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toolazytothinkofausername Sat 06-Feb-21 21:22:11

Please can you suggest a book that made you laugh out loud. I need more laughter in my life right now, and I am bored of streaming TV/film shock

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toomanyspiderplants Sat 06-Feb-21 21:30:26

Are you experienced by William Sutcliffe. ..its quite old now though!

Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket Sat 06-Feb-21 21:34:48

Good omens by Terry pratchet and Neil gaimen

ChrissyPlummer Sat 06-Feb-21 21:36:11

Most of P G Wodehouse, particularly the ‘Blandings’ and ‘Jeeves’ books.

YouAintKingDingALing Sat 06-Feb-21 21:38:33

Many of Bill Brysons earlier books. I had to stop reading them on the Tube as I laughed so much. I must've looked a little crazy!

BabyMoonPie Sat 06-Feb-21 21:38:53

Emma Kennedy's books (i can't remember what they're all called but one is the tent, the bucket and me)

dingoesatemybaby Sat 06-Feb-21 21:40:13

Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

IAmongstTheWorld Sat 06-Feb-21 21:54:54

Roddy Doyle - most of his - although there's a dark side to them as well usually.

MrsJackRackham Sat 06-Feb-21 21:57:59

The Red Dwarf books. Proper snort out your nose funny grin

JayoftheRed Sat 06-Feb-21 22:00:30

The Chronicles of St Mary's by Jodi Taylor.

HermioneWeasley Sat 06-Feb-21 22:01:16

Tina Fey’s autobiography “bossypants “

ParkheadParadise Sat 06-Feb-21 22:05:18

Marian Keyes
Watermelon
😂😂

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 06-Feb-21 22:06:10

I always recommend Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series - first book is One For the Money. Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes is head and shoulders above the rest of hers. And yes to Bill Bryson.

I tried that Emma Kennedy one because it gets recommended so much on here but wasn’t a fan. I don’t think I bothered to finish it and that is rare for me.

UnalliterativeGeorge Sat 06-Feb-21 22:06:55

Dave Gorman
Allie Brosh's hyperbole and a half

BakedBeeeen Sat 06-Feb-21 22:07:26

Yes I was going to mention Bill Bryson too! The one where he travels round Europe, it’s called “neither here nor there”. It’s absolutely hilarious. smile

YewandOak Sat 06-Feb-21 22:09:34

Notes from a small island and Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Diary of a witchcraft shop 1 and 2 by Trevor Jones and Liz Williams

buckleten Sat 06-Feb-21 22:11:49

Bill Bryson, esp Notes from a small island and the one where he travels around Europe, Iactually wet myself laughing at that once!!

SirSamuelVimes Sat 06-Feb-21 22:13:37

Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Though not the first four, he took a while to hit his stride.

SirSamuelVimes Sat 06-Feb-21 22:15:14

Sorry, not the first three. Mort is book four and is very funny.

pocketwarm Sat 06-Feb-21 22:15:56

Round Ireland with a Fridge, Tony Hawks. Properly laughed out loud. French Revolutions, Tim Moore is another cracker and A Year in the Merde, Stephen Clarke is terrific. Love travel as a genre!

FlibbertyGiblets Sat 06-Feb-21 22:16:08

Yes indeed to Bill Bryson.
All so funny. The Thunderbolt Kid if you wanted just one pick.

IamEarthymama Sat 06-Feb-21 22:19:34

Terry Pratchett, my wife always knows when I am reading Discworld as I keep giggling

Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome

Wodehouse Blandings Castle etc

Lilian Beckwith's books set on a Scottish island. I remember reading them in my teens and being vastly amused

indemMUND Sat 06-Feb-21 22:19:41

I am Ozzy

Cocolapew Sat 06-Feb-21 22:20:07

Any David Thorne book, Stephanie Plum series, Jason Byrnes autobiography, I've just re-read it and still laughed.

Barmbraic Sat 06-Feb-21 22:20:59

Joe Lycett's Parsnips, Buttered makes me laugh every time I read it.

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