Before the chills and thrills of fall and Halloween set in, why not lighten your life with a little laughter?
Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding
We’ve all seen the movie, but have you read the book? Warning to all women – you might see a little of yourself in Bridget’s quest for improving her life.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
This book is on the top of most sci-fi genre lovers’ lists. But even if you aren’t a sci-fi fan, you will still take to this quirky novel. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s time to see what all the fuss is about.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
Whether you remember Mindy from “The Office”, watch her on “The Mindy Project”, or have never heard of her – this book will make you laugh. It’s a coming-of-age autobiography that is awkward, endearing, and hilarious.
The Stench of Honolulu, by Jack Handy
Do you remember the old SNL sketches, “Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy”? Well this is the same guy and his novel is just as funny. Check it out!
Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris
This National Book Award Finalist is a novel that takes the very serious subject of a company going under and its employees being laid off and makes it hilarious. Be sure to check out Ferris’ newest novel, “To Rise Again At a Decent Hour”, which humorously depicts a man who struggles with a serious identity crisis.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson
This non-fiction guide, written by humorist Bill Bryson, will take you on a tour through the Appalachian trail. It offers a glimpse into the wilderness, practical tips for fellow hikers, and a hearty dose of humor. Bryson has also written several other non-fiction books that are as interesting as they are funny – check them all out!
Although this book is written from the point of view of a high school girl, don’t let that fool you. It’s definitely a novel adults will enjoy. This bestseller has been given thumbs up by the likes of Jonathan Franzen and the New York Times.
Anything written by David Sedaris
Mr. Sedaris is a humorist through and through. His books, which are part autobiographical and part short story, will shock you while making you cry from laughter. There are numerous books to choose from, but with the holiday approaching you might want to start with his famed essay compilation, “Holidays on Ice”.