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January Book Suggestions: Laugh out Loud (maybe)

It’s getting cold out there (or normally it’s getting cold out there), so warm up with some laughter.  Whether you like rom-coms, satire, wacky misadventures, or something a little darker, there’s probably a humor book somewhere out there for you.  Here’s a brief list to help get you started.

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.  Lord of the Flies meets the world of beauty pageants.

 

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubindeathdate

Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom.  Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle.  When a strange man shows up at his funeral, Denton’s life is suddenly filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.  For fans of black comedy and gallows humor.

 

angusAngus, thongs, and full-frontal snoggin by Lousie Rennison

Her dad’s got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien — just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia’s year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!  For those who love cats and hate the idea of thongs – they just go up your bum.

 

Sleeping Freshmen never lie by David Lubarsleepingfreshman

While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.  The humorous misadventures of freshmen year in high school in an easily accessible survival journal format. 

 

 

restofusThe Rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness

The best friend of a kid with superhuman qualities endeavors to have a life of his own that is both normal and extraordinary in the face of constant world-shaking challenges, threats against his school, and an elusive pretty girl.  What’s life like when your not the “chosen one”?

 

 

Be sure to check out the humor display in the Teen room for more fun titles!

 

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