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April 20, 2016

top ten tuesday: books that made me laugh
posted by soe 3:18 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Books That Made Me Laugh:

  • Mama Makes up Her Mind by Bailey White: This book had me laughing out loud on an airplane.
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde: Actually, almost everything Jasper Fforde writes. It’s like a Monty Python skit in a book, except without the stupid bits.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Arthur Dent, the main character, spends most (all?) of the book in his bathrobe because he ran out from his bed to prevent a construction crew from knocking down his house, and then an international construction crew knocked down his planet. Also, Vogon poetry.
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson: Funny nonfiction. You’ll be laughing so hard, you won’t notice how much you’re learning.
  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett: One of fantasy’s funniest writers and the first book of the series that takes place on a world the shape of a disc. Features animate luggage and an inept magician.
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman: It would be inconceivable to leave this novel, upon which the movie was based, off this list.
  • Better Nate than Never by Tim Federle: A hilarious romp for the middle-grade theater nerd in all of us.
  • The Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parrish: This picture book series features a maid who just doesn’t understand that things get said symbolically or have multiple meanings.
  • The Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren: The strongest girl in the world who lives on her own, wears mismatched stockings, and fights injustice.
  • The Paddington Bear series by Michael Bond: Paddington is too sincere and too much trouble not to be hilarious.

How about you? What sort of books do you find funny?

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