When I think of “Funny Book”, immediately my mind goes two places. I know most of the readers familiar with my blog will probably recognize at least one of these. I may even get a few “heehee” comments. I know. I’m obvious. Don’t care.
The other three I list I had to search for. I find I don’t really reach for comedic books, so pickings were slim.
That means I’m ripe for referrals.
This week should be fun!
Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!
How to be a Normal Person
See, I knew you weren’t going to be surprised!
How to be a Normal Person is thee most funny book I’ve ever read. It was the very first book I ever read by TJ Klune, and he now happens to be my favorite author. I was so impressed with this book I’ve read it over and over, and every read is just as hilarious as the first. I would sell my soul for a movie made out of this amazing story!
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The second funniest book I’ve ever read is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The ridiculous story in this book had me laughing so hard, tears and snot running down my face, sitting alone at my desk at work, I knew if anyone walked in it would look like I was in the middle of a mental breakdown. The laughter was uncontrollable and, at the time I read this, the only book to ever make me laugh that hard.
Storm and Silence
Storm and Silence also made me laugh uncontrollably. There’s one scene in particular, in which the heroine accidentally gets drunk, that made me laugh until I cried. This story is funny overall, with the stupid things Lily gets into, but that intoxicated scene is the one that stands out the most.
Blake Riley, one of the best characters in fiction, has the funniest one liners in any book I’ve ever read. He’s highly quotable, highly delectable, and completely infectious. It’s impossible not to fall crazy in love with his personality.
Winter Wonderland starts with penis sculptures that just show up overnight in the main characters front lawn. I don’t know why that made me laugh so hard, but it did. I had to read it twice, I was laughing so hard. It’s not my favorite Heidi Cullinan book, but it is the one with the best start. It was 100% ingenius!