Five Fall Favorites // Day 2 // Humor

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Welcome to day two! Today is going to be a fun one, so grab your backpack, and mine and we’ll snack and chat about some awesome books that make us laugh! I would be more than happy to hear some of your favorite humor books, so feel free to chime in during the comments! I will be responding as much as possible, so if you comment and refresh the page a few minutes later, you might have already gotten a reply! egnpQDaA

There is something special about laughter. God even calls a joyful heart a medicine. True joy and laughter can cause physical healing, but more importantly, it is important to our spiritual and mental health. Here are five books that had me either splitting my sides, or just smiling for days after reading them.

Let There Be Laughter by Mary Hollingsworth

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This book is just chock full of fun little antidotes, stories, jokes etc that is just incredibly fun to read through. If I remember correctly, it was all family friendly and had a good Christian background to the humor. If you love funny stories, you will adore this book. Would make a great read aloud for those days when you just need your spirits lifted.

 

The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo

The Reluctant Godfather: A retelling of Cinderella by [Tebo, Allison]

This charming tale is one that had me splitting my sides in laughter at the antics of it’s main character, Burndee, the Fairy Godfather. It’s an adorable re-telling of the classic Cinderella story and the humor throughout made it a book that never gets old.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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I actually read/listened to this one as an audio book from Librovox recordings and the gentleman who narrated it did a fantastic job of bringing Mark Twains writing to life. I found myself laughing out loud with my headphones in my ears quite often. The story of a then modern man magically going back in time to the time of the Knights of the round table, carrying with him all the knowledge that he possessed. So picture a man with the knowledge to create gunfire, railways, transportation, telephones, etc for the times of the round table. And they all think he is a wizard because of how “advanced” he is. You can see how this would get humorous.

Hazardous Duty by Christy Barritt

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I would just like to start off this entry by saying this book isn’t for everyone, and I probably am not remembering all the details, but this series is a little bit more on the gristly side of things. Gabby St. Claire is a freelance crime scene cleaner, so keep that in mind. But her approach to life had me literally laughing out loud. She is just such a humorous, normal human being and her thoughts and talk were just so hilariously awkward.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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This book will delight the heart of everyone with it’s nerdy puns, hilarious turns of phrase and the amount of quotable moments. Digitopolis is a world where numbers rule and Dictionopolis is the place of words. With a talking watchdog/clock named Tock and a few other friends along the way, Milo must embark on a journey of self discovery and adventure to rescue the princesses of the two warring kingdoms and hopefully unite the land in unity.

 

There you have it! The five funniest books off the top of my head. Have you read any of these? Now it’s your turn! I would love to hear what some of the funniest books you have read are.

Now, yesterday I was supposed to post a free book, but I had quite a bit of technical difficulty. Here is a free, downloadable link so you can get a free copy of my newest book, When Beauty Blooms. Click here to download! It’s only free for today, so make sure you get it while the getting is good!

Be sure to go check out Rebekah’s blog as well so you don’t miss out on the giveaway! Five awesome books and some other bookerly goodies to help you celebrate fall. Here’s the link to enter!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

 

27 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites // Day 2 // Humor

  1. AWWW, Victoria!! *covers eyes* Thank you so much for the shout-out. I can’t tell you how happy it makes my spirit to know that The Reluctant Godfather makes people laugh! ❤

    I read the Phantom Tollbooth recently – it's so quirky! I'd like to try Let there Be Laughter, because it reminds me of a family favorite here, Holy Humor!

    LOL, I love your inclusive of Hazardous Duty where things can get a bit . . . eh? . . . but in a hilarious way. I have books like that that tickle my sense of irony!

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    • Of course darling! I love that about TRG!
      Wouldn’t The Phantom Toll booth make an awesome movie?!?!? With all the tech these days. It’s a fun family convo we have and we have much of the cast and crew chosen already. Lol! You would probably like the Gabby St. Claire files then!

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      • Thank you!! *hugs* ❤

        I can see how some people would really enjoy it! But for me, it's like Oz – I prefer those wild fancies as they look in mah head! *grins* What a fun convo! We've done that with books!

        HAHA! I'll have to check those out!

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  2. One book I found absolutely hilarious and amazing was I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups. 😛 The back alone and inside flap is awesome. (My favorite poem just may be… wait what was its name?? I don’t remember. But you’ll know it when you see it. Just look for the word ‘avocado’ 😉)

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  3. Oh, what a fun category! The books that make me laugh the most (and that I love for more than just that reason) are The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo, Buffalo Brenda by Jill Pinkwater, The Unicorn’s Tale by David Franklin, and several others. I actually have a shelf on Goodreads with a few more of them, called “makes-me-laugh.” 🙂

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    • Also, I took advantage of the freebie cause I haven’t read your new book yet – thank you! 🙂 That will make it easy once I’m able to read it. I haven’t yet cause I haven’t been feeling well enough to write reviews for a while, so I didn’t want to commit to any. 😦 But I will at some point once I’m able!!

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  4. I listened to Mark Twain’s book years ago and remember laughing over parts of it. 🙂 And yes, “Hazardous Duty” made me smile too. 🙂

    Wait! I’m not carrying your backpack too, Victoria! Mine is heavy enough! 😉

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  5. I want to read The Reluctant Godfather! Great list! A really awesome, and funny book that I have read is The Day The School Blew UP, and Camporee Of Doom by Seth J. Pierce. They are for teens, but I think all ages would enjoy them! 🙂
    -Brooklyne

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  6. “Let There be Laughter” sounds great! I love to laugh (which is not a good thing when you have a cold in your lungs xD) so I love humorous books. Have you ever read “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White? It’s hilarious and beautiful. ❤

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