#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…

#TopTenTuesday Books On My Winter 2020/21 TBR

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 On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR. Here are ten I’m hoping to read between now and the end of February.  Links from the titles will take you to the book description on Goodreads.

Children’s Fate (The Meonbridge Chronicles #4) by Carolyn Hughes – continuing the story of Meonbridge in the wake of the Black Death
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. – a story of love in all its permutations
The Push by Ashley Audrain – “The women in this family, we’re different…”
The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry – second in the series of historical mysteries set in Edinburgh
Forgotten Lives (DCI Doug Stirling #2) by Ray Britain – police procedural

To The Dark by Chris Nickson – the third in the Simon Westow historical mystery series
A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements – a Cambridge spy must unravel a dangerous mystery that goes all the way to the heart of the Third Reich…and the British Monarchy
The Disoriented by Amin Maalouf – after 25 years in exile, Adam travels from France to his homeland in the Middle East to bid farewell to his dying childhood friend
The Girl at the Back of the Bus by Suzette D. Harrison – a heartbreaking and inspirational novel about redemption, family secrets and the spirit of survival
Madam by Phoebe Wynne – “Light a fire they can’t put out…”