Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Sebastian Faulks
April
4

In his introduction, Sebastian Faulks frankly talks about why he wrote this novel and that it is meant to be an homage to P. G. Wodehouse’s fantastic literary creations, Bertie Wooster, young man about town, and Jeeves, his inimitable gentleman’s personal gentleman.   I am a big...

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Susan E Isaacs
Angelita
3

I enjoyed this book because the author asks so many questions that we often times ask our God. But as she goes through her trials and tribulations, so understand why she's questioning the actions of God and the universe. I easily put myself in her shoes.

I love the humor that is put in...

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David Sedaris
Rebecca
3

As I have previously noted, I have an unfortunate inability to connect with a lot of comedy. I'm not sure why this is, but it's true of most comedy media, whether books or movies or stand up or sitcoms. 

I do, however, like...

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Graeme C Simsion
Georgia
4

Don Tillman is an unmarried university professor with Asperger's. Though he is intelligent and attractive, he cannot find a woman who he can maintain a relationship with. He starts what he calls the “Wife Project” to find a compatible woman for him to marry.  Throughout the “Wife Project”...

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David Sedaris
Cori Jackamore
4

Give yourself a break during the hectic holiday season, or any other time of the year, by listening to David Sedaris read his Holidays on Ice, a collection of Christmas (and other holiday) stories including "The Santaland Diaries," "Dinah, the Christmas Whore" and "The Dunbar Family...

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George Saunders
Bobby
4

George Saunders is a brilliant writer and widely unknown until this year.  Tenth of December broke him out into the writing limelight with its wide critical acclaim and appeal.  What I love about Saunders is that his stories start in everyday settings - suburban homes, dysfunctional...

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Mindy Kaling
Adelina
3

Mindy takes us along on her re-telling of her life and career thus far up (to 2011, the time of the book's publication). Listening to her talk about her childhood, young adulthood and career. I listened to the audio book read by the author. I think it was more satisfying to listen to her telling...

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Dave Isay
Adelina
5

This book is a collection of StoryCorps stories with the theme of love. "All There Is" groups the stories into love found, love lost and love found at last. StoryCorps is an American oral history project recording the voices and emotions of their storytellers. I listened to this book on audio...

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Josh Lieb
Ken
4

This book is hilarious. I read it because of the absurdity of the title, but it doesn't lie. It's written in the first person perspective of a twelve year old boy who is the third richest person on the planet, but no one knows because he has a puppet in charge of his holdings and he pretends to...

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Hugh Murphy
KristenA
5

T-Rex has long been known as the King of the Dinosaurs -- so fierce and ferocious-looking -- but is the super-powerful always so powerful? What happens when he tries to put on sunscreen or a cardigan? Use a web cam? Paint the house? Hang curtains? Paddle in a canoe? 

Hugh Murphy has...

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J. Maarten Troost
Charles
4

Getting Stoned with Savages, written by Maarten Troost, is a look into the lives of Pacific Islanders on Vanuatu and Fiji.  I must say Troost is by far my favorite travel writer.  He certainly does not sugarcoat things, saying the food is “good” when in reality it is old canned meat....

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Tony Perrottet
Shanna
4

This nonfiction book explores the seamy side of history, covering topics from Napoleon's stolen penis to Casanova's pick-up lines.  Packed with historical facts and tongue-in-cheek humor, this book will keep you laughing.  Sex isn't the only thing that Tony Perrottet covers, though;...

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Mindy Kaling
Lily
3

Mindy Kaling's humor is both casual and over-the-top. She relishes in ridiculous situations and exaggerates annoyances and misunderstandings until they become endearing musings. Listening to her audiobook was like hearing your sweet, sassy, and dramatic friend tell her life story. Kaling...

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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...