Hello dear readers! I’m going to share a few books with you today, because if you’re anything like me, you might be needing some lighthearted reads right now. So, in no particular order, here are a few books that made me laugh, chuckle, giggle, and possibly snort.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
This is a rom-com that is begging to be made into a movie. I read it in just a couple of days and it was hilarious. It’s got enemies to lovers, it’s got one of the most horrifically funny wedding scenes in history, it’s got hawaiian vibes, it’s got awkward situations with exes. Seriously, crack open this book and just laugh a little bit, and then go on airbnb and plan your dream trip to Hawaii after this is all over!
*Fair warning, there are a couple adult situations in this one.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
While this book wasn’t an all time favorite, it did make me laugh. The characters are so over the top, and the situations are so unexpected. Sometimes, I felt a little guilty for laughing, but I felt like this was in the same vein as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or Arrested Development. If you like those, you’ll probably enjoy this one. Also, if you need to laugh but you don’t want to read a rom-com, this is a great choice. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism for you.
House of Oak Series by Nichole Van
This whole series is gold. It’s historical, time traveling romance, and it is fantastic. Some characters go from modern day back to the early 19th century, while others come forward. Y’all, I don’t know if I enjoy anything the way I enjoy time travel comedy. Throwing out pop culture references to Lords and Ladies in the 1800s? Yes! Being confounded by the fashion choices of either time period? Here for it! Also, as per usual, it’s Nichole Van who has never written a book I didn’t love. So, read it and escape. It’s a nice long series, so it should get you through several days of quarantine!
Off to be the Wizard by Scott Meyer
This is a book for nerds, ok? A computer programmer discovers that reality is just a program, and he can alter it. (Obviously, the first thing he does is make himself taller…) When he thinks he’s going to get caught, he programs himself back to medieval times and pretends to be a wizard. This book was a surprise for me. I didn’t have any clue what I was getting into and I totally enjoyed this one. Again, this is a good one to read if you want to laugh, but aren’t looking for a rom-com. However, there’s a lot of technical jargon, so that could be off putting to some. It’s part of a series, so if you like it you can get a lot of miles out of it if you’re sheltering in place right now!
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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