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Suggestions for book club - funny or uplifting

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Pipsqueak11 Mon 29-Oct-18 22:39:19

Anyone read anything that could broadly be described as funny/ uplifting? My turn to choose for book group next month and we have had a load of fairly hard going books of late. We've read the Adam Kay medic book and liked that . Any suggestions very welcome

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Sadik Wed 31-Oct-18 17:09:28

What age are you all? Bookworm by Lucy Mangan would be a great lighthearted choice for a bookclub if the members are around the right age (say late 30s-early 50s) that there's enough of an overlap in childhood reading.
Alternatively I know after some heavy reads my mum's book club took a month where they all re-read a favourite book from their childhood (so ie different books) and then talked about it.

Pipsqueak11 Thu 01-Nov-18 00:11:04

I'm 55 and the youngest - rest are 55 to 60 ish but young in outlook. I havr read some Lucy mangan before I think so will have a look - thanks sadiq

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Annandale Thu 01-Nov-18 00:15:47

We just read Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers which is funny.

GoldenBuns Thu 01-Nov-18 00:28:50

Maria Semple makes me laugh - loved Where'd You Go Bernadette? I also love Kate Atkinson's humour.

concretesieve Thu 01-Nov-18 00:47:58

I love Gwen Raverat's Period Piece - thoroughly chucklesome.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 01-Nov-18 05:44:32

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden.

Kilash Thu 01-Nov-18 13:51:05

A Man called Ove is very gently funny and most definately uplifting.

Quickerthanavicar Thu 01-Nov-18 18:02:01

The Red Notebook - Antoine Laurain.

A580Hojas Thu 01-Nov-18 20:14:24

The Van by Roddy Doyle. I really do urge everyone to read this book.

Justmuddlingalong Thu 01-Nov-18 20:17:34

I would recommend The Snapper by Roddy Doyle. I love his books, but this is my go to uplifting and funny book.

PhilODox Thu 01-Nov-18 20:17:57

Something by Bill Bryson?
I liked A Man Called Ove also, but it's not to everyone's taste.
Magnus Mills I also find v funny too.
Or Jasper Fforde.

buttyblahblah Thu 01-Nov-18 20:22:12

We read "A boy made of blocks", it was really insightful and uplifting.

I really liked "Still Alice", surprisingly uplifting at the end, much more so than the film.

Pipsqueak11 Thu 01-Nov-18 23:24:57

Thanks everyone - some great suggestions .ill let you know which one I go with and feedback

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