Staff Picks: Books for a Good Laugh

If you need a good laugh, our staff has you covered.

Click on the book covers below to view our suggestions in our catalog.

“Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh

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My personal favorite parts: the hilarious stories involving her dogs. It’s a super quick read and absolutely hilarious.
– Danielle Turner, patron services assistant, Alexandria Branch

“Adulthood is a Myth” by Sarah Andersen

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This is an awesome collection of web comics full of hilariously relatable scenes that will leave every slightly anxious twenty-something saying “that is me!”
– Nina Frondorf, children’s services programmer, Newport Branch

“The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson

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You gotta love Calvin.
– JC Morgan, director

“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling

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If Mindy Kaling makes you laugh on TV, she will make you laugh with her book.
– Amy Carroll, adult/teen services programmer, Cold Spring Branch

“I Feel Bad About My Neck” by Nora Ephron

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I loved her take on relationships and being a woman. It’s good to be able to laugh about it all.
– Chantelle Bentley Phillips, Newport Branch manager, assistant director

“All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot

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Story about the beauty of Yorkshire Dales, the simplicity of farm life in England during the 1930s, and the foibles of three young vets and their animal clientele.
– Diane Katz, adult outreach services librarian

“Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

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It was really funny but also touching when he discusses his family. Great casual read!
– Angela Kramer, patron services assistant, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch


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