Best Humorous American Literature Books
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1. The Unhoneymooners
Author: by Christina Lauren
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal Named a Must-Read by TODAY, Us Weekly, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Southern Living, Book Riot, Woman’s Day, The Toronto Star, and more!
For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetimemaybe even lovein this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed.
By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion… She even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.
2. Go the F**k to Sleep
Author: by Adam Mansbach
A Reader’s Digest “25 Funniest Books of All Time””Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this.”-The New Yorker”A parenting zeitgeist”-Washington Post”A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep.”-National Public Radio”A new Bible for weary parents”-New York Times”Resonates powerfully with almost everyone”-Boston Globe”This children’s book parody earns its place on the list by being a much-needed bit of catharsis that every parent needs.”-Fatherly, one of the 10 Best Parenting Books of the Decade”Go the F*k to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own.”-Midwest Book ReviewGo the F*k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.
3. You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children
Author: by Dr. Seuss
Join in on the fun (and funny) journey of getting older with this hilarious Dr. Seuss picture bookit’s just what the doctor ordered for new retirees, old souls, and kids at heart-and makes a perfect gift to celebrate graduation and other milestones!The Doctor is in…Dr. Seuss that is!
Readers will laugh along with the parade of medical madness as an elderly patient is poked, prodded and ogled during his stay at the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair. Once again, Dr. Seuss proves that his sharp wit and colorful imagination are a treat for readers of all ages.
A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, graduations, holidays, and anyone needing a little pick-me-up after a doctor’s visit!
4. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Author: by Abbi Waxman
Berkley (July 9, 2019)
July 9, 2019
Instant USA Today bestseller! Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful. #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily GiffinMeet our bookish millennial heroinea modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and Bookish lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare.
The Washington PostAbbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm. For anyone who’s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility.
Entertainment WeeklyThe author of Other People’s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone’s radar. Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own…Shell.
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
5. 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.
6. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Author: by Randall Munroe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd. Com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following.
Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?
In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.
The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.What If? Will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: by Douglas Adams
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Extremely funny …Inspired lunacy … [and] over much too soon. The Washington Post Book WorldSOON TO BE A HULU SERIES Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIt’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent …
Until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. After that, things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens.
Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy … Which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover. Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches …
8. Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone
Author: by Bo Burnham
Grand Central Publishing
A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today’s most popular young comedians? Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents’ attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following.
Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel’s history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice.
And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In Egghead, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, “why did I just laugh?”
9. Twisted Twenty-Six: The No.1 New York Times bestseller! (Stephanie Plum 26)
Author: by Janet Evanovich
How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher than they are in this latest adventure from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. THIS ISN’T JUST ANOTHER CASE.THIS IS FAMILY.
Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum’s favourite family member and occasional partner in crime, has decided to get married again – this time to local gangster Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying “I do.” A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself.
But the one thing these wise guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her… Raves for Evanovich’s novels:’Romantic and gripping’ Good Housekeeping’Pithy, witty and fast-paced’ The Sunday Times’A laugh-out-loud page-turner’ HeatReaders love Janet Evanovich:’I’ve loved all 25 Stephanie Plum adventures.
10. Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Author: by Janet Evanovich
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s The Heist. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A.Layover.
Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photoStephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo.
Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back. Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse.
11. Playing for Pizza
Author: by John Grisham
January 19, 2010
Playing for Position Rick Dockery is an NFL quarterback who can’t catch a break. One huge mistake makes him a national laughing stock overnight, and no team will touch him. Playing for PizzaBut all Rick knows is football, and he needs to find a team.
Against all odds, Rick gets his break as star quarterback for the Panthers of Parma, Italy. Playing for Pride Rick doesn’t speak a word of Italian, and the crowds there aren’t exactly NFL-standard. But football americano is about more than fame, and home comes in the most unlikely of packages.
12. Sex and Vanity: A Novel
Author: by Kevin Kwan
Anchor (May 25, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America Book Club Pick The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two menand two very different cultures.
On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can’t stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can’t stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte.
The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fianc, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again.
13. Four of a Kind: A Novel
Author: by Valerie Frankel
February 7, 2012
Besides the fact that their kids all attend the same fashionable Brooklyn Heights private school, Bess, Robin, Carla, and Alicia have little in common. Thrown together on the tony school’s Diversity Committee, the women impulsively turn their awkward first meeting into a boisterous game of poker.
Instead of betting with chips or pocket change, however, they play for intimate secrets about their lives. As the Diversity Commitee meetings become a highly anticipated monthly ritual, the new friends reveal more with each game. Picture-perfect housewife Bess struggles to relate to her surly teenage daughter and judgmental mother.
Robin, a single mom, grapples with the truth concerning her child’s real father. Carla, an ambitious doctor, attempts to balance the colossal demands of her family with her dream of owning her own private practice. And to distract herself from her troubled marriage, shy copywriter Alicia fantasizes about an attractive younger colleague.
Putting all their cards on the table, the four women grow to rely on one another, bracing for one final showdown. From the Trade Paperback edition.
14. Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Author: by Christina Lauren
Most men can’t handle Hazel. But her best friend Josh isn’t most men. Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s new novel about two people who are definitely not datingno matter how often they end up in bed together.
Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to takeand frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment.Their loss.
She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they metwhen she gracelessly threw up on his shoesto when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer.
But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…Right?
15. Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
A free-wheeling vehicle … An unforgettable ride! The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important worksand Vonnegut at his very best. [Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist. Harper’s Magazine Our finest black-humorist …
We laugh in self-defense.Atlantic Monthly
16. Less: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018
Author: by Andrew Sean Greer
April 21, 2018
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 ‘You will sob little tears of joy’ Nell Zink’I recommend it with my whole heart’ Ann Patchett’I adore this book’ Armistead Maupin’Charming, languid and incredibly funny, I absolutely adored Arthur’ Jenny Colgan ‘Marvellously, endearingly, unexpectedly funny’ Gary Shteyngart’Bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful’ New York Times Book Review’A fast and rocketing read …
A wonderful, wonderful book!’ Karen Joy Fowler’Hilarious, and wise, and abundantly funny’ Adam Haslett’Ideal for holiday reading’ The Lady WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS? Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else.
Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face.