May 21, 2015

Next Themed Read or List of Funny Books If You're In For A Laugh

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

Funny Book for next themed read Good Omens

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

Funny Book for next themed read Napalm and Silly Putty

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

Funny Book for next themed read  A Confederacy of Dunces

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

Funny Book for next themed read  The Diary of a Provincial Lady

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

Funny Book for next themed read Dear Luke, We Need to Talk

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

Funny Book for next themed read Funny Girl

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

Funny Book for next themed read Tales Designed to Thrizzle

A two-volume graphic novel. It's funny and it's quirky, what more is there to ask? Plus the cover is really intriguing.

Honourable mentions

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams

Funny Book for next themed read  Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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

Funny Book for next themed read The Princess Bride

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

Funny Book for next themed read  Bidget Jone's Diary

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?


  1. I haven't read any of these and I haven't heard of half of them. That's neat that you are doing theme reading! I've never tried that.

    1. The last three, which I have read are great and I guarantee that. The rest of them I hope that I'll enjoy them too. Well, since I finished the Japanese themed read and I had a really nice time, I thought to continue the themed reads :)

  2. I still haven't read Good Omens. Why is that? I've read five books by Gaiman and thirteen by Pratchett yet for some inconceivable reason I still haven't got around to reading Good Omens. Come on Killian.

    There are a couple of other books there, like A Confederacy Of Dunces and Funny Girl (well, any Nick Hornby really), that I've been meaning to get around to for a while as well so I'll be interested to hear what you have to say about them.

    1. Nick Hornby is amazing! You'll love High Fidelity, that's for sure. As for my personal favourite it's probably Juliet Naked. I can't wait to read Funny Girl!

      As for Good Omens, I don't know why I haven't pick it up yet. I have very little reason to doubt that I'll enjoy it.

  3. Woww...thanks for the list! I love to read books with great humor and this list will be very useful for me. From the list I want to pick up 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady' first. It looks interesting. I have 'Funny Girl' but I haven't got around reading it yet.

    1. I'm glad that you find it helpful! I tried to include both classic and personal picks :)


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