The theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday – sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish – is books that will make you laugh (or at least chuckle). I love reading books that make me laugh, so I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you this week. I was going to explain how funny each of these books is, but, instead, I’m just going to share an awesome quote from each of these books that made me laugh. Enjoy!
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler.
Telling me to relax or smile when I’m angry is like bringing a birthday cake into an ape sanctuary. You’re just asking to get your nose and genitals bitten off.
Bossypants by Tina Fey.
By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.
John Dies at the End by David Wong.
A shriek. High-pitched, almost a whistle. Only two creatures on God’s Earth can make that sound: African Grey Parrots and fifteen-year-old female humans.
Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs.
It was impossible to escape her. She provided no natural break in the conversation, and she spoke with such intensity that I would have had to abruptly shout “SHUT THE FUCK UP,” punch her, and then run away in order to be free.
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.
And do not think you shouldn’t be standing on that chair, shouting, “I AM A FEMINIST!” if you are a boy. A male feminist is one of the most glorious end-products of evolution. A male feminist should ABSOLUTELY be on the chair—so we ladies may all toast you, in champagne, before coveting your body wildly. And maybe get you to change that lightbulb, while you’re up there. We cannot do it ourselves. There is a big spiderweb on the socket.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
“I don’t like killing a girl,” the Spaniard said.
“God does it all the time; if it doesn’t bother Him, don’t let it worry you.”
The Martian by Andy Weir.
One thing I have in abundance here are bags. They’re not much different than kitchen trash bags, though I’m sure they cost $50,000 because of NASA.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I met Rosie at the airport. She remained uncomfortable about me purchasing her ticket, so I told her she could pay me back by selecting some Wife Project applicants for me to date.
“Fuck you,” she said.
It seemed we were friends again.
Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
The most I would do was use the shadow tool in Photoshop to bring out the muscular rips in my stomach, which were honestly there. Beneath the fat.
I really want to reread my Augusten Burroughs books now! His short story collections never fail to make me laugh (especially “Rat/Thing” in Magical Thinking, I cry laughing every time I read it). If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a pretty sarcastic person. I’m a fan of sarcastic, cheeky, or dark humor. So be forewarned going into these books if that’s not something you find funny. But, if you’re read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them.
What’s your favorite funny book?