Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Rainbow Rowell
Nikki
5

I loved this book!  I was laughing out loud for much of it and I highly recommend everything that Rainbow Rowell has written.  Once I read one of her books, I had to read them all and they are all different from each other, but all of them are delightful.  Attachments is a unique...

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Jeff Kinney
Joan
4

Greg Heffley is having a hard time adjusting to his best friend Rowley having a girlfriend. Rowley is around anymore to carry his backpack or write his homework in cursive. Rowley's new girlfriend Abigail doesn't think blowing bubbles in chocolate milk is mature and feels that the five second...

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Jim Gaffigan
Shanna
5

Jim Gaffigan is currently raising five children under the age of eight in a miniscule two-bedroom Manhattan apartment.  This hilarious book chronicles the experience.  From always being his kids' second choice: "Let's see, the crabby guy with the scratchy beard or that warm soft lady...

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John Allison
Josh
3

  This book centers around six kids from a small fictional town called Tackleford in England. Ostensibly the book is about the kids' quest to solve the mysterious events that have occurred on the local football (soccer) field which has been recently bought by a Russian oligarch. Along...

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Ken Jennings
Charles
4

Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll get stuck that way!  Wash your hair daily to keep it clean!  You’re wasting food while children are starving in (insert country)!  All of these things and many others are told to countless children by their parents and grandparents.  Although...

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Rainbow Rowell
Nikki
5

This was a very fun book.  Fan Girl tackles the very popular trend of fan fiction writing which I have never seen done.   Cath is a huge Simon Snow fan which is so much like Harry Potter that I kept forgetting it wasn’t.  Wren is her twin sister and they used to write stories...

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Douglas Adams
Jennifer B.
2

I never read science fiction but The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is so revered as a classic of the genre that I figured I couldn't go wrong with this pick.  For those who haven't read it yet, the premise of the book is that the Earth is destroyed by beings from another planet, and just...

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Jeffrey Brown
lcole
4

Jeffrey Brown takes a Star Wars story and fits it into the mold of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The result is lots of fun.

Roan is a kid who has always wanted to go to middle school at the Pilot Academy like his father and older brother.  After he’s...

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Billy Crystal
Michelle
2

Crystal is just much funnier on camera. When interviewed about this book, he cracks me up. When reading this part memoir/part aging commentary, he's just not that humorous. Frankly, it's a bit boring. If you are a serious Crystal fan, by all means, pick this up!

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Matt Fraction
Adelina
4

What do you do while you’re waiting for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD? The next Thor movie isn’t out yet? I have to wait till 2015 for the next Avengers movie? Read graphic novels of your favorite Superheroes while you wait from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye from...

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Matt Fraction
Adelina
4

I love superhero movies. But what do you do after the movie is over? Read the graphic novel from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye from the Avengers blockbuster movie has his own comic book series. It’s the ongoing story of what happens to Hawkeye (Clint Barton) on his day...

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Drew Magary
Bobby
4

I teared up both from Magary's hilarious storytelling and his ability to convey the sincere love and fear that comes with parenting.  Magary captures what it feels like to be a parent of young children with brutal honesty and humility.  His stories about sleep-deprived...

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Nicole Peeler
Adelina
4

This is the first book that I have read by Peeler. It’s also the first book in the series of fast-paced funny paranormal romances.

This series was recommended to me because of my fondness for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Both series have strong female characters that grew up and live in...

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Graeme C Simsion
CarolE
5

Don is a geneticist who decides he needs a wife, hence initiating the Wife Project in his best scientific mode. Somewhere on the autism spectrum, Don finds that his clear and logical requirements somehow don’t mesh with Rosie who has a need for a geneticists help in determining her real father....

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Charles Portis
Jennifer B.
3

The Dog of the South has the best opening line I've read in a long time: "My wife Norma had run off with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone."

From those credit card billings, narrator Ray Midge, 26, of Little Rock...

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D. L. (Debra L.) Green
lcole
3

I learned about the Zeke Meeks series when a second grade boy came to the library asking for as many Zeke Meek books as he could find.  This second grader loved the Zeke Meeks series.  His enthusiasm prompted me to try one in the series.

In Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-...

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Guy Delisle
Michael
4

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle is a few short stories in comic format about bad parenting. This isn't simply an example of bad parenting but rather parenting dilemmas that many parents experience. The few short stories are funny, endearing, relatable,...

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Edited by Eric Spitznagel
Janet Q
3

I got this book based on the title, which I find ridiculous and hilarious. It is a compilation of advice columns written by comedians for The Believer magazine. There is some serious talent here, including Mindy Kaling, Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, etc. I...

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J. Maarten Troost
Charles
4

Travel author, Maarten Troost, has taken us to Kiribati, Vanuatu, Fiji, and now he heads to another Asian nation: China.  His no-nonsense relating of actual living conditions gives the average person a view of China that no guide book has gotten past the Chinese state censors.  Through...

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Simon Doonan
L.F.
3

Simon Doonan, author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York shares his insider stories in his new book, The asylum : a collage of couture reminiscences ...and hysteria.  He delivers his entertaining and edifying real-life essays in his signature witty...

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Ernest Cline
Rebecca
4

If you were born into a more-or-less average American family after about 1976 or so, you probably grew up playing some video games and/or watching movies. If you're me, you still know how to get to all the secret worlds in Mario, you can beat Zelda in less than two hours, you can quote Monty...

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Lori Mortensen
Georgia
4

Silly book about a cowboy trying to get his dirty dog into the bath.  Unfortunately for Cowpoke Clyde, Dirty Dawg wants nothing to with the bath. Very humorous, the whole book is written in rhyme. There are some great cliffhangers where the rhymes continue on to the next page. Great chance...

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Lucy Knisley
Kristi
4

Do you know what a cheesemonger is? What can you eat in Japan if you are allergic to soy? Is it truly impossible to make the perfect croissant? is fast food evil? The author shares her life experiences that led her to discover the answers to these questions, plus a whole lot more, in this funny...

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Dav Pilkey
Nancy
4

What a goofy, bring-me-back-to-childhood read.  I picked this up as it was a Challenged/Banned book that I'd never read.  Sure, it's mostly potty humor.  But it's clever potty humor and we could all use a laugh from time to time. 

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David Sedaris
CarolE
3

Basically humorist David Sedaris simply reads to the audience and answers a very few questions at the end. This is quite short and was surprisingly offensive to various segments of the population. In particular the lengthy reading listed as  "6 to 8 Black Men"  ...