Staff picks tagged "humor"

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

5

Doughty dishes about what it's like to be covered in people dust, and challenges readers to face their own mortality. Read more...

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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

4

These funny and irreverent facts are sure to tickle the funny bones of kids and adults alike. If you don't watch out, you might learn something too. Read more...

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Boomerang

4

A sizzling summer read so hot you could fry an egg on it. Read more...

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Past Perfect

4

Want a summer read that'll make you ignore your friends? This is it. Read more...

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This is a Moose

4

This is a book about the mighty and noble moose, or is it? This is also giggle-inducing tale about being what you want to be. Read more...

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Fat Boy Versus the Cheerleaders

4

One of my favorite new teen boy voices in teen literature. Ever. Read more...

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President Taft is Stuck in the Bath

5

This book is what you get when you mix "King Bidgood's in the Bathtub" with a bit of history! Read more...

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The Rosie Project

5

If you like Sheldon in "The Big Bang Theory," you'll love Don in "The Rosie Project." Read more...

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Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

4

Thoughtful discourse on topics ranging from football to gun control to songwriting, combined with awesome new and quotable curse words. Read more...

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Drizzled with Death

4

When town nasty, Alanza Speedwell, keels over dead in a plate of pancakes and syrup, the town of Sugar Grove finds itself in a sticky murder case. Read more...

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Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Fifty Shames #1)

4

A satisfying, laugh-out-loud parody of E. L. James' bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey series. Read more...

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

5

I've never laughed out loud at a book as much as I did reading this memoir. Recommended for anyone who likes their humor dark and strange. Read more...

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

4

Maria Semple skewers contemporary Seattle in an epistolary novel that is trenchant, funny and, in the end, surprisingly uplifting. Read more...

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

4

This ain't no "The Fault in Our Stars." Read more...

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Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

5

Practical life advice that reads like a hilarious conversation with your best friend? Yes, please! Read more...

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Spring Fever

4

A funny family drama with a sprinkle of corporate intrigue, Southern-style. Read more...

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Fake Mustache

4

The Heidelberg Handlebar #7 mustache is ready to take over the world. Be ready to laugh, because this book is 100% ridiculous. Read more...

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The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposed

4

Ho, ho, ho? I don't think so. Read more...

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How to be a Woman

5

This book will change your life for the funnier. No worries, you can thank me later. Read more...

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How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening

4

Recommended if you like the humor of John Hodgman, Dave Eggers, McSweeney's or Amy Sedaris. Read more...

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Girls in White Dresses

5

I can't help but think this would be GREAT for a book club, especially one that is all women who like wine. Read more...

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Punching Tom Hanks: Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents: A Guide to Beating Up Anything

5

Intrigued by the title, I started reading this book. Pretty soon I was hooked (or would that be a jab?). Read more...

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Bossypants

5

I am really sad that Bossypants is over, and to me, that is the mark of a great book! Read more...