Funniest books I’ve ever read

If you’re interested in reading books that are very funny, here is my list of the funniest books ever written: (NF = Non-fiction)  (Yes, these are in order.)

  • Three men in a boat – Jerome K. Jerome (the funniest book ever written)
  • Anything by P.G. Wodehouse (no, don’t look for a book called “Anything”) – the greatest humourist of the 20th century
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde (the funniest play, ever)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (funny science-fiction – yes!)
  • Without Feathers – Woody Allen (NF), a true comic genius
  • Nonsense Novels – Stephen Leacock (wonderful parodies of literary styles)
  • A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain (the best book ever written about time travel)
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller (a classic illustrating the insanity of war)
  • Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene (yes, Graham Greene can be very funny)
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel (the book is better than the movie)
  • Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander (NF) (take his test and see how white you are!)
  • Me Too & Three Cheers for me – Donald Jack (any of the “Bandy Papers” books)
  • The Diary of Adrian Mole – Sue Townsend (the sequels are also good)
  • The Incomparable Atuk & Oh Canada Oh Quebec (NF) – Mordecai Richler
  • Scoop – Evelyn Waugh (not a big fan of Waugh, but this is funny)
  • Anything by Dave Berry (NF) (a great satirist)
  • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut (better than “Slaughterhouse Five”)
  • Tobacco Road – Taylor Caldwell
  • Cannery Row & Travels with Charley (NF) – John Steinbeck
  • The Boat That Wouldn’t Float – Farley Mowat
  • The World According to Garp – John Irving
  • Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town – Stephen Leacock
  • Shall we join the ladies – Eric Nicol
  • Jake and the Kid – W.O. Mitchell
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
  • How to be a Canadian – Will Ferguson (NF)
  • Malarky – Anakana Schofield