I've decided to do the A to Z Blogger Challenge this year and I'm recommending five books all from the same alphabetical genre each day. So today, J is for Jovial. I know, I know, Jovial isn't a real genre. But I had C stand for contemporary, not comedy, and H stand for historic not humor. So today, J is for Jovial and these are five of my favorite comedic reads.
Swim the Fly by Don Calame - This is a great boy book full of great bathroom humor. Seriously, there is one scene that actually takes place in a bathroom that actually made me laugh so hard I started crying. There is nothing serious or meaningful about this book, but it is easily the funniest thing I have ever read.
How Not to be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler - This contemporary YA is about a girl who does every stupid thing she can think of to stop herself from making friends. (Her family moves a lot and she hates always having to say goodbye). The stuff that she does in hopes of receiving scorn and humiliation from her pears is laugh out loud funny.
Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner - This is my absolute favorite boy book, but I saved it for today instead of including it in my B is for Boy list, because it is also very funny. Shakespeare is a witty seventeen-year-old with the great misfortune of being named Shakespeare. He deals with normal teen issues in a sarcastic manner that is insightful, entertaining, and at times quite jovial.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman - Everyone and their dog has scene this movie. Like with all movies based on books, the book is even better. Most of the constantly quoted lines from the movie come straight out of the book. It's a great story filled with timeless humor.
I Like You by Amy Sedaris - Unlike the other titles on today's list, this book is non-fiction. Amy Sedaris is a very funny lady, who likes to party. This blend of party planning tips, recipes, and personal anecdotes is all funny. I don't recommend drinking beverages while reading this book. Because I accidental snorted water out my nose while reading this shockingly funny book about the art of hosting a great party.
What about you? What's your favorite comedy?