Sacrificial sheep, Nazi attitude to nudity and getting to the bottom of one of our most private places are just some of the inspirational subjects for the books vying for the 2016 Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year. Below is the full list of finalists and you can vote for your favourite here:
- Reading from Behind: A Cultural History of the Anus (Zed Books) by Jonathan Allan.
- Transvestite Vampire Biker Nuns from Outer Space: A Consideration of Cult Film (MKH Imprint) by Mark Kirwan-Hayhoe.
- Reading the Liver: Papyrological Texts on Ancient Greek Extispicy (Mohr Siebeck), an academic study on sacrificial sheep by William Furley and Victor Gysembergh;
- Too Naked for the Nazis (Fantom Films) by Alan Stafford, a biography of a musical hall troupe.
- Paper Folding with Children (Floris Books) by Alice Hornecke and translated by Anna Cardwell, a craft book that appears to assume children are extremely flexible.
- Behind the Binoculars: Interviews with Acclaimed Birdwatchers (Pelagic Publishing) by Mark Avery and Keith Betton, nominated by Matthew Flynn;
- Soviet Bus Stops (Fuel) by Christopher Herwig.