We're all about trying to make the best of these very strange times. While we love reading all kinds of books, we think now is the time for books that bring a smile to your face, or can be laugh-out-loud funny. Here are our top five laugh-out-loud books.
Mr. and Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. Divorce isn’t funny, but you won’t be able to help yourself from laughing as you spend time with Maxine.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson. This is a funny take on a bizarre upbringing. A favorite chapter: “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband.”
Such a Pretty Fat. This one is best explained the author, Jen Lancaster, who says: “To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake” We also like Bitter is the New Black by the same author.
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress. This is an oldie, but goodie. It was published in 1994. Childress takes us on an outlandish journey from Alabama to Beverly Hills. It’s both comedy and tragedy.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. This is more fun than hilarious, but we fell in love with Britt-Marie, who is socially awkward, fussy, but oh-so likable. She thinks a disorganized cutlery drawer is an unforgivable sin.