Any humorous book suggestions?
Karen #recommend #humor and comedy
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson,
That is the book name
Hard to find but well worth the search
Anything by David Sudaris!
I enjoyed that one.
If you haven’t already you absolutely must read Let’s Just Pretend this Never Happened. Its her first book and was side-splitting hilarious!
‘To Say Nothing of the Dog,’ by Connie Willis.
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
This is on my TBR list!
It’s a quirky fast read. Bernadette is a memorable character for sure!
I liked that one too.
This was going to be my recommendation as well.
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
I just read The Rosie Project, and that was pretty funny.
I loved that one!
“Pest Control” by Bill Fitzhugh.
Stark by Ben Elton
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is awesome.
I listened to this on CD and it was hilarious!
Oh his book about Australia is marvelous too: In a Sunburned Country. He does handle a few topics that are heavier very briefly, like racism, but I never wanted that book to end. So vivid, so perceptive, such a fantastic, light, funny but not over the top, style.
Any of Jen Lancaster’s memoirs. New one coming this month!
I thought the Shopaholic series from Sophie Kinsella was super funny lol
Anything by Alexander McCall Smith.
Which are his funniest?
The Ladies Detective Agency series are all very humorous. Also the Scotland Street series.
The Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries as well. All are pretty humorous and entertaining.
Anything by Fannie flagg
Catch 22 was the funniest thing I’ve ever read.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. Anything by PG Wodehouse. Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain
I’ve been binging Wodehouse for months and just started The Sisters Brothers!
I loved The Sisters Brothers! But it’s pretty dark, and not everybody’s cup of tea. I’m a little warped, so I slurped it up. 😜
David Sedaris, Christopher Moore, Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Princess Bride, The Early Janet Evanovich books, anything by Christopher Moore.
Are you there vodka – Chelsea Handler
Why is everybody hanging out with me (or something like that) by Mindy Kaling, or Don’t Get Me Started by Kate Clinton
Anything by Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett.
Where’d Ya Go Bernadette?
Anything by Mary Kay Andrews. Southern Chick Lit but lots of humor.
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream by Wade Rouse
Anything by Carl Hiassen, John Kennedy O’Toole, Donald Westlake or Anne George. Laugh on
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Published mid-60’s.
Totally agree. If you liked a Christmas Story, you will love it. Fishing story is my favorite.
A friend gave me “In God We Trust…” years ago. Read it on a United flight in a seat facing the back. When disembarking, 3-4 people, with pen & paper in hands, asked what I was reading. I had laughed so much they wanted to get the book! Still have the book, 40 years later.
My entire family each took a turn with that book on a summer vacation. It is great.
Tim Dorsey’s Florida series starring Serge Storms and Coleman. Also “Vile Bodies,” “Decline and Fall,” and “The Loved One” by Evelyn Waugh.
The Serge Storms novels by Tim Dorsey.
Anything by A.J. Jacobs, but my favorite by far was The Year of Living Biblically.
Anything by Carl Hiassen
Have you read: “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe “?
I love this title!!
Anything from David Sedaris. His sister Amy also has two books out (on crafting and entertaining) which are hilarious.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Lawson.
I was going to suggest this as well!
Have not read, but great title! Sounds like a chapter (or two…) in life. 😉
Don’t know your taste but ‘The Boyfriend School’ By Sarah Bird or ‘Lamb’ by Christopher Moore
2nd the suggestion for lamb
I read Lamb. I really enjoyed it.
The Rosie Project
Jonathan Tropper’s “This Is Where I Leave You,” Jean Ferris’ “Once Upon a Marigold”
I was going to suggest “This Is Where I Leave You.” For gallows humor – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. If you have done or are doing eldercare, the book takes a humorous yet honest view of a complex subject.
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. I Hate my Neck by Nora Ephron
Christopher brookmyre books
Anything David Sedaris. “A Man Called Ove”
I laughed out loud at Jen Lancasters books like, My Fair Lazy, and Such a Pretty Fat. There are others.
Bitter is the new black is her first.
And there is a new one to be released this month “stories i’d tell in bars”
Bill Bryson books always leave me laughing. Notes From a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, Lost Continent.
Yes!! All of Bill Bryson’s books are smile-worthy.
Skipping Christmas by john grisom
Yes, this was very funny!
Anything by bill bryson or david sedaris
Down Under (Bill Bryson). Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris). .
Bill Bryson makes me laugh out loud.
*Anything* by Bill Bryson. Funniest man ever.
Indeed! Love his stuff!
i third that! Notes from a small island
Jenny Lawson – Let’s Just Pretend This Never Happened. She also wrote Furiously Happy.
Got alot of funny looks while reading these books because I would burst out laughing. Truly great books!
Dark humor – David Sedaris
Not sure if it’s actually considered humor, but I’m reading Shonda Rhime’s Year of Yes, and she’s hilarious!
Anything by @Sarah. And you’ll learn something too. AND, if you’ve heard her enough on TAL or the Daily Show, you’ll end up reading it in her voice which makes her books even more amazing.
I am saving this post! So many great suggestions and I usually look for something light and funny after reading something heavy or dark. Thanks!!
Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral – its funny but also thoughts to ponder. One of my faves!
Bill Bryson; David Sedaris; Fay Jacobs; Bailey White (mildly humorous, not laugh out loud)
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey and ANYTHING by David Sedaris or Sarah Vowell
Seriously “They eat puppies don’t they ” Buckley or “the places you’ll go” -Seuss
A walk in the woods, by Bill Bryson – many laugh outloud moments
Old, but funny! Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, Jean Shephard. Laugh out loud!
Also by Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affaire
Anything written by David Sedaris
“A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson. He is so witty-it’s just hilarious!!!😅
He is the best!
Bill Bryson: laugh-out-loud-while-reading-on-the-bus-and-have-people-look-at-you funny.
Carl Hiaasen, too.
I loved A Walk In the Woods!
confederacy of dunces
Discworld by Terry Pratchet
Posh Penny. Also binged on Wodehouse.
The Country Life by Rachel Cusk.
The Awkward Thoughts of Kamau Bell
I love the title!
I love his tv series!
Spike Milligan’s WW2 recollections are by turn extremely funny and very bleak.
Accidental Tourist by. Anne Tyler
christopher moore books.
Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman
10p year old man who climbed out the window
I loved this one.
Anything written by Christopher Moore or Carl Hiasen.
anything by Fannie Flagg
Three men in a boat jk jerome
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.
David Sadaris. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (sp) has a book out.
I remember sitting in my car in a parking lot for an extended time several years ago, listening to Sedaris’ reading of Me Talk Pretty One Day on audiobook, and laughing so much my sides hurt! (Too caught up to worry about the curious passersby wondering about the crazy lady laughing to herself.) 😂
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
You’ll Grow Out it It by Jessi Klein
Bill Bryson books
Ayelet Waldman “The Mommy Track” Series. I think the first one is “Nursery Crimes.”
Straight Man by Richard Russo; Shrill by Lindy West; One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul.
The Dortmunder series by Donald Westlake. Some of Elmore Leonard’s novels were very funny, like Get Shorty, Maximum Bob, or Rum Punch. I recently read Buck Fever by Ben Rehder – funny, and I look forward to more of his Blanco County mysteries. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
Dave Barry, P. G. Wodehouse, almost anything by Terry Pratchett.
Anything by Donald Westlake
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