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:
- Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
- The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
- The Sister's Brothers by Patrick de Witt
- The Chew graphic novel series by John Layman and Rob Guillory
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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