Monday, April 18, 2016
Ten Books That Made Me Laugh
I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.
This week it is books that make me laugh! I don't know if they will make you laugh, too, but I hope so. I've found that when other people try to recommend funny things to me I often don't think they're that funny, so I can't guarantee that my sense of humor will be the same as yours, but many of these have been cited by other people as being funny as well. Here are ten books that made me laugh.
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
This is held up as the quintessential comedian memoir, and for good reason. I'm not a big SNL fan and I've never seen 30 Rock, but I still loved it.
2. Couplehood by Paul Reiser
The Internet tells me that this is super dated now, but whatever, I read it 10 years ago and thought it was funny then. I was about two years into my relationship with my now-husband, and it seemed like an accurate depictions of relationships to me at the time.
3. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys by Dave Barry
I don't know if I would enjoy this as much now, but when I first read this there were passages I couldn't stop laughing at. In high school my friends and I read the section on sex out loud to make each other laugh.
4. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
This children's book is so ridiculous that I couldn't stop laughing and saying, "What?!?" out loud while listening to it.
5. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
This was my introduction to both authors, and I'm not sure anything else either of them has written comes close for sheer hilarious fun.
6. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
I loved and read everything on her blog before this book came out, and then I laughed out loud throughout the whole book, even the stuff I'd already read on the blog. The one about moving with dogs is my favorite.
7. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
I read this at my aunt and uncle's house and everyone kept asking me what I was reading because I couldn't stop laughing the whole time I read it. My husband, who rarely reads, even read it because he opened it to a random page and it made him laugh out loud.
8. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Besides being a cute romance and a scarily accurate depiction of high school awkwardness, this book had tons of lines that made me laugh out loud. Sorry to all the people in the gym where I was listening to this on audiobook...
9. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
I don't love all of Jacobs' writing, but something about this book in particular was pitch-perfect for me, maybe because it so thoroughly destroyed the idea of a "literal interpretation" of the Bible through the most extreme method possible.
10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler's observations about life, womanhood, and celebrity are just fantastic, and while not all of her humor hits the mark with me, I still laughed out loud a lot throughout this book.
What are some books that made you laugh?
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