Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud
This week’s topic is actually a bit of a head-scratcher for me as I tend far more towards angsty reads but when I thought about it, many books I have thoroughly enjoyed have a healthy dose of humour as well as pathos. Laughing and crying go hand in hand for me, I guess…
1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This one is probably more cutely funny than laugh out loud hilarious but the humour is very much a part of the story and adds to its charm. One of my favourite YA reads.
2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
One of my all-time favourite books (snowbaz for life!!) the humour mostly comes from a certain schoolboy vampire (Baz has a very dry sense of humour which just resonates with me a lot).
3. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
All of Sarah Rees Brennan’s books are pretty darn funny but this one is really the pinnacle! I love Elliot, Luke, and Serene (one of my favourite trio’s ever!)
4. Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson
Howie is a scream (even if his humour is hiding a lot of hurt). I love his group of friends and the easy and funny way they relate to each other. A feel-good read if there ever was one…
5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Monty. Ah, Monty. I do love him (and his complete and utter cluelessness!) He can be very witty and I just love him to bits. I can’t wait to read the newest book which is out this year.
6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This one has all the bants! Ahem, sorry, channelling Love Island-speak here! However, my point stands – the banter between Lucy and Joshua is perfect.
7. The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
T.J. Klune can certainly make you cry (like, a whole lot) but he also can write some hilarious dialogue and laugh-a-minute situations! The Lightning-Struck Heart is for sure his funniest offering (as yet, anyway).
8. From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata
I love all of Mariana Zapata’s books and she can definitely tickle my funny bone – I particularly love the connection between Ivan and Jasmine. Their banter and chemistry is off the charts.
9. Red Heir by Lisa Henry and Sarah Honey
This one made me giggle – a lot! I wasn’t sure going in but the book had me in stitches throughout. Such a fun cast of characters that get themselves into various sticky situations (and Pie! I LOVE Pie!)
10. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
This one has a lot of back and forth between the main character and her love interest and it is very entertaining and funny (though does have some drama here and there).