So this time of year I am buried neck deep in tax returns. I love taxes, really, but ten days out from the deadline and the bloom is no longer on the rose. I don’t really have time for breaks at work except to run next door for lunch to go. I think I am going to set a record for number of days in a row I have eaten the exact same meals. At least they are reasonably healthy and dinner involves actual salad.
Still, the brain needs a break. This is when I pull out those little scenes my memory holds on to from some of the funniest books I have read. I can let my mind wander a bit in between tax returns and take a tiny mental break. I’ve done this ever since I was young. I remember relaxing during a calculus exam in high school with a funny scene from James Herriott’s books (who remembers Trickie Woo?).
The books that have kept me sane this busy season, in no particular order:
Too Late…I Love You by Kiki Archer. The bike scene. The visual of the woman going down the ramp onto the pebble beach. And the ice cream. That whole scene makes me cry with laughter every time. A Fairytale of Possibilities also has more than a few scenes that make me laugh out loud.
Huntress by A.E. Radley. The boat chase. I don’t want to give anything away- go read it. I laughed hard at so many scenes in this book. A superb adventure story.
Gigolo Girl by Saxon Bennett and Layce Gardner. I’m already laughing. Let’s just say be careful what you carry around in your purse. Bennett and Gardner are always funny and this is one of my favorites. Mildred’s adventures had me screaming with laughter in places.
The Wallops books by Gill McNight. I just love the character interactions, the eccentricities of each and what that means to watch them go about their daily lives. The visuals in the book are highly entertaining.
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Kris Bryant’s new book, Breakthrough. I really, really hope some of those scenes are from real life. I had to put the book down I was laughing so hard. Wildlife and inexperience makes for some very funny scenes. Moose.
So what are your favorite funny books? I will definitely need some more reading when the tax tsunami is over.