#TopTenTuesday Books To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud.  Unfortunately, I read very few books that get me anywhere near laughing out loud.  Instead, I thought I’d take a look at some of the books that have been on my bookshelves – real or virtual – waiting to be read for a laughably long time.  I’m hoping it may provoke, if not a full-on belly laugh,  perhaps a chuckle or wry smile of recognition.

When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman – waiting since 4th May 2013 (according to Goodreads)

The Cleaner of Chartres by Sally Vickers – waiting since 18th June 2013

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson – waiting since 11th September 2013

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson – waiting since 11th September 2013

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graham Simsion – waiting since 20th March 2014

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey – waiting since 8th June 2014

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Harold Fry #2) by Rachel Joyce – waiting since 4th October 2014

Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz – waiting since 2nd September 2015

Nor Will He Sleep (Inspector McLevy #4) by David Ashton – waiting since 29th November 2015

Any Human Heart by William Boyd – waiting since 4th January 2016

Are there any of these you’d recommend I’d pluck from my shelves immediately? P.S. I’d like to reassure Kate Atkinson it’s nothing personal that there are two of her books in this list…

18 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Books To Make You Laugh Out Loud

  1. The Jackson Brodie series is so good! And so funny too! Although I didn’t think Case Histories was the strongest, you probably do need to start there: Atkinson’s characters recur! And I’m with you – funny books rarely get me to laugh out loud: but those moments of humour that cut through the darkest novels or the most moving novels really do!
    These are my books that made me laugh out loud – some recent reads and some familiar classics.

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  2. I enjoyed The Rosie Project and made me laugh as well. I do have a copy of Miss Queenie’s but have yet to read it. It sounded lovely when I picked it up years ago.

    I definitely have a few books that made me LOL, so I should’ve participated this week!


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