Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Laugh
A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson. A memoir about his misadventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can't help but laugh at his misfortunes. The movie is also hilarious.
2. Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool
Of course anything with Deadpool is going to be hilarious. This had me laughing so hard. Hawkeye and Deadpool are forced to join forces to solve a crime with the help of Kate Bishop. Hilarity ensues.
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
There are a lot of hilarious moments in this book. A lot involving Bilbo and his antics. I'm glad the movies kept some of the more humorous moments.
4. The Martian by Andy Weir
Mainly because Mark Watney is a smartass. Weir took what should be a horrific ordeal and made it funny because of an awesome character. It's definitely dramatic, but Mark Watney makes it entertaining. The movie did a great job of capturing this.
5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This whole series is insane in the best possible way. Douglas Adams is absolutely brilliant.
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Thompson's drug-filled Las Vegas adventure is not for the faint of heart and is hilarious.
7. Neil Gaiman (pretty much everything)
I couldn't pick just one. All of his books have really great humorous moments. Neverwhere, American Gods, Good Omens, and Sandman come to mind.
8. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Holden Caulfield, the classic unreliable and absolutely hilarious narrator.
9. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
This is one of my more recent reads that was hilarious. I loved Fangirl and was very excited about this book. I wasn't disappointed.
10. Candide by Voltaire
This work proves that Classics can be just as hilarious as more contemporary works. Humor is timeless.
Speaking of hilarious Classics here are more: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, Tartuffe by Moliere, Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding, Faust by Goethe, Lysistrata by Aristophanes, The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
These are just the works that come to mind. I know I'm leaving a lot off.