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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 All Time Favorite Books in Humor/Comedy Genre

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is the Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X (You Pick) Genre.  I was going to go for the fantasy or sci-fi genre because that would be easy for me, but I thought maybe I should challenge myself this week.  We all have those books that make us laugh so hard we’re afraid we might be in need of adult diapers.  Quite a few books have funny parts, but the book overall wouldn’t be classified in the humor/comedy genre.  So here are my picks for books that had me chuckling consistently throughout.

Top 10 All Time Favorite Books in Humor/Comedy Genre

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1.  Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang, Bang by Chelsea Handler – I cannot express just how much I love Chelsea Handler’s stories.  The pranks she pulls on the people in her life are hilarious to read about.  Although if I were one of those people, I probably wouldn’t find it quite as amusing.

2.  Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane – a fantastic take on finding the right person when you’re not looking for them.  It was an almost perfect blend of humor, romance and the tiniest bit of drama (for effect, of course).

3.  McFly:  Unsaid Things… Our Story by Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd, and Dougie Poynter – I was afraid I was going to pee my pants while reading this.  The introduction story alone would’ve made it worth buying.  A no-holds-bar autobiographical account from the guys of McFly that makes you wish all celebrities were this honest.

4.  He Texted:  The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the Digital Era by Lisa Winning and Carrie Henderson McDermott –  A blunt, yet funny take on today’s version of dating.  Whether it was the honest advice, spiced up with a witty quip that made me laugh or just the blatant crazy, found in their example texts and messages.

5.  Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor – This is the first book in the McMaster the Disaster series.  The awkward and clumsy moments were funny enough to have me continuously snorting, in order to breath while laughing.

6.  I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max – Definitely not appropriate for anyone that is easily offended, but an otherwise hilarious novel.  Tucker Max is firmly classified in the a**hole category, but it doesn’t mean his stories aren’t funny.

7.  The Princess and the Penis by R. J. Silver – An adult take on The Princess and the Pea.  You’ll definitely chuckle while reading this short story.  Oh and it’s not as vulgar as the title may suggest.

8.  Are You There, Vodka?  It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler – I can’t actually relate to her profound fondness for vodka, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t get a kick out of her drunken shenanigans.

9.  Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach – It’s what most parents are probably thinking when your kid just won’t go to bed.  Plus the audiobook is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.  How awesome is that?

10.  Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims – These are stories told from the point of view of the person getting pranked by Chelsea Handler.  A few are by comedians and are much funnier than the ones by a family member with limited writing experience.

I have to give a shout out to Sharcano by Jose Prendes.  It’s coming up on my reading list and I have high hopes for the upcoming hilarity.  I’m pretty sure it’ll be the book form of Sharknado.  Amazon links are included if you decide you want a good belly laugh from any of these books.  Happy Reading!

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4 Comments

  1. I want to read Go the F**k to Sleep, so I’m glad to hear it is as funny as it sounds! I haven’t read any Chelsea Handler books, but I definitely want to read Mindy Kaling’s new book soon – have you read that one?

    • Nope, haven’t read it yet. It’s on my shelf with Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin and Sarah Colonna’s books. I’ve heard a ton of good things about Mindy Kaling’s though. And Go the F**k to Sleep is definitely worth reading; it’ll take you all of 10 minutes. 😀

  2. I’ve got Chelsea Handler’s newest book on my Kindle but haven’t started yet. After this list I think I’m going to have to move it up to the top of the list!

    • I don’t know which Chelsea Handler book you have, but the only one that I was “meh” about was My Horizontal Life. The rest were totally worth the money and at points had me close to tears (from laughing so hard)!

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