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) :
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 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 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
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
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!