Ten Winningest Titles

Five years ago I created a list called “Titles that Win”, not for Top Ten Tuesday but because I was inspired by How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had it Coming. Today’s TT on our favorite ‘titles’ offers a chance to revisit and update that list, with entries from the last five years replacing a few on the previous one.

How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming, Mike Brown
Death from the Skies!, Phil Plait
Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Peggy Orenstein
They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? Christopher Buckley


The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head, Gary Small

Hey, Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America?, John Siegal Boettner
Gang Leader for a Day, Sudhir Venkatesh
How To Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony Esolen


Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And Other Gaming Stories, David Kushner
Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff, Matt Kibbe

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9 Responses to Ten Winningest Titles

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    Have you read How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming? I thought that book was well done.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  2. Fabuloso! I desperately wanted to add to your list, but all I could come up with are I Capture the Castle and Enslaved by Ducks.

  3. Cyberkitten says:

    Gotta LOVE an odd-ball title! One of my personal favourites – and a great way to stop people in there tracks – was: How to Stage a Military Coup – From Planning to Execution. It was a pretty good read too!

    • Hah! I really wanted to include “Narconomics”, but its fun was mostly in the subtitle, not the title proper

      • Cyberkitten says:

        The most ‘quizzical’ or even moderately ‘aggressive’ looks I got from a book title was one called ‘Shoot the Women First’. I’m planning to re-read that at some point this year. It’s about European anti-terrorism. I think if I read it in public these days I’d start my very own riot!!

  4. I love the title of the Pluto book, and I remember reading a lot about Cinderella Ate My Daughter when it came out. Great list!

  5. Marianne Maurer says:

    Great titles for funniest books ever.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

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