Book Riot’s 100 Hilarious Books Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge: Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

One of my 2017 reading goals was to read 25 books on Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books list by the end of the year. There are a lot of books on this list that sound really funny, so I thought, why not read all 100 hilarious books. It’ll take me a while to get through the whole list, but I hope to eventually read them all.


  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  2. Has Anyone Seen My Pants by Sarah Colonna
  3. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
  4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  6. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
  7. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  8. Varamo by César Aira
  9. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  10. Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
  11. How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
  12. Senselessness by Horatio Castellanos Moya
  13. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg and Madeline Gobbo
  14. See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai
  15. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  16. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  17. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  18. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  19. Go the F**k To Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  20. To Say Nothing Of The Dog by Connie Willis
  21. Misconceptions by Blu Daniels
  22. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
  23. The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke by Angela Nissel
  24. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  25. A Bad Idea I’m About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure by Chris Gethard
  26. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  27. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  28. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
  29. How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
  30. Blonde Bombshell by Tom Holt
  31. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  32. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  33. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  34. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  35. The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage
  36. Company by Max Barry
  37. You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
  38. The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
  39. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  40. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  41. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  42. Such A Pretty Fat: One Narcissist’s Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
  43. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  44. Home Land by Sam Lipsyte
  45. Typical American by Gish Jen
  46. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  47. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  48. Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood by Laurie Notaro
  49. The Regional Office Is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
  50. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  51. Adulthood Is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection by Sarah Andersen
  52. What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  53. Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood by Drew Magary
  54. The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine by Krissy Kneen
  55. Killing Auntie by Andrzej Bursa
  56. I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
  57. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  58. The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck
  59. Shrill by Lindy West
  60. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  61. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  62. The Internet Is A Playground by David Thorne
  63. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  64. Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
  65. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  66. I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young
  67. Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel
  68. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  69. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  70. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  71. It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson
  72. Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran
  73. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  74. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  75. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  76. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
  77. Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle
  78. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  79. Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
  80. I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
  81. Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch
  82. The Room by Jonas Karlsson
  83. Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
  84. An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington
  85. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
  86. The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  87. I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
  88. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
  89. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
  90. Clown Girl by Monica Drake
  91. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  92. Oreo by Fran Ross
  93. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner
  94. Black Hole Blues by Patrick Wensink
  95. The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle
  96. The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez
  97. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
  98. Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
  99. Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable by Mark Dunn
  100. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

2 thoughts on “Book Riot’s 100 Hilarious Books Reading Challenge

  1. Some of these sound good – you will have to tell me the ones you think I would like……(be my private reviewer…)

    1. I’ll let you know when I find one you might like. This list has a lot of variety, so I’m guessing there will be a few you would enjoy.

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