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There’s Something Funny Going On…

Post by Krista Biggs
Posted March 26, 2014 in Readers' Advisory News

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Like a little humor in your reading matter?  Do you have patrons who are always on the lookout for a laugh-out-loud book?  If so, then you're in luck, as the April 2014 issue of RA News discusses several aspects of humor writing. I'm definitely anticipating several recommendations for books that I will love.

Kaitlyn Moore and Jennifer Brannen address some adult genre fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Historical Romance), while Tom Reynolds provides suggestions for your teen readers. And don't think we've forgotten nonfiction! Mike Nilsson discusses some autobiographies and memoirs.
 

Now to get this party started, let me give you a few recommendations of my own:

Fiction

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich -- Stephanie gets help from Sally Sweet, a seven-foot-tall transvestite, and regular sidekicks Granny Mazur and Lula. Car bombs, quirky characters, and a memorable scene at an Atlantic City casino will leave you rolling in the aisles.
 
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett -- Like all of the Discworld novels, there are several touching moments, but it also features a fast pace, lots of word play, and some truly hilarious situations.
 
Nonfiction

Eat My World by Simon Majumdar  -- The author found an old note to himself, "Go everywhere and eat everything" …so he did.
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris -- One of the reviews made me laugh. Sedaris applies his trademark wit to learning French, his family, and other equally laugh-provoking matters.