Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Books That Make Me Happy

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They feature a different top ten list every week. This week's topic is top books that make you laugh.

This topic was way harder than I thought it would be. I had to go to my Goodreads shelf for help with this one. While going over my shelf, I realized something: I read a lot of serious books. I love books that break my heart. I did manage to find some books that made me happy while reading them. Not all of these books made me laugh out loud, but all of them are reads that just make me happy. 

1. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler - This book was just flat out hilarious. I laughed so hard at all of these stories.
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein - Yeah, I know this is a children's book and I DON'T CARE. I reread this one last year and it was just as funny as I remembered it. 
3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman - One of the few books where the movie is just as good. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this one. 
4. Famous Last Words by Ray Robinson - This was an impulse buy and it was such a good one. Some of these last words were a bit poignant and deep, but there were so many that were just hilarious.
5. Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan - I did laugh out loud at some of Max's antics and all the pranks him and his friends played. 
6. Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin - Yes, a book where the main character knows the exact date he is going to die was actually FUNNY. I loved Denton, but the real laugh riot in this book was his best friend, Paolo.

7. The Martian by Andy Weir - Maybe it's the fact that Mark is stuck all alone on Mars, but he was very sarcastic and very quick with the quips. I chuckled more than once at this one.
8. Matilda by Roald Dahl - Yes, another children's book that is timeless. This one makes me happy every time I read it. I love that Matilda loves books almost as much as I do.
 
9. We'll Always Have Paris: A Mother-Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn - I loved all the travel in this book. It was very light and I loved it.
10. Bob's Burgers Comics - Is it cheating to put comic books on this list? I don't think so. Comic books are books too people. I love this show so, so much and the comics were almost as funny as the show. This family always makes me laugh.


Help me out: any recommendations for books that are laugh out loud funny? Or even just book that make you happy to read them?

And don't forget to enter my giveaway for the April release of your choice!

33 comments :

  1. AHHH I LOVE FUNNY BOOKS!! I really need to read The Princess Bride though. :O I feel vaguely terribly that I've seen the movie a billion times but never read the book! And Denton's, omg, how did I forget Denton's for my list?! *facepalm* That book was hysterical. 😂 😂

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    1. Cait, I didn't read The Princess Bride until last year and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner! It demands to be read. And I was not expecting Denton's to be funny. I just wasn't. It's about death after all. But it was hilarious!

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  2. Nice selection. None of them is on my list but I know a few of them and would have chosen them just as well. Like Cait ^^, I just didn't come across them when looking up links for the list. Still, good choices.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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    1. Thanks Marianne! I went through my Goodreads shelf for help on this one. I have the worst memory when it comes to specific categories like this.

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    2. You think I used my memory for my list? Hahaha, why do you think I have a blog. ;)

      Sorry for the late answer, just didn't get through my messages.

      Have a good weekend,
      Marianne from
      Let's Read

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  3. THE PRINCESS BRIDE WAS AMAZING. AND THE MOVIE IS AMAZING. Omg. I feel like rereading it now.

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    1. Loony Literate, ME TOO!! I feel like rereading the book and watching the movie again. It is so amazing!

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  4. I love The Martian , and I loved his witty and sarcastic humor too. Is it horrible to say I have never read or watched The Princess Bride? Oops. I should probably do something about that.

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    1. Jolien, that is not horrible at all! I had not read it until last year. I felt awful for waiting so long because I adore the movie. It's never too late though!

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  5. My Horizontal Life made my list. LOVED that book. Denton and The Martian were both hysterical. Don't Get Caught is one I need. Great list!

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    1. Thanks Grace! I love Chelsea Handler so much. She deserves to be on your list. :)

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  6. I have one and a half books (one book the same; one book with the same author) that you have on your list, so I think you should check out mine!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/04/books-that-make-me-laugh.html

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    1. Deb, ha one and a half books in common. That's hilarious. :)

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  7. I will forever love The Princess Bride. Not enough people have read it. Great list! :)

    My TTT

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  8. Great TOP 10! My Horizontal Life also made my list, Chelsea Handler is HILARIOUS!! :D
    My TTT.

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    1. Thanks Giovanna. I love her so much!

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  9. I love this weeks topic, I am such a fan of books that can make me laugh. You've got some great picks this weeks, and I am definitely going to add a few of these to my own TBR. Thanks for the recommendations! :) You can check out my picks here.

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    1. Charnell, I love this week's topic too. I read so many heartbreaking books. It's nice to focus on ones that make me laugh.

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    1. Carrie, isn't Shel Silverstein awesome??

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  11. I love Matilda! It's one of my all time favourite books.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/top-ten-tuesday-53/

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  12. Huh. I never really consider The Martian as funny...though I should mention I haven't really finished reading it. Lol.

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    1. Joy, oh you should finish it! There were a couple of laugh out loud moments.

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  13. I can't believe I left The Princess Bride off my list, what a dummy. I love that book!

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    1. I'm so glad someone else has read it! I love it so much.

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  14. To my everlasting shame, I have never read The Princess Bride! It's on my tbr shelf though and I plan to fix that gaping hole in my bookish knowledge soon XD Same goes for The Martian - I saw the movie though and I loved it! Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier ♥

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    1. That is crazy Micheline! But it isn't that crazy. And better late than never, right? You need to rectify that SOON!

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  15. Great list! I forgot about Where the Sidewalk ends that book is funny!

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    1. Isn't it though? I reread it last year and it made me so happy just to read it.

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  16. I can't believe I didn't put The Martian on my list! That book made me laugh so much. I still crack up when I think about the space pirate scene. And Shel Silverstein is wonderful!

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    1. Clara, YES! The space pirate scene was one of my favorites. I was not expecting that book to be funny at all.

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