I feel a lot of things when I read. But making me laugh? That is not something that happens easily when I read. There is the occasional snort, and like heavy breathing, but an actual chuckle is hard to come by and like a full on belly rumble is even more rare.
Yet, there have been those books that have totally made me reach that point and today is the day we shall discuss them!
The Middle Grade Chuckles
The Humiliations of Pipi McGee by Beth Vrabel
Look this book is one bucket load of second hand embarrassment and I could help but laugh the whole way through. Pipi goes through many situations and most of them are quite giggle inducing! I had so much fun reading this book. I had to pause many times just to calm down from my laughter!
A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
This book is so sweet and sooo funny! Leo gets herself into a lot of trouble as she tries to figure out her family’s best kept magical secrets! The antics are what really makes this book funny! So much mischief and sneekiness that leads to lots of trouble, but always accompanied by a good laugh. The characters are the heart and soul of this book, and laughing with them was one of the greatest joys of the reading experience!
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Are we surprised to see that this book made the Sad list, the Nostalgic list and now the Laughing list? No we are not surprised because The Penderwicks are just that amazing! So yes, I do cry a lot when I read these books but I also laugh me head off when I read them. These sisters get into such crazy situations that are ridiculous, but cute and hilarious! This series is a big part of my life because it can make me feel so many things and the fact that it makes me laugh is extra special!
Young Adult Giggles
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Ugh the wit! The wit! So excellent! I cannot tell you how much I loved this book, you can read my review if you want that! I had such an amazing time reading this book. These characters had all the banter and snark that made this such an addicting and chuckle inducing read!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
It’s because of Thorne. God, I love my book husband but he is a fool and I love him for it! Seriously the things he says are…some of them just do not contribute anything to conversation at all, but he always makes me laugh. I mean the other characters, *cough* Cinder *cough* have great snark too that adds to the hilarity so that must not be overlooked!
Adult Romance Rumbles
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Gosh, I loved these two and the antics they get into on their double dates! They were not total polar opposites, but their differing personalities complimented each other wonderfully to make this a fun-loving adventure! Really, all of the CLo books I’ve read have made me chortle, but this one was extra special!
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
OH WOW! I loved this book and what I loved even more is that since it was my first time reading an adult contemporary romance it made me laugh which helped my awkwardness. Stella and Michael were wonderful characters and the silliness that they go through is delightful! It’s a heartfelt kind of funny that pulls on the heartstrings in the best way possible! Also Quan. A big reason why I laughed. Also, I love him.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Delightful. Delightful. Delightful. Reading about dudes reading romance novels as a romance rookie myself was one of the funniest things I’ve ever done! But its not just the dude characters that were fun, the ladies added to laughs to! There was so much fun to be had. Yes, there was drama. Yes, there was angst. But the whole time I was reading I was giggling like a fool and living my best life!
Let me know what you think! What books made you laugh? Do you ever laugh out loud or is more just a chucle? What funny books would you recommend?