Top Ten Tuesday #380

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these. I had a lovely time at my cousin’s wedding on Saturday, she looked gorgeous of course, the food was AMAZING, particularly the wedding cake (I think Champagne and Strawberries may be my new favourite flavour) and it was really nice to see everyone. I also had my first ever manicure which we did for my sister’s birthday as that was the day before the wedding, and it’s definitely an experience I’d like to repeat, turns out getting your nails done is really fun! We also went out for a really nice meal for my sister’s birthday so that was lovely too. All in all, a very busy, but very fun weekend. I’m glad this week is going to be much quieter though!

Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, my 380th (how mad is it that I will have done exactly 400 of these by the end of the year???!) is meant to be Hilarious Book Titles, but as I don’t read a huge number of books with particularly funny titles, I’m doing a slight spin-off and creating a sequel to a Top Ten Tuesday topic I did last year: Funny Percy Jackson Titles. As with the previous post on this topic, I’m implementing a spoiler warning here, as the titles may be spoilery for those who haven’t read the series, so if you haven’t and you want to, stop reading now. Here we go:

  1. Three Old Ladies Knit The Socks of Death

This definitely makes the Fates sound both terrifying and a lot more friendly than they actually are!

2. We Hail The Taxi of Eternal Torment

Definitely not a taxi I ever want to be getting in.

3. We Visit The Demon Dude Ranch

From the fourth book of the series, where Percy has to undertake many of the labours of Heracles, including mucking out the stables of some man-eating horses. Not my idea of fun.

4. I Learn How To Grow Zombies

Not a skill many people usually need, but hey, this is Percy Jackson, demigods need some weird skills!

5. Nobody Gets The Fleece

It’s one of my favourite Greek mythology jokes (if you’re familiar with the story of Odysseus, you’ll understand) so I had to include it here.

6. We Meet The Sheep of Doom

Do not sign me up for meeting the sheep of doom. I’m very happy with non-doomed sheep, thank you very much!

7. We Meet The Dragon of The Eternal Bad Breath

I wasn’t aware dragons could have good breath, but evidently, this dragon’s breath was particularly bad.

8. We Play The Game Show Of Death

This is Percy Jackson, of course it couldn’t be a regular game show, it has to be the game show of death.

9. I Wrestle Santa’s Evil Twin

Percy wrestles the God Nereus who looks just like Santa but meaner, for information.

10. We Take A Zebra To Vegas

During their quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt in the first book, Annabeth, Percy and Grover hitch a ride in a zoo transport truck.

So there we are, those are some more funny titles from the Percy Jackson books, there are so many, that I could probably do a third instalment of these if the funny book titles topic ever comes up again! Have you read the Percy Jackson books? Are you excited for the new Disney+ series? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time we’ll be talking Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago, which should be a fun one to do, although it’s going to make me feel quite old because the most recent books on that list will be from 2012, and I can’t believe that was ten years ago!

69 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #380

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:34 am

      They were travelling in a zoo transport truck, I guess llamas aren’t too popular at zoos!

  1. girlplusbooks 09/08/2022 / 3:10 pm

    I have many questions about why they took a zebra to Vegas. lol

  2. Greg 09/08/2022 / 3:56 pm

    I like your topic! These are fun and they make you kind of want to read the books haha! I like #2 a lot.

    Nice too that a new series is coming, I guess I didn’t know that!

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:32 am

      Thank you! Oh I’m glad because that was the aim. Yeah, they’re filming right now, will probably be out the year after next.

  3. Kristina 09/08/2022 / 4:15 pm

    The three old ladies & the demon dude ranch are my favorites ahaha ๐Ÿคฃ

  4. Lisa @ theplainspokenpen 09/08/2022 / 5:17 pm

    What a great take on the topic! I think “We Hail the Taxi of Eternal Torment” is my favorite.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

  5. Meezan 09/08/2022 / 5:41 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend all around. Those are some interesting titles! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your quieter week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Mareli Thalwitzer 09/08/2022 / 5:46 pm

    I need to show this post to my kids at school. Percy Jackson is very popular and they will love these.

    Cleverly done!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

  7. Emily Jane 09/08/2022 / 6:12 pm

    I’ve only seen the first film, but enjoyed it. Maybe I should give the books a go!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:30 am

      The books are *MUCH* better than the films, so I definitely recommend!

  8. jennielyse 09/08/2022 / 8:05 pm

    I haven’t read Percy Jackson yet, but I won’t remember these titles when I do read them so I decided to still read. Some of those titles are awesome. LOL.

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:29 am

      To be honest, none of them are really massively spoilery without the context from the book, but I thought it was best to put the warning there just in case. I hope you enjoy them whenever you read them!

  9. agreatreviewer 09/08/2022 / 9:41 pm

    Hahaha! These are great titles! Very LOL!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  10. Louise 09/08/2022 / 9:53 pm

    Three Old Ladies Knit The Socks of Death is a great title, and the wedding cake sounds delicious!

  11. enordhof 09/08/2022 / 10:19 pm

    This is a great twist on the prompt, and it made me want to re-read Percy Jackson! I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the show on Disney+, as it seems more promising than the movie ๐Ÿ˜… Glad you had a fun weekend, and that wedding cake sounds delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:25 am

      Thank you! Honestly, it made me want to reread them too. Yes, it definitely seems like it’s going to go much better than the movie did. Oh it was SO GOOD. I went back for like two more pieces ha ha!

  12. Leslie 10/08/2022 / 12:17 am

    Haha, great twist. I love Percy and some of these are so funny!! Can’t wait for the show!

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:24 am

      Thank you! Me either, I’m so excited that we’re finally getting a proper adaptation ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Leslie 16/08/2022 / 11:15 pm

        Yes, love Riordan’s tweets about the movies. haha

  13. Carla 10/08/2022 / 1:56 am

    These are awesome, Jo. I have not read Percy Jackson yet, but I will some day. Great twist.

  14. thebookishlibra 10/08/2022 / 2:01 am

    So many funny titles and yes, I’m so excited for the Percy Jackson series on Disney Plus. I really hope they do it justice.

  15. Terrie Purkey 10/08/2022 / 2:04 am

    Who knew there were SO many ridiculous, silly, punny, book titles? I’ve certainly read some bizarre, amusing, and totally random titles this week! thanks for the visit!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:22 am

      Ha ha there certainly seems to be! No problem ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Marianne Maurer 10/08/2022 / 9:33 am

    I don’t want to meet the sheep of doom, either, or wear the socks of death. LOL. But your titles are indeed hilarious.

    My TTT this week.

  17. Cindy Davis 10/08/2022 / 2:13 pm

    Nice tweak on today’s topic. Have a great week!

  18. Susan 10/08/2022 / 2:32 pm

    These are great! I’ve only read the first Percy Jackson book and I’m not very up on mythology, so I don’t really GET all of them, but still, this post made me smile.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:22 am

      Thank you! Oh I’m glad, I did try to pick ones that you didn’t need too much mythology to find amusing ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Anne Bennett 10/08/2022 / 5:24 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying all the hilarious titles this week.

  20. WendyW 10/08/2022 / 9:03 pm

    What a fun topic! I love them all but especially We Meet The Dragon of The Eternal Bad Breath

  21. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 13/08/2022 / 11:44 am

    It’s been a million years since I read a Percy Jackson book, but I adored the ones I read. So funny!

  22. Cheryl C. Malandrinos 15/08/2022 / 1:27 am

    These were all great. Zombies, Demons, and Santa’s evil twin. Oh, and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog last week.

  23. Rissi 16/08/2022 / 2:43 am

    Growing a zombie sounds TERRIFYING! *shudders* But also kind of ridiculous in an LOL kind of way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Appreciate that – and apologies for the delay in visiting here!

    • iloveheartlandx 16/08/2022 / 10:20 am

      No problem! Yeah it’s not something I’d want to do, but it definitely makes for an amusing chapter title ๐Ÿ™‚

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