Laugh out Loud Reads

Every reader his or her book.  Every book its reader.  These are Ranganathan’s Second and Third Laws of Library Science…and concepts that I have always loved.  What do these mean? To put it simply – we don’t all have to like the same books.  Some of us read for education; some of us read for engagement; some of us read for escape.  Me? I read to laugh.  I love books that are funny.  They aren’t always deep, and they aren’t always enlightening; in fact, they can sometimes be a little inappropriate…but, they are always good for a giggle.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been sitting in a busy waiting room and burst out laughing because of something that I read.  Unfortunately, this is almost always followed by that awkward moment when people look towards the cover of my book, and it’s something offensive like “Sh*t My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern.”  (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE eReaders).  I challenge you to listen to a David Sedaris audiobook while driving alone.  You, too, will have the privilege of experiencing literature induced embarrassment.  Trust me – other drivers WILL notice your maniacal laughter, but in the end it’s worth it.  We all need a good laugh here and there.

We recently asked our Online Book Club about books that have made them LOL, literally.  Here are some of the popular choices:

bossypantsMe Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris

How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster

My Horizontal Life, by Chelsea Handler

Stephanie Plum novels, by Janet Evanovich

Click here to see the full list!

You can also find Funny Fiction and Wit Lit reading lists under Staff Picks in our Library Catalogue.

We’d love for you to share any of your Laugh out Loud book recommendations with us.


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