Monday, July 13, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bookish folk to share their lists on that topic.

This weeks topic is Books That Make Me Smile, and I'm taking that a step further and making it Books That Made Me Laugh:

(Click on covers for Goodreads link)

A Heap of Texas Trouble by Carolyn Brown (previously published as The Red-Hot Chili Cookoff)

Carolyn Brown's books always make me laugh, but this was the funniest to date for me. Aunt Tansy with her "psychic powers" and her "inspirational bird", Dakshani had me in stitches! 

Sustained by Emma Chase:

Oh, Jake and the six McQuaid kids were priceless!

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews:

Ilona Andrews never fails to inject some humor in their reads. Ascanio provides many a laugh with his take on the "bunnycats" (sooo cute) and his commentary ("a mutant equine of unknown origin") on Kate's mammoth donkey, Cuddles. Desandra made me laugh a lot, too!

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews:

Sean's comments about Dina Shih Tzu, Beast, were hilarious, but there was so much more!

Beard Science by Penny Reid:

Joy Nash's narration, which made a funny story even funnier! Jennifer and Cletus' romance had me laughing out loud in so many parts!

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley:

Beautiful writing and story, but that bicycle scene had me in tears I laughed soooo hard!

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta:

Melina Marchetta's writing is so gorgeous, and Saving Francesca dealt with heavier issues such as depression, but it was not a depressing book, and was actually hilarious in parts! Tara's list of demands, too funny!

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata:

This was my first Mariana Zapata and still my favorite. Sooo sooo good and so funny!

Kulti by Mariana Zapata:

A close 2nd to my favorite. I laughed at Sal's nicknames for Kulti, especially since he was such an ass at first! 

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare:

My favorite of the Girl Meets Duke series! Penelope and her brood of animals had me dying! Delilah the talking parrot: "Fancy a f*ck love?" said at the worst times ever, had me laughing my head off! Marigold the "non-breeding goat" and of course Penelope's attempts at vegetarian cooking: Sham!!

What's books made you smile/laugh?


  1. I feel like I definitely need to read more of these! I've only read one Tessa Dare book before, but she's showing up on a lot of people's lists. Just followed you on BlogLovin

  2. Your comments are wonderfully oblique and teasing! Going to have to add some of these to my TBR!
    Thanks for sharing. My TTT is here

  3. I love it when a book makes me laugh! The Andrews books sound fun. :)

  4. Tessa Dare is always so much fun to read.

  5. OMG Sustained was such a good funny book! I need to re-read that book one of these days. Ilona Andrews always makes me laugh and so does Tessa Dare. And same to that Marchetta book! She always writes these funny yet heart-wrenching books. What a talent that writer is!

  6. Jake and those kids! YES! I think that was one of my favorite books in that series.

  7. Anything by Emma Chase always make me laugh. She does humor so well, without being over the top with it. I still haven’t read anything by Zapata and I really need to fix that!

  8. I haven’t read any of these but I do have the one with the beard on my kindle but Ive yet to get to it, I’ll have to have a search for it and give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is a great topic! We can all use a good laugh these days!

  10. Tessa Dare's books are always good for at least a smile, aren't they?

  11. you tempt me and i could use a good laugh
    sherry @ fundinmental

  12. Clean Sweep has such a great cover!

    My TTT .

  13. I'd like to read Beard Science by Penny Reid. The title and the cover made me laugh a bit! My TTT list.

  14. Awww Wallflower wager, yes yes yes

  15. I absolutely love The Inn Keeper Series! It makes me smile too.

    Mariana Zapata books are always a hit too but I must confess that I haven't read Kulti. I own it but just haven't read it. :/

  16. I love Ilona Andrews. Jennifer and Cletus are my favorite couple of them all by Penny Reid.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  17. The Kate Daniels books really do have some hilarious bits! Gotta love 'em.

  18. Yep, make me laugh and I become a fan. It's neat how some books can cover heavy topics and still be light at times. Yes, Carolyn Brown's whole Cadillac, TX trilogy had me in stitches. :)

  19. I love the cover of the beard book. It’s very eye-catching.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  20. Such a great list you have here. I really love seeing the various books that make us all laugh. I adored Sustained, so so good. Emma Chase is fabulous in her humor.

  21. Ooh thanks for these ideas. I LOVE a book that can make me laugh.