The shortlist for the Diagram Prize, which annually honors the year’s weirdest book titles, has been announced!

Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop by Reginald Bakeley 

God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis by Tom Hickman 

How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Loani Prior 

How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees 

Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts by Jerry Gagne 

Was Hitler Ill? by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle