BTT: funniest book you’ve read recently?

What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?

Oh well, I don’t read many funny books. As in I don’t go out of the way to pick “only” funny. I have Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris which I thought was funny enough.

Otherwise I have read books recently which had a lot of humor in them. Vamped and And then everything Unraveled come to my mind.

Somehow I feel I’m not too much into funny books or comedy for that matter. I am planning to read more David Sedaris and Nick Hornby but I’m no hurry.

One book I do remember reading and laughing out loud is Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur. It’s a story about an Indian Village boy who goes to America for studies and how his friends make plans for him so that he looses his virginity. Well, something like that. I think it’s also been made into a movie but I haven’t seen it yet.

But this book was real funny. I think Indians would understand it better because a lot of jokes would be tangent to other people. But it’s still fun. Do read it if you ever get the chance.

What’s the funniest book you have read recently? Please do give me any suggestions…

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  1. I’m the same as you really, I don’t go out of my way to pick ‘funny’ books, I do appreciate it though if an author manages to make me laugh out loud!


  2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    It was laughoutloud funny, but devastatingly sad as well. I cried like a baby! If you happen to see it, give it a go!


  3. Thanks for the suggestion – the premise reminds me of an Indian Exchange student we had in our graduate studies class. I think I would enjoy it.


  4. I think I may have already mentioned it in blogland, but ‘The Inimitable Jeeves’ (Wodehouse) had me laughing til I cried recently… In fact most Jeeves and Wooster books do that to me!


  5. I love this BTT. I’m adding books to my wishlist like crazy 😀 And my answer would probably be Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.


  6. I’m like the others; I don’t seek out funny books too. It’s been fun reading other readers’ lists, but yet I’m stumped thinking of one myself. 😛


  7. this question highlighted for me a gap in my reading so I’m trolling through all BTT posts making a funny TBR list, will add “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” by David Sedaris (title sounds good). I notice you’re reading the very unfunny “Handmaid’s Tale”. It is in my top five all time favs – hope you like it too.


  8. I’d have a hard time coming up with a suggestion for a funny book. I read HOLIDAYS ON ICE by David Sedaris, but I can’t think of a book that wasn’t supposed to be funny all the way through, but did have funny parts … hmm, must be a gap in my reading, like Wendy!


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