Top 5 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Hello and welcome back! :) I’ve been thinking about writing this post since last week but it’s only now that I finally managed to sit down and get down to work. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my favourite books that made me laugh out loud in case you have some free time and you’re looking for an entertaining read. These books are (in no particular order) :

 Public Confessions Of A Middle Aged Woman by Sue Townsend The Public Confessions Of A Middle Aged Woman by Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend has been one of my favourite writers for many, many years and The Public Confessions Of A Middle Aged Woman is by far my favourite book of hers. It’s a collection of short stories she’s written for Sainsbury’s Magazine, i.e. it’s non-fiction but don’t let this put you off! I rarely read non-fiction but this book had me roaring with laughter all the way through the end. It covers everything from shopping and travelling to daytime telly and burglaries – funny little stories you can read on the way to work, as well as on holiday. She’s HILARIOUS and terribly witty – you just can’t not love her.

 Further Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes

Further Under the Duvet
by Marian Keyes

Further Under the Duvet  is another short story collection – the idea is similar to Townsend’s book but their style is oh-so-different! Regular readers of my blog know that I love everything Marian has ever written and even though some of her books made me quite emotional, Further Under the Duvet just had me in stitches. There are stories about surviving Christmas, fake tan, spas, chocolate (of course), and bus journeys with Irish people who keep singing until dawn and just won’t shut up. You know those books where you just want to jump up and down and shout “Oh God, me too, me TOO”? Now, this is definitely one of them. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

 Come to the Edge by Joanna Kavenna
Come to the Edge
by Joanna Kavenna

Come to the Edge is quite a new addition to my list since I only finished it this time last week. As opposed to the books above, this is the first time I’ve read anything by Joanna Kavenna so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. To say that it was a pleasant surprise would be the understatement of the year. It’s quirky, sarcastic, and nothing like you’ve ever read before. If you’re looking for a quick and entertaining read then this is the one you’re looking for. I can’t recommend it enough!

 Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

It might be cliché but there’s no Top 5 list without Bridget Jones! Yes. We’ve all seen the film. We’ve all adored Bridget for her awkwardness and we’ve all fallen in love with Mark Darcy (and the reindeer jumper). But have you read the book? It’s so much better!! (and quite different as well) I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it but it still makes me laugh out loud every time I pick it up. If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet then I suggest you do so, it’s such a laugh!

 The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

This is another must-have from another brilliant author. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic tells the story of financial journalist Rebecca Bloomwood who seemingly has it all. She’s a financial journalist who spends her days writing articles advising other people on the importance of budgeting and prudent investing. Her private life is a different story, though, for she finds increasingly bizarre and often highly comical ways to ignore her ever-growing debts and mounting pile of unpaid Visa bills and red bank statements. It’s hilarious and it’s definitely one of my all-time favourite series.


What are some of your favourite books that made you laugh? Which books would you include in your list? Feel free to share your suggestions! :)


  1. Johannah says

    I will have to read some of those!

    One that had me laughing was “drunk, divorced and covered in cat hair” by Laurie Perry. If you like to knit you might enjoy it.
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  2. says

    I’m kind of ashamed to admit I haven’t read any of those! 😮 Of course, now you make me want to though. Lol!

    On my list? Hmm. I’d definitely have to add the Night Huntress series–Cat & Bones and co. never fails to brighten my day, even in the middle of some serious business! Same goes for Harry Potter. Oh, oh, oh!!! AND Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson! I LOVE Betsy. I mean, a comedy vampire series about a woman who wakes up in her coffin and turns out to be the vampire queen? LOL, I even got the bf to read that one. (Well, listen to it, but still!)

    Haha, I love that my list would consist of these kind of books… *giggles* Love the post, V!
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    • says

      Yes, Harry Potter – definitely!! :) I’ll have to check out the rest – I’m not really into vampires and such but who knows! 😀 Thanks for the recommendations B!

  3. The Chick Lit Guide says

    I absolutely loved Gemma Halliday’s High Heels series. The first one, Spying in High Heels, is offered as a free ebook. I laughed the whole way through the entire series. I just loved it!

    Further Under the Duvet sounds great, I might have to go check that one out!! I currently have Bridget Jones’s Diary checked out from our library and am planning on reading it soon!
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  4. says

    I’m a huge fan of Marian Keyes. Even when tackling tough subjects, she still manages to heap the humour in.

    A few years ago I read E by Matt Beaumont and that was hilarious.

    Most recently, Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood made me laugh. A lot.
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  5. Stephanie says

    These all look like good books. I really enjoyed The Girlfriend Curse by Valerie Frankel.

  6. says

    I actually haven’t read or seen Bridget Jones’s Diary yet! I really need to change that one day. For me, I love a spot of Terry Pratchett. Libba Bray’s pretty good for humor, too. 😀


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