Tuesday Top Ten - - - Books That Make Me Laugh Out Loud

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sorry this post is late! I got distracted last night and completely forgot about it.
I don't know about you, but there are days when I just need a laugh, or two. So, I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite laugh out loud books. Please tell me what your's are in the comment section.

I haven't finished this book yet, but I can always count on a laugh from Jen Turano. In fact an author friend said she nearly fell off her treadmill laughing so hard. That's a great endorsement of how comical Ms. Turano's books can be.

Miss Permilia Griswold, the wallflower behind "The Quill" gossip column, knows everything that goes on in the ballrooms of New York. When she overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Asher Rutherford, she's determined to warn him. Away from society's spotlight, Asher and Permilia discover there's more going on behind the scenes than they anticipated.

I read this book ten years ago, and loved every second of it. While it's not a "typical" book for me, I was rolling on the floor reading this.

Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse--and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.
Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees--a favorite pastime of Apollo's--is sapping their vital reserves of strength.
Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

Tamara Leigh is a versatile writer she can write both serious books and laugh out loud funny ones. I am giggling writing this because just remembering the fun of this book.

Maizy Grace Stewart dreams of a career as an investigative journalist, but her last job ended in disaster when her compassion cost her employer a juicy headline. A part-time gig at a Nashville newspaper might be her big break.
A second job at Steeple Side Christian Resources could help pay the bills, but they only hire committed Christians. Maizy is sure she can fake it with her Five-Step Program to Authentic Christian Faith. If only Jack Prentiss, Steeple Side’s managing editor and British hottie, wasn’t determined to prove her a fraud.
When Maizy’s newspaper boss pressures her to expose any skeletons in Steeple Side’s closet, she must decide whether to deliver the dirt and secure her career or lean on her newfound faith, change the direction of her life, and pray that her colleagues—and Jack—will show her grace.

 Susan May Warren is another author who is very versatile in her writing. This series is funny, charming and just plain fun!

With one solved case under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI’s "assistant" until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ’s seeing crime everywhere. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts? When she takes on her first official case—house-sitting for a witness in protective custody—Jeremy assures her there’s no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness . . . and now they’re after PJ, too.

It's no secret that Julie Lessman is one of my favorite authors, and I know I'm in for true fun and romance that causes the need for a fainting couch.
Katie O'Connor is quite the feisty heroine!

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face-to-face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?

While this book had series moments, it was pure laugh out loud fun, and that's what you want when you need something to lift your spirits!

Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother asks her to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance.
Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man hired to renovate the house. Kate can't help being attracted to him, drawn by both his good looks and something else she can't quite put her finger on. He's clearly wounded--hiding from people, from God, and from his past. Yet Kate sets her stubborn heart on bringing him out of the dark and back into the light... whether he likes it or not.
When the stilted, uncomfortable interactions between Kate and Matt slowly shift into something more, is God finally answering the longing of her heart? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she ever dreamed?

She kisses the wrong guy and runs away. Run away brides are always fun.

Kissing the wrong guy days before her wedding leads Allison to become a runaway bride. But can it also lead to happily ever after?Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong: the huge wedding, the frothy dress, and the groom.
Still, kissing the groom’s brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a “Runaway Bride,” complete with "borrowing" her best friend’s car, doesn’t seem to solve her problems.
Can Allison find her way out of this mess? She prefers to be the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.

Janice Thompson does not disappoint with her bride stories. Something always happens that places the bride in a predicament and getting her out of it causes loads of hilarity!

 Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in "Texas Bride" magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town--the very same day Katie wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--catch on to her humiliation if she does?

Another runaway bride story. Denise Hunter is another author who writes laugh out loud books that I can count on to lift my spirits when I'm having a bad day.

Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.
It’s taken Zac months to move on after Lucy left him with no explanation. He’s thrown himself into his family’s farm and his restaurant business in Summer Harbor. Now Lucy’s back, vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. She needs his help putting the pieces together, but letting her back into his life is a risk—and the stakes are high. If he follows his heart he’ll win back the love of his life. But if her memory returns he’ll lose her all over again.

Daddy-Long-Legs with Fred Astaire was a favored movie when I was a young girl and this book has the feel of that movie. This was Katherine Reay's debut novel and while very meaningful, quite funny.

Dear Mr. Knightley is a contemporary epistolary novel with a delightful dash of Jane Austen.

I'd love to hear if any of my books are in your library of Laugh Out Loud funny. Tell me yours in the comments.

OOPS! I knew I was forgetting one!

I know this makes eleven but this book is full of fun and romance. You don't want to miss it!

Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance safely housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels to England to unearth the secret, an actor with a sordid past offers her reluctant heart a very different type of discovery.
Wes Harrison has a past he’s ashamed to confess. Suspicious and cynical, he’s managed to avoid romantic entanglements since a tragedy upended his career and life, that is until American Eisley Barrett comes along. Her authenticity and kindness upend his bitter assumptions and send his heart into unscripted territory.
When his past threatens to ruin a second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grave salvage their unexpected romance?


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ANDI!!! I'm SO honored to be on this list, especially with my favorite book I've written, so THANK YOU, my friend! And thanks for some great suggestions on more books to make me laugh.

Hugs and more hugs!!

Made made made my day! So thrilled Faking Grace is in such amazing company. Thank you, dear lady.

You've got some good ones on this list. I loved Janice Thompson's series, and of course Just The Way You Are! I must say, that one about the gods has me intrigued too... 🙂

Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad that you are blessed by this. I loved Undaunted Hope in so many ways. No wonder it's your favorite. Here's to laughter!

I'm so glad, Tamara! You're welcome dear friend!

God's Behaving Badly is a kick! I can't remember if there is anything questionable in it. I just know I was laughing the whole time!

Such a fun list!!!! Honored to be on it!! Thankyou!

Thanks for stopping by Susan May. I had lots of fun memories putting it together.

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