When in doubt, laugh it up.
When I was a kid, I picked up a copy of Skinnybones by Barbara Park. I couldn’t tell you too much about the storyline now years later, but what I do remember is that I laughed my way through the whole thing.
As an adult, it’s just as satisfying to bite into a hilarious book; one that hits all the right spots on the humour spectrum. A fellow Book Buzz blogger raved about Jenny Lawson’s ‘mostly true memoir’ Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, so I made a mental note to check it out. Lawson, who started as a blogger (an increasingly common occurrence nowadays!), writes with that kind of sharp wit and cheeky humour that makes her hard to ignore.
I’m also looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Mindy Kaling’s book because, well…I kind of adore everything about the girl. Even if you're not a huge fan of the TV show, The Office, which made her a household name, her irreverent outlook on everyday life will make you giggle.
Continuing with the trend of women with wit, if you haven’t checked out Bossypants by Tina Fey, it’s also worth a look. It’s filled with all those comedic pearls that Fey is known for.
If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, check out the Oatmeal’s 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth. If the title itself didn’t get you, then the quirky artwork definitely will. The Oatmeal is great at producing short and hilarious ‘guides’ (my personal favourite? How to Tell if your cat is plotting to kill you...because, hey, you never know.)
Have some other hilarious reads? Share in the comments!