Top Ten Tuesday: You’re having a laugh


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud 

I’ve gone for a mix of five fairly recent reads and five older reads this week.  Here they are:

  1. The Stranger Times by CK McDonnell
  2. Ink and Sigil by Kevin Hearne
  3. Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hostaken and Melissa Prusi
  4. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
  5. Where Gods Fear to Go by Angus Watson (this is the third book – I recommend the entire series – made me lol so much.
  1. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  2. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  4. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  5. The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

20 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: You’re having a laugh”

  1. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    The Stranger Times was brilliant! Great selection of books!

  2. sjhigbee

    What a fascinating list, Lynn! I’ve read half the list – and agree with all of them, but am very intrigued with the Angus Watson books:)). Thank you for sharing!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I absolutely love Angus Watson’s books – they make me laugh,they’re a litle over the top but for me so easy to read.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Over the top can be fun, when it doesn’t take itself too seriously… I’ve added Watson to my wishlist:). Now for a space to lever him into…

  3. Zezee

    I can’t believe I forgot about the Princess Bride while making my list. That’s a good one to include.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Hollow Kingdom definitely had an interesting sense of humor! I’d also like to read more by Christopher Moore, from the one experience I’ve had with his work, I can tell he’s REALLY funny!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved Serpent of Venice and would like to pick up more of his books – at some point.
      Lynn 😀

  5. evelynreads1

    Great list! I really want to read The Lies of Locke Lamora!


    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the Gentleman Bastards and I’m so looking forward to the next release – hopefully this year.
      Lynn 😀

  6. pagesandtea

    I’ve only read one of these and I’m sure you can guess which one 😀 I do have a couple of them on my TBR though, and of course I must read the sequel to Stoker’s Wilde as well. Did that have the humour of the first book?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes,Stoker’s Wilde West still has plenty of humour and the two central characters are great.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’m not surprised to see The Hitchhikers’ Guide in your list, while I’m intrigued by the appearance of Ink and Sigil: this book piqued my interest, and I believe the main character is a delightful one, but the fact that the story is also laugh-out material makes that a priority for me! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed Ink and Sigil and the fact that it has a slightly older character in the central role which is unusual and quite a breath of fresh air.
      Lynn 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    Christopher Moore is always good for a laugh! I really need to read more of his books at some point. Great list, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      ooh, which have you read – and do you recommend them?

      • waytoofantasy

        I’ve only read Lamb! But I loved that one so much. And I found it oddly touching? But also hilarious of course.

  9. Lexlingua

    Where Gods fear to go is a new find for me, but will definitely check that out. And do you know, I still have to try out Moore? People keep recommending his Lamb, but the Serpent of Venice sounds like a fun spoof too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I fancy Lamb and if it’s as good as Serpent I’ll be very pleased.
      Lynn 😀

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