Funniest books I’ve ever read: A top ten list

Happy Holidays (and Christmas) everyone! As Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, this week’s list is a freebie (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). Since today is meant to be merry and bright, what better topic than the top ten funniest books I’ve ever read.


In no particular order:

10. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

9. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

8. Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis

7. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

6. Private Lives and Hay Fever by Noel Coward

5. MASH by Richard Hooker

4. Straight Man by Richard Russo

3. Three Men in a Boat: (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome

2. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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  • Alice in Readerland

    I love The Importance of Being Ernest! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list: Top Ten Catchiest Book Titles:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    • Rory O’Connor

      Love your list, what a great topic. I love books with ridiculous/fun titles.

  • picturemereading

    I love Bridget Jone’s Diary!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Me too! I can’t wait to read the new one.

  • softdrink

    Merry Christmas! I haven’t read A Walk in the Woods, but I’ve loved Bryson’s humor in his other books.

    • Rory O’Connor

      A Walk in the Woods is good, I work in a nature-y library and managed to slip this one into the collection.

  • Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    I don’t get to read near enough funny books. Great choice for your topic!

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thanks! I don’t read a look of funny books, so the ones I read tend to stick with me.

  • booksaremyfavouriteandbest

    Great list – certainly agree on Fielding and Bryson (have you read Downunder?). I think my list of funny books would have to include some Jonathan Tropper and David Sedaris.

    • Rory O’Connor

      Would you believe I have not read any Sedaris? He’s constantly on my TBR list, but never actually gets read. I haven’t read Bryson’s Australia book (has a ridiculous US title), but I did read his UK one which was good.

  • wcs53

    Nice list – I read a couple of these last year, but I’ll need to check out some of the others. My list this week is Christmas gift books.

  • Quinn

    I did a similar topic – Top Ten Books That Made Me Laugh. Bridget Jones made it onto my list as well 🙂

  • Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

    Crooked Little Vein sounds hilarious. I’ve added it to my TBR list.

    • Rory O’Connor

      It assaults the senses, it’s great if you’re into that type of book. He has a new one coming out in Jan that I’m excited to read.

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