Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh

This was actually the prompt from a few weeks ago, but I like laughing, plus I think the prompt goes well with other lists I've done naming books that will make you cry and books that will make you swoon.  So here go with books that will make you laugh:

10. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
This one is so delightfully sweet and funny.  I laughed so many times while reading.

9. The Martian by Andy Weir
This book is pretty spectacular for a lot of reasons, one of which being the constant humor in even the most distressing of circumstances.

8. Austenland by Shannon Hale
I'm pretty sure Ms. Hale was a jester in a previous life.  She can always bring a smile to my face.

7. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The emails are so full of witticisms that I was laughing left and right throughout this book.

6. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The humor is the best part of this book, for me.  So many throw-away lines that had me rolling on the floor.

5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
This one is more brazenly funny, and I'm not sure everyone would think it was as funny as I do.  But it's my list, so there.  :)

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
So sad.  So heartfelt.  So real and raw.  And so, so funny.  Cancer patients laugh too.

3. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Flavia is a kick in the pants.  I think the plot leaves something to be desired, but being in Flavia's head is more than worth it.

2. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
My college roommate and I stayed up late one night just dying over this book.  It is seriously, seriously funny in a dry, sarcastic way.

1. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
I started folding over the corner of pages that made me laugh out loud.  By the end of the book I had folded over dozens and dozens of pages.


What books have made you laugh?  What authors do you reach for if you want to smile?  Give me your recs!

9 comments:

  1. My book club is reading Finding Audrey sometime in the next year. I've heard it's a fun story. I hope I laugh. I don't usually laugh when I read. I don't get humor, especially if it's subtle.

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    1. I rarely laugh out loud when reading, even when I think it's funny. I don't know, I'm kind of a stoic reader on the outside - even if I'm going crazy on the inside. :) But these all tickled me, and some of them really did make me laugh!

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  2. David Sedaris always makes me laugh, especially on audio.

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    1. I haven't listened to him on audio, but then again I'm not really an audiobook kind of girl. But his book still made me laugh a lot!

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  3. I've read a few of these and they made me laugh so I'm guessing the others would too.

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    1. Oh yay! Well then I'd recommend picking from one of these next time you need a good dose of humor. :) (And, since we're on the same page here, you should tell me of other books that made you LOL!)

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  4. AMEN to almost all of these! I say almost because I haven't read all of them. The Martian was hysterical, as was Attachments and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie AND The Royal We... and you know how I feel about Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, obvi. Shhhh, don't tell, but sometimes when I'm talking to Taylor about some of the lawsuits he's involved in at work, the refrain from Chicken Little comes into my mind. "Sue the bastards! Sue the bastards!" I have a hard time not saying out loud when we are with other people who don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

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    1. I can't tell you how much I would pay to see you yell "sue the bastards!" in court. 😂😂😂

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  5. AMEN to almost all of these! I say almost because I haven't read all of them. The Martian was hysterical, as was Attachments and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie AND The Royal We... and you know how I feel about Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, obvi. Shhhh, don't tell, but sometimes when I'm talking to Taylor about some of the lawsuits he's involved in at work, the refrain from Chicken Little comes into my mind. "Sue the bastards! Sue the bastards!" I have a hard time not saying out loud when we are with other people who don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

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