Discover humorous books

Looking for a laugh?  Celebrate the National Year of Reading July theme, Discover, by discovering lots of humorous books, both fiction and non- fiction in your library. An easy way to find the fiction titles is to look for the blue smiley face on the spine.
 Obviously, what's funny to one person may not be funny to another...meaning its no laughing matter to recommend humorous books! A book that causes you to laugh out loud  may leave someone else completely unmoved. Whether you prefer satire, black humour, gentle humour, slapstick or farce, here is an assortment of authors who have written books that will make you laugh, or at least, smile.

Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy)
Bill Bryson
Augusten Burroughs (Running with scissors)
Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series)
Tina Fey
Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones series)
Stella Gibbons (Cold comfort farm)
Mark Haddon
Joseph Heller (Catch 22)
James Herriot (All creatures great and small series)
Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic series)
David Koch (Best jokes series)
Lisa Lutz ( The Spellmans series)
Terry Pratchett (Discworld series)
Louise Rennison (young adult fiction)
Kerri Sackville (When my husband does the dishes...)
Rebecca Wells(Ya Ya  Sisterhood series)
P.G. Wodehouse
John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces)