We all like a good laugh, be it a giggle or a snot-and-tears side-splitter, and this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is about books that make us laugh. Below are 14 lighthearted chuckle-inducing books guaranteed to brighten your day.
Jenny Lawson is the queen of humor for me. I highly recommend both of these books. "Let's Pretend" is funnier overall, while "Furiously Happy" keeps the laughs coming while educating readers about mental illness.
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I've said it several times before on the blog: I'll keep reading the Stephanie Plum books til the end, but they're not what they used to be. However, perfect for this topic, the first dozen books are awesome and feature a spot-on blend of humor, suspense and romance.
"One Plus One" isn't an emotional hard-hitter like Moyes' other books (at least the ones I've read) but it is an absolutely rollicking good time. It's just downright fun and I highly recommend it when you want a lighthearted read. (review)
I really enjoyed the third book in the Bridget Jones saga, which finds Bridget as a single mum. Maybe it was a case of reading the right book at the right time, but it just tickled my funny bone. I'm super bummed that the new movie, "Bridget Jones's Baby," isn't based on this book! (review)
Well, "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man" has a dog in it, so it was already on my good list before I started reading! Luckily it turned out to be utterly quirky and totally funny! I'm looking forward to the sequel. (review)
Bill Bryson is the master of the humorous travelogue, and my favorite book of his is "A Walk in the Woods," which details his attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. It was hilarious -- and I learned a lot too. Skip the movie (disappointing), read the book! (review)
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" managed to get me to laugh while I was a ball of nerves waiting in the lobby of the emergency vet office a few years ago, so I can vouch for its quirky humor. Semple finally has a new book coming out in October and I can't wait to read it! (review)
"The Stupidest Angel" is hilarious, but not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Save it for when you need a release from holiday stress! (review)
Obviously funnywoman Tina Fey's memoir would be laugh-inducing. I listened to the audiobook, read by Tina, and I think that made it even better. (review)
These are all books I've laughed over with my co-workers at the library.