Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Made Me Chuckle


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today, I’m sharing ten books that made me laugh. I don’t really read a lot of funny books but here are ten that are on my shelves.

1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On was one of my favourite books of last year and it was because it was so incredibly funny! The characters and their relationships were wonderful but the humour was also a massive standout for me. It was just a really enjoyable and lighthearted read.

2. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

This is a book about anxiety and depression but, like most of Sophie Kinsella’s other books, it was full of funny moments. If you see this novel at the bookstore, I highly recommend just reading the first scene. It was absolutely hilarious!

3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

If you love Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and all of his hilarious awkwardness, you will love Don in The Rosie Project. They have the same social awkwardness and it was just so funny to watch him navigate his first experience of falling in love.

4. The Colours of Madeleine trilogy by Jaclyn Moriarty

This isn’t supposed to be a funny trilogy but it’s set in the most magical and whimsical world that was full of quirks, and a joy to read.

5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

This series is adventurous and thrilling but it also has a whole load of funny moments. Percy’s voice is just so great to read from and I laughed out loud at some many things that he said and thought.

6. The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

This book is set during one afternoon and night at a sci-fi convention. It’s full of crazy antics and was just so funny to read. I loved everything that happened and all of the outlandish moments.

7. Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin

Despite the ominous sounding title, this book was surprisingly funny. In this world, everybody knows their deathdate and there are all these crazy preparations and events that happen before the deathdate. It was all super crazy but really entertaining to read about.

8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

This is another book that isn’t intended to be funny but it features a big, crazy family with lots of young children. I chuckled so many times as I read this book and it’s impossible to fall in love with baby Patsy and the insanely paranoid 4 year old, George.

9. YOLO Juliet by Brett Wright

This is Romeo and Juliet written in the form of text messages. I have to admit that not everything worked – there were just some bits that were kinda boring, and some things that just didn’t make sense as a text message – but there were lots of really funny messages and I really enjoyed the reading experience.

10. THE HATERS by Jesse Andrews

This is the novel that I’m currently reading. I wasn’t a fan of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and I think you just have to be a certain kind of person to connect with Jesse Andrews’ books and humour. But there were some bits in this book that I found to be funny and laughed at.

What are some of your favourite funny books?


21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Made Me Chuckle

  1. Rissi says:

    Yay! This is the second list I’ve spotted Sophie Kinsella’s latest; that’s a very good sign indeed. I meant to read that one way back when and hadn’t gotten around to it yet. 🙂 Great list and format.


  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    This is a great list Jenna! I’ve only read Carry On and My Life Next Door but I agree they’re both amazing books and Carry On was one of my favourite reads of last year too!
    I haven’t read any of the others but you’ve given me a few to put in my to-read list 🙂 like The Colours of Madeleine trilogy which sounds really good!
    Great picks for this week! 😀


  3. cw @ readthinkponder says:

    I saw YOLO Juliet and laughed at the name?? If it’s a short read, I think I’ll read it! Sometimes I like it when contemporary and classics are mixed together. Have you seen that FB page called ‘Classical Art Memes’? It’s SOO FUNNY. 😀

    I mentioned this in someone else’s TTT, but Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is probably the funniest book I’ve read! ^_^ I laughed sooo much, and it appeals to my love for deadpan/dark humour. XD


  4. journeyofangie says:

    I have Percy Jackson on my list too ❤ I recently added Finding Audrey on my TBR.

    After reading your post, I added My Life Nextdoor and Denton Little’s Deathdate. Nice list.❤

    If you’re interested, here’s mine:

    Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh –


  5. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    I can’t believe I forgot Denton’s on my list. *facepalm* THAT BOOK IS RIDICULOUS AND HILARIOUS. XD I definitely laughed out loud. Although I’m opposite to you on the Jesse Andrews books and I loved Me & Earl (I couldn’t stop laughing!) and didn’t really get The Haters. 😛 And zomg Carry On was adorable and hilarious. The banter = perfection. Here’s my TTT!


  6. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    I have yet to read The Haters, but I’ve been kind of wary because I wasn’t a huge fan of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl? But I’m still hoping, especially since you seem to be enjoying it. 😀 Oh, I have Percy Jackson on my list too! Ahhhh, Rick Riordan’s classic humor. ❤


  7. Lois says:

    Carry On has definitely been bumped up to the priority read list. I think that book will count as my early birthday gift to myself haha. My Life Next Door definitely had some chuckle-worthy moments. George’s bed-wetting quote was absolutely golden. The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak definitely sounds like a fun book to read so I’ll be sure to check it out. 😀


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