Laugh Out Loud With 7 Funny Books for a Women's Only Book Club
Put away the thrillers and dramas for a month to read a little humor!
Funny Book Club Books
We all live busy lives and for some of us, book club is the only time really have to unwind with a few friends and unwind! It's even better if you've selected a funny book club book for the month because you get to enjoy the discussion while having a good laugh while reading too!
We've all heard of book clubs that pick books that aren't very fun to read or have even been part of them. Sometimes there are even one-off months that have a book you don't particularly enjoy. One thing most book club readers can agree on is that humorous books are usually a winner!
We dug up seven amazingly funny book club books you'll love to read in your women's book club. Two are memoirs by two super funny women, while the other five books are humorous fiction you'll want to add to your reading list ASAP!
1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Maria Semple's Where's You Go, Bernadette is described as both "divinely funny" and full of "vivacious humor." The novel follows Bernadette Fox, a woman with agoraphobia who plays a lot of roles to a lot of different people, for better or worse. When Bernadette disappears before a family trip to Antarctica, it becomes her fifteen-year-old daughter's job to find her mother. Told through emails, police reports, invoices, letters, and more, this quirky novel isn't to be missed!
2. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
You probably know Issa Rae from the hit show, Insecure, but in her hilarious biography book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, you'll get to know her a little better! In her book, named after her popular web series, Rae shares the usual things, like work, friendships, and love, with a healthy and entertaining dose of awkwardness, while also delving into other things like "cybersexing in the early days of the Internet." Both "brilliantly wry" and "lovably awkward," don't pass up the chance to introduce Issa Rae's book into your book club!
3. Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman
The title of Kathy Cooperman's book, Crimes Against a Book Club, already sounds like the perfect book for book club, right? Wait until you hear what it's about! Each in need of money, best friends Annie and Sarah cook up a get-rich-quick scheme to pay for IVF treatment and therapy for Annie's son. Their con? To use Annie's chemistry background to craft a "luxury" anti-aging face cream and Sarah's looks and sell it to Annie's ritzy book club. It goes great until Annie decides to toss an illegal ingredient that could ruin everything!
4. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Described as "absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy" and "romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling," Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue receives quite the standing ovation! Alex Claremont-Diaz has been the perfect First Son since his mom became president. Well, perfect but for his beef with Prince Henry that tabloids manage to get photos of. Damage control involves a fake friendship between the boys that quickly becomes a secret romance.
5. It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke
It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke is the story of Ronni Johnson, a licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer. While working at an assisted living facility, she meets Violet, a woman who doesn't actually need care, just attention. Mostly male attention. Violet passes away and wills Ronni a large inheritance, but only if Ronni writes a book about Violet's life within the next year. Told in alternating chapters between Ronni and young Violet, Ronni juggles life in this hilarious look at a life well-lived.
6. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling's first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, was a hilarious book that many book clubs covered. It's only fitting to read Why Not Me? too, a look into Kaling's "ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life." Told in a series of essays on everything from getting dumped by friends to women's body sizes, Kaling's voice is just as poignant and humorous as ever!
7. Digging In by Loretta Nyhan
In Loretta Nyhan's Digging In, Paige Moresco met the love of her life when she was in just eighth grade. Two years ago, he passed away. Since then, she has been "sleepwalking through life," only getting by because of their son. While staring at her overrun lawn one day, Paige realizes just how bad things have gotten. That's when she begins to dig a hole, slowly transforming her whole yard into a vegetable garden. She may not know much about gardening, but with the help of new friends, Paige finds "something big is beginning to take root."
Let's Keep the Conversation Going...
What funny books for women would you add to this list?