Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Ron Burgundy
Zac
5

Great Odin’s raven! This is the classiest book at the Library, hands-down. I mean, it’s classy. Though at times it got difficult to read because there were so many words…it’s the kind of book that you can pretend to read and still look good doing it.

It turns out that Ron Burgundy, quite...

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Kate DiCamillo
Georgia
4

Flora sees her neighbor, Tootie, vacuum up a squirrel. Immediately, Flora springs into action to help rescue the little guy. When the squirrel is released from the vacuum cleaner, Flora notices that he is no longer an average squirrel. Convinced that he is a super hero, Flora takes Ulysses (...

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Allie Brosh
Melody
5

As a long time fan of the Brosh’s blog by the same name, I’ve known for some time that this book was coming and I knew it must be mine. Brosh is a master storyteller and her stories of life on the edge of chaos, accompanied by ridiculous illustrations, can get me rolling on the floor laughing...

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Billy Collins
Adelina
5

“Aimless Love: A Selection of Poems” by Billy Collins is his first collection of new and selected poems he has published in 12 years. Billy Collins is a humorous and accessible presence in contemporary American poetry. The title poem “Aimless Love” describes the wonderful experience of falling...

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Andy Riley
Mary P
4

I'm not really sure WHY there's a book about bunny suicides...but here it is, for anyone who might be interested!  It is about 98% graphic in nature (meaning that it is filled with images and also that the images often depict graphic bunny deaths) with only a few words to enhance the...

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Billy Collins
Adelina
5

"Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems" is a great introduction to Billy Collins' poetry. Billy Collins writes accessible poetry. His poetry speaks of everyday life with his unique laugh out loud humor. His poetry is universal, clever and perceptive. He is an American poet who...

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Derek Landy
Thane
4

Stephanie Edgely was a normal girl. She lived a normal, ordinary, dull life. That is to say, she used to live a normal, ordinary, dull life. Normal went right out the window the day they put her Uncle in the ground. It was at Uncle Gordon's funeral that Stephanie first laid eyes on ...

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David Rosenfelt
Dana F
3

Dogtripping is the true account of taking 25 rescued dogs across country in three RVs. For years, mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his wife lived in California, where they rescued abandoned and abused dogs. They decided to have a house built in Maine, where they could have land and...

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Franz Kafka
Michael
3

Amerika by Franz Kafka was published in 1927, after the author's death. It was his first novel, and it was left unfinished.

The main character, Karl Rossmann, is sent to the USA after a scandal in which a housemaid seduces him. After landing in America, ...

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Janet Evanovich
Manon
2

I have been a big fan of the Stephanie Plum novels.  In this case, however, I give the book two stars for a few reasons.  Although the books are still humorous and easy to read, as someone who has read all the others, I have started to recognize canned phrases and humor.  The...

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Arthur de Pins
Angelita
4

This graphic novel is a part of a series, and it is the first of the series. This is definitely a quick read, but when I was done reading I was unhappy because I will have to wait for the second book. I believe the books are first published in another language, then translated to English. I am...

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Stephen Chbosky
kmcfall
5

This was one of those weird instances where I saw the movie before reading the book but as soon as I finished the movie, I put myself on hold for the book. The books is written as a collection of letters that Charlie sends to a never named "Friend". These letters tell of his day to day...

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Nora Ephron
Jennifer B.
1

To borrow from Roger Ebert: I hated, hated, hated this book.  Here's why:

  • Norah Ephron reads it herself, in a monotone.  Instead of using any inflection in her voice, she just talks louder at times....
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Adam Mansbach
Hope H
5

If you've had any part in helping to raise a small child, or if you plan to, you need to read this hilarious book about the follies of actually putting that child to bed. Adam Mansbach perfectly captures the sleep-deprived anger and frustration inherent in trying to convince a toddler to go...

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Lemony Snicket
kmcfall
3

The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket is about the adventures of a little lump of coal, in a little tux, who dreams of becoming an artist despite what all the naysayers and phonies say on his quest. Soon he  becomes discouraged and settles for something that is better than nothing. It is only...

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Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Hope
3

Arthur Bobowicz is sent out of his home with a very important task- he must pick up the turkey for the family's Thanksgiving dinner, even though nobody even likes turkey. Finding himself unable to locate a single turkey in the entire town of Hoboken, he ends up meeting a mad scientist who gives...

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Jenny Lee
DawnM
4

The first few pages of this story made me think it was going to be similar to the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It is the story of a sickly boy whose life takes a dramatic change when he gets a service dog… up to this point it reminded me of Wonder… but this service dog can talk! The...

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James Patterson
Dawn
4

Jamie is the new kid at school and he uses a wheelchair. He just wants to be treated like a normal student. He lives with the Smileys, Jamie's name for his aunt and uncle and cousins who will not laugh. Jamie's cousin Stevie, one of the Smileys, is his main bully. Jamie loves telling jokes so...

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Drew Magary
Charles
3

Someone Could Get Hurt is a memoir about parenting, written by someone who prior to parenthood was clueless about what it was like to actually be a parent.  The author, Drew Magary, paints a vivid, hilarious, hyperbolic picture of what parenting is like when you still haven’t given up your...

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David Sedaris
Brett
3

A just-okay collection of autobiographical essays from the author of When You are Engulfed in Flames. The first entry is hilarious: Sedaris relates the story of how his quest to find the perfect stuffed owl resulted in a macabre visit to a London taxidermist. Other essays are...

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Keith Knight
Sarah Anne
5

Keith Knight is insightful, funny, irreverent and clear-eyed in his observations about the world around us. His illustrations are fabulous, and you don’t even have to wait for his Life’s Little Victories to cross your path, they are here in abundance with so much good reading. His social...

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Andy Riley
lisab
3

Ok – I’m a little late to the party but when the Bunny Suicides crossed my desk I knew it was time to read it. Cute little (but expressionless) rabbits that “off” themselves in very unique ways. This is the book for people who like sick humor or if you’re just in the right mood for something a...

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James K Benton
April
4

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl by any stretch of the imagination. She prefers bats to cute, cuddly pets, and tinkers with her dolls so that they spew goo or bite the heads off other dolls when squeezed. She is, in fact, a brilliant young mad scientist...but also a lonely one, for her...

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Rob Harrell
Monica
4

In the small towns of 1860s England many towns have monsters worth bragging about, but not Stoker-on-Avon whose monster leaves a little something to be desired.  Rayburn has been feeling depressed, and not his monster-y self, leading his town to be the laughing stock.  With the help of...

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Jeffrey Brown
DawnM
4

This fun book is more than your typical graphic novel.  It includes comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings depicting common events faced by any average middle-schooler but all this takes place in a galaxy far, far away..
Recommended to Star Wars...