As I've already told you the next themed read will be funny books. I've given it a lot of thought and I finally came up with the books that best suit it. So, here is the complete list of the books I'll be reading from next week and on:
1. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
I'm excited to finally read this book! As a fan of Neil Gaiman, it was unforgivable of me to not have read it already. But I'm going to make it right. Plus, it's about time to read a little more Terry Pratchett.
2. Napalm & Silly Putty (2001) by George Carlin
If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, you certainly know who George Carlin is and the style of his comedy. I expect that this book will have me crying the whole time. If it's from the laughter or despair I'm not sure, but most probably from both of them.
3. A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) by John Kennedy Toole
Is this the funniest book ever written? It most definitely has the reputation and I can't wait to find out if it's true. This novel was published after the suicide of the author and won a Pulitzer Prize. I'm really intrigued.
4. The Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) by E.M. Delafield
This is an autobiographical novel that since its publication in 1930 has been very popular. It's considered one of the funniest books ever written and to be honest I like the whole theme it has.
5. Dear Luke, We Need To Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences (2014) by John Moe
I don't need anything more than the title to read this book. Star Wars and other pop culture references are enough to guarantee that at least I'll dig in it with great interest.
6. Funny Girl (2014) by Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby can be really funny. I mean really, really funny. I'm hoping that this novel as well will not disappoint me. But then again I've enjoyed every single book by Nick Hornby, so my expectations are high.
7. Tales Designed to Thrizzle (2009) by Michael Kupperman
A two-volume graphic novel. It's funny and it's quirky, what more is there to ask? Plus the cover is really intriguing.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams
What can I say about this series? You've probably read it and if you haven't just do it! This is for the time being the funniest book I've ever read. I won't read it though for the themed read because I've already had. Numerous times.
The Princess Bride (1973) by William Goldman
This book has everything. I know that the movie is well-known and it's really good, but I'm surprised that a lot of people haven't read the novel. It's probably one of the most underrated books and I recommend it wholeheartedly!
Bridget Jone's Diary (1996) by Helen Fielding
This is actually very, very funny. Yes, it's a romance. It's definitely something different from the rest of the books on this list, but it's very enjoyable.
So, this is it! Have you read any of those books?What did you think? Would you add any others?