Everyone loves to laugh. I love to laugh, and I do it quite a lot. 😛 I love watching movies that make me laugh and of course books that make me laugh…out loud! (Of course I also live in a family full of nuts, and they also keep me laughing)
I don’t know how long this list will be, I’m just going to list the books/series and what they are about as I go along. 🙂 (It looks like there will only be five)
1. Flavia De Luce (Alan Bradley)
Now this is problem one of the most recent books I have read on this book. I say books because this is a series. (The most recent of this series is coming out THIS MONTH) If you like reading books about sassy twelve year old girls who solves mysteries while being obsessed with poisons and other chemicals you’ll love this book. This is book will make you laugh out loud. It is hilarious! You cannot read this series out of order, there is an underlining plot that carried from book to book and if you read them out of order you will be confused. Oh, and I should probably mention that these books take place a couple of years after World War Two. 🙂
2. The Squire’s Tale (Gerald Morris)
This is also a series. 🙂 These books had me laughing and laughing and laughing. This is an Arthur retailing, but it is more focused on Gwaine and his squire Terence. There are books that don’t have Gwaine and Terence in them, but for the most part they are in the books. These books are filled with sass and sarcasm. I think there is a bit of slap stick humor in it as well, but I can’t remember, it has been a while since I read one of these. (aka Last year. 😉 ) This is a very interesting and my absolutely favorite take on the Arthurian legends. You won’t be laughing half so much in the last book though, for obvious reasons. 🙁
3. The Wednesday Wars and Okay For Now (Gary D. Schmidt)
The Wednesday Wars comes first, and I think Okay For Now is a sequel of sorts. They are not about the same character though. The Wednesday Wars is a middle grade book. It can be read as a light-hearted book but it also has some very deep underlining story to it. It is very funny, takes place in the 60’s and the author has a very unique way of writing that is pure talent.
Okay For Now is a YA book, although Mama read it aloud to all of us. There is nothing in the book that a younger audience couldn’t read or listen too but a lot of what happens in the story they would not understand. This book would go from having you laughing to cry in seconds. This was a very very deep book and so heart breaking. But it is worth every moment of the pain because it is SO good. And hilarious!
4. Jeeves and Wooster (P.G Wodhouse)
Good old Jeeves and Wooster! I am sure a few of you have read these books, yes it is another series. I have not read the whole series as it is a little hard to find the books at libraries. You can read these books out of order and have no problems what so ever. These books are nothing but slap stick humor. This story is about Bertram Wooster and his butler Jeeves. Hilarious!
5. The Queen’s Thief (Megan Whalen Turner)
Yes, another series. Honestly, I think funny books only come in series. 🙂 You have seen my review about The Thief. This series is about Gen, a snarky, crazy, i-dont-take-orders, thief. When you read this story you’ll think you know what is happening and the boom! there is the plot twist and you realize you had no idea what was going on. It is wonderful! While these books a very funny there is some language in it. Thankfully it is not like on every page but it is in there. So be warned!
*And a bonus*
6. All Creature’s Great and Small (James Herriot)
I am confident most of you guys have read this book, or at lest heard of it. I haven’t read it in a long time, or any others in this series, but it is very funny. These books are about James Herriot and his life as a vet. There are very funny stories in this book, and you really should at least try to read them.
Have you guys read any of these books? What are some funny books that you have read?