Posted on 10/26/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s tons of talk about whether one should judge a book by its cover, but much less so about judging it by its title.

Fortunately, the Bookseller is happy to stir that pot, with its annual odd-title awards.

This year’s six contenders include a foreign-language book for the first time (evidently, the rules only require that the title be in English).

And for your voting consideration, they are ...

  • The Joy of Waterboiling

  • Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits?

  • Equine Dry Needling

  • Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung

  • Jesus on Gardening

  • Why Sell Tacos in Africa?

A public vote that lasts through November 16 will determine the winner, who receives that honor (along with a “passable bottle of claret”) on November 23.

One random voter will also win a bottle of that same passable claret.

The Guardian suggests that readers’ enthusiasm for bathroom-related jokes gives Call of Nature the edge, though last year’s winner was agriculture-related, which is a good sign for Equine Dry Needling.

But it’s all in your hands — get out and vote!

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