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17 Unusual Book Titles

Intentional or not, these authors gave their books names that will make readers laugh or cringe. These creative book titles show that there is no topic out there that someone won't write a book about. Check out our list of 17 unusual book titles.


This Book Was the 'WebMD' of the 18th and 19th Centuries

'Domestic Medicine' was the most popular health guide for over 100 years. Which advice still holds up today and which is plain dangerous?

Ridiculous History: Want to Be a Manlier Man? Use These Tips From Walt Whitman

Before the days of Esquire and GQ, the famous poet wrote about men's health and grooming in newspaper columns. How does his advice stack up today?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Charlotte Bronte

It's been more than 200 years since her birth and we're still learning new things about this famous novelist.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Angelou

Although this writer and poet wrote seven volumes of autobiography, there are still some things you may be surprised to learn.

Are There Really Kids' Authors Who Hate Kids?

From Margaret Wise Brown to Beatrix Potter, some children's authors have reputations for disliking kids. Are the rumors true?

Many Stories Have One of Six 'Beautiful Shapes'

There's so much great fiction out there, but, as it turns out, many of these stories have something in common: their emotional arc.

This Bookstore Sells Only One Book at a Time

The anti-Amazon bookstore in Japan sees maximum pleasure in minimalism.

Ridiculous History: Beloved Author Roald Dahl Was Also a Suave British Spy

We know him as the beloved creator of Willy Wonka and the BFG, but Roald Dahl worked as a James Bond-style spy in his early years.

Reading 'Harry Potter' Influences How Americans View Donald Trump

The wizarding novels promote tolerance and oppose authoritarianism. What does that mean for how Potter fans view the Republican presidential candidate?

Can reading 'Harry Potter' make you less prejudiced?

We're all told as children that reading opens our horizons and helps us learn, but does "Harry Potter" expand young minds more than your average kids' book?