Humor & Hijinks

Lunatics book cover.We could all use a good laugh from time to time. Do you enjoy books that make you chuckle? If you’re looking for a book that’s witty, silly and fun, look no further. Try out one of these humorous titles from the JMRL catalog:

Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel – An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists, and a pizza chain mascot.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie – A collection of twenty-two interconnected short stories portrays life on the Spokane Indian Reservation, relating the stories of a child with alcoholic parents, a letter-writer who is dying of cancer, and others.

Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey – An adventurous romp through the Sunshine State’s bayous and back roads ensues when brazen killer Serge Storms is pursued by a police task force, a fugitive run that is complicated by his grandfather’s beach gang’s dwindling finances.

I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle – Recklessly announcing his love for the head cheerleader during his valedictorian commencement speech, Denis Cooverman is inducted into the wilder side of youth culture by the object of his affection, who turns out to be more than he bargained for.

If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster – Describes the humorous struggles of an author of Amish-zombie-teen romance novels and her husband as they navigate the process of buying their first home in the Chicago suburbs.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran – After she shames herself on local television, Johanna Morgan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde – a fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero – until two years later, while eviscerating bands as a music critic, she realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

For more humorous book suggestions, visit the humor & hijinks page on the JMRL Reads wiki.

This list was created by Reference Librarian Hayley Tompkins.

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