Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week, I present to you books that amused me. I love authors who infuse humor even in a serious story; for one, it adds more dimension to the plot, and secondly, I think we as humans are capable of jokes in almost every circumstance.
This adorable series of a teen who suddenly becomes a runway model, while navigating the social customs of her peers is a barrel of laughs. She has a man-child father, an airhead manager and she herself is a textbook definition of Awkward. She is still, however, very smart and enlightened. You’ll love this series!
A period comedy about a girl who becomes a spy impersonating a dead girl in the court of King George I. She is out to seek the mystery behind the death of the girl she is impersonating, as well as carrying secrets to and fro. Starting from etiquette lessons to beating off suitors with poker sticks, she is a hilarious girl you will want to read about. (P.S. Ignore that terrible cover)
Sure, the stories might also bring you a world of pain later on, but Percy’s sass keeps the story light enough that it can be categorized as middle grade. Oh, and there are absolutely weird but funny chapter titles. Don’t get fooled though – these witty-tongued demigods have to face plenty of trials throughout the series.
Hands down, the best princess-themed humor book I have read. Mia is sassy, adorable and cute. There are a lot of funny accidents with her grooming for her role as princess, and well – you have seen the movie, so you know!
Actually, I would recommend any book by Gina Damico. The writing style is all wry slapstick dark humor, and this book about reapers manages to be both dark and light. Another of hers is Hellhole (which is a standalone), about a devil coming to live in a teen boy’s house.
Both series feature hilariously snarky heroines with sassy heroes, and enemies-turned-lovers trope, and you’ll appreciate the writing style and the funny quotes.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Zombie romance comedy – who would have thought it would be such a brilliant combination? This was the first zombie book I read and honestly, is the only one in that genre I ever wanted to read. It has dark themes for sure, like in The New Hunger, but R is a great protagonist to see the world through.
This book and the podcast with the same name can be best described as dark satire, with the town representing the best and the worst of our world while also managing to infuse humor, brilliant writing and good characterization.