I am often on panels at events having to do with writing comedy and humor (I even teach a class on the subject). Because it comes up a lot and I always want to laugh, I have decided to provide a list here of some of my favorites. In the cases where the author in question writes lots of funny stuff I have chosen my particular favorite or the first in a series, whichever seems best.
This list is part of the FAQ series of things I get asked about a lot so it will remain as a resource and be updated regularly.
“The man behind the bar told us the things were called Green Swizzles; and, if ever I marry and have a son, Green Swizzle Wooster is the name that will go down on the register…”
~ Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Gail’s Entirely Biased Funny Books List
YA & Middle Grade
- Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
- Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
- Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C.Wrede
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (read review in this post)
- Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (read review in this post)
- Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
- Jeeves series by PG Wodehouse (read review in this post)
- Ridiculous by D. L. Carter (read Gail’s review)
- Jasmine Guillory’s Wedding Date series
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (read review in this post)
- Mort by Terry Pratchett
- The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
“‘There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, “Do trousers matter?”’
‘The mood will pass, sir.’”
~ P. G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves
Yours (destined to be killed by a tumbling TBR pile),
The Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Written?
Either the bathing scene or the theater scene in Timeless.
Or the werewolves providing security for a very bad country music concert in The Enforcer Enigma.
Or you can tell me which one you think is the funniest?
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Quote of the Day:
“He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.”
~ P.G. Wodehouse
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