Fae Friday – Books That Made Me Laugh

Welcome back to another Fae Friday post! I’m finding that time goes by very quickly. I’ve already been in The Netherlands for a week! Thankfully there’s enough to do around here, so I’m never really bored.

Fae Friday is hosted by Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Here is this week’s prompt: laugh

“Did you know that in certain lore, a fairy is born from the first laugh of a child? That is why this curious wannabe fae wants to know: What is a book that made you genuinely laugh.”

I read mostly fantasy and sci-fi, which are two genres that don’t really have a high humor factor… But, a few weeks ago there was a Top Ten Tuesday post about books that made me smile! So I’ll draw inspiration from my own post. Plus, I can probably think of some other books that made me laugh lately!

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet book cover

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

By Becky Chambers

I think I’ve talked about this book many times now, but it’s seriously really good! It didn’t necessarily make me laugh out loud, but it is a lovely character study, and is weirdly hopeful. I loved reading about the friendships among the crew of the Wayfarer, and that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to be open and vulnerable to new experiences.
Six of Crowss book cover

Six of Crows

By Leigh Bardugo

Again, the whole Six of Crows duology doesn’t really inspire laughter (it’s more likely to inspire tears and suffering), but there were definitely parts that made ma laugh. I mean, “my ghost won’t associate with your ghosts” is funny to me. It’s also the only funny part I actually remember the words of, but I know for sure there were more moments that made me laugh. I actually think that most of Bardugo’s books have those unexpected moments of humor in them. Laughing hits extra hard when you don’t expect to.
Foundryside book cover


By Robert Jackson Bennett

This book has been mentioned quite a bit on my blog lately, but for good reason. It’s just really good! For an adult fantasy, the writing is super accessible and the pacing is quite fast. Anyway, this book definitely had moments that made me laugh out loud. Sometimes the characters are just plain absurd. Though explaining what’s so funny is like explaining a joke… the humor will get lost. So you’ll have to find out for yourself where the funny bits are!

I’m gonna leave it at those three today, or else this post will become way too big. What are some book that made you laugh out loud?

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  1. August 28, 2020 / 3:17 pm

    I love how Leigh Bardugo will slide some really funny bits into her books! Great post!

    • simonevanheijst
      August 28, 2020 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks! And I love that too, it’s so unexpected, but those moments truly are funny

  2. August 29, 2020 / 5:18 am

    I really need to read Six of Crows one of these days!

    • simonevanheijst
      August 29, 2020 / 3:06 pm

      Yes!! I really loved it

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