Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Books That Make Me Laugh Out Loud

I don't know about you, but after the stresses of the last eight years, I could use a few books that make me laugh out loud.

And what makes me laugh out loud? Some odd juxtaposition of jocularity, unexpectedness, and great truth.

Here are a few that worked for me...

Sci fi/Fantasy: Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic and Small GodsDouglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Princess Bride.

Nonfiction: A.J. Jacobs' Drop Dead HealthyIt's All Relative, and The Year of Living Biblically; Dreyer's EnglishAll Creatures Great and Small.

Light Fiction: Life According to LubkaA Breath of French AirThe President's HatThe Switch

Comics: Strange Planet and Stranger Planet.

Classics: Three Men in a Boat; Italo Calvino's The Cloven Viscount and The Nonexistent KnightThe Importance of Being EarnestDon QuixoteExcellent WomenGulliver's TravelsCandide; James Thurber's The Wonderful O and The 13 ClocksTom SawyerA Confederacy of Dunces.

Kid books: Hank the CowdogSideways Stories from Wayside SchoolThe BFGWinnie-the-PoohThe Wind in the WillowsThe Adventures of TreehornWhere the Sidewalk EndsAnne of Green Gables.

Picture books: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the BusThe Monster at the End of This BookDiary of a WormI Want My Hat BackPete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes; A Kiss for Little BearKing Bidgood's in the Bathtub.

And don't forget my favorite joke bookA Pretty Good Joke Book.

I'd love, love, love to have you share a few of your favorites. Share them in the comments, please.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by 
The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.      

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