Top Ten Tuesday #308

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a good week since I last did one of these, mine has been fairly quiet, though I did get to meet up with a friend today (outside and socially distanced, of course) so that was nice. Today marks a year since the first lockdown in the UK: a year ago today, I arrived back from Cape Town (after having to change my flight home due to the pandemic) and by the evening we were in lockdown. We all know how awful the past year has been, in different ways for all of us, and I can only hope that things continue to keep looking up in the way that they have been and that this really is the beginning of the end of all of this.

Anyway, enough of the sombreness, it’s Tuesday, and so it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, I’m twisting the topic slightly, and instead of talking about Funny Book Titles, I’m talking about Funny Percy Jackson Chapter Titles, as in the original Percy Jackson series (and the Magnus Chase series later on) Rick Riordan gave his chapters humourous titles based on their events. I’m putting in a spoiler warning here, as the titles may be spoilery for those of you who haven’t read the series, so if you haven’t then stop reading now! Here we go:

  1. I Accidentally Vaporize My Maths Teacher

This is the title of the first chapter of the first book in the series. Your interest is immediately piqued right? Not only is vaporizing your Maths teacher quite a funny idea but it immediately had me hooked on what was going to happen next.

2. I Become Supreme Lord of The Bathroom

This is another from the first book, which includes one of my favourite scenes of the whole series (if you’ve read the books you’ll know what I’m talking about).

3. Everybody Hates Me But The Horse

This is from the third book, where Percy basically barges his way into a quest to save Annabeth despite not being assigned it, because he’s obviously in love with her, but is completely oblivious to it and naturally the other people on the quest are not too happy about his interference!

4. I Have A Dam Problem

Ah one of my favourite jokes from the series. If you know, you know.

5. Nico Buys Happy Meals For The Dead

This is from the fourth book, apparently all you need to summon the dead is a few Happy Meals from McDonalds. Who knew?

6. We Get Advice From A Poodle

This is from the first book, whilst on their quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt, Grover asks a poodle for advice (because he’s a Satyr and can talk to animals).

7. I Drive My Dog Into A Tree

Just don’t trust Percy with driving anything. Cars, dogs, it’s not a good idea.

8. I Play Dodgeball With Cannibals

The first chapter of the fourth book, Percy’s visit to his new school doesn’t go entirely to plan (as with anything that Percy does ever).

9. My Parents Go Commando

It’s not what you think.

10. I Put on A Few Million Extra Kilograms

From the third book in the series, when Percy helps hold up the sky because he’s ridiculously in love with Annabeth, and of course, still largely oblivious.

So there we go, those are my favourite Funny Percy Jackson Chapter titles, but honestly, I could have included so many more! Rick Riordan really makes funny writing seem far easier than it actually was. Have you read the original Percy Jackson books? What’s your favourite chapter title (if you can remember, don’t worry if you can’t!)? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, we’ll be talking about Places In Books We’d Like To Live. Now I read a lot of fantasy with fairly dangerous worlds that I wouldn’t like to live in, so this might be a bit of a tricky one for me, but I will do my best!

57 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #308

  1. evelynreads1 23/03/2021 / 5:21 pm

    Great list!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  2. Leah's Books 23/03/2021 / 5:21 pm

    This is a great twist! I always loved the funny titles in the book, they’d always give me a little chuckle.

  3. The Book Lover's Sanctuary 23/03/2021 / 6:28 pm

    Percy Jackson was great… but I hadn’t paid attention to the chapter titles until reading this! Glad you managed to meet up with a friend – its been a rough year in the uk (and everywhere else of course)

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:17 pm

      Definitely recommend going back and looking at them, there are some gems in there. So am I, it’s so nice that we are finally able to regain some semblance of a social life!

  4. lindseyhabets 23/03/2021 / 6:39 pm

    OMG best twist on the topic, because Percy Jackson chapter titles are amazing. Also, I still chuckle randomly sometimes while thinking about the dam jokes πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you! Yes they are. OH SAME. Every so often I’ll think about it and it just makes me smile!

  5. Leslie 23/03/2021 / 8:12 pm

    This is great!! The chapter titles are always funny!!

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks! Yes, Rick Riordan is king of the funny chapter titles πŸ™‚

  6. Lois 23/03/2021 / 8:23 pm

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since we entered lockdown. It’s hard to imagine how it was like before. I love some of these titles. I always find weird titles are likely to make me read them more. Nico Buys Happy Meals For The Dead did make me chuckle.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:14 pm

      It’s so strange to think that this is our life now, and so weird to think back to 2019/early 2020 and remember all of the wonderful normal things I was doing! Thank you!

  7. everythingalyce 23/03/2021 / 8:54 pm

    I’m only halfway through The Lightning Thief, but I really do want to read the rest of the book (and carry on with the series!). I’d forgotten how great some of the chapter titles were. It’s so strange that it’s already been a year since we entered our first lockdown (and that we’re still in the middle of our third…) but hopefully things will be a bit less odd later in the year.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:12 pm

      I’m glad you’re enjoying it (and I hope none of these spoiled any of the other books in the series for you, I did try to be as vague as possible with my comments, and not pick chapter titles that would give away anything massive! It really is, I hope this one is the last one because I really can’t do any more lockdowns!

  8. FangirlFlax 23/03/2021 / 9:30 pm

    I can’t believe we’ve been in lockdown for a year now–we definitely needed funny titles to distract us from the anniversary! I’ve never read Percy Jackson, but these chapter titles are so funny πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:08 pm

      Me either! I definitely recommend, they’re great books πŸ™‚

      • FangirlFlax 29/03/2021 / 12:59 am

        I keep hearing that! I may have to check them out πŸ™‚

  9. vee_bookish 23/03/2021 / 10:20 pm

    These tutors are freaking amazing, it reminds me of some of the chapter titles of Les Miserables – “In What Mirror M. Madeleine Contemplates His Hair”, “It is Not Necessary to be Drunk in Order to be Immortal” and my favourite, “Tholomyes is So Merry That He Sings a Spanish Ditty”

  10. Cheri 23/03/2021 / 11:09 pm

    What a fun list! Wonderful twist on the original topic.

  11. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies 23/03/2021 / 11:10 pm

    These are awesome!! I love funny chapter titles. My book group is reading Don Quixote, and it has surprisingly clever and funny chapter titles too.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you! Me too πŸ™‚ I’ve never read Don Quixote, I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  12. Bibliosini 24/03/2021 / 2:44 am

    I love this idea! I remember giggling at the chapter titles whenever I read this series!

    I’m also glad you got to meet up wth your friend! At a time like this, even just meeting up is a huge step! 😁

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:06 pm

      So do I! Yes, it was so nice to just get to see someone who doesn’t live in my house!

  13. dinipandareads 24/03/2021 / 12:34 pm

    Love your take on this week’s topic and I now want to read the Percy Jackson series even more than I did before! I love books that have chapter titles and even better when they’re so weird/funny that they just become cool 🀣 Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the series when you read it πŸ™‚

  14. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews 24/03/2021 / 2:00 pm

    Omg, seeing these titles makes me want to reread the percy jackson books! I forgot how funny Riordan is.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you! It’s been a while since I reread them too, though I don’t tend to reread much these days.

  15. Greg 24/03/2021 / 7:51 pm

    I love how you did this! And yes- what a year it’s been, right? Hard to believe it’s BEEN a year. Anyway, these chapter titles are awesome. I especially like I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom. I haven’t read Riordan but that one just cracked me up!

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you! Ugh I know right, it feels like SO MUCH LONGER. Yes, Supreme Lord of The Bathroom is one of my favourites too.

  16. foreverlostinlit 24/03/2021 / 10:34 pm

    I love funny chapter titles! I think #3 is a favorite, haha.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 4:02 pm

      Me too! Ha ha same, especially since I go riding, it works quite well for me πŸ™‚

  17. thebookishlibra 25/03/2021 / 2:06 am

    These are hilarious! I had honestly forgotten how funny Percy Jackson chapter titles were.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 3:58 pm

      They’re so good right! Looking through the books to pick out my favourite ones may be the best research I’ve ever had to do for a TTT!

  18. I love how you approached this! This series has been on my TBR pile for ages and I this makes me think I’ll have to check it out really soon.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you! I was kind of stuck on the original topic, but found a way to make it work for me. I hope you enjoy the books when you read them.

  19. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den 27/03/2021 / 8:55 pm

    I haven’t read any Percy Jackson books yet, so I absolutely loved reading these chapter titles! Oh my gosh, I miss reading books with witty chapter titles. xD These are fantastic. And yes, I have to admit, that first one piqued my interest immediately.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/03/2021 / 3:56 pm

      Ah I highly recommend them, they’re such fun books. I miss reading books with chapter titles, so few books seem to have them nowadays. Rick Riordan is the King of the funny chapter title πŸ™‚

  20. Annemieke 28/03/2021 / 7:12 pm

    I think my 4 year old wants to become supreme lord of the bathroom. Don’t let him see this!

  21. Jaime 01/04/2021 / 3:20 pm

    I contemplated doing something similar because I wasn’t sure I could find enough funny book titles. So I am glad you shared these because I love, love, love the chapter titles for Percy Jackson books. They’re so fun! πŸ™‚

    • Jaime 01/04/2021 / 3:21 pm

      Also, my favorite will be the Supreme Lord of the Bathroom, though I do love the dam jokes. Those always cracked my friends and me up. XD

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