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This week’s theme: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)
Um, the Schedule totally messed this post up and decide to post it before I had EVEN FINISHED WRITING IT. I’m gonna go hide under a rock or something. Sorry if you saw this twice, but there’s more books now so totally an excuse to read it again, right? 🙈
So this is a bit of a difficult one because despite my love for comedy (I mean Parks & Rec is my most favourite thing in the ENTIRE world) I don’t really read many humourous books? I think this is because most humour centric books are contemporaries, which is a genre I reach for the least (unless it’s really dark and gritty). So chances are that whilst some of these books will make you laugh they will also probably make you cry, because that’s how I roll 😉 Let’s ignore how many times I say the word fun in this post!
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Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway – I remember wanting to read this book so badly that I ordered it from Book Depository and it took like a month to get here and it was 100% worth the wait. I have a really personal connection with this book because like Audrey my ex was in a band and whilst they weren’t as famous he had wrote a song about me and it’s such a weird thing to have happen to you. Anyway, this book is one of the few light contemporaries that I actually love. It’s so cute and lots of fun.
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – I love this book so much! I’m not even sure why I originally read it, but once I picked it up I couldn’t stop. I read the whole thing in one sitting. All the characters were so hilarious and it has some LGBTQIA representation! There were some really great heartfelt moments in here too.
Harley Quinn by Amanda Connor – Amanda’s New 52 run for Harley is probably my all time favourite comic. I can’t even express in words how much I love the series and Harley. It’s full of action and it’s guaranteed to keep yo on the edge of your seat whilst laughing hysterically. Why read Batman and Superman when you can have an insane amount of fun reading about Harley’s crazy antics? Harley is QUEEN and I’m going to marry her.
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot – I haven’t read Remembrance yet, but the rest of this series is one of my all time favourites. It’s a paranormal romance, but it’s so much more than just that. It’s hilarious and Jesse and Suze are one of my favourite book couples EVER. Suze is kickass, too. This series is set in the 2000s so if you can deal with that and haven’t read these yet then I highly recommend it because IT’S SO MUCH FUN.
You might cry.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan – This is my favourite John Green book that I’ve read. I think it’s so incredibly underrated and I wish it got the same kind of attention as his other books. It’s super important and whilst it’s a bit dark at times it has the right blend of humour to balance it all out. There’s so many great characters and again it has some LGBTQIA representation.
The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell & Phil Lester – I’ve been watching Dan & Phil since 2009 so of course I loved this book. It was like one of their videos but in book form. If you’re familiar with Dan’s and Phil’s videos you’ll know how brilliant they are. They have an awkward and sarcastic tone of humour that works so well.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Would I even be Lauren if I didn’t mention this book in every post I can? Yes, Illuminae will break your heart into a million pieces BUT it will also have you laughing like crazy. It’s such a rollercoaster. Kady and Ezra’s relationship is so much fun despite the chaos that’s falling around them.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
Anything Rick writes is bound to result in laughter, but I feel like this series does it best (although Leo from the Heroes of Olympus series is HILARIOUS). Percy is one of the funniest, sarcastic characters ever. I absolutely love being in his head because we 100% share the same kind of humour. This series is just so much fun and exciting. I love all the characters so, so, so much and nothing makes me happier than the world of Camp Half-Blood.
You’re probably going to cry at some point.
Selp Helf by Miranda Sings – If you’re not familiar with the character, Miranda Sings, that’s portrayed by the absolute comedic genius that is Colleen Ballinger then you need to change that! Admittedly, I totally get that Miranda’s style of humour is not for everyone, but I find her so hilarious. Every time I watch her videos my stomach hurts from laughing so hard. This book was just as funny as her videos. It was so totally Miranda and I didn’t stop laughing th whole time I was reading it. Miranda is soon to be getting her own Netflix show and I can not fricken’ wait!
The Martian by Andy Weir – Okay, this one is cheating because I haven’t actually read it (yet), but I did start it and the few chapters I read had me laughing so much. I don’t know how a book about a guy being stranded on Mars completely alone is funny, but it is. Watney has a real sarcastic sense of humour that is my absolute favourite. The movie is also amazing and had me laughing non stop.