Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Humor. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Bet


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

When it comes to life’s fun and games, always know: The rules. What’s at stake. When to quit. Wise words from…well…my fortune cookie. But wise words, nonetheless. I just wish the Fortune Cookie People had considered how hard the whole “knowing when to quit” would be to carry out when a woman like me is gambling with her feelings. Heart-palpitating, vageen-tingling, butterflies-in-my-belly feelings for a noncommittal, hot-as-sin player by the name of Jude Winslow. After a crazy night where we were both pretending to be someone else, I’ve found myself immersed in the fun of the fling. The thrill. The irresistible charm. The pleasure of being with a man like him. Problem is, I’m positive he’s the exact opposite of husband material, and that is a serious issue for someone who is fixated on finding her happily ever after. I know the rules and I know the stakes, oh wise Fortune Cookie. Now I’d just like to know how close to self-destruction I have to get before I find the will to quit Jude Winslow. Goodness knows, when your heart is on the line, you can’t ante up your bet with an IOU. Author Note: The Bet is a full-length standalone romantic comedy and the first standalone book in the Winslow Brothers Collection. This book is chock-full of hilarious rom-com moments, but also, it’s spicy . We’re talking alllllll the sexy.

  • Author: Max Monroe
  • Publisher: Max Monroe LLC (July 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. How I Saved the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

At one of the most chaotic periods in American history, in a time of national distrust and despair, one tanned TV host holds the key to the future. In  How I Saved the World,  Jesse Watters takes readers on a tour of his life from basement-dwelling Fox minion to pampered champion of right-thinking Americans. He has divined great truths about the nature of our country while stumbling across beaches asking oblivious college students basic political questions and while stumbling out of Air Force One with the President. Interspersed are his thoughtful suggestions for overcoming left-wing radicalism, maintaining American democracy, moving beyond aging hippies (like his long-suffering, loving parents), saving the world from social justice warriors and the deep state—all while smirking his way through life in only the nicest way.  Watters outlines the stark choice ahead of us between all-American hamburgers and leftist Green New Deal breadlines (okay, maybe that one is a no-brainer) and shows the way for order and fairness to be restored. A manifesto and a call-to-arms from a man for all seasons,  How I Saved the World  is a hilarious, enlightening, entertaining book with a reasonable chance of winning a Nobel Prize in every category, even chemistry.

  • Author: Jesse Watters
  • Publisher: Broadside Books (July 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0063049086
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.05 x 9 inches

                 

3. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

Highest-rated new book of 2016 by Audible customers Winner: Audible's Best of 2016 - Celebrity Memoirs   In this award-winning Audible Studios production, Trevor Noah tells his wild coming-of-age tale during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa. It’s a story that begins with his mother throwing him from a moving van to save him from a potentially fatal dispute with gangsters, then follows the budding comedian’s path to self-discovery through episodes both poignant and comical. Noah’s virtuoso embodiment of all the characters from his childhood, and his ability to perform accents and dialects effortlessly in English, Xhosa, and Zulu, garnered the Audie Award for Best Male Narrator in 2018. Nevertheless, Noah’s devoted and uncompromising mother—as voiced by her son—steals the show.

  • Author: Trevor Noah
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Rich & Famous

                 

4. 1984 (Signet Classics), Book Cover May Vary


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever... • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read • “ The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. ” Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching... A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Signet Classic (January 1, 1961)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0451524935
  • Dimensions: 4.19 x 0.86 x 7.5 inches

                 

5. Tasty Mango: A Billionaire and Single Mom Romantic Comedy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

Ladies, you’ve never had a first date quite like this. He’s a billionaire. Desperately handsome. Wildly charismatic. In fact, a certain article of clothing of mine has gotten quite damp. Except… It’s not the good kind of damp. In fact, I’m suddenly very, very wet. Oh no. I’ve left out something important. I’m nine months pregnant. Don’t ask about the father. I’d rather forget. But I’m sitting in the fanciest restaurant you can imagine. Opposite the man of my dreams. It’s our first time alone together. The start of something spectacular. And… My water just broke. ___ Tasty Mango is a standalone romantic comedy about going into labor on a first date with a billionaire, the ensuing hilarity (and pushing) in a very expensive limo, and trying to manage a new relationship with the world’s most eligible bachelor while cleaning spit up out of your hair.

  • Author: JJ Knight
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 



6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 6 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

  • Author: Mark Manson
  • Publisher: Harper; 2nd Edition (September 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0062457714
  • Dimensions: 20.95 x 13.97 x 2.06 inches

                 

7. Fahrenheit 451


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND MICHAEL SHANNON Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1451673319
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches

                 

8. Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

75th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Introduction by Téa Obreht George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism. SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM! “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.   When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Signet; 50th Anniversary edition (April 6, 2004)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • Dimensions: 4.19 x 0.47 x 7.45 inches

                 

9. Jock Blocked (Copper Valley Fireballs Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

She can’t let him score... Call it superstition, but when a guy bats as hot as Brooks Elliott, you don’t mess with what’s working. And what’s working is him keeping his pants zipped and doing all of his scoring on the field. So when I hear he’s planning to ditch his V-card now that he’s been traded to baseball’s lovable losers—aka my home team and my reason for living every March through October—I do what any rational, dedicated, obsessed fan would do. I make a plan to stop him. But the thing about stopping him is that it requires spending time with him. Lots. And lots. And lots of time. And the more time I spend with him, the more I like him. Not as the guy who’s going to help save my favorite team and finally bring home a championship ring, but as the guy who’s helping me in my quest to bring back the team’s old mascot. Who also loves making pancake and bacon sandwiches. And who would do almost anything for his love of the game. But after all this time of jock-blocking him…do I even have a chance? And if I do, are we both destined to a life of celibacy in the name of winning? Jock Blocked is a home run of a feel-good romantic comedy featuring the world’s most superstitious sports fan, baseball’s oldest virgin hero, a rogue meatball, an adorable puppy with a cussing problem, and the best lovable losers. It stands alone and comes with a happily ever after more satisfying than a game-winning grand slam.

  • Author: Pippa Grant
  • Publisher: Bang Laugh Love LLC (May 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

10. The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor - August 2021

“Funny and fascinating . . . If you’re a comedy nerd you’ll love this book.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews , National Post , and Splitsider Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, this groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.   Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, the book introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the civil rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s, to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine-fueled comedy boom of the 1980s, The Comedians culminates with a new era of media-driven celebrity in the twenty-first century.   “Entertaining and carefully documented . . . jaw-dropping anecdotes . . . This book is a real treat.” —Merrill Markoe, The Wall Street Journal

  • Author: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (November 3, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs