The six-book shortlist has been unveiled for the 2023 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year, and all are from American publishers. The winning title is chosen by members of the public via an online vote, and a winner announced December 8. This year’s shortlisted titles are:

  • The 12 Days of Christmas: The Outlaw Carol that Wouldn’t Die by Harry Rand
  • Backvalley Ferrets: A Rewilding of the Colorado Plateau by Lawrence Lenhart
  • Danger Sound Klaxon! The Horn That Changed History by Matthew F Jordan
  • Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze by Tawny Lara
  • I Fart in Your General Direction: Flatulence in Popular Culture by Don H. Corrigan
  • The Queerness of Water: Troubled Ecologies in the Eighteenth Century by Jeremy Chow