Top Ten Books to Make You Laugh

I’m not a huge comedy person, but when an author does it right, I really enjoy it. These books got it perfect:


  1. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. the Nursery Crimes books by Jasper Fforde
  4. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  5. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  6. Gothic Charm School by Jillian Venters
  7. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis (though I doubt it’s meant to be humor…)
  8. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  9. Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons
  10. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

What are your favorite comedic books?


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


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14 Responses to Top Ten Books to Make You Laugh

  1. Jamie Wu says:

    Good Omens! Excited for the TV miniseries.


  2. Trixie says:

    Thanks for this post! I immediately added 2 of the books to my reading list at the library – Good Omens and The Big Over Easy. Can’t wait to read them!


  3. Megan says:

    Good Omens! That’s a good one I forgot to put on my list!


  4. Karen K. says:

    Totally agree about Good Omens, one of the funniest books ever. I just read Pratchett’s Bromeliad Trilogy and laughed out loud many times, it was brilliant.

    And I would add Three Men in a Boat. Might have to post my own list!


  5. The Monk is not supposed to be funny, this I know for sure. But I see your point. I rank Tristram Shandy by Lawerence Sterne as one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown books are also very funny: The Van, The Commitment and The Snapper. The parts of David Copperfield with Mr. Micawber always make me smile, too.


  6. I really enjoyed Carry On! Much more than I expected I would. And Wilde is always good for a life – Ernest is hilarious. One book I remember laughing out loud to was Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.


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