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
|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
|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
|You gotta love Calvin.
– JC Morgan, director
“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling
|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
|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
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.
“Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan
|It was really funny but also touching when he discusses his family. Great casual read!
– Angela Kramer, patron services assistant, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch