Best Comedic Dramas & Plays Books
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1. Wayward: A novel
Author: by Dana Spiotta
Knopf (July 6, 2021)
A furious and addictive new novel (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman’s midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life, from the renowned author of Stone Arabia and Eat the DocumentAn urgent, deeply moving, wholly original novel by one of the most wildly talented writers in America.” George SaundersOn the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond’s life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into “the Mids”-that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation.
When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life-and her family-as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams.
2. Rock the Boat: A Novel
Author: by Beck Dorey-Stein
The perfect summer beach read for anyone who craves a smart story with a happy ending. Oprah Daily Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summerfrom the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval When Kate Campbell’s life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint bungalows, and beautiful beaches where she grew up.
She knows she won’t be home for long; she’s got every intention (and a three-point plan) to win back everything she thinks she’s lost. Meanwhile, Miles Hoffmanaka The Prince of Sea Pointhas also returned home to prove to his mother that he’s capable of taking over the family business, and he’s promised to help his childhood best friend, Ziggy Miller, with his own financial struggles at the same time.
Kate, Miles, and Ziggy converge in Sea Point as the town faces an identity crisis when a local developer tries to cash in on its potential. The summer swells, and white lies and long-buried secrets prove as corrosive as the salt air, threatening to forever erode not only the bonds between the three friends but also the landscape of the beachside community they call home.
3. Interior Chinatown (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author: by Charles Yu
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER”One of the funniest books of the year…. A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire.” The Washington PostFrom the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.
Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop.
Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guythe most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain.Or is it?
After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family. Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, exploring the themes of pop culture, assimilation, and immigrationInterior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterful novel yet.”Fresh and beautiful….
4. Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Author: by Elyssa Friedland
Berkley (May 18, 2021)
A Good Morning America Buzz PickA Can’t-Miss Beach Read For Summer 2021 from The SkimmA Best Beach Read of 2021 from BustleA Best Summer Read of 2021 from PopSugarA family reunion for the ages when two clans convene for the summer at their beloved getaway in the Catskillsperfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselfrom the acclaimed author of The Floating Feldmans.
In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families best friends and business partners have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities.
But the Catskills are not what they used to be and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision.
Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late? Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.
5. It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)
Author: by Trevor Noah
Yearling (April 7, 2020)
The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir.
A piercing reminder that every mad life-even yours-could end up a masterpiece.” -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling author We do horrible things to one another because we don’t see the person it affects…. We don’t see them as people.
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist.
But he did exist-and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself thanks to his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will.
6. Dial A for Aunties
Author: by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Berkley (April 27, 2021)
“Sutanto brilliantly infuses comedy and culture into the unpredictable rom-com/murder mystery mashup as Meddy navigates familial duty, possible arrest and a groomzilla. I laughed out loud and you will too. USA Today (four-star review) A hilarious, heartfelt romp of a novel aboutwhat else?
Accidental murder and the bond of family. This book had me laughing aloud within its first five pages Utterly clever, deeply funny, and altogether charming, this book is sure to be one of the best of the year! Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read One of PopSugar’s “42 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2021”!What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline.
7. The Floating Feldmans
Author: by Elyssa Friedland
Berkley (July 23, 2019)
July 23, 2019
A family vacation dredges up a boatload of trouble in the next witty, insightful novel from the acclaimed author of The Intermission.”An irresistible drama filled with humor and heart-tugging emotion about family and what it means to belong. I absolutely adore Friedland’s warm, witty writing!”Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever WantedSink or swim.
Or at least that’s what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It’s been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way.
Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family. Too bad her kids didn’t get the memo. Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette’s birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm.
Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoringand learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink them are actually the ones who help them stay afloat.
8. The Layover
Author: by Lacie Waldon
The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this breezy debut romantic comedy about life-and love-30,000 feet above the ground. After ten years as a flight attendant, Ava Greene is poised to hang up her wings and finally put down roots.
She’s got one trip left before she bids her old life farewell, and she plans to enjoy every second of it. But then she discovers that former pilot Jack Stone-the absurdly gorgeous, ridiculously cocky man she’s held a secret grudge against for years-is on her flight.
And he has the nerve to flirt with her, as if he doesn’t remember the role he played in the most humiliating night of her life. Good thing she never has to see him again after they land…. But when their plane encounters mechanical problems, what should have been a quick stop at the Belize airport suddenly becomes a weekend layover.
Getting stuck on a three-hour flight with her nemesis was bad enough. Being stranded with him at a luxury resort in paradise? Even with the sultry breeze and white sand to distract her, it will take all the rum punch in the country to drown out his larger-than-life presence.
9. The Kiss Quotient
Author: by Helen Hoang
Berkley (June 5, 2018)
June 5, 2018
From the author of The Bride Test comes a romance novel hailed as one of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018 and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2018! This is such a fun read and it’s also quite original and sexy and sensitive.
Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author Hoang’s writing bursts from the page. BuzzfeedA heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe.
She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchasesa job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish.
Her conclusion: she needs lots of practicewith a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson planfrom foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
10. The Summer Job
Author: by Lizzy Dent
My perfect summer read! Sure to be one of the sweetest, funniest, and sexiest books of the year. Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation Named a Best Beach Read by Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, Bustle, Country Living, Parade, Fortune, and more.
What if you could be someone else? Just for the summer… Birdy has made a mistake. Everyone imagines running away from their life at some point. But Birdy has actually done it. And the life she’s run into is her best friend Heather’s.
The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. The summer job at the highland Scottish hotel that her world class wine-expert friend ditched turns out to be a lot more than Birdy bargained for. Can she survive a summer pretending to be her best friend?
And can Birdy stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked, but who thinks she’s someone else? One good friend’s very bad decision is at the heart of this laugh-out-loud love story and unexpected tale of a woman finally finding herself in the strangest of places.
11. The Perfect Couple: Are they hiding the perfect lie? A deliciously suspenseful read for summer 2019
Author: by Elin Hilderbrand
June 19, 2018
‘Such [a] compulsive read’ – Marian KeyesEvery couple has their secrets … It’s wedding season, and tensions are brewing. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin – with the maid of honour discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony – everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect.
As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the bride, the groom’s famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield – and that no couple is perfect.
Praise for The Perfect Couple’Sink into this book like a hot, scented bath … A delicious, relaxing pleasure. And a clever whodunit at the same time’ – Kirkus’Hilderbrand throws enough curveballs to keep readers guessing, but not too many, maintaining the breezy pace her novels are known for’ – Booklist’A sizzling summer read fans won’t want to miss’ – Bustle ‘Hilderbrand’s books keep getting better and better’ – Bookreporter*Praise for Elin Hilderbrand’Queen of the summer novel’ – People'[Elin Hilderbrand] signifies the start of summer to readers’ – The Book Reporter’Perfect holiday reading’ – Candis’The queen regent of the easy-breezy summer novel’ – New York Post
12. Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Author: by William Shakespeare
Simon & Schuster
The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers. In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material.
He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft. In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions.
Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes? Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price.
Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth’s evil and his opponents’ good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender. The edition includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.
13. Stranded with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club series Book 1)
Author: by Jessica Clare
Berkley (April 16, 2013)
April 16, 2013
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love Billionaire Logan Hawkings needs a vacation.
He’s had a rough time after the death of his father and the betrayal of his fiance. But with a visit to a recent business acquisitiona private island resort in the Bahamashe has a chance to mend his broken heart.
When a hurricane blows in, a misplaced passport and a stalled elevator bring Logan together with an unusual woman named Bronte. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever metdown to earth, incredibly sensual, and even quotes Plato. She also has no clue that he’s rich Bronte Dawson, a waitress from the Midwest, is stranded with the hotel’s domineering yet sexy manager Logan.
What’s the harm in a little fling when it’s just the two of them, alone in paradise? But after several steamy island nights in Logan’s arms, Bronte’s ready to give her heartand her bodyto the man in charge. But she soon discovers there’s more to Logan than he’s told hera billion times more.
14. The Razor's Edge (Vintage classics)
Author: by W. Somerset Maugham
December 16, 2008
Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham’s most brillant characters – his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.
The most ambitious of Maugham’s novels, this is also one in which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.
15. Mike Nichols: A Life
Author: by Mark Harris
An instant New York Times Bestseller! A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges-some of the worst largely unknown until now-by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came BackMike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind: while still in his twenties, he was half of a hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country.
Next he directed four consecutive hit plays, won back-to-back Tonys, ushered in a new era of Hollywood moviemaking with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and followed it with The Graduate, which won him an Oscar and became the third-highest-grossing movie ever.
At thirty-five, he lived in a three-story Central Park West penthouse, drove a Rolls-Royce, collected Arabian horses, and counted Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonard Bernstein, and Richard Avedon as friends. Where he arrived is even more astonishing given where he had begun: born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he was sent along with his younger brother to America on a ship in 1939.