So today’s post includes another blast from the past (a book review post from eons ago) as well as a list of the top ten punny titles I added to one of my many tbr lists. There are way more than ten actually so I tried to stick with just a random ten (but they are still among the top ‘x’ number of books I really need to read sooner than later.
I have found that cozy mysteries(take Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay as one example), romances (It’s Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch for one), as well as books about language often tend to have punny titles; and of course, books meant to be in the funny-book section!
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Top Ten Punny Titles
Of Books I Need To Read Now
So here are the ten books, in no particular order for Top Ten Tuesday’s theme of funny books that made you laugh out loud; or my take on that.
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
I talked about this book earlier here and mentioned planning to read it soon. Well, looks like it is not soon yet 🙁 ? I need to change that. Missing letters?? They are not in this book since it is missing them too.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
I have watched this delightful movie a few times already; and each time planned to read the book, but not yet. I love Wilde
The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
I love the idea of this book, and of course the title as well with its play on words. And there is a children’s book edition too!
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde
When I first read about this book months ago, I was immediately drawn into it!! Who wouldn’t love to be lost between the pages of a book, literally?
Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos
I love math and I love puns; so of course this is another must-read book for me. When will I get to it? I am not sure but I hope soon enough.
The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollack
Did I already say I love puns? And I enjoy reading the history of things and etcs too. So another ideal read, don’t you agree? And then there is Hemingway thrown in for extra measure here!
The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven H. Strogatz
At the risk of repeating myself, math and puns make for a tempting combination; one that takes the joy of reading to another plane!
I read a preview of this book a while ago; and added it to my TBR immediately. It is poignant, funny, and everything in between – from the little I did read; and I know I can’t wait to get to it.
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry
Considering that this is a punny title about poetry, it is certainly the ode I need to travel on!
I couldn’t resist adding another math title to this list.
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The Blast From the Past Book Review
As in recent posts, this section below with the book review is a blast from the past; dusted off from the archives where it lay forgotten. It is a delightfully yummy read that is bound to leave you hungry; and it is one I wanted to share with you. So here we go…
The World in Your Lunch Box
Title: The World in Your Lunch Box
Author: Claire Eamer
Illustrator: S.A. Boothroyd
Length: 128 pages
Genre: Children’s Nonfiction/History, Cookbooks (9 – 11 years)
Publisher: Annick Press (February 1st 2012)
Source: NetGalley Review Copy
This is a yummy ‘factopedia’! Lunchboxes are every mom’s concern and every kid’s ‘not this again’. But this book makes the ‘everyday’ fascinating. You discover how foods from around the world have made their way into your lunchbox in this book. The book is written journal-style and written for kids though anyone who wants to learn fun food facts will enjoy the book.
It is divided into seven chapters for each day of the week, with a different lunch combination covered each time. Fun facts, wacky illustrations, quirky humor make each chapter and each lunch totally enjoyable. Each lunch item is described and made delicious with a bit of introduction, some history and the science behind it.
Kids will definitely enjoy the top ten facts (in addition to the facts included for each food item throughout the book) included at the end of the book. The Further Reading section includes more wonderful reads for foodies out there.
This book is delicious – a great read for all.
Get It Here
Disclaimer: Thank you to Annick Press for sending me a digital review copy via NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal opinions formed when I read this book.
A Lunch Box Bonus
Click here to download some bookish lunch box notes.
Here is a list of related reads for both the book reviewed as well as the punny books/books that make you smile/LOL:
- Let’s Eat!: Mealtime Around the World
- Ten Books That Make You Smile
- Don’t Check Out This Book
- Zero the Hero
- Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett, Mark Beech
Pin Punny Titles & Lunch Boxes
And Now, the End Of This Post
Dear reader, have you read any of the books mentioned in today’s post? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts, recommendations, and your comments on the post itself.