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Humorous -- Recommended Books!
Want a story to make you laugh? Check out these titles!
Recommended Humorous Books
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by
In this fast-paced story full of humor and adventure, 23-year-old April May finds herself rocketed into social media stardom. This books is a "comic debut that combines science fiction and mystery with philosophical musings about the perils of internet fame." (Publishers Weekly). Fiction. 343 pages.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Young Adult Fiction. 229 pages. Available as ebook
Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail, but they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he never imagined he'd be reading personal emails like some Peeping Tom, but here he is, falling in love with someone he's never met. You'll want to read this sparkling, laugh-out-loud funny book over and over again. Fiction. 323 pages.
Bloodsucking Fiends by
Tommy’s just moved to San Francisco and landed a job in the supermarket where Jody shops. Jody’s a secretary who’s going through some changes… especially since she was bitten by a vampire on the way home! Fiction. 290 pages.
From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy. Nonfiction. 275 pages.
Crazy Rich Asians by
An outrageously funny debut, Crazy Rich Asians is the story of three superrich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting and scheming that occur when Nicholas Young, heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia, brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. Fiction. 517 pages.
Dead until Dark by
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. Fiction. 327 pages.
A Dog's Purpose by
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny. Fiction. 319 pages.
Dog on It by
Chet (the book’s wise and loveable canine narrator) and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. Fiction. 305 pages.
Recommended Humorous Books
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family and sex, and shares the experiences that have given her the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Nonfiction. 323 pages.
Good Omens by
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. Darkly humorous. Fiction. 384 pages. Available as ebook
High Fidelity by
A pop music junkie ponders life, love and hangs out with the two offbeat clerks who work at his semi-failing record store. Fiction. 323 pages.
Home to Harmony by
The new pastor in a small Indiana town experiences one humorous adventure after another as he acclimates to his new congregation and lifestyle. Gentle, humorous Christian fiction. Fiction. 220 pages. Available as ebook
How I Paid for College by
A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused teenager's larcenous quest for his acting school tuition. Fiction. 278 pages.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by
A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital. This is a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. Young Adult Fiction. 444 pages. Available as audiobook
My Sister, the Serial Killer by
A darkly comic hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. Fiction. 226 pages.
Suicide Notes by
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nut jobs... Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel that examines the fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us. Young Adult Fiction. 295 pages. Available as ebook
Twenties Girl by
When the spirit of Lara's feisty great-aunt Sadie mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Fiction. 435 pages.
The White Tiger by
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights,a chauffeur in India tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along. A black comedy. Fiction. 288 pages.
The Zombie Survival Guide by
A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain. Young Adult Nonfiction. 254 pages.