Who couldn’t use a good read that makes us laugh out loud?
Thank you to Jana, The Artsy Reader Girl, for sharing her list of hilarious reads and prompting others to share their humorous finds as well.
Below are my #TopTenTuesday Made-Me-Laugh reads. They are not in any real order of Funniest to Least Funny. They are mainly in order of when I spotted them on my book shelves.
#1. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (Actually should be my top 30 because ALL of her Stephanie Plum novels are super funny)
#2 Notes from a Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick (Young Adult fiction at it FINEST! A story of life lessons and being able to laugh at the stupid choices we make as adolescents.)
#3 Bossy Pants by Tina Fey (SNL made me laugh, but this book made me cry and snort I laughed so hard.)
#4 Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker (If you need to feel better about yourself and life in general, this is the book for you.)
#5 Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (This book’s honesty is heartbreaking and hilarious. I laughed and learned A LOT reading Trevor Noah’s story.)
#6 Yes Please by Amy Poehler (The perspective on career, family, and life in this book was spot-on hilarious.)
#7 For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker (There is no reason the I listed Of Mess and Moxie above this title, other than location on my book shelf. They are both hilarious. This book’s message will make you laugh and shift perspective for the better.)
#8 The Good Byline by Jill Orr (First of four very witty and well-written mysteries about Riley Ellison. All four could fit the bill for funniest reads with the online dating/lifestyle guru asides between chapters.)
#9 How Not to Be Old (Even If You Are) by Jill Orr (A non-fiction work of hilarity from the author of The Good Byline. This is now one of my favorite birthday gifts for friends as they meet milestone birthdays.)
#10 The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (It is IMPOSSIBLE to read this book without laughing. IMPOSSIBLE.)
I realize my list includes books from diverse genres, but I think that’s what makes books so great. They do not have to fall into one category or another to entertain. I encourage you to pick up a funny book and add some joy to your day. I didn’t realize how tough it would be to make a list of Top Ten Funny Reads. I now have a goal to find new titles to read that will make me laugh.
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By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. At least three of the books on this list were “borrowed” from my sister Olivia’s book shelf. She may or may not get them back.
Nicki’s Secret Library Book Blog post from Jana’s #TopTenTuesday https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-made-me-laugh-out-loud-toptentuesday-%f0%9f%93%9a%f0%9f%93%9a%f0%9f%93%9a/