Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday which is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & the Bookish this weeks topic is books that will make you laugh (or at least chuckle). While participating in this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I realised that I don’t read a lot of ‘funny’ books, books with funny moments (or characters) but not where comedy or humour is the main objective- having spent some time thinking about it here is my list.
In no particular order-
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
Essentially an autobiography from comedian Russell Brand talks of Russell’s early years and his struggle with drug and sex addiction all told through his unique voice and prose.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
I feel like I need to specify that ANY of Cassandra Clare’s books could have made with list except maybe Clockwork Princess *wipes tear from eye*, she is the queen of witty dialogue. I chose City of Bones because it has some of my favourite Simon and Jace moments they have such great back and forth in the early days.
You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi Mcfarlane
You Had Me at Hello is a love story between best friends which makes for some super cute, super hilarious moments this book also tugs on the hearts strings as well.
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian centres around one man in a dire situation it his strong sense of humor that gets him through and it’s the comedic writing that makes The Martian a must read.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Mathew Quick
Although not automatically thought of as a funny book The Silver Linings Playbook has some great emotionally charged funny moments guaranteed to make you think.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
This a funny, witty and charming graphic novel and has real nack for writing about family.
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
I feel like Me Before You is everywhere right now and this makes me so happy because it’s one of my favourite books. Although the story is fundamentally quite heart wrenching Lou and Will provide some great laugh out loud moments.
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
A comedy about family – set on the morning of a young woman’s wedding while her former lover waits down stairs.
Tamara Drewe by Posey Simmonds
Posey Simmonds very British graphic novel based on Far from the Madding Crowd Tamara Drewe is a hilarious romp set in the English country -side with three love interests to boot!
P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Yes, P.S I Love You is a sad book but through the tears, there is a lot of laughter to be had.
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