Books that made me belly laugh!

I’m meant to be being productive today but 3 mildly inconvenient things have happened to me already and I’ve only been awake an hour and a half:

Sainsbury’s didn’t have any good meal deal options, I bashed my head on the boiler, and then I burnt my finger making my potnoodle (I’m eating it right now. It’s not even that nice).

This all makes sense to me now because I’ve just realised it’s Friday 13th. Like I said, I was meant to be being productive today but I’m not risking the jinx on my uni work or visa documents. I’ll start being productive on Monday.

But, to get my mind off my gross lunch and my burnt finger I thought I’d lighten things up a little by talking not just about funny books, but books that made me full on belly laugh!

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

We’re starting off with the third and final book of The Brown Sisters trilogy because this book is kind of what inspired this post.

I picked this up in hopes it pulled me out of a reading slump I had fallen into a couple of months ago and it definitely did that. This book filled me with so much joy. Not only was the dialogue between Eve and Jacob funny, the situations they found themselves in were right out of a comedy. I could picture what was happening so clearly that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

The entire trilogy was so much fun but I would definitely say Act Your Age, Eve Brown was my favourite of the three.

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

I’m not over exaggerating when I tell you that I laughed, at least once, at every single page. I feel like this book took the classic aspects of every good middle-grade fantasy book and flipped it on it’s head which created such an entertaining story.

Elliot, the main character, is not always a nice person, but he’s well meaning and I love him. The entire book is written from his perspective and that gave this book a huge infusion of personality. Even when things take a more somber note there’s still something to laugh at.

I wasn’t even halfway through this book when I wanted to start re-reading it and tagging my favourite quotes and moments

Casey McQuiston’s Books

Casey McQuiston infuses their novels with crack. It’s the only explanation as to why their books have such an addictive quality to them. McQuiston has also mastered the talent of dialogue and pop-culture references that actually make me smile instead of cringe.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler has literally only just been released and I have no clue when I’m going to be able to get around to reading it but I’m really excited to see how that writing style translates to Youg Adult. I have high hopes.

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

I haven’t raved about this book in a hot minute so here we are again. This book might be set in America but the British humour really came through. Once again it balances hilarity with heartbreaking moments since this book explores topics of revenge-porn and the hypocrisy of how girls and boys are treated.

To add to my bad luck of the day my WIFI crapped out in the house for like half an hour.

Has anybody else being targeted by the universe this Friday 13th? My friend just told me she broke her toe last year so at least there’s that. Thanks for reading and listening to me complain. I’d love to hear all about the funny books you’ve been recently 🙂

Elli xx

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