Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Matt Fraction
Adelina
4

I love superhero movies. But what do you do after the movie is over? Read the graphic novel from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye from the Avengers blockbuster movie has his own comic book series. It’s the ongoing story of what happens to Hawkeye (Clint Barton) on his day...

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Drew Magary
Bobby
4

I teared up both from Magary's hilarious storytelling and his ability to convey the sincere love and fear that comes with parenting.  Magary captures what it feels like to be a parent of young children with brutal honesty and humility.  His stories about sleep-deprived...

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Nicole Peeler
Adelina
4

This is the first book that I have read by Peeler. It’s also the first book in the series of fast-paced funny paranormal romances.

This series was recommended to me because of my fondness for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Both series have strong female characters that grew up and live in...

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Graeme C Simsion
CarolE
5

Don is a geneticist who decides he needs a wife, hence initiating the Wife Project in his best scientific mode. Somewhere on the autism spectrum, Don finds that his clear and logical requirements somehow don’t mesh with Rosie who has a need for a geneticists help in determining her real father....

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Charles Portis
Jennifer B.
3

The Dog of the South has the best opening line I've read in a long time: "My wife Norma had run off with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone."

From those credit card billings, narrator Ray Midge, 26, of Little Rock...

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D. L. (Debra L.) Green
lcole
3

I learned about the Zeke Meeks series when a second grade boy came to the library asking for as many Zeke Meek books as he could find.  This second grader loved the Zeke Meeks series.  His enthusiasm prompted me to try one in the series.

In Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-...

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Guy Delisle
Michael
4

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle is a few short stories in comic format about bad parenting. This isn't simply an example of bad parenting but rather parenting dilemmas that many parents experience. The few short stories are funny, endearing, relatable,...

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Edited by Eric Spitznagel
Janet Q
3

I got this book based on the title, which I find ridiculous and hilarious. It is a compilation of advice columns written by comedians for The Believer magazine. There is some serious talent here, including Mindy Kaling, Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, etc. I...

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J. Maarten Troost
Charles
4

Travel author, Maarten Troost, has taken us to Kiribati, Vanuatu, Fiji, and now he heads to another Asian nation: China.  His no-nonsense relating of actual living conditions gives the average person a view of China that no guide book has gotten past the Chinese state censors.  Through...

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Simon Doonan
Falil
3

Simon Doonan, author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York shares his insider stories in his new book, The asylum : a collage of couture reminiscences ...and hysteria.  He delivers his entertaining and edifying real-life essays in his signature witty...

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Ernest Cline
Rebecca
4

If you were born into a more-or-less average American family after about 1976 or so, you probably grew up playing some video games and/or watching movies. If you're me, you still know how to get to all the secret worlds in Mario, you can beat Zelda in less than two hours, you can quote Monty...

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Lori Mortensen
Georgia
4

Silly book about a cowboy trying to get his dirty dog into the bath.  Unfortunately for Cowpoke Clyde, Dirty Dawg wants nothing to with the bath. Very humorous, the whole book is written in rhyme. There are some great cliffhangers where the rhymes continue on to the next page. Great chance...

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Lucy Knisley
Kristi
4

Do you know what a cheesemonger is? What can you eat in Japan if you are allergic to soy? Is it truly impossible to make the perfect croissant? is fast food evil? The author shares her life experiences that led her to discover the answers to these questions, plus a whole lot more, in this funny...

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Dav Pilkey
Nancy
4

What a goofy, bring-me-back-to-childhood read.  I picked this up as it was a Challenged/Banned book that I'd never read.  Sure, it's mostly potty humor.  But it's clever potty humor and we could all use a laugh from time to time. 

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David Sedaris
CarolE
3

Basically humorist David Sedaris simply reads to the audience and answers a very few questions at the end. This is quite short and was surprisingly offensive to various segments of the population. In particular the lengthy reading listed as  "6 to 8 Black Men"  ...

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Tina Fey
Michael
3

Bossypants, the audiobook, is humorous autobiography by Tina Fey, famous for her work on television shows Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Narrated by the author, the audiobook is slightly different than the print version, as Fey references the audiobook format....

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Sharon Creech
Mary P
3

Sharon Creech has hit on many of the reasons why poetry has been so elusive to me in this novel!  Jack, the main character, writes the story as a series of poetic journal entries he is required to write at school.  Some are based on poems that are read in class (which are highlighted...

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Neil Gaiman
Becker
4

Dad goes out for milk so his kids can have breakfast (and, more importantly, so he can have his tea). He's gone for longer than he should be. His story involves dinosaurs, pirates, wumpires, a volcano, a hot air balloon, a time machine, and some aliens...Fortunately, he never lets go of the milk...

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David Sedaris
Liz S
5

If you are a huge David Sedaris fan (like me) and have read all of his published work, I highly recommend checking out the audio recordings of his work. All of the audio versions are read by the author, and his performances add that much more humor to the pieces. I listened to Dress...

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Simon Tofield
Mary P
4

This is a wordless tale of Simon's Cat and the new kitten who comes to live with him. The cats get into all kinds of antics with Simon, each other, and the variety of animals that inhabit their backyard. The pictures are highly amusing, and are great for children and adults alike. I loved the...

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Lenore Look
Hope
4

I really don’t like audiobooks. I find them frustrating and slow, but I decided to give a few children’s ones a try. After popping in three different books and becoming increasingly annoyed at the readers, I stumbled upon Alvin Ho read by Everette Plen. Everette Plen is a child actor known for...

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David Sedaris
Brianna
4

A whole book of stories about animals? Well that sounds weird. But I read it anyway, and surprising myself and my ambivalence for critters, I really enjoyed it. 

It's a collection of anecdotes about animals living life much like we humans would: a sheep and a crow...

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Mindy Kaling
Becky
4

What a fun listen!  I had such a great time being entertained by the observations Mindy Kaling makes in her first book, which is a collection of short stories, lists, and advice.  For the audio version, she reads the material herself (along with a couple guest actors to make dialog...

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Jeffrey Brown
KristenA
4

This book cracked me up. Jedi Academy is the hand-written and -drawn journal of Roan Novachez, a boy from Luke and Anakin Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. Roan desperately wanted to become a fighter pilot, but is rejected from the Pilot Academy. He has to settle for the Jedi Academy...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...