2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Shortlist Announced

There are book titles that are literal: 1984The Old Man and the SeaGulliver’s Travels. There are book titles that are odd: The Catcher in the RyeLord of the FliesA Confederacy of Dunces. Then there are the book titles that are literally odd. The Bookseller has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize awarding the Oddest Book Title of the Year, now in its fortieth year. Voting is now open, so choose your favorite here.

Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits? by Hoe-Chi Angel Au

Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung, by Richard Jones

Equine Dry Needling, by Cornelia Klarholz and Andrea Schachinger

Jesus on Gardening, by David Muskett

Joy of Waterboiling, by Christina Scheffenacker

Why Sell Tacos in Africa? by Paul Oberschneider

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Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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