Friday, November 13, 2015

Feature Follow Friday: Funniest Books I've ever read


Every Friday Parajunkee and Alison Can Read hosts Feature Follow Friday. It's a great way to get to know the blogging community and they ask fun questions!

This week's Question is:

What are the funniest books you've ever read? - Suggested byAlison Can Read

I'll split this into categories because there are a few:

Young Adult:


By Isaac Marion
R is having a no-life crisis--he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn't want to eat this girl--although she looks delicious--he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
If you want to read my review on the book and film, go HERE

Adult:

By: Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

I wrote a review on why it's the best ever HERE

Non-Fiction:

by Chuck Klosterman

Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman. With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). And don't even get him started on his love life and the whole Harry-Met-Sally situation.
Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane -- usually all at once. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about art, entertainment, infotainment, sports, politics, and kittens, but -- really -- it's about us. All of us. As Klosterman realizes late at night, in the moment before he falls asleep, "In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever 'in and of itself.'" Read to believe.
by Ellen Degeneres
"Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing." Ellen Degeneres' winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air. (To date, it has won no fewer than 31 Emmys.) Seriously... I'm Kidding, Degeneres' first book in eight years, brings us up to date about the life of a kindhearted woman who bowed out of American Idol because she didn't want to be mean. Lively; hilarious; often sweetly poignant.
By Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.


13 comments:

  1. I want Ellen's book!! I didn't know she has a book! New follower, happy friday!!

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    1. She has multiple books out! I adore Ellen. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love both Ellen and Mindy so I can image how hilarious their books might be! I definitely need to check them out.
    Old bloglovin' follower, but I followed on GFC as well :)

    Joana @ The Boundless Booklist

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    1. Oooh, thanks for the extra follow! I also love Mindy and Ellen, and their books are as funny as you would think.

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  3. I really liked the Mindy Kaling book and The Hitchhiker's guide to The Galaxy. I haven't had a chance to read the Ellen book yet. I am a new follower via Bloglovin. My blog is http://ponderingtheprose.blogspot.com

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  4. I completely forgot about Warm Bodies! It has some of the best one liners!

    Thanks for following me, I've followed you back via Bloglovin'.

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  5. I've been wanting to read Mindy Kahling's book for sometime now. I gotta check that one out!

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  6. Ohh great picks I've been dying to read Warm Bodies because I actually seen the movie first and I absolutely loved it. But of course I heard the book is so much better than the movie. Plus I had the book on my radar before the movie came out first. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Old Follower. :)

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    1. I actually really enjoyed the movie too, but they are a bit different. Which is what I think should happen between a book and a movie for them both to be able to be good in their own right.

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  7. I've been wanting to read Warm Bodies for a while now, it looks really great! I also now want to get Ellen/s (I didn't know she had a book!) and Mindy's books <3

    My FF post: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.com/2015/11/feature-follow-friday-1-funny-books.html

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  8. I've heard Warm Bodies is funny. I'll have to check that out, and Ellen and Mindy's books I'm sure are hilarious. Non fiction memoirs are some of the funniest books I think. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I've heard of Mindy's book! I walk past it daily in the bookstore I work in and have considered buying it. I've also heard that Warm Bodies was pretty witty but I haven't read that one either. I guess I just don't read a lot of funny books XD Then again, I'm also on a bit of a mission to find a books that will /actually/ make me cry....does that make me weird?
    Also, excuse my blog stalking ;)

    dimensionsofmyuniverse.blogspot.com

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