Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You Are in the Mood for a Good Laugh


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Books to Read If You Are in the Mood for a Good Laugh

Because laughter and books are the best medicine.


1. The Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

this is not my hat

Every time I read this book, I laugh. It is so funny! I enjoy dark humor.

2. Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon

sloth slept on

Sloths are very funny, and I remember laughing a lot as I read this book.

3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese

This book uses humor to teach a lesson, which shows how smart Gene Luen Yang is.

4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

absolutely true diary of a part-time indian

I love this book for so many reasons. One of them is that it is very funny!

5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines

The premise of this book is very funny, but Colin’s best friend Hassan makes this book absolutely hilarious.


1. The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson


The gargoyle in this series just cracks me up! He is the best comic relief in any book!

2. Heavenly Nostrils series by Dana Simpson


This series has the same humor as Calvin and Hobbes. I love the imagination and silliness of it!

3. Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter

don't push the button

When I read this book with my son for the first time (for both of us), it made up both giggle! Larry goes through quite a lot because of that darn button.

4. Fifteen Animals by Sandra Boynton

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We were trying to pick a Sandra Boynton book to buy, so we went and listened to all of the songs on her publisher’s website and this one made me laugh so hard–I had to buy it!

5. The Infects by Sean Beaudoin


Do you like Zombieland humor? If so, you will love this one. He is sarcastic and smart, and it is quite humorous in such a quirky way.

Which books made you laugh?

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You Are in the Mood for a Good Laugh”

  1. I used Don’t Push The Button with a kindergarten class, and they thought it was pretty darn hilarious. The thrill of doing something you’re not supposed to do is pretty universal. 🙂

  2. Great list – there are many here I haven’t read yet, though I also enjoyed Part-time Indian and Abundance of Katherines.

    Our sons loved when we read funny books aloud to them when they were younger – some of their favorites were Airball: My Life in Briefs (we read that one twice!), the Ordinary Boy series which we’ve now passed along to my nephew who loves it too, and 15 Minutes, a funny time travel story.

    Thanks for adding to my TBR list!


    Book By Book


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