Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Readers Who Like Books That Make Them Laugh

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

I had no idea what to do for this week and the theme ‘Books for Readers Who Like ––’ and of course that means I ended up coming up with something as obvious and unoriginal as this:

Ten Books For Readers Who Like Books That Make Them Laugh.

I don’t know of any reader or person who doesn’t like things that are funny, so my Top 10 might be a little dumb. But still, wit is an important part of the reading experience and these are some of the books – they all happen to be realistic/YA fiction – I’ve found funny over the years and ones that I think, if you have the same sense of humour as I do, you will find funny, too. Of course, there’s a lot more to these books than just being funny (for example some of these books made me cry) and that makes the funny parts all the better. I sincerely recommend all of these novels if you not only want to experience a fantastic novel, but also want laugh out loud (probably good not to read these in public).

1. I Am The Messenger (or The Messenger) by Markus Zusak

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2. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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3. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

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4. Submarine by Joe Dunthorne 

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5. Solitaire by Alice Oseman

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6. Paper Towns by John Green

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7. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizini

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8. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

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9. Finding Cassie Crazy (or The Year of the Secret Assignments) by Jaclyn Moriarty 

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10. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler 

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Readers Who Like Books That Make Them Laugh

  1. Oh, I like this theme! Books that make me laugh are some of the best! I haven’t read any of these so far, so I think I’ll have to check a few of them out. 🙂

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  2. Awesome, glad to see “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” get some love. There is a nice balance of humor and underlying sadness in this one. I often find myself in the minority, defending this novel against all the negative flak.

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    1. I love Oscar Wao! Always nice to hear that other people liked it. I don’t know anyone whose read it or liked it. But it really deserves to be read. Truly a brilliant novel and yes, definitely a great balance of humour and sorrow – man, now I feel re-reading it. One a kind, that’s for sure. Thanks for commenting 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thanks 🙂 Haah yes funniness is fun. John Green is great. His characters are so deep and witty. An Abundance of Katherines might have been a better choice for this topic because it’s probably his funniest book, but I’ve got a soft spot for Paper Towns 🙂

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