I love books that make me cry with heartbreak as well as with laughter, so when I saw the prompt for this week’s #SixForSunday, I just had to join in! After searching my GoodReads shelves, here are my six.
Super Awkward by Beth Garrod | Editing Emma by Chloe Seager | Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The first book I immediately thought of when I saw this week’s prompt was Super Awkward by Beth Garrod. Even though I am probably 10 years older than the target audience for this book *dies inside* this book had me laughing with every chapter. Beth Garrod captures perfectly just how awkward your teenage years can be. I can’t wait to read the third book in the series, although I may have to re-read the first two first!
Editing Emma by Chloe Seager was a book that surprised me last year. I borrowed it on a whim from the library, and I ended up loving Emma’s tale of ghosting and relationship dramas. What I loved the most was how the writing style and humour reminded me of Louise Rennison, so if you loved those books you should definitely pick up Editing Emma! I can’t wait for the second book in the Emma Nash series to be released next month.
The Geek Girl series by Holly Smale is a series I will probably keep on championing right into my twilight years. Geek Girl follows Harriet, self proclaimed geek and dinosaur aficionado, being thrust into the cut-throat world of fashion modelling. Harriet’s father, Richard and her modelling agent, Wilbur are particularly hilarious, but there are also some cracking one-liners from Harriet’s step mother, Annabel and her grandmother, Bunty. Oh, I must read them all again soon!
Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood | The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella | My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl
To be honest, I could have picked any book from Kirsty Greenwood as they are all hilarious and quite frankly amazing, but Big Sexy Love has a special place in my heart. Olive, tasked with the important job of delivering a letter to the ex of her dying best friend, inadvertantly finds herself in all sorts of crazy escapades in New York. Big Sexy Love was so funny, I had to hide my laughs on the bus to work. A definite recommend from me.
Another book that I would recommend to anyone looking for a completely ridiculous book to escape into is The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. When high flying lawyer Samantha messes up at work, she runs away and find herself hired as a housekeeper, despite being the most undomestic person ever. I read this book last year on holiday and it was so much FUN. I could easily read this again and again.
Finally, the last book that I remember making me laugh out loud was My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl. I read this book before watching the TV show, and even though I ended up preferring the TV show, this book is still hilarious. I distinctly remember taking pictures of my favourite parts in the book to send to my best friend in an attempt to get her to read it too.
What was the last book you read that made you laugh?