Recommend me… a book that made you laugh

Welcome to a new little facet of my blog. Every now and then I’m going to post a “Recommend me…” blog post. It will be a way for all of us to share our favourite novels with each other and also to find some new reading material.

To kick things off – recommend me a book that made you laugh.

Here’s my contribution:

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton | Book Depository

I read this book back in February and it’s pretty hilarious. Barely 20 pages in and I was already laughing out loud on several occasions. The tone and voice of the novel was really upbeat and humorous.

What is a book that has made you laugh? Recommend me! Share all your favourites and hopefully we will all find some new favourites in the mix!

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

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18 Responses to Recommend me… a book that made you laugh

  1. Great post, thanks. I recently re-read Jay MacInerney’s ‘Bright Lights Big City’. A classic 80s book about a fact-checker for a major NY magazine caught up in—and spectacularly spinning out of—the fast lane. The book is often referenced for its point of view, second person, which makes it an interesting study for writers. Anyhow, it’s damn funny and great to revisit.

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  2. Shari R says:

    Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
    Literal laugh out of loud material… even if you haven’t had a baby.
    http://smile.amazon.com/Operating-Instructions-Journal-Sons-First/dp/1400079098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435614542&sr=8-1&keywords=operating+instructions

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  3. Great laughs:
    Bill Bryson’s Collector’s Edition; almost anything by Bill Bryson.

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  4. Shari says:

    I’ll recommend two-they are classics:

    Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    Three Men in a Boat By Jerome K Jerome

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  5. Paul J Gies says:

    It has to be “The Color of Magic,” by the late great Terry Pratchett.

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  6. Widdershins says:

    The early books in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum (One For The Money, etc) series. I mean, this is serious slapstick-laugh-until-you-pee guffawness.

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  7. debb lavoie says:

    Oh wow, none lately.

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  8. Jonc says:

    I know it’s a comic, but the big collection of Kiyohiko Azuma’s Azumanga Daioh has to be one of the funniest damn things I’ve ever read. Azuma excels at not just comedic timing (he’s REALLY good at the “wait for it…”) but absurdist and non-sequitur humor as well. All while being a shojo manga. So totally worth reading. 🙂

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  9. Liz says:

    I’d recommend Redshirts by John Scalzi. It’s funny, but it’s funnier if you, like me, grew up watching Star Trek… or at least understand the concept of the “Red Shirts” on the old Star Trek. For those who don’t know, those who wore red shirts on the original show were fated to die. This book takes that premise and sets it in a semi-real world situation. It’s a good, geeky bit of humor.

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  10. Underdaddy says:

    Tina Fey – Bossy Pants
    “If you put a blonde wig on a hot water heater it wouldn’t be five minutes before some guy tried to f*%k it.”
    She is a classy lady.

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  11. Two that might be of interest.

    When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? – George Carlin. I’ve read several of his books, but that one was the funniest.

    X-Treme Latin – Henry Beard. A useful book of hilarious phrases, and how to say them in Latin.

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  12. Camilla says:

    Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books. Since the former have been mentioned before – Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book (the first two books in a very funny series).

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  13. athling2001 says:

    Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evenovich and the Dresden series by Jim Butcher.

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  14. Dustin Frueh says:

    Don Quixote.:) Hands down, it’s the most hilarious book I’ve ever read!

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  15. a.m. vance says:

    I cracked up reading “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. Very few books have ever made me laugh out loud so consistently. But halfway through, I was in tears. So many awkward teen moments.

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  16. Charlene Beverly says:

    I read Wallbangers and the books that followed and found them quite funny.
    Just read the Shopping for a Billionaire series by Julia Kent – laughed so much!

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