Recommend A…(6)

25 Jun

Recommend A... meme

…Book That You Thought Was Funny

Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme. Shanyn’s AWESOME Recommend A… meme is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!

You know what I realized while thinking on this prompt? I don’t read funny books. I read books that sometimes have funny PARTS, like a line or a scene, but the overarching story is either dramatic or action-packed or intense or sad. But very rarely is it funny. Even one of the books I chose here is a basically sad book that was simultaneously funny. They both made me laugh, though.

Book cover for The Hero's Guide to Save Your Kingdom by Christopher HealyBook cover for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse AndrewsThe Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. This was a humorous,REALLY clever and amusing take on fairy tales, told from the point of view of the princes instead of the princesses. It was super, and I laughed throughout. Not because it was particularly gut-busting hilarious, but because it was light-hearted and the characters were kind of bumbling idiots, or pompous fools, or total oddballs.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. This book made me laugh all the way from the bottom of my toes. It has that sort of vulgar, cynical teenage boy humor that I find completely hysterical. But as funny as this book is, it’s also a little dark. It’s about a girl who is dying of cancer, and a boy–who isn’t really her friend–who is trying to make a movie for her. I laughed, and then I cringed a little. Still funny as hell, though.

3 Responses to “Recommend A…(6)”

  1. fakesteph June 25, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Thanks for the recommendation. I want to read both of these really bad!

  2. April C (@booksandwine) June 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    YES. Both of these I laughed my freakin face off while reading.

    Especially Me, Earl And The Dying Girl. Omg, snort laughter with that.

  3. megtao June 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I don’t generally read humour books either, so I get where you’re coming from. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl has been on my TBR for a couple months now. Probably won’t get to it for years XD but I’m looking forward to it when I do!

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