Who doesn’t love to laugh? Books are a great way to escape from the everyday stresses of life and have some fun. If you’re looking for a good chuckle, check out these six funniest books ever written.
- A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
What’s funnier than a book about tractors? A book about tractors in Ukrainian! This hilarious novel tells the story of two elderly sisters who are at odds over their father’s new young bride.
But when their father falls ill, the sisters must put aside their differences to save the family farm. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is a laugh-out-loud read that will have you rolling on the floor.
It’s not just the book’s title that’s funny – the whole story is hilarious. If you’re looking for a good laugh, this is the book for you.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
If you’re looking for a book that’s out-of-this-world funny, look no further than The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This sci-fi classic follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless human who is saved from Earth’s destruction by his friend Ford Prefect.
The pair hitchhike their way across the galaxy, encountering a host of strange and wonderful creatures along the way. If you like your humor with a side of aliens, this is the book for you.
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
In this collection of essays, David Sedaris chronicles his life as a gay man living in New York City. From his disastrous attempts at learning French to his stint working as an elf at Santa’s workshop, Sedaris covers it all with his signature wit and humor.
If you’re looking for a hilarious memoir that will have you laughing out loud, Me Talk Pretty One Day is the book for you.
- The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer
The Pumpkin Eater is a darkly comedic novel about a woman who is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s infidelity. Told from the perspective of the wife, the book is equal parts funny and heartbreaking.
Although it may not be the lightest read on this list, The Pumpkin Eater is a masterfully written novel that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.
- Foreskin’s Lament by Shalom Auslander
In this hysterically funny memoir, Shalom Auslander chronicles his struggle with his religious upbringing. A self-proclaimed “recovering Orthodox Jew,” Auslander is not afraid to take on taboos and poke fun at sacred cows.
With its irreverent humor and sharp wit, Foreskin’s Lament is a must-read for anyone who needs a good laugh.
- Delete At Your Peril by Matt Beaumont
Delete At Your Peril is a hilarious spoof on the self-help genre. Told in the form of emails, the book follows the email exchanges between two co-workers who are trying to figure out how to delete an embarrassing message from their boss’s account.
If you’ve ever made a mistake at work, this book will have you laughing out loud. Delete At Your Peril is a laugh-out-loud read that will have you hooked from start to finish.
Even if life is tough, remember that laughter is the best medicine. So go ahead and crack open one of these funniest books ever written – you’ll be glad you did. No matter what life throws your way, these books will always make you laugh.