Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Humorous Books

Since April Fools Day is this week, I thought this week, I'd focus on funny books. I'll be doing all sorts of funny books from parody to funny memoirs to joke books. Strap yourselves in and prepare for laughs.

1) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams

Looking for funny Sci-fi? You don't get much better then Douglas Adams. I read the first book awhile ago and am finally getting to the second via audiobook and it's just as hilarious.

2) Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

If you're in the bookternet, you've likely heard about this series recently as Sir Terry Pratchett died recently (I'm still in mourning). If you want to know why his loss is such a blow to fantasy fans, check out this series immediately.
Good books to start with: The Wee Free Men
The Color of Magic

3) America: The Book by Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

This is a joke text book that was written by the great people of the Daily Show. Honestly though, I think it's more accurate then most of the textbooks I had in school. It doesn't sugarcoat the founding fathers and make our country out to be the one true great nation and everyone else go home.
Also check out the other text book they did: Earth.

4) Team Human by Justine Larbelestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Wonderful metaish/parody book about vampires.

5) Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

This book is not necessarily a parody or even a meta book. The narration however is pretty damn hilarious. Jones had that classic sly English humor about her books and it made them all a joy to read.

6) Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Yes, Terry Pratchett again. Just read all his books. They're hilarious. If you aren't getting a few chuckles out of this book, check your pulse, you may be dead.

7) Bossypants by Tina Fey

To all who say women can't be funny, I laugh at you. Hard. Tina Fey does as well and probably in a much funnier manner.

8) Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler also laughs at you.

9) Insatiable series by Meg Cabot

Another hilarious vampire parody. This is two books and they both lovingly poke fun at the vampire genre but also have a rather story in it.

I would also check out pretty much all of Cabot's books. They've all got some pretty hilarious scenes in them.

10) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

What happens when a group of beauty queens get stranded on an island together? Some pretty damn hilarious stuff.

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