Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

(Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish)
 
So going back through my Goodreads list, it appears I'm not a huge fan of the funny book. There are a lot of light, fun reads, but very little I would actually classify as funny. But the funny books that I have read are some of my favorites, so it looks like I need to add a few more funnies to my reading list!

Here are ten(ish) of my favorite books that made me laugh :)


1. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Southern belle and overachiever Harper just wants to be crowned homecoming queen and and prepare for cotillion. She most definitely didn't want magical ninja powers that force her to protect her arch enemy, David Stark, but it's starting to look like she doesn't have a choice!




2. Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes... or the blood and horns and bat-like wings that appear when he thinks no one is looking. He's a demon... and now Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body!




3. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.




4. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking a few detours.




5. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Three women grapple with heartbreak and new love, as they take part in an endless round of bridal showers and weddings. A great read (for adults)!




6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. (Also for adults)




7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
At turns funny, sweet, smart, and sad, Fangirl traces Cath’s journey to independence as she begins college, struggles to have an identity separate from her twin sister, find her voice and passion as a writer and fall in love, maybe, for the first time.




8. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Star athelete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe.




9. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.




10. Beauty Queens AND Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Libba Bray is pretty good at satire, my friends. You should check out both of these!

Beauty Queens: When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Going Bovine: Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.




BONUS!


The Exquisite Corpse Adventure by Various Authors
Twins Joe and Nancy were raised in a circus but on their eleventh birthday they learn their parents are still alive and need their help, so they set out on an quest filled with many extraordinary beings and adventures. Consists of twenty-seven episodes by nineteen authors and pictures by five illustrators (including Susan Cooper, Kate DiCamillo, Gregory McGuire, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, and Lemony Snicket!)



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