Posted on November 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Bookseller has crowned a winner in its annual oddest-title competition.

The Joy of Waterboiling, a German cookbook, contains a hundred recipes that are cooked in a kettle, hence the title.

Its publisher, according to the Guardian, ran a strong social-media campaign to rake in 56% of the votes and become the first foreign-language winner of the contest.

Books only need to have an English title, though with their win, The Joy of Waterboiling's publishers are in the process of offering it in other languages.

The full list of contenders (because we all can use a chuckle):

  • 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?

Head to the Guardian for a bit more on the book as well as a political interpretation of its victory.  

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