I know that I’m a week behind with the prompts, but I found it easier to think of books for this prompt than ‘books that made me angry’. I will catch up at some point!
Here are the six books I have chosen which have actually made me laugh out loud at some point:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. When she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts – who never leaves survivors – her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humberdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairy tale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passions and miracles.
This classic probably doesn’t need any introduction but it is a comfort read for me. I love picking up his book and falling right back into this familiar, funny world. There are plenty of chapters which have me laughing and others which leave me tearful.
Cress by Marissa Meyer
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company.
I love this entire series! I picked up the first two books from the school library in the international school where I worked, knowing nothing about it and was blown away. I recently reread the first two books, then the rest of the series. This third book spends more time with Captain Thorne, a character who never fails to bring a smile to my face.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.
Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.
The interactions between Kell and Lila make my day in this trilogy, especially when Lila does something daring or stupid and Kell just cannot believe it!
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he’s determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it’s stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that’s only the beginning.
I talk a lot about this book – I just love it and the unexpected ending really did make me laugh out loud the first time I read it! See my full review here.
Motherfocloir by Darach O Seaghdha
‘Motherfoclóir’ [focloir means ‘dictionary’ and is pronounced like a rather more vulgar English epithet] is a book based on the popular Twitter account @theirishfor.
As the title suggests, ‘Motherfoclóir’ takes an irreverent, pun-friendly and contemporary approach to the Irish language. The translations are expanded on and arranged into broad categories that allow interesting connections to be made, and sprinkled with anecdotes and observations about Irish and Ireland itself, as well as language in general. The author includes stories about his own relationship with Irish, and how it fits in with the most important events in his life.
This is a book for all lovers of the quirks of language.
Had to order this in to my local bookshop as soon as I saw it as I have been following this Twitter account for years and love it. I am also a major language geek so this is completely my cup of tea. This book is hilarious! I kept on breaking up my reading of it to go and tell my parents and boyfriend about something funny in it. Fantastically interesting read, even if you’re not an Irish speaker or a language enthusiast!
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
This is another series I adore – books, magic and multiple worlds filled with magical creatures! I particularly like Kai and Irene’s interactions and they often make me giggle when reading.
What did you think of my choices this week?
Which books have you read that have made you laugh?
Have you any recommendations of funny books for me?
Will you be reading any of the books on this list now?
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