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Lucy Recommends… [3] – Funny Books


Lucy Recommends… is a feature aiming to persuade you to read a particular book, genre or series. 

Thank you to everyone who has said they’ve enjoyed this feature! I’m back with another instalment today and I’m going to be recommending books that are humorous and have made me laugh.


Weirdos VS Quimboids by Natasha Desborough

This has to be top of my list because it made me laugh so, so much. Natasha is naturally hilarious and I adored Weirdos VS. Quimboids. I cannot wait to read the sequel, Weirdos VS. Bumskulls.

Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

C.J. Skuse never fails to make me laugh. All three of her books are wet-yourself funny and they also have really gorgeous covers. Whenever I’ve been reading them outside, I always get lots of comments and people want to know what they’re about. Rockoholic is definitely my favourite of C.J.’s because the idea is fabulous – what would happen if your favourite rockstar lived in your garage and refused to cooperate?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me features Kenji who never failed to put a smile on my face. These books can go from serious to funny within a second and I love them! I featured the Shatter Me series in a Lucy Recommends… of its own.

Have a Little Faith by Candy Harper

Have a Little Faith is British humour at its best. I’ve just read the sequel too and I loved it even more than the first book. Candy Harper has caught the essence of funny and unleashed it into this book. I got some very odd looks when reading it because I was laughing so hard! It’s the perfect book to cheer you up if you’re feeling sad, or to read if you want to cry with happy tears.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Even though City of Bones is a book about a race of people who fight demons, it is incredibly funny. Simon makes me laugh the most, and Jace’s tough demeanour means he often comes out with stuff that makes you chuckle. The books are awesome!

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What are your favourite books that have made you laugh?

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    9 April, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Aww I love Shatter Me, and I definitely agree about Kenji! Just read it a few days ago and can’t wait to finish the series after exams!
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    Chrissi Reads
    9 April, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I have Weirdos vs Quimboids, Rockoholic and Have A Little Faith. I’m really pleased to seem them featured. I sometimes read very intense books, so it’s nice to know I could slot these in to read if I’m need of a funny, lighter book.
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    Sam @ Realm of Fiction
    9 April, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I love the humour in City of Bones! It’s actually one of my favourite things about Cassandra Clare’s writing. And I have a whole collection of C.J. Skuse books that I haven’t read yet (I don’t know how this keeps happening!), but I look forward to getting Rockaholic now that I know it’s wet-yourself funny. Thanks for sharing, Lucy. 🙂
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    9 April, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I had NO idea that City of Bones had humor in it!! Very surprising! I love the cover of Have a Little Faith. I definitely want to read that. Some of my favorite funny books: Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters, The Boyfriend List, 20 Times a Lady (or What’s Your Number- its the same book), Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have), and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father 🙂
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    Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
    10 April, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Yay for funny books! I was just talking on Twitter the other day about how I should (and the opinion from the person I was talking to was that other book bloggers definitely should) read more light-hearted funny books. I took that to heart and created a small stack of what (I think) will be really amusing: Have a Little Faith by Candy Harper, Geekhood by Andy Robb, Boys Don’t Knit and Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja. I’m going to attempt to get to them all at some point this spring. Because springs seems to be the season for funny.
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    Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa
    14 April, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Great post Lucy! Would you believe I haven’t read any of these?! Tempted by Weirdos though, and should be reading HALF soon!
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    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea
    16 April, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I loved Miranda Hart’s book, Is It Just Me? and Come to the Edge by Joanna Kavenna – both of them are hilarious! 🙂
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    Erika @ The Red Bookmark
    16 April, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love this feature as well as funny books! Haven’t actually read any of these though!
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    18 April, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    ooh I love the way you described Rockaholic! I seriously need to get my hands on it. Awesome post!!

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    Samantha (@SamanthasBooks)
    20 April, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Yay! I definitely agree with City of Bones & Shatter Me. I love Jace’s humour in CoB, he always has me laughing with his sarcastic remarks. And Kenji never fails to make me laugh either! I’m loving the sound of Have a Little Faith! I’ve been curious about it for a while, but I’ll definitely have to pick it up now.
    Holly Smale’s ‘Geek Girl’ series, ‘Mothership’ by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal and the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison never fail to make me laugh 🙂
    Great post, Lucy! 😀

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