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 TV 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

  • £4.99

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. Where the Wild Dads Went

  • £3.99

Katie Blackburn and Sholto Walker

Katie Blackburn and Sholto Walker's hilarious spoof of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is the perfect gift for dads everywhere. The story follows Dad finishing work and seeking some fun, this leads him to the land of Wild Dads, but soon he realises he misses his home and family and needs to find his way back. With brilliant illustrations by Sholto Walker, this book is the perfect parody.

3. Seriously Funny

  • £3.99

Simon Brett

This book of the strangest oxymorons in the English language is the perfect present for word lovers. From 'same difference' to 'bittersweet', there are so many oxymorons that we use daily and Simon Brett examines all of them in this witty book. With categories such as Popular Culture and Business Ethics, no oxymoron is overlooked in this Seriously Funny book.

4. Thinking About It Only Makes it Worse

  • £8.09

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

I am Sure I Speak for Many Others... - Hardback - 9781785942532 - Colin Shindler
  • £2.99

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

  • £16.00

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. Five Go Parenting

  • £3.99

Bruno Vincent

This hilarious edition in the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups parody series sees The Famous Five taking on the difficult task of parenthood. George, Anne, Dick, Julian and Timmy the dog are tasked with looking after Cousin Rupert's baby but they have no idea what they're doing. Using Dr Google doesn't seem to be helping much either as they frantically try to figure out how to stop the baby from crying. If you loved the Famous Five as a kid, then you'll love the grown-up versions even more as an adult.

8. Tuffers' Cricket Hall of Fame

  • £6.99

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and TV star, has put together his own Hall of Fame with all his favourite cricket stars, plus some non-cricketers that Phil really admires. This witty collection of sportspeople is perfect for cricket fans as a range of cricketers are included, from Phil's childhood heroes to his best teammates and more.


9. Friends are Cheaper Than Therapy

  • £2.49

Cath Tate

Cath Tate, the mind behind many funny greetings cards, has written some great one-liners about friendship and paired them all with retro photographs that match the lines perfectly. A brilliant gift, this book celebrates friendship and the things we do as friends, from bookclubs to parties. Hilarious and genius, this book reminds you why your friends are so special.


10. A Pointless History of the World

  • £4.99

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

These essays from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, hosts of the hit gameshow Pointless, cover the history of the world from the Big Bang to Last of the Summer Wine. With questions from the TV show scattered throughout, this is the perfect book for history buffs and fans of the show. Learn and laugh with this fascinatingly funny book.


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