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Bookly Recommends {Humor}

Are you already finished with Hyperbole and a Half and looking for another read that will tickle your funny bone? Here are a few recommendations from the Bookly Club that will keeping you laughing all the way through the month of April.


Yes Please! by Amy Poehler: A quick read, Amy’s journey and career so far are full of laughs. Though on more than one occasion the story might not make her sound so great, you have to respect the fact that she keeps it real.


Bossypants by Tina Fey: If you’re a fan of Tina Fey’s writing (SNL, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), you’ll be a fan of this book. If you’re not a fan of Tina Fey’s writing, then, well, we are very different.


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling: Mindy is a girl’s girl and she wrote a book for girls. She says things you might be afraid to say, and she’s got her finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be a young woman right now.


5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal): A book of comic strips about everything ranging from text message etiquette to the titular “good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth,” this book can be used to brighten your day and doesn’t need to be read cover-to-cover! The humor is, admittedly, not necessarily dinner party appropriate, but there’s nothing that is outright offensive (unless you really hate mayonnaise).


This is a Book by Demetri Martin: A sucker punch of comedy written by an ex-Daily Show and Conan writer. The perfect book for someone who doesn’t really want to read as this is crafted out of largely a series of one liners. If anything just read it for Martin’s wonderfully weird drawings of a pony with a second ponytail or the highly accurate line chart of the dangers of when having to sneeze and pee intersect.


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris: Take equal parts cookbook, etiquette guide, and humor. Mix them together and you’ve got I Like You. Amy’s recipes are nearly all delicious and simple and she presents them with genuinely helpful, though sometimes obvious, tips for hosting and living. It’s the perfect book for your coffee table, your kitchen, or just your bookshelf.

Bookly Recommends will return each month with suggestions for you based on books we’ve read and loved. All the recommendations will be in line with the current month’s theme. So, if you’ve already read the Book of the Month or you finish early – we’ve got you covered!

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