Saturday, July 9, 2016

New & Novel: Humorous Fiction

Let’s face it: Sometimes you really need to get away... That’s where these novels come in...they’re all pretty much guaranteed to give you a good laugh and help you ignore your troubles for a while, whether you’re a college student or beleaguered member of the rat race. So sit back, put your feet up, and pull one of these off the shelf. You won’t regret it.
~ Best Online Colleges staff writers, "50 Novels to Read When You Need a Good Laugh"

They say "laughter is the best medicine," and who are we to argue? Whether you like your humor more irreverent and engaging, or skewing darkly humorous and compelling, or a little on the mean side - sardonic and witty, we think there's a book on this list that should make you guffaw or at least chuckle.

Do you have a favorite new humorous book, or a book you reread to bring you out of the doldrums? Let us know in the comments!

Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Sophie & the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance by Patricia Duncker

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey

The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Not Working by Lisa Owens

The Miracle on Monhegan Island by Elizabeth Kelly

A Bed of Scorpions by Judith Flanders

Shaker by Scott Frank

Sleep Garden by Jim Krusoe

Styx by Bavo Dhooge

A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

Inherited Disorders: Stories by Adam E. Sachs


Popular Humorous Fiction [Goodreads] 

Top 10 Humorous Fiction: 2016 [Booklist]

The 15 best comedy books of all time [Telegraph]

Photo:A middle aged woman shares a laugh while dining at an outdoor patio eatery in Nanaimo's old city quarter. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 28 Jun 2016.

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