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Funny Books You Might Have Missed

Post Date:11/09/2016 3:18 PM

Sometimes you're in the mood for a book that makes you smile. Here are a handful of funny picks from several genres...enjoy!


Wake up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames

Relying on his loyal valet, Jeeves, alcoholic writer Alan Blair wonders at the valet's likeness to the famous P.G. Wodehouse character, and travels to a New York artist colony, where a confrontation prompts Jeeves to show his true colors.


The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Tomorrow is his hundredth birthday. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested. So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant.

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Let’s pretend this never happened (a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson

In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband.

Heads you lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ex-fiance turned up on their property, in a metafictional mystery where the authors disagree as to how the story should progress, a contention that causes a higher body count, a host of quirky characters and more insanity than the Hansens can handle.
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Portuguese irregular verbs by Alexander McCall Smith

Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld investigates the world of archaic Irishisms, takes part in a duel with his friend Professor Dr. Dr. Florianus Prinzel, and falls for a dentist fatale, in a comic novel by the creator of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.
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Where’d you go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

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John dies at the end by David Wong

A full-length tale based on the cult online serial finds an increasing number of people changed into threatening inhuman creatures by a hallucinogen, a situation that places the fate of the world in the hands of a pair of anti-heroes.

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