TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten books that will make you laugh

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

I don’t read many funny books. I always seem to pick up darker, more serious reads, so any books that I read that make me laugh are extremely relieving! It’s taken me quite a while to construct this list, because I had that few titles to choose from, but I’ve managed to scrape together ten choices…

10) ‘Kindred Spirits’ by Rainbow Rowell

Released for World Book Day earlier this year, ‘Kindred Spirits’ is only a short story, but it’s packed to the brim with really funny moments. Elena is determined to queue for the release of ‘The Force Awakens’, and she makes friends with the other brilliant characters waiting in line. 

9) ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han

When the love letters that Lara Jean has written to every boy she loved (with no intention of sending, of course!) get sent out, it’s a totally cringey moment, but you can’t help laughing at the situation that Lara Jean finds herself in. I adored this book, and I’m hoping the second installment, ‘P.S. I Still Love You’, is just a funny. 

8) ‘Alienated’ by Melissa Landers

I wasn’t expecting to love ‘Alienated’ as much as I did, because I thought it was going to be filled to the brim with inter-species instalove. However, there was no instalove, and Cara and Aelyx both irritate the heck out of each other when they first meet – their interactions are very funny.

7) ‘Lumberjanes’

A group of female friends go on adventures at summer camp. You can’t really get a more fun read than this one!

6) ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan

The thing that really made me laugh about ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ was the flamboyantly gay Tiny Cooper. This means I’ll probably find ‘Hold Me Closer’ by David Levithan – Tiny’s sequel – much funnier… I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet!

5) ‘Snow Like Ashes’ by Sara Raasch

Sara Raasch is brilliant at writing natural, witty dialogue, particularly the easy interactions between Meira and Prince Theron. 

“I’m trying to learn more about magic,” I start. 

Theron gasps. “While reading a book called Magic in Primoria? No!” 

4) ‘Captain Marvel’

Particularly this scene:

3) ‘Denton Little’s Deathdate’ by Lance Rubin

Denton Little is probably one of the most tongue-in-cheek characters I’ve ever encountered, and I was highly impressed when I read this debut novel. I’m looking forward to the sequel, ‘Denton Little’s Still Not Dead’, because I’m certain it’s going to be just as good. It was meant to be released this year, but has been pushed back since 2017 – I’m already feeling impatient!

2) ‘Patsy Walker aka Hellcat!’

I’ve been buying the single issues of this series, and there’s only four out at the moment – I’m highly anticipating more being released though. It’s beautifully designed, with the popping colours and the clean lines, but the writing is really funny too.

1) ‘The Bane Chronicles’ by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan

I’ve only read the first few short stories of ‘The Bane Chronicles’, but they are really funny (particularly ‘What Really Happened In Peru?’). I just adore Magnus as a character – The Mortal Instruments are rather depressing and filled with death and darkness, but Magnus is brilliant comic relief.
Harry Shum Jr. also portrays him wonderfully in the ‘Shadowhunters’ TV series adaptation: 
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Please post your lists below – I’m so excited to find more funny reads!
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Denton Little's Deathdate are on my TBR piles, and I'm picking up Lumberjanes Vol. 1 from the library to read during Readathon on Saturday. Will Grayson, Will Grayson definitely had it's laugh out loud moments.

    My FF

    • You will not regret picking up Lumberjanes – it's absolutely brilliant. Oh, I'm biased, I think all of the books are great! I can't wait to see what you think of Denton.

  • Lumberjanes is awesome. I need to check and see if the second bind up has been released yet. I need to get my hands on the Rainbow Rowell book but it's been hard to locate here in the states.

    • I managed to get hold of the second one a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet – I'm excited though, because it's just so cute! Good luck getting hold of Kindred Spirits 🙂

  • I can't believe I forgot about To All The Boys I've Loved Before! Kitty is a riot! 😆
    My TTT.

    • Kitty is wonderful! <3

  • Great list! I didn't even think about To All the Boys I've Loved Before, but it fits perfectly into this list. Will Grayson, Will Grayson also made my list, likely for the same reason! I can't wait to read the Bane Chronicles, as Magnus is one of, if not my favourite character from the Mortal Instrument series!
    Heres my TTT

    • I really need to get around to finishing it – I read the first four or five short stories and I loved them all!

  • 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.

    • I hope you enjoy them when you try them! 🙂

  • I forgot how funny Tiny Cooper was in Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I should have put that one on my list. Good choices!
    My TTT: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/04/19/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-that-will-make-you-laugh-or-at-least-chuckle/

    • I saw a couple of people talking about An Abundance of Katherines, which is why John Green popped into my head – Tiny is bae.