It’s Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish, and today’s prompt is books that make you laugh. Here are a few of the books I turn to when I need some extra laughs.
The Martian – by Andy Weir
I did not expect to be laughing so much while reading a book about a guy in a desperate survival situation on Mars. But Mark Watney is hilarious and uses his sense of humor to help him survive — he’s not the kind of guy to curl up in a fetal position and give up. Plus he has the same sense of humor as my husband. So yes, I was cracking up.
Whatever You Do, Don’t Run – by Peter Allison
Twenty-something Australian guy takes a job as a safari guide in Botswana, and has some hilarious adventures. Sometimes the humor comes from his interactions with the wildlife — more often it’s from interacting with the crazy tourists who come his way.
A Damsel in Distress – by PG Wodehouse
The perfect British comedy of manners. This is by the same author as the Jeeves and Wooster books, so it includes a delightfully quirky cast of characters, romances that unfold in hilarious ways, and spot-on use of wit and humor.
Never Sniff a Gift Fish – by Patrick McManus
A series of hilarious stories centered around camping, fishing, and rural life. Lots of misadventures, pranks, and just plain absurdity.
The Princess Bride – by William Goldman
If you love the movie, you should read the book. It has the same style and feel (and humor), but with more — more character development, more adventure, more laughs.