Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021



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

1. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner’s nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch–and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, “What is life all about, anyway?” Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg “was put on this earth to write” (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

  • Author: Fannie Flagg
  • Publisher: Random House (November 28, 2006)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. The Bet


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - 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

                 

3. The Last Anniversary: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty , comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters. Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery. Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions. As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

  • Author: Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1st edition (April 2, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. The Magic of Found Objects: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a feel-good story about becoming who you were meant to be all along. Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer’s son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she’s been torn between the two. But now that she’s been betrayed by both love and the mother she once idolized, her rational side is winning. So when her best friend from childhood proposes that they give up on romance and marry each other, Phronsie agrees. Who better to spend your life with than your best friend? Maybe the connection they already have is love. Maybe there’s no falling to be done. But immediately after they announce their engagement, she encounters someone who makes a very charming and compelling argument for revisiting romance. While her even-keeled stepmother argues for the safety that comes with her new engagement and her mother relays messages from the universe to hold out for true love, Phronsie must look to her own heart to find the answers that have been there all along.

  • Author: Maddie Dawson
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

5. The Grumpy Player Next Door (Copper Valley Fireballs Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

I, Tillie Jean Rock, am not in love with my brother’s teammate. Sure, he might have those biceps and that “I am the grouchiest of grouchy bears” smolder, and he might shovel snow off his driveway next door wearing nothing but boxer shorts and rubber boots, and he might be running a side business feeding all the stray goats in town, but studliness is only skin-deep. And I might flirt with him every chance I get, but I swear it’s only to annoy my brother. And him. Because Max Cole? Under all of those glorious muscles and chiseled cheekbones and searing glares beats the heart of a heartless devil. I could no sooner fall in love with a guy who treats me like a kid, and judges me at every opportunity, and sets an army of garden gnomes loose on my yard, than I could fall in love with my grandfather’s pet parrot. But I can definitely annoy him. I can one hundred percent get on board with annoying him. That’s what you do when you don’t like your neighbor, right? But you know what they say about love and hate… It’s a very thin line. Especially when the real reason I’m not in love with Max Cole—that he’s incapable of love—might not be true at all. The Grumpy Player Next door is a fun-filled enemies-to-lovers romcom featuring a ray of sunshine on a mission, an athlete who’s only grouchy around her, and an epic prank gone wrong. It stands alone and comes complete with small-town shenanigans, a goat who’s not nearly as wise as his name suggests, and proof that sometimes, love is the best kind of vengeance.

  • Author: Pippa Grant
  • Publisher: Bang Laugh Love LLC (July 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 



6. Chasing the Sun: The brand new fun summer read from bestseller Judy Leigh


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

From the Amazon charts bestselling author of  Five French Hens and The Old Girls' Network  comes a story of two sisters in their golden years embarking on the holiday of a lifetime, to find love, friendship and new adventures. Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as a shock. The woman in the mirror looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age. When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and they're off to Spain. The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit so she decides to head off for a solo journey to continue to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in a new country, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map? But it might just be found in a new flame... Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre , fun , warmth and timeless lessons in how to live . Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr. Praise for Judy Leigh: ‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson , bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left

  • Author: Judy Leigh
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (April 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

7. How I Saved the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - 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

                 

8. 1984 (Signet Classics), Book Cover May Vary


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - 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

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - 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

                 

10. The Unhoneymooners


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humor & Satire Fiction - August 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal Named a “Must-Read” by TODAY, Us Weekly , Bustle , BuzzFeed , Goodreads , Entertainment Weekly , Publishers Weekly , Southern Living, Book Riot, Woman’s Day , The Toronto Star, and more! For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies . Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion...she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is...Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be. With Christina Lauren’s “uniquely hilarious and touching voice” ( Entertainment Weekly ), The Unhoneymooners is a romance for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.

  • Author: Christina Lauren
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1501128035
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 1 x 8.25 inches