Top 5 Books That Made Me Laugh!

There’s something about a book that’s so funny that makes you literally laugh out loud! There are a few where I’ve laughed so hard that I scared my dog or made my husband question my sanity! As much as I love hard hitting emotional reads, books that make me laugh are such a palette cleanser and make me feel happy! I’m so excited to talk about these so let’s get into it!!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my upcoming topics in September – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

furiously-happy

FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

This book had me laughing so hard that I was crying. Not like tiny laughing tears either. It was full on streams coming down my face. My husband actually asked what the hell I was doing. I think the reason why I found this book so funny was that I related way too much to everything. I also have high anxiety and the way I fight it is through laughing and humour

Hounded

HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne

I only just finished this book last night and, while I was reading yesterday, my son kept asking if I was watching funny videos. I kept telling him that I was just reading a book and there was a really funny dog. He wanted to know why the dog was so funny but, for the most part, the dog was not rated for 8 year old ears. Oberon was hands down the best part of this book! Especially his obsession with sausages and french poodles…. I’ll leave it at that!

the-martian

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

OMG this book was hilarious! I never thought that a guy stranded on Mars would be so funny. I know that if I was stranded on Mars I would be utterly helpless and depressing. But Mark Watney was able to take every little thing and make it funny and inappropriate as all hell! It was great!!! Too bad the movie missed all of these parts!!

At the stroke of midnight

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Tara Sivec

This book made me shoot snot and coffee out of my nose. Not once, but multiple times!!! The book itself was funny, and the situations that the characters found themselves in, but it was Ariel (yes, this is a disney princess retelling!) that made me laugh the most. She had no verbal filter – AT ALL! She said what she thought, regardless of the consequences, and it was always crude, vulgar, and dirty! She was my favourite!

My lady Jane

MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

This is the most unexpected book on the list. I didn’t know that a historical fiction about the Tudor Dynasty could be so funny! It’s mainly the narrator that pops in here and there that was the funniest! I just never knew what weird thing was going to happen next, and I never knew what the narrator was going to explain next. The next book, My Plain Jane, was just as funny!

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I know that there are many more that made me laugh, but these are the ones that stuck out most in my mind. What books made you laugh?? I’d love to know! My TBR is in dire need of books like this!

Until next time, happy reading!

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    I see My Lady Jane in everyone’s list! I can’t wait to read this book, hopefully this one! Great picks Shanah!

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    1. It sounds a little weird but once you start reading it, it all makes sense!

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  2. I love that you had Jenny Lawson too!!

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  3. I didn’t realise The Martian was funny, makes me want to hive it a try!

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    1. It is HILARIOUS!!! There are some serious things, but his sense of humour stands out. The movie didn’t even come close to the funny parts! Enjoy!

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  4. Ooooo I agree with MLJ and Furiously Happy!

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  5. Priyasha says:

    I want to read all of these books 💖💖💖💖💖💖❤

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  6. I totally agree with MLJ!! And I haven’t read the Martian yet but I didn’t know it was funny!

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    1. Ruqs says:

      You MUST read The Martian – it was a long read for me but it is so hilarious and such a good read!

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      1. I’ll put it on my TBR list!! It sounds so good.

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    2. Is downright hilarious! There’s some serious situations, and some science talk, but the characters sense of humour stands out more than anything!

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      1. I’m totally going to be putting it on my TBR list then!!

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  7. Rose says:

    My Lady Jane is the funniest book I think I’ve ever read, the humour is so great in it!

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    1. My Plain Jane is just as funny 😁

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      1. Rose says:

        That’s great to hear, I can’t wait to read it!

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  8. I didn’t even think about adding Furiously Happy to my list but that book was hilarious! I wish I would’ve listened to the audiobook 😛

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    1. It’s definitely better with the audiobook! She has such a great voice and it just sounds better coming from her mouth 🙂

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  9. Alex says:

    Furiously Funny is a must, and, of course, on my list! Oh, and I must check out My Lady Jane, I love historicals especially with humour.

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  10. Love your list! I’ve decided to participate in your top 5 tuesdays from now on because I love your list ideas! Here is my link : https://escape2fiction.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/top-5-tuesday-2-top-5-books-that-made-me-laugh/

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    1. Welcome to top 5 Tuesday! So happy you decided to join! I’ll get you added to the list 🙂

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  11. Norrie says:

    I was quite surprised when i read the Martian. Did not expect it to be funny! 😀

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    1. Neither did I! Which made the book even more enjoyable!

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  12. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Great list! One of mine is also by tara Sivec!!! Here is my link http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-books-that-made-me-laugh-warning-read-them-bladder-empty/

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    1. I need to read more from Tara Sivec!!! Soon I hope!

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  13. I loved My Lady Jane and The Martian – definitely going to check out At The Stroke of Midnight based on your description!

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  14. leetharose says:

    These are so great!

    I love your list and am adding so many to my TBR. Honestly, I feel like that is how it goes every T5T! Thank you so much for hosting!

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  15. evelynreads1 says:

    I have not read any of these books.. Maybe I should haha!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  16. The Other Weasley says:

    3 of the 5 are on my list as well. Of course, you would have Locke Lamora…..if you’d read it already!!!
    When you get ready for some more new adult that will make you giggle, try Lauren Blakely. I adored Mister O (he writes an animated show The Adventures of Mister O).

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    1. Lol I know. I know. I’ve got so many series on he go right now so I’m afraid to start another one. Locke Lemora will happen soon!!

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  17. Birdie says:

    I hadn’t even read your Hounded blurb, just saw you selected this as your funny read, and I just knew you were thinking about Oberon! He’s the best character in the series!

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    1. I need a whole series of just Oberon! 😂

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      1. Birdie says:

        I would totally read it!

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  18. Can’t believe I forgot The Martian in my list, lol!

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