“Every year Diagram Group publishing offers a prize, via the column of the estimable Horace Bent in The Bookseller magazine, to the person in the trade who comes up with the oddest book title published that year.
The shortlist for this year’s winners have been announced:
* David Crompton’s Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter
* James A Yannes’ Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich
* Daina Taimina’s Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
* Ronald C Arkin’s Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots
* Ellen Scherl and Maria Dubinsky’s The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
* Tara Jansen-Meyer’s What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?
The winner will be announced March 26th”~thebookseller.com
Forsyth Library does not currently own any of these titles; I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. But here’s a few intriguing titles we do own:
The Alluring Avocado by J. Hickes (1966)
The Relation of Fungi to Human Affairs by William Dudley Gray (1959)
Yesterday’s Tomorrows by W.H.G. Armytage (1968)
The Naked Employee by Frederick S. Lane III (2003)
Knotted Doughnuts by Martin Gardner (1986)
If you’d like to peruse any of these peculiarities, or find a treasure of your own, come explore Forsyth Library.