Saturday, June 7, 2014

What to read: Totally Different from TFIOS

Thursday night we posted some books that are awesomely similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but sometimes you just need a completely different kind of book to get over the big sads that come with TFIOS. Here are some funny, sometimes thought provoking, books that will make you laugh.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: Two mega authors team up to write one novel that is both heartbreaking and hysterical.  It also features one of my favorite characters of all time: Tiny Cooper, writer of musicals. (Again, this is assuming you haven't already picked up everything Mr. Green wrote).

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith: This hysterical book is different from anything I've ever read, in the best way possible. Austin Szerba is witness to the end of the world in Ealing, Iowa and his stream of conscious, circular history will have you in stitches.

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford: If I had to pick one book that sums up the awkwardness of life between junior high and high school, this would be the winner. Carter is on the verge of something, and with a crew of friends, and a series of (mis)adventures, the only tears from this one will be from laughter.

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty: Oh Jessica (not-so) Darling, your diaries and experiences are only funny because they are so relate-able. To show that yes, it can be awkward and funny for girls too, check out the Jessica Darling series, and if you are not quite ready for teenage Jessica, check out her pre-teen self in Jessica Darling's It List.

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: Check out the original series before author Meg Cabot releases new books in the next year! I don't want to give any spoilers about the old books, but you'll want to be up on Mia before the new books come out!

Five humors books (three which are series) that will keep you laughing!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


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