Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Janet Evanovich
Adelina
5

Janet Evanovich is back to her fun, fast paced and laugh-out loud antics in the latest Stephanie Plum novel.

I am happy to say I enjoyed Takedown Twenty. It has a fresher take on my favorite characters. I love hanging out with the gang from Trenton once a year when her newest adventures...

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Adelina
3

Prairie Home Companion meets a modern who’s who of American writers and poets. This audio features comedic sketches from NPR’s Prairie Home Companion from Dave Barry, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, Allan Ginsberg and Calvin Trillin. The audio is two discs long that should have been edited down to...

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Julie Haas Brophy
Dana F
3

This book is based on the author's blog of the same name (I just discovered her additional blogs: sh*t my pets ruined, sh*t my husband ruined, and sh*t my wife ruined). I had no idea these blogs existed until I read the book. Their premise is: take a picture of something your kids/pets/spouse...

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Yael Kohen
Mandy M.
5

The exploration of the heated question are women funny is fully and hilariously discussed in We Killed: the rise of women in American comedy. First of all, the chapters are divided into eras of comedy and the corresponding comedians and themes. If anyone is looking for a specific American female...

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Ellen DeGeneres
Mandy M.
4

This audio book gets props for being the only audio book I have ever finished. I have trouble with the pacing of audio books and some of the narration is less than great. But since The funny thing is is narrated by Ellen DeGeneres, the author herself, it doesn't seem like as much meaning and...

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David Sedaris
Thane
4

David Sedaris is back to doing what he does best, telling hilarious stories of his life, his family, his friends, and the strange people and places he encounters along the way. Sedaris is sometimes petty, sometimes spiteful, occasionally deep and insightful, but always funny. Listening to the...

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Henry Clark
lcole
4

Some of the words that describe this book are wacky, zany, strange, weird and funny.

When River, Freak, and Fiona show up at their bus stop one day, there is a sofa that has mysteriously appeared by the bus stop.  They look through the sofa cushions hoping to find a little money, but...

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Barbara Bottner
Mandy M.
4

I love picture books! And Miss Brooks loves books is no exception. You can pick up a copy in ebook or regular book form so if you have a preference, this book has you covered either way. The pictures are what really makes this book pop. They are colorful and unforgettable. Miss Brooks hair is...

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Grumpy Cat
Mandy M.
3

Although I can't necessarily get behind the recent trend of taking internet sensations and turning them into books entirely, this one is definitely a keeper. Grumpy Cat is a great book to read when you are in bad spirits, if only because he's very relatable in that kind of mood. He says what you...

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David Sedaris
Dana F
2

David Sedaris is a master of dark, sarcastic wit, especially when it is self-directed. He has nine story and essay collections, and he's been featured on This American Life many, many times. For years, I've enjoyed reading and listening to him, as you can usually count on his...

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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
Kristen M
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
Kristen M
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...