Sunday Book Club: Need a Laugh?

October 8, 2017 Sunday Book Club 37

Sometimes we just need to laugh, don’t we?

Like when the world seems bleaker at every turn. Like when pain gets to be too much. Like when life gets to be too much.

We can cry or laugh. And sometimes it’s perfectly appropriate to cry. But sometimes it’s just necessary to laugh.

So I want to know – what are some of your go-to books or authors that consistently make you giggle or guffaw?

 

Carrie

37 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: Need a Laugh?”

  1. Dana Michael

    I have discovered an author who has super cute and funny chic lit books with inspiring messages named Jenn Faulk. She was a former missionary and is a pastor’s wife now serving at a church in Mississippi. Her books crack me up. My favorite book of hers is Best Day Ever. But all are amazing.

  2. Becky Smith

    Pepper Basham makes me laugh sometimes, and I always want to reread her books. Heather Gray always makes me laugh somewhere in her books, and I reread hers often. Jen Turano, Chautona Havig, Marion Ueckermann’s A Time to Laugh, Autumn Macarthur’s Teapots & Tiara’s is “laugh out loud” fun, Linda Hanna & Deborah Dulworth’s book is light and funny. I have a hard time reading a humorous book in bed, because I keep my hubby awake when I laugh! When I read him the lines that I think are funny, he has always laughed along with me. What a fun topic!

  3. Susan Dyer

    Love this!! But of course I don’t know many of these authors so……..yup off to make another list! Lol

    Happy Sunday Carrie!!!

  4. Beckie Burnham

    Cozy mysteries are often the source of my reading chuckles. Sandra Orchard’s series is good. One of my all-time favorites is Jo Dereske’s Helma Zukas series. The oh so prim librarian is unaware of her hilarious actions. Not CF, but good clean laugh-out-loud fun.

  5. Jeanne Crea

    Jen Turano’s books crack me up!
    Fun idea, thanks! Now I have a few new Authors to check out!

  6. Rebecca Maney

    Pepper Basham, Rachel McMillan, Mary Connealy, Melissa Tagg, Karen Witemeyer, Julianna Deering immediately come to my mind. They use humor so efficiently.

  7. Paula S.

    I love Drew and Madeline , too DeAnna! I also like the quirky humor of Kristen Billerbeck!
    Cozies are a nice break between other genres.

  8. Winnie Thomas

    Kara Isaac, Jen Turano, Regina Jennings. Bethany Turner’s The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck was the last one I read that made me laugh. Also, some of the others that have already been mentioned. I love books that have humor in them.

  9. Haley Resseguie

    I would agree with everything so far and add Becky Wade and Kristi Ann Hunter. I always get a good laugh at the witty dialogue between their characters!

  10. Linda Rodante

    Sandra D.Bricker’s books are always good fora chuckle. Although shewent home to be with the Lord last year, I’m sure she still loves to hear us laugh at the stories she wrote.

  11. Karen Sargent

    I’ve mentioned Turtles in the Road by mother-daughter duo Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea on a few different blogs. Rhonda has written 12 (?) nonfiction books (her newest release is Fix Her Upper with Beth Duewel) but Turtles is her first Christian fiction and Kaley’s first book. It’s a laugh a page! I spent a weekend with these ladies at the AWSA conference in Cincinnati last summer. Rhonda invited me to go as her mentee, although we’d only met online. So I literally traveled six hours with strangers and shared a hotel room with them for four days. Everything they say is hilarious…and it just rolls out so effortlessly! I tease that after spending that much time with them I’ll never be the same…but I think it’s true!

    • Carrie

      I haven’t read any of Kristen’s books yet, but Jen is definitely one of my go-tos!

  12. Megan Hamsher

    Dearest Dorothy WElcome to Partonville series by Charlene Ann Baumbich is an absolute hoot.
    After all, who would think that an 87-year-old lady could get into trouble?

  13. Connie Scruggs

    Karen Witemyer’s books always make me laugh out loud when I read them. Her characters can get into some funny situations.
    Jen Turano is also a guaranteed laugh.

  14. Brittaney B

    There are some great authors listed here but I don’t see Jenny B Jones! She consistently makes me guffaw while reading.

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