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Recommended humor books (9)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into humor here are some humor books from United States of America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Big Swiss : A Novel by Jen Beagin EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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"Greta lives with her friend Sabine in an ancient Dutch farmhouse in Hudson, New York. The house, built in 1737, is unrenovated, uninsulated, and full of bees. Greta spends her days transcribing therapy sessions for a sex coach who calls himself Om. She becomes infatuated with his newest client, a repressed married woman she affectionately refers to as Big Swiss, since she's tall, stoic, and originally from Switzerland. Greta is fascinated by Big Swiss's refreshing attitude toward trauma. They both have dark histories, but Big Swiss chooses to remain unattached to her suffering while Greta con... continue

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Dykette : A Novel by Jenny Fran Davis EN

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An addictive, absurd, and darkly hilarious debut novel about a young woman who embarks on a ten-day getaway with her partner and two other queer couples Sasha and Jesse are professionally creative, erotically adventurous, and passionately dysfunctional twentysomethings making a life together in Brooklyn. When a pair of older, richer lesbians—prominent news host Jules Todd and her psychotherapist partner, Miranda—invites Sasha and Jesse to their country home for the holidays, they’re quick to accept. Even if the trip includes a third couple—Jesse’s best friend, Lou, and their cool-girl flame, D... continue

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Firmin : Adventures of a Metropolitcan Lowlife by Sam Savage EN

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This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Firmin soon realizes his source of nourishment has endowed him with the ability to read and this discovery fills him with an insatiable hunger for literature and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it. As Firmin navigates the shadowy streets of his decaying area, looking for understanding, his excitement, loneliness, fear, and self-consciousnes... continue

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Just by Looking at Him : A Novel by Ryan O'Connell EN

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"Elliot is a writer who spends his days navigating the back stabbing, the pressure, and the day-to-day snark of writing aggressively average television. In laugh out loud detail, we're immediately with him on his journey to try to get his lines onto the screen. But there's a deeper, and more poignant, story beating at the heart of this would be rom com: instead of the usual boy meets boy, the person you really fall in love with, the one you're rooting for until the end, is the protagonist himself. As a gay man with cerebral palsy, Elliot has always searched for the one, and he thought he found... continue

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) : A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review). WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, ... continue

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott EN

Rating: 5 (10 votes)
Description:
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood EN

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'Patricia Lockwood is the voice of a generation' Namita Gokhale'A masterpiece' Guardian'I really admire and love this book' Sally Rooney 'An intellectual and emotional rollercoaster' Daily Mail 'I can't remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book' David Sedaris'A rare wonder . . . I was left in bits' Douglas Stuart* WINNER OF THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2022 ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021 ** A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK *______________________________________________This is a story about a life lived in two halve... continue

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The Best Short Stories of O. Henry by O. Henry EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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"Modern library of the world's best books"--Colophon.

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The White Boy Shuffle : A Novel by Paul Beatty EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
A slapstick satire on race relations featuring Gunnar Kaufman, a black writer from Santa Monica who becomes famous by saying all the right things whites want to hear. The novel pokes fun at both blacks and whites. A first novel.