tisdag 19 april 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Books That Will Make Me Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created at the lovely The Broke and the Bookish.
Every Tuesday we're given a new topic to create or top ten list.
Today's topic is: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

10. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
“Uh, what are you doing?'
'What does it look like I'm doing?' Jake asks, settling into the seat beside me. The bus jerks forward. 'I'm sitting beside you.'
'No, you're not. Your seat is in the middle. Nice try, though.'
He has the audacity to ignore me, sets his book bag on his lap and rummages through it. After a minute, he pulls out a folded sheet of paper and hands it to me.
I unfold it. 'A love letter? How sweet.'
'No.' He turns pink. 'It's just something I found on the Internet-'
'Porn? You shouldn't have.”

9. The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
“Are you out of your goddamn mind? You think we can take on two hundred soldiers? I know I am an extremely attractive man, J, but I am not Bruce Lee.”
“Who’s Bruce Lee?”
“Who’s Bruce Lee?” Kenji asks, horrified. “Oh my God. We can’t even be friends anymore.”
“Why? Was he a friend of yours?”
“You know what,” he says, “just stop. Just—I can’t even talk to you right now.”

8. Demon Road by Derek Landy
"The girl doesn't know what you're talking about," Jacob said. 
"She's new," said Milo.
"I'm learning," said Amber. "And I know more than Glen."
"I literally know nothing," Glen offered up happily."

7. The Vampire Academy series (& Bloodlines) by Richelle Mead
“He cocked his head in an overly dramatic fashion. "Hey, I just got it: it was you, wasn't it?" He looked at Lissa, the back at me. "She got you to kill the fox, didn't she?Some weird kind of lesbian voo—ahhh!”
Ralf burst into flames.
I jumped up and pushed Lissa out of the way—not easy to do, since we were sitting at our desks. We both ended up on the floor as screams—Ralf's in particular—filled the classroom and Ms. Meissner sprinted for the fire extinguisher.
And then, just like that, the flames disappeared. Ralf was still screaming and patting himself down, but he didn't have a single singe mark on him. The only indication of what had happened was the lingering smell of smoke in the air.
For several seconds, the entire classroom froze. Then, slowly, everyone put the pieces together. Moroi magical specializations were well known, and after scanning the room, I deduced three fire users: Ralf, his friend Jacob, and—
Christian Ozera.
Since neither Jacob nor Ralf would have set Ralf on fire, it sort of made the culprit obvious. The fact that Christian was laughing hysterically sort of gave it away too.”

6. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
“You can't do a blocking spell, and you've never heard of L'Occhio di Dio? Man, what kind of witch are you?"
I had an incredibly nasty retort ready that involved his mother and the U.S. Navy, but before I could get it out....”

5. The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan 
“Hark,” he said, his tone very dry. “What stone through yonder window breaks?”
Kami yelled up at him, “It is the east, and Juliet is a jerk!”
Jared abandoned Shakespeare and demanded, “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Throwing a pebble,” said Kami defensively. “Uh… and I’ll pay for the window.”
Jared vanished and Kami was ready to start shouting again, when he reemerged with the pebble clenched in his fist. “This isn’t a pebble! This is a rock.”
“It’s possible that your behaviour has inspired some negative feelings that caused me to pick a slightly overlarge pebble,” Kami admitted.”

4. Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
“Dad pulled me into a brief hug. "You're still my girl. Are you hungry? We got, um--"
"Yes, I already met Toast." I sighed. "Please tell me that Marmalade and Sugar Puff aren't a rabbit and a hamster."
He dropped his gaze sheepishly and mumbled, "Chinchilla.”

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
“Blimey,” said the other twin. “Are you — ?” “He is,” said the first twin. “Aren’t you?” he added to Harry. “What?” said Harry. “Harry Potter,” chorused the twins. “Oh, him,” said Harry. “I mean, yes, I am.”  

“Harry!" said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. "Simply splendid to see you, old boy-"
"Marvelous," said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry's hand in turn. "Absolutely spiffing."
Percy scowled.
"That's enough, now," said Mrs. Weasley.
"Mum!" said Fred as though he'd only just spotted her and seizing her hand too. "How really corking to see you-”  

 “You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!"
"What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?”

2. All things Cassandra Clare
“You know," Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will."
"There was a time I thought I was a ferret," Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.” 

“This time Magnus answered it, his voice booming through the tiny entryway. "WHO DARES DISTURB MY REST?"
Jace looked almost nervous. "Jace Wayland. Remember? I'm from the Clave."
"Oh, yes." Magnus seemed to have perked up. "Are you the one with the blue eyes?"
"He means Alec," Clary said helpfully.
"No. My eyes are usually described as golden," Jace told the intercom. "And luminous."
"Oh, you're that one." Magnus sounded disappointed. If Clary hadn't been so upset, she would have laughed. "I suppose you'd better come up.” 

“He bumped into a pay phone and said, 'Excuse me, miss,' on our way in," said Julian.
"It's polite to apologize," said Mark with the same small voice.
"Not to inanimate objects.” 

1. All things Rick Riordan
“Are you guys busy?" Juniper asked.
"Well," I said, "we're in the middle of this game against a bunch of monsters and we're trying not to die."
"We're not busy," Annabeth said.” 

 “I have lightning and wind powers," Jason reminded him. "Piper can turn beautiful and charm people into giving her BMWs. You're no more a freak than we are. And, hey, maybe you can fly, too. Like jump off a building and yell 'Flame on!'"
Leo snorted. "If I did that, you would see a flaming kid falling to his death, and I would be yelling something a little stronger than 'Flame on!”

“One guy wore nothing but a Speedo. He’d painted himself blue and was armed only with a baseball bat. Across his chest were the words COME AT ME, BRO.” 

22 kommentarer:

  1. Great list !! I love everything Cassandra Clare <3 And HP of course !! And and haha, most of everything else too, like The Shatter me series and Hex hall.. great list !!

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    1. Cassandra Clare is great. And so funny. :) Thanks a lot for stopping by.

  2. How on earth did I forget about Harry Potter? That's such a good choice. And I totally agree with Rick Riordan - his writing is just hilarious. :)

    1. It really is. I especially love the Weasley twins. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Demon Road did make me smile from time to time. And Rick Riordan is good at making chuckle worthy jokes. :)

    1. Oh, I loved Demon Road. Can't wait to read Desolation. :) Thank you for stopping by.

  4. Definitely Rick Riordan! Thank you!


    1. Haha, you're welcome. :P And thanks for stopping by.

  5. You have some good ones that I didn't think of- like Cracked up to Be and the VA books. Fang Girl sounds good!

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    1. Fang Girl is hilarious. I hope you get to read it someday. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I agree with The Vampire Academy Series. Rose had me laughing throughout the whole series! Great TOP 10! :D
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    1. Yeah, Rose is amazing. Thanks, and thanks for stopping by. :)

  7. Maybe I should pick up Fang Girl. It sounds like something I would like. Great list!

    1. It's so good. I hope you'll enjoy it. :)
      Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Ah, yes, Hex Hall is a great choice. It's been a while since I read it, but I recall that it was very fun. Great list!

    1. It was. And thinking of it now makes me want to re-read it soon. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  9. So many great picks! I'm really looking forward to Demon Road! :)

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    1. Demon Road was so, so good. I hope you'll love it. :)
      And thanks for stopping by.

  10. Hahahaha skrattade högt åt "I literally know nothing," Glen offered up happily." Har int eels boken men just den biten kunde jag typ relatera till lol! XD

    1. Glen kan vara en av mina favoritkaraktärer någonsin. Han är så rolig. :P

  11. Yup, everything Rick Riordan is guaranteed to make you laugh. I haven't read Demon Road yet, but I've read Derek Landy's first series, the Skulduggery Pleasant books and they are hilarious!
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    1. I borrowed the Skulduggery Pleasant series this week, so I'm just dying to read it now. And Demon Road was fantastic. I hope you'll enjoy it. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.