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Top 10 Funny Books Guaranteed to Make You Giggle

There's nothing like a good laugh, so, if you're searching for some side-splitting reads for yourself or as a gift for a friend, we've got you covered. From comedians to parodies to books for word and film fans, we have funny books whatever your interests or sense of humour. Discover our top 10 funny books guaranteed to make you giggle...

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1. Very British Problems: Volume 3

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Rob Temple

The third volume of the hilarious Very British Problems is just as good as the previous two. Packed with relatable oddities that seem to be specific to the awkward Brits; you won't be able to stop turning the pages of this brilliant book. Between the funny observations on British life, there are references to many unusual aspects of British culture, such as a collection of the strangest pub names. This celebration of the awkwardness of Britain is a must for all comedy fans.

2. Help Me

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Marianne Power

This quirky read will give any serial self-help book reader the giggles. Marianne Power decided to put the advice of the best-known self-help books to the test by following the tips from a different book each month for a year. The results are at once hilarious and heart-warming in this exploration of self and investigation into whether self-help books can really change your life. 

3. Sketchy Muma

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Anna Lewis

Motherhood isn't easy and this book perfectly captures highs and lows of life as a modern-day parent. With funny and relatable sketches on every part of being a mum, from pregnancy to raising a little human, this is a great book to have on the shelf for a little pick-me-up now and then.  From sleep deprivation to the dramas of soft play, this is a book that is sure to make every parent laugh.  

4. Thinking About It Only Makes it Worse

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David Mitchell

David Mitchell has a lot of questions about the modern world and in his hilarious book he takes a look at the things that he feels just don't make sense about life these days. From movie remakes to swearing to Ryanair, David is on a mission to make sense of this crazy world. Witty and intelligent, this book will make you think as well as laugh, perfect for fans of David and for people you are just as confused about the peculiarities of the modern world as he is. 

5. I Am Sure I Speak for Many Others

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Colin Shindler

This collection of letters and telegrams received by the BBC over the last 40 years is a brilliant insight into the minds of the public. From the broadcast of the Coronation, right up the contemporary programming of today, the BBC has received many funny letters and complaints and the best are compiled into this little book for you to enjoy.

6. Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

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Gyles Brandreth

This collection of over 1000 funny quotes from across all media has been put together by writer and broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth, and features quotes from the likes of Oscar Wilde, Joan Rivers, Woody Allen and Frankie Boyle. All the quotes fall into categories, such as The Weather, Diets and Computers, so if you never need some wise words on any particular topic Gyles has you covered in this great quotation dictionary.

7. Puppy verus Kitten

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Andy Riley

This graphic novel from cartoonist and Emmy award-winning Andy Riley is a treat for anyone with a dark sense of humour. Puppy is full of full of optimism but it's his naivety that really sets him apart from the intelligent and philosophical Kitten. Their differences lead them to clash dramatically but could their human bring them together?

8. Star Wars Be More Vader

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Discover your assertive side with one of pop culture's most recognisable bad buys, Darth Vader. This unusual (and hilarious!) self-help book uses tips from Vader himself to help you navigate common workplace issues and learn how to stand your ground in any situation. This is an out-of-this-world gift for any sci-fi fan. 

9. A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book

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Nathan Joyce

Who doesn't love David Attenborough?! In this funny book you will find facts, quizzes, quotes and activities all to do with the famous naturalist. From a guess the animal from David's description game to a 'What would Attenborough do?' guide, there are hours of fun to be had with this quirky read. 

10. F in Exams

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Richard Benson

School exams were terrifying for most of us but there are some students who saw the funny side in not knowing the right answers. This collection of hilarious, weird and unforgettable answers to questions from English, history, geography and science exams will have you in fits of laughter.  

If you haven't seen the right book to tickle your ribs yet then check out our full range of funny books.