Generally, we all think that books are boring stuff. Well, I’m happy to prove you wrong. There are books that are not boring and will make you laugh really loud. You just need to pick the right books.
Amid the depression and sadness due to news and social media, it is important to vent by laughing. There are mental health benefits of reading. There’s no better way to read books from our delicately curated booklist. Let’s get straight into it.
1. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
Pages : 128
Publication date : April 18, 2013
This Sunday Times bestseller was inspired by a tweet by John Cleese―“What is your biggest pet peeve? John Campbell started a blog to feature all peculiar and funny bookstore conversations over the years. It’s an absolutely amazing compilation of conversations like “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?” “Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?” “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?” “Excuse me . . . is this book edible?” Illustrations by award-winning brothers McLeod make this book a fun read.
2. Moms are Nuts by Amy Vansant
Pages : 130
Publication date : April 2, 2014
Moms are the most important people in our lives. Our interactions with them are funny and hilarious at times. Those who miss their moms would love this book. Amy Vansant has compiled anecdotes and stories about moms that we can relate to. This book contains a diverse range of stories so there is something for everyone. Moms will find themselves in these stories. It’s funny, witty and will make your day.
3. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Pages : 275
Publication date : January 3, 2012
This New York times bestseller is an autobiographical comedy book written by American comedian and TV host Tine Fey. It’s a life story of a girl who struggled so much to reach the fame she has today. The best thing about the book is how humour and fun element are added to her real-life story. It will make you laugh really hard at times yet full of insights and life lessons if you want to laugh while learning, get this book now.
4. Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her by Daisy May Cooper
Publication date : Jan 1, 2021
One of the best comedy books of 2021, Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of the award-winning BBC comedy “This Country” .Daisy May manages to convey the brutal reality of living in poverty, feeling hopeless and desperately trying to make it with her dream career without what you’re reading is completely harrowing. It is the brutal honesty and clarity of the author that will make you laugh out loud. It is full of insights, life lessons and the funniest anecdotes you’ll ever read. Grab a copy now!!
5. The Best of Me by David Sedaris
Pages : 400
Publication date : Sep 7, 2021
David Sedaris is a name we all know for comedy, fun and humour. He’s called the “funniest man alive”. This book is considered the best of his works. It’s an essay collection published in chronological order. David explains different life experiences in a witty and hilariously funny manner. He narrates his love life and family relationships. This book can make you laugh even if you are crying. A must-read if you are looking for something that will bring a smile to your face.
6. Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby
Pages : 336
Publication date : March 31, 2020
Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction and New York Times bestseller, Wow, No Thank You is an essay collection by the famous author Samantha Irby. The essay collection mostly describes her own life in different stages. She hilariously describes how she left the job of a receptionist and turned herself into a bestselling author. She lets readers sneak into her life as she moves upward on the ladder of success. It’s a life tale told in a witty and funny manner.
7. Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson
Publication date: May 3, 2022
One of the best non-fiction humour books, this book will make you laugh while the author goes through the journey of her mental health. She is funny because she is honest. She assures the readers on the way that all of us face anxiety and depression. She sprinkles the pages with waggish and laughable anecdotes. This book is full of hope and laughter which is what all of us need in these times. Jenny Lawson can convert you into her fan if you read only a few pages of this book.
8. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Publication date: August 8, 2017
This extremely funny essay collection by Emmy award-winning comedian, Amy Schumer tells stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is. Amy’s outright audacity and raw honesty makes it one of the funny books to read when life Is overwhelming. It’s an absolute page-turner which reveals her love for friends and family and important insights into the life of a girl living her dreams.
9. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
Publication date: Oct 4, 2020
Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian. In this essay collection, she explains what it means to be a “black woman” in the United States. She maintains humour and fun throughout the book while talking about themes like gender, race and pop culture. She uses her trademark wit and pop culture references she gives advice to the female future president of the United States. She explores American culture, race and politics with her own experiences and insights.
10. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? And other Questions about Dead Bodies by Caitlin Doughty
Publication date: Sep 10, 2019
Death is a very sad subject, right? Not any more as a best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers most dreading questions about death in a witty way. She answers the most daunting questions from what happens to our bodies after to how insects eat our flesh, from a scientific and historical perspective. She discusses ancient Egyptians, science of skeletons and at which death to bury your dead pet. This books answers all such questions in a fine prose full of wit and humour.
I hope you liked this collection. Please let us know in the comments about your most favourite book. Cheers.