Read Harder 2019: Humor Book

Has the winter weather made you feel a little gloomy?  Good news – this week’s Read Harder challenge asks readers to choose a humor book!  Whether it’s an essay collection, a comic, or a comedian’s memoir, there are tons of funny stories out there to choose from.  We’ve compiled a long list of humor books, but here are a few to get started.  As always, click on a title or cover image to place a hold.

My Dog: The Paradox by Matthew Inman
636.702 INMAN

“In “My Dog: the Paradox,” the Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman complements his latest #1 “New York Times” best seller “How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You” with an ode to doggydom as he eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.”

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck by Sarah Knight
817.6 KNIGHT

“This parody of Marie Kondo’s bestseller The life-changing magic of tidying up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guild–and give your f*cks instead to the people and things that make you happy.”

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
917.404 BRYSON

“The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears.”

Bossypants by Tina Fey

“From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.”

So Close To Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta

“Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling ‘dirty’ jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, expertly stalking the cast of Hamilton, or glamming it up on the set, Retta’s voice is unique and refreshing.”




Happy reading!
-Amanda, Adult Reference