler Ill? by Henrik Eberle and Hans-Joachim Neumann (Polity)
  • Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts, by Jerry Gagne (Foy’s Pet Supplies)
  • How to Sharpen Pencils, by David Rees (Melville House)
  • God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis, by Tom Hickman (Square Peg)
  • Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop, by Reginald Bakeley (Conari)
  • How Tea Cosies Changed the World, by Loani Prior (Murdoch)

Vote here for your favorite!  Winners announced March 22.

While the library can’t quite complete in terms of sheer oddity, you will find several books on “related” topics in LOIS, the library catalog:


One Response to Oddest Book Titles of 2012

  1. Cassie says:

    Goblinproofing for the win!

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