This week’s theme is books that make you laugh, and I am… notoriously humour-challenged. I have a sense of humour, but sometimes it goes AWOL or hides up a tree or something, and I’m very particular about my humour. All in all, books generally do not make me laugh.
So instead, here are books which elicited a “khee!” sound from me, which is known to be my noise of utter delight.
- Carry On, Rainbow Rowell. Probably not a surprise, considering how much I’ve been talking about this lately. And the narration is often clever and funny.
- In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan. Fans of Isabella have plenty to love about this book… and, you know, we get to find out about certain things that have been hinted at for ages.
- Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews. I don’t know why Ilona Andrews’ writing so reliably pushes my buttons, but yep.
- The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, Catherynne M. Valente. Blunderbuss. <3
- City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett. These books are just so stunningly awesomely crammed with worldbuilding, of course I make fannish noises.
- The Midnight Queen, Sylvia Izzo Hunter. Must get round to the second book soon!
- This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab. Lots of awesome. No romance.
- The Masked City, Genevieve Cogman. A great follow-up to The Invisible Library.
- Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie. I have not the words. But cuddles!
- The Seventh Bride, T. Kingfisher. HEDGEHOG! Fairytale retelling, also.
I just got back from moving, so I can’t be more coherent, but hey, luckily these are all recent reads and I’ve linked to my reviews! Except for In the Labyrinth of Drakes, which is so recent I haven’t reviewed it yet. Oops.