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It’s time for another #5OnMyTBR and this week’s theme is all about the laughs. The theme for this week is to pick 5 humorous books from your TBR to share! I don’t have a lot of books on my TBR that are marked as strictly humor, so my list is going to be quite an interesting mix. There’s a mix of genres here, but they all promise a good belly laugh or two!
#1. The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips
I’ve had this on my TBR for ages! It’s the tale of a knight from the reject table at King Arthur’s court. The main character, Sir Humphrey du Val, has been banned from questing, but he is wooed into one by a young woman looking for her missing fiancé. Meanwhile, a young queen named Martha disguises herself as a boy to escape her terrible new husband and ends up with a quest of her own. The two quests collide and this is the humorous story of what happens. I love Arthurian tales, so I tend to love books that have that flavor. And the fact that it’s supposed to be funny makes me think of Monty Python, so I’m all in!
#.2 John Dies at the End by David Wong
Okay, so, this is how the Goodreads synopsis of this book begins:
STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don’t put it down. It’s too late. They’re watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.
Ya girl is intrigued! Though, again, this book has been on my TBR for forever, but it seems like it would be a fun ride. Funnily enough, I got an ARC for the second book in this series, What the Hell Did I Just Read, and I really enjoyed it, lol. I’m assuming I’ll like the first book! And, if it’s anything like the second book, I’ll be laughing, as well.
#3. Equal Rites by Terry Prachett
This is the third book in the Discworld series and I know it’s gonna make me laugh. I loved the first two books and they definitely elicited a giggle or two. I love Terry Prachett’s sense of humor. I can’t wait to dive back into this world of errant wizards and strange goings-on. Honestly, the only reason I haven’t read this yet was because our library in New Mexico didn’t have this book. It had literally every other Discworld book… but not this one. I haven’t checked our current library, though, so there is hope!
#4. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
This is one of Bill Bryson’s many books that I haven’t had a chance to pick up. I love his style of writing! A Walk in the Woods is one of my favorite books of all time! He just has a way of weaving humor and teaching together so well. This book is a continuation about his time living in the UK and I’m really looking forward to it.
#5. Once Upon a Crime by P.J. Brackston
This is a mystery in which our detective is Gretel (yup, from the fairytale Hansel and Gretel) solving crimes in 18th century Bavaria. I am so intrigued! I’ve heard tale that this is also quite funny, so it has made it on the list. I don’t even remember when I added this to my TBR (because I have problems) but I’m still interested and discovering what this book has in store!
What books on your TBR promise a laugh or two? Any suggestions for some humorous books I should add to mine? Did you participate in #5OnMyTBR? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!