This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The Upcoming Schedule Is:
1/4/20 — Funny Books
1/11/20 — Books Over 5 years old
1/18/20 — Unreliable Narrators
1/25/10 — Books by Favorite Authors
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people
Many of my blog readers may have noticed that I have not been posting a lot in December. I have been taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog and hopefully I am fully back. The holidays were really busy for me and I’ve been trying to recover from it all. Thank you for understanding, especially when I’m SUPER late on Top 5 Saturday.
I love when a book makes me laugh. I’ve given several titles 5 stars just because they were absolutely hilarious! Some of my favorite stories are the ones that had me dying laughing or just had witty characters and banter. Two of my favorite funny books are: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett and Get Happy by Mary Amato. When a book brings a smirk to my face or makes me actually laugh out loud it’s hard to forget about it. There are many times in my reading life when I need something light hearted and entertaining, but I rarely actually seek out funny books. I love when a book makes me laugh, so I’m glad that this week’s topic was funny books because I could really use more of these kinds of books in my life.
Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but not happy, form an unlikely friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at their high school.
Mary Amato wrote Get Happy, which is probably the funniest book I’ve ever read, so when I saw Guitar Notes at the Penfield Public Library’s Used Book Sale I had to snag a copy right away. I can only hope that Guitar Notes is half as funny as Get Happy was, because Get Happy was truly hilarious.
Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
Rachel Hawkins is an author that I always turn to when I’m looking for something light hearted and entertaining. A lot of the reviews say that this book is pretty funny and it looks like the perfect choice for a light read.
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best — the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
This book sounds like it has a lot of funny moments. I LOVE a fantasy that is filled with witty banter and this book sounds like it fits that bill perfectly. I can’t get enough of books like this that just sound like they’re so much fun to read…..
*hint* This is a not so subtle request for book recommendations.
At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.
With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.
But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
I got a copy of this book a while back, but I still haven’t read it because I’m not a big fan of romances, but I keep finding myself drawn back to this book. I think it’s because so many of my friends have said such great things about it and it just looks like it could be full of laughs. I think this is the kind of book that I’d pick up when I’m looking for a change of pace.
Go big or go gnome. The New York Times bestselling authors of Kill the Farm Boy return to the world of Pell, the irreverent fantasy universe that recalls Monty Python and Terry Pratchett.
The Skyr is a rich, verdant land claimed by both halflings and gnomes. For centuries, the halflings have worked to undermine gnomish power structures and seize total control–through legal means, certainly, but more insidiously through their extensive organized crime network. Now, threatened with being pushed out entirely, the gnomes are desperate and ready to fight back. Gustave the Goat King faces his first test as a leader: Can he bring peace to a fraught region or will a civil war consume the entire kingdom?
Last year for my birthday I got a ton of books and one of the titles that I received was Kill the Farm Boy (the first installment of this series.) I don’t know what I had expected, but it wasn’t what I wound up getting. Kill the Farm Boy felt like a parody of the fantasy quest, but also had a great plot. I can’t believe that I haven’t returned to this series yet because the first installment was endlessly entertaining. Check out my review here!
This week I’m tagging some people who used to participate, I would love to have you guys get involved again!
Nen & Jen @ Nen & Jen
Blair @ Feed the Crime
Kitty Marie @ Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner
Allisa @ Allisa White’s Book Blog
Dini @ Dinipandareads
Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales
Check out other Book Blogger’s Top 5!
Susan @ Novel Lives — Admit it. You Wish It Was Saturday. Top 5 Books That Literally made Me LOL
What do you love about funny books? Do you enjoy rom-coms? What are some of your favorite funny books that you’ve ever read? Who are some of your favorite witty characters? Do you enjoy books full of witty banter? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about funny books!