It's a Laughing Matter: Humorous Fiction

In the mood for something light, a book with quirky characters, witty dialogue, or perhaps a satirical twist? While humor is indeed a personal thing, why not let some of these titles tickle your funny bone and lighten your life? All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1979. (Adult Science Fiction ADA).
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Ames, Jonathan. Wake Up, Sir! 2004.

Amis, Kingsley. Lucky Jim. 1953. (Adult Paperback-Oversize A).

Barry, Dave. Big Trouble. 1999.

Bodett, Tom. The Big Garage on Clear Shot. 1990.

Buckley, Christopher. No Way to Treat a First Lady. 2002.

Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree. 1984.

Clarke, Stephen. A Year in the Merde. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Codrescu, Andrei. Wakefield. 2004.

Coupland, Douglas. JPod. 2006.

Crusie, Jennifer. Welcome to Temptation. 2000. (Adult Romance CRU).
     Also available: Large Type

Dunn, Mark. Welcome to Higby. 2002.

Evanovich, Janet. One For the Money. 1994. (Adult Mystery EVA).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair. 2002. (Adult Science Fiction FFO).
     Also available: CD

Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones’s Diary. 1996. (Adult Chick Lit FIE).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Fitzhugh, Bill. Heart Seizure. 2003.

Flagg, Fannie. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Gibbons, Stella. Cold Comfort Farm. 1964.
     Also available: Large Type

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. 1955.
     Also available: CD

Hiaasen, Carl. Skinny Dip. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. 1998.
     Also available: Large Type

Ironside, Virginia. No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type

Irving, John. The World According to Garp. 1976.

Jenkins, Dan. The Franchise Babe. 2008.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Johnson, Diane. Le Divorce. 1997.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Keenan, Joe. My Lucky Star. 2006.

Keillor, Garrison. Pontoon: A Lake Wobegone Novel. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Letts, Billie. The Honk and Holler Opening Soon. 1998.

Lipsyte, Sam. Home Land. 2004.

Lodge, David. Therapy. 1995.

MacLeod, Charlotte. Rest You Merry. 1978. (Adult Mystery MAC).

Mallon, Thomas. Bandbox. 2004.

Markoe, Merrill. Walking in Circles before Lying Down. 2006.

Moore, Anthony. The Swap. 2008.

Moore, Christopher. A Dirty Job. 2006.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Murray, Paul. An Evening of Long Goodbyes. 2003.

Paolini, Nicole. Swamp Gas. 2000.

Pearson, T.R. A Short History of a Small Place. 1985.

Perrotta, Tom. The Wishbones. 1997.

Phillips, Marie. Gods Behaving Badly. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Robbins, Tom. Skinny Legs and All. 1990.

Rudnik, Paul. I’ll Take It. 1989.

Russo, Richard. Nobody’s Fool. 1993.
     Also available: eBook

Scheft, Bill. Time Won’t Let Me. 2005.

Self, Will. Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall. 2010.

Shalom, Auslander. Hope-A Tragedy. 2012.

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. 1980.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Townsend, Sue. The Queen and I. 1992.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-five. 1969.
     Also available: CD

Wodehouse, P.G. Carry On, Jeeves. 1925.
     Also available: CD

Zweibel, Alan. The Other Shulman. 2005.