Best Humorous Books
Fiction, non fiction, anything that makes the reader laugh and smile.
401 Tortilla Flat
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401 F My Life
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 986 ratings
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403 Pest Control
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,590 ratings
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403 Extremely England
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 41 ratings
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405 Yeah, I Said It
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 371 ratings
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406 End Credits
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 31 ratings
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406 Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins,...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 62,302 ratings
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406 Riotous Assembly (Piemburg,...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,701 ratings
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409 Insufficient Mating Materia...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 139 ratings
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409 Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
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409 The Management Secrets of T...
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412 The Hollow Chocolate Bunnie...
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413 A Year in the Merde
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414 The Queen and I
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,803 ratings
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415 Island of the Sequined Love...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 20,103 ratings
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416 The Mouse That Roared
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 964 ratings
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417 Anyone But You
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14,376 ratings
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418 Dead Famous
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 5,277 ratings
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418 Is Everyone Hanging Out Wit...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 135,367 ratings
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420 A Christmas Story
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,088 ratings
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421 Practical Demonkeeping
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 26,733 ratings
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422 The Far Side Gallery 4
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 6,672 ratings
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423 The Year of Living Biblical...
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424 Travels With My Aunt
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,325 ratings
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425 Rubber Legs and White Tail-...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 776 ratings
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426 Calvin and Hobbes: The Reve...
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4.7 of 5 stars 4.70 avg rating — 10,083 ratings
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427 Welcome to Temptation (Demp...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 22,614 ratings
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428 David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed...
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 1,366 ratings
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428 Shopaholic and Sister (Shop...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 56,807 ratings
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430 Gods Behaving Badly
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8,578 ratings
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430 Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Fam...
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430 Amelia Bedelia
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 50,926 ratings
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433 The Spellmans Strike Again ...
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434 The Commitments
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,686 ratings
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435 We're Just Like You, Only P...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,174 ratings
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436 This is a Book
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,508 ratings
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437 Atomic Lobster (Serge Storm...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,002 ratings
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438 The Kid: What Happened Afte...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 5,943 ratings
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439 Calvin and Hobbes: Weirdos ...
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 7,732 ratings
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440 I Hated, Hated, Hated This ...
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441 Stuff White People Like: A ...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 13,226 ratings
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442 F in Exams: The Funniest Te...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,309 ratings
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443 Early Bird: A Memoir of Pre...
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 906 ratings
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444 Hyperbole and a Half: Unfor...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 50,254 ratings
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445 Undressed (The Manhattanite...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,707 ratings
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446 The Sweet Potato Queens' Fi...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,303 ratings
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447 Once More, From the Beginning
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 24 ratings
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447 Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chi...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 18,244 ratings
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449 Calvin and Hobbes: The Days...
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4.68 of 5 stars 4.68 avg rating — 14,413 ratings
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450 Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 12,042 ratings
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450 A Heartbreaking Work of Sta...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 121,161 ratings
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452 My Point... And I Do Have One
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 4,751 ratings
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453 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 27,040 ratings
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453 Grundish and Askew
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 222 ratings
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453 Twenties Girl
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 86,672 ratings
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453 Flashman (The Flashman Pape...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,837 ratings
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457 Freddy and Fredericka
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,592 ratings
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457 Extremely Loud and Incredib...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 222,904 ratings
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459 P.S. Your Cat Is Dead
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,056 ratings
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460 A Spot of Bother
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 21,130 ratings
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461 Uncle Fred in the Springtim...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 2,221 ratings
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462 The Fifth Elephant (Discwor...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 31,017 ratings
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463 A Handful of Dust
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 12,637 ratings
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464 The Nanny Diaries (Nanny, #1)
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 267,374 ratings
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465 Expecting Someone Taller
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,293 ratings
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466 An Ideal Husband
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 21,379 ratings
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467 Driving Sideways
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 911 ratings
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468 The Bro Code
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 5,557 ratings
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469 The Boat Who Wouldn't Float
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,007 ratings
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470 Coffee, Tea or Me?
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 710 ratings
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471 Confederates in the Attic: ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 13,239 ratings
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471 McCarthy's Bar: A Journey o...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,619 ratings
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473 Falling Up
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 82,461 ratings
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474 Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 2,021 ratings
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475 The Golf Omnibus
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 399 ratings
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476 Pure Drivel
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,256 ratings
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477 The Last Hero (Discworld, #27)
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 17,145 ratings
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477 Mieses Karma
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 4,670 ratings
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479 Ask a Mexican
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 408 ratings
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479 The Paper Bag Princess
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 25,106 ratings
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481 The Truth About Chuck Norri...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 429 ratings
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481 Life with Father
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 850 ratings
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481 Holes (Holes, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 472,750 ratings
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484 Olivia Joules and the Overa...
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3.06 of 5 stars 3.06 avg rating — 9,317 ratings
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485 Noises Off
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 9,103 ratings
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486 Molly Ivins Can't Say That,...
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486 Stuff On My Cat: The Book
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488 The McSweeney's Joke Book o...
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489 Don't Get Too Comfortable: ...
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490 The Watsons Go to Birmingha...
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490 The Mammy
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,462 ratings
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492 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Ma...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 27,513 ratings
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493 Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 12,852 ratings
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494 Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,710 ratings
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494 Unreal!
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494 The Diary of Adam and Eve
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494 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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498 The Gallery of Regrettable ...
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499 Our Man in Havana
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500 Undead and Unemployed (Unde...
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2,448 books · 4,728 voters · list created July 16th, 2008 by Steven Harbin (votes) .
Tags: fun, funny, humor
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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie this books do look funny and im going to try to read so more of them




message 2: by Beverly (new)

Beverly It's massively funny. Try lots of his books.


message 3: by Nadita (new)

Nadita All his books are great, especially anything that features Skink!


message 4: by Nadita (new)

Nadita A lovely change from his previous books.


message 5: by Nadita (new)

Nadita Surely we can all identify with Walter.


message 6: by Nadita (new)

Nadita I read this the first time sitting on a mattress on the floor in a small room in La Paz, Bolivia at a time when I needed a little joy in my life. I also read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom at the same time and they both remain two of my favorite books ever!


message 7: by Lilliansara (new)

Lilliansara I vastly enjoyed all of Rowena Cherry's books. Had a good time giggling at some of the antics of her characters. Would recommend her books to anyone who can read, write, and even do small mathematical sums in their heads.

Lilliansaracauldwell


message 8: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Did I miss seeing Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There? I read it a long time ago. It's probably a bit dated now, but it was really funny.


message 9: by Asta (new)

Asta Nyssönen No John Green? really?



message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I don't get some of these books. I mean The Great Gatsby? I Capture the Castle? There not even supposed to be funny.


message 11: by Melody (new)

Melody Mixed there are a number of duplicates on this list and I shure have a different idea of humour than a lot of these people because while I thought the books were good I didn't find quite a few on this list funny. well it takes all kinds


message 12: by Steve (new)

Steve If you're looking for fun...The Adventures of Jonny Law! Read it, you'll see.


message 13: by Shauna (new)

Shauna I don't remember Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil being funny ...


message 15: by Jacob (new)

Jacob this is G


message 16: by Jacob (new)

Jacob AY


message 17: by Jacob (new)

Jacob jonny is G And F


message 18: by Jacob (new)

Jacob jonny m is a turd


message 19: by Jonny (new)

Jonny I DO NOT LIKE TO READ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
LALALALALALALALALAL
VAVAAVAVAAVAVAVAVAVAVAVVAVAVAVAVVA


message 20: by Jonny (new)

Jonny Nadita wrote: "I read this the first time sitting on a mattress on the floor in a small room in La Paz, Bolivia at a time when I needed a little joy in my life. I also read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom ..."
YOU USE BIG words it is funny you are a nerd


message 21: by Foxontherun (new)

Foxontherun Ant Farm is literally the funniest book I've ever read. Good to see "Three Men in a Boat" on there, too.


message 22: by Steve (new)

Steve I agree with the above comment, some of these books are in the wrong category. Once again...The Adventures of Jonny Law. It belongs on the list. Read the review posted by ReadingForSanity.blogspot...oh yeah.


message 23: by Not Your Cuppa (new)

Not Your Cuppa Spud by john van de ruit, that was entertaining.


Angie (Mind Malfunction) I voted for:

One for the Money, Janet Evanovich
Two for the Dough, Janet Evanovich
Three to get Deadly, Janet Evanovich
Sucks to be Me, Kimberley Pauly
Still Sucks to be Me, Kimberley Pauly

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich Three To Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet Evanovich Sucks to Be Me  The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley Still Sucks to be Me  More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire (Sucks to be Me, #2) by Kimberly Pauley


message 25: by Sana (new)

Sana Beverly wrote: "It's massively funny. Try lots of his books."

Who's books?


message 26: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Dee I am really disturbed by what makes some people "laugh and smile"!


message 28: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Dunne Balloon Animals B009JUBC2W - Hilarious, Touching, Quirky


message 29: by Madalitso (new)

Madalitso The Adrian diaries should be in this list.


message 30: by Peculiarblend (new)

Peculiarblend Lucky Jim!


message 31: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 32: by Athira (new)

Athira Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???


message 33: by Peculiarblend (new)

Peculiarblend Athira wrote: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???"

Just checked about it on the internet. I think I'll gift this to my partner. She'll like it I think. Many thanks for the reference.


message 34: by Athira (new)

Athira Peculiarblend wrote: "Athira wrote: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???"

Just checked about it on the internet. I think I'll gift this to my partner. She'll like it I think. Many thanks for t..."


My pleasure :)


message 35: by Ruthy (new)

Ruthy Balloon Animals by Jonathan Dunne should be on this list if it isn't already. Completely original.


message 37: by Walter (new)

Walter Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!


message 38: by Donna (last edited Feb 15, 2014 01:07PM) (new)

Donna Walter wrote: "Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!"
Agreed. Humor is subjective, but some of these are pure trollery. The Thin Man? What? Okay, I went all the way through this list, and a lot of Shakespeare was dropped in, when really, the only one that can be stretched to the humor genre might be A Midsummer Night's Dream...


message 39: by Donna (new)

Donna Just a little reminder to those who have suggested books to be added to this thread: only you (or someone else who has read them and wishes to vote for them) can add these to the list. Those of us with librarian privileges but who have not read the book, cannot, because when you add a book, you also cast a vote.

To add a title to this list, go to the top of the list where you see two tabs on the top right. The one that automatically shows up is "all votes". If you click on the other one that says "Add a Book", you will get two windows. You can enter the title of the book you like and it should pop up, assuming you have already made it one of your "read" or "currently reading" titles.

Obviously, you are expected to have read some books and rated them, or at least checked the "read" or "currently reading" box by them, before you come here to vote. So as long as you have accurately remembered the title, it will pop up, and you can hit the button that says to vote for the book. If you have not voted for any others, it will become your #1 vote. If you want to add it but don't like where it falls on your voting list, you can alter which title is your #1 choice and send it somewhere else, by clicking the number of the vote box beside your now-voted-upon title, and changing it. I just voted for 100 titles,the maximum, and I spent a good 20 minutes shifting their order. It's pretty easy once you know how, and (speaking from experience when I was new to this site) utterly maddening if you don't know how.

Once you have a large number of titles in your book collection, if you have added shelves, you can do as I did and click "add a book", then on the left is a window that lets you bring up only the books you have read on a particular shelf. I used it to scroll down to my "humor" shelf, and then voted for those I had given five stars (and later, as space was available, I went back and added some four star books also).

I hope this helps. Posting titles here in discussion lets the people reading the discussion know that you like the book, but it does nothing to affect the overall ranking of the title among the votes. Do your most chuckle-worthy humorist a favor and actually vote for them. Once you figure out how it works, it is easy and enjoyable. Everyone who visits Goodreads fairly regularly gets there sooner or later, but I wish clearer instructions were made more visible to new voters.


message 40: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning Donna wrote: "Walter wrote: "Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!"
Agreed. Humor is subjective, but some of these ar..."

If you actually read Romeo and Juliet, you'll find that it contains a lot of comedy elements. Also, Shakespeare's plays are divided into the categories of Tragedy, History, and Comedy for a reason -- because a large number of his plays are comedies and are meant to be funny. Don't make a blanket statement about an author/playwright just because you may have read/seen a mere handful of his plays.


message 41: by Khanh (new)

Khanh lol How did Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone get on this list?


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