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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Discussion: Book That Make You Laugh

For today's Monday Discussion I found inspiration in a discussion we had back in July of 2010: Books That Make You Laugh.  In that post I mention the Spellman Files mystery series by Lisa Lutz. Since I am currently reading the newest entry in that series, I thought it was a good time to revisit that discussion.

As I was looking back at the 2010 discussion, I found that while some of the books I listed there still make me laugh, I have encountered more titles that made me giggle in the last three years.

Also, humor is such a personal thing. What makes me laugh, will not necessarily make the patron standing in front of me who is asking for a "funny" book laugh too. But, asking as many people as possible for books that they find funny, will help to ensure a wider sense of humor is considered.

So for today's Monday Discussion, let's work together to make a list of the books that make us laugh.

I will go first.  Along with that I listed here, I would also add:

As you can see, my sense of humor is a bit macabre and quirky.  I know not everyone shares this feeling though and for them it is an entirely different type of book that is funny.

So help me build a more well rounded list of funny books.  Throw out some titles of books that make you laugh and together we can hit everyone's funny bone in the right spot.

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Kimberly said...

You've caught me the morning after I've just finished reading Donna Andrews' newest entry in the Meg Langslow mystery series. Each of these books have caused me to chuckle and the titles often cause my sides to shake (personal favorite: We'll Always Have Parrots. But hearing the audio of The Stupidest Angel made me a big fan of Christopher Moore and the community of Pine Cove, CA, so my humor can be both light and very, very dark.

Betty said...

Ah, Christopher Moore! Lamb was really a hoot (but I would be very careful about recommending it). You have to be very religiously liberal to enjoy it.

Also, Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash."

Elizabeth said...

Tina Fey's Bossypants...especially on audio!

Becky said...

I also just found this on The Hub: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2013/07/29/genre-guide-young-adult-humor/

It is a genre guide to YA Humor

John BPL RA said...

I second Jean Shepherd!

Sonia Reppe said...

Jen Lancaster's Here I Go Again. (fiction) and Moms Who Drink and Swear (non-fiction).