Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels That Will Make You Laugh.

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I love a good laugh. I love when books make me laugh out loud. Sure, it's embarassing when you're reading them on public transportation but there is nothing better than a book giving you such a chuckle that people think you're crazy (especially if it's an audiobook). And I could list a ton of my favorite lighthearted but I have the feeling everyone will do that. So as a huge SF/F fantasy I thought I would give you some recs of those books that will make you laugh.

1.) The Martian by Andy Weir
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The most obvious answer to this question. This is a super serious book and yet it made me laugh so hard that I'm sure I looked crazy in my car listening to this. Mark Watney has my kind of humor that's for sure.

2.) The Reckoners Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
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Most of Snderson's books have a lot of humor. He writes really funny characters. But the tone of this book is just so silly. I mean the main character is really bad at metaphors and says things like "you're a potato in a minefield."

3.) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
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This series you guys, oh my god. So irreverent. The humor is absurdist and amazing. Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Marvin the Paranoid Android. So funny! I listened to a few of these audiobooks while on a train and I tried to hold back but I couldn't.

4.) Jackaby series by William Ritter
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This series is Doctor Who and Sherlock combined and despite not watching either (*hides*) I love the tone of this series so much. Jackaby is so deadpan in the face of such ridiculousness you can't help but laugh.

5.) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
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I'm a huge fan of this series and a lot of it has to do with the humor. Cinder is the perfect straight person for Iko's effervescence, Thorne's sarcasm, and Scarlet's sass. And then we met Winter. Seriously I laugh so hard in all these books.

6.) Mistborn, Second Era by Brandon Sanderson
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Sure, the original Mistborn series is fun and has some humorous moments but the second era series makes me laugh so much. More than a lot of books to be honest. And the reason why? One word. Wayne. That guy is seriously so funny.

7.) The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger
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I need to read Gail's adult series but if it's anything like her YA series then I'm sure it will be hilarious. I mean I know Lord Akeldama is in it so I have no doubts. But seriously, this is a supernatural steampunk boarding school and hilarity ensues.

8.) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
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Speaking of hilarity. The hijinx in this book are phenomenal. These characters get up to some serious shenanigans. I mean their trained thieves so there is bound to be some fun. I still need to continue with this series but I loved the humor and the characterizations of Locke and Jean.

9.) The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken
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I thought there was a lot of humor in the first book of this series because oh the banter between Chubs and well all the other characters. But then I met Vida. And then I saw Chubs and Vida together and my heart!

10.) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
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I mean I shouldn't laugh at a sinister artificial intelligence who holds captive and threatens to kill off the children of world powers if they declare war and yet something about Talis is just so funny. He just tries so hard to be funny that it's actually funny.

Honorable Mentions
11.)  Illuminae by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - (Add to Goodreads / My Review)
12.) Insignia Trilogy by S.J. Kincaid - (Add to Goodreads / My Review)

What are some SciFi/Fantasy books that made you all laugh? Did any of these books? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I didn't realize that The Martian or Cinder were funny but I'm seeing them a lot today! My TTT

  2. Nice picks! Lots are new to me! Seeing The Martian a bit today! Iko definitely brought a lot of laughs to Cinder!!

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  3. Bookmarking this -- what a lovely intersection and the few I've read from this list are awesome and exactly as you describe! Great picks!!

  4. I keep seeing The Martian on lists today. I haven't read it and didn't realize it was so funny. Good to know! :)
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  5. OMG! What a great list. A couple of these made my list :) I'm actually reading Jackaby right now, and Cinder is one of my favs!

  6. Iko was so funny in Cinder, she was my favourite character in the book!
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  7. The Martian was brilliant and hilarious and all the Hitchhiker books are like my happy place! That makes me want to re-read them soon!

  8. I agree 100% with The Martian! I'll have to check out Jackaby too.