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Today’s post is all about books that made me laugh, and isn’t that just a perfect topic because we all need books that make us laugh, not just now in these isolating COVID times, but really any time’s a good time for a laugh!
I chose these next 8 books and series because they made me laugh, they made me smile, they made me chuckle, AND they managed to do that several times throughout the books. Their humor was just the type of charming, sassy and sarcastic type of humor I adore:
The Guild Codex is an urban fantasy series that has made me laugh from the very start and that’s mainly because our main character Tori is such a fun, sassy, talk-before-she-thinks kind of girl with a hilarious internal monologue.
“I gulped down a surge of terror. The demon had come out of the pendant like a Pokémon out of a poké ball. Beelzebub, I choose you!”
Another hilarious urban fantasy series. This series has made laugh several times in every single book. Cat and Bones are both as hilarious as they are badass.
“Charlie whistled “Amazing Grace” as he drove. It was all I could do not to whip my head around and snap, Are you kidding me? Couldn’t he pick something more appropriate, like “Shout at the Devil” or “Don’t fear the Reaper”? Some people had no sense of the proper music for a kidnapping.”
Will I ever stop raving about this amazing little book and its charming sense of humor? Probably not.
“He looked up at Linus. “I’m glad you’re here.” Linus was touched. “Thank you, Lucy—” “If the cannibals start chasing after us, they’ll see you first. We’re little, and you’ve got all that meat on your bones, so it’ll give us time to get away. Your forthcoming sacrifice is appreciated.”
Look, I was sold as soon as I heard this was a story about badass librarians guarding sentient books, but then the story also included a sassy sorcerer with delightfully dry and snarky humor and I was a complete goner.
“Scrivener,” he sighed. “I should have known it was you the moment I heard my great-grandmother’s priceless antique vase hit the floor.” He turned his assessing gaze to the Malefict. “And who’s this? A friend of yours?”
The Codex bared a mouthful of fangs and produced an ear-splitting shriek. Above them, the chandelier trembled.
“Charmed,” Nathaniel said. He turned back to Elisabeth. “If the two of you feel the need to destroy anything else, I’ve been meaning to get rid of Aunt Clothilde’s tapestry for years. You’ll know it when you see it. It’s mauve.”
Another one of my favorite 2020 reads, I adored the dry humor in this m/m romance.
“Mum patted him reassuringly. “Oh, Oliver … I am sure you are one of the best gays.”
I glanced back to find Oliver looking faintly flustered. “Mum, stop ranking homosexuals. It doesn’t work like that.”
Though this story about a grandmother and granddaughter swapping lives for a short time definitely also handles some heavier topics such as grief and loss of a loved one, the humor was just so charming, especially in the chapters with grandmother Eileen and her adventures in the city.
I look down into the tea leaves. Letitia’s shoulders start shaking before I see what she sees… The tea leaves look like … genitals. Male genitals. It couldn’t be more distinct if I’d tried to arrange it that way on purpose. “I think it means good things are coming your way… That, or it’s telling me the tea-leaves game is a load of cock and balls.”
Look, it’s just not a list of funny books if this series is not mentioned.
“I don’t recommend shadow travel if you’re scared of:
a) The dark
b) Cold shivers up your spine
c) Strange noises
d) Going so fast you feel like your face is peeling off
In other words, I thought it was awesome.”
This trilogy about misfits in space had me laughing out loud for sure. The humor is snarky and sarcastic and I LOVE every minute of it.
“It’s the very great fortune of everything else in the Galaxy that Ultrasaurs are now almost extinct, but in the unlikely event of an encounter, traditional wisdom dictates dying quickly as the best course of action.”