Top 10 Unusual and Funny Book Club Books for 2017

 

It’s that time of the year when we can get to take a closer look at some of the unusual and funny book club books for 2017. These books each stand out on their own merits and definitely stand out in terms of the plot, the tone of the whole book, the characters and certainly serve to enrich our reading experience. Some of these books even provide a quixotic take on life as a whole. Here is the list of funny books for book club

 

You don’t look your age

you don’t look your age is a phenomenal book that any woman would love for the obvious reasons and while the book as a whole may be taken as a documentary on real life events, the fact remains that this book provides you with a glimpse into different lives, from that of a working woman to old spinsterhood and the challenges each contains. But the reason this book stands out is for its funny take on so many issues which makes it one of the must read boks for this year

Read it For:
a poignant retelling of some of the most common issues that most women face today
Don't Read it For:
some of the stories can be a little too real
What makes this book stand out?:
The retelling of the various stories, the characters and the rich interplay between the various characters and the plot

Theft by finding

this book manages to take private diary entries to a whole new level and encompasses the weird, the controversial and the really poignant part of daily humdrum lives. The author takes his diary entries from the time he was a high school dropout with a particular fetish for pancakes and manages to stitch it together into what one assumes is part one of a two part series.

Read it For:
Brilliant style, sharp, witty and poignant at times
Don't Read it For:
If you are against reading others private diaries, you may want to sit this one out
What makes this book stand out?:
The concept, the way the tale has been woven, making it an unusual book for the book club

Rich people problems

the story of the uber rich and their day to day issues; sounds simple enough but thanks to this book and the retelling of the family saga, it is anything but that. From psychosis to desperation to revenge to bitter sweet love, this book certainly has it all. But what makes it stand out is perhaps the way it has been written, and the sharp interchanges between the various characters, making for a fast read.

Read it For:
You may want to include it as one of the unique book club books for it certainly is that, unusually witty and sharp
Don't Read it For:
It tends to be a stereotype in parts,
What makes this book stand out?:
the novel stands out for its hilarious take on some of the myriad problems of the rich class and how they deal with it; sure makes for a funny read

Adulthood for beginners

this book is indeed a lifesaver for it sure comes in as a top pick when it comes to handing out advice on adult themed topics. If you ever had those awkward questions you hesitated to talk to your parents about or with your friends, then this book is as good as it gets, for it has it all and much more.

Read it For:
Adult themed advice, covering myriad topics
Don't Read it For:
If you were not looking for suggestions or advice as regards your personal life, you may want to give this a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
When it comes to unique book club books, this one hogs the top spot for its simplistic take on real adulthood issues
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Being a dad is weird

Being a dad is indeed weird but Ben Falcone manages to retell the tale in his own words as to why it is, and what makes a father, a father. Through the book, Ben relates to his own upbringing and compares with the way he is handling his fatherhood, the trials and tribulations. It is funny to the last page.

Read it For:
If you are about to become a dad or have just become one, then you definitely need to read this book
Don't Read it For:
If childhood upbringing is not your cup of tea, you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The brilliant way in which Ben Falcone manages to reconnect with his own childhood while relating to his two daughters and its downright funny; which is why it has to be one of the picks when it comes to selecting funny books for book club.

We are never meeting in real life

the book, penned by real life comedian manages to snare us from page one as she recalls her past experiences whether it is was the disaster ridden Pilgrimage to Nashville to her awkward sexual encounters. This book sure takes ‘funny’ to a whole new level and is a definite grab as far as funny books for book club goes.

Read it For:
For an uproariously funny take on real life incidents and to learn what to do and what not to do under similar circumstances
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into poignant retelling of one’s early years, you may want to give this one a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
Samantha’s take on real life events and how she manages to tap into her funny bone to deal with the same

I can’t make this up

Kevin Hart manages to share his early years from his childhood through this book and manages to retell the story in a rib tickling manner. It takes a lot of grit to laugh at the lemons that life throws at you and Kevin hart manages to do the same here, page for page. He manages to paint a prosaic picture of his childhood, upbringing and the determination with which he succeeded to where he is today.

Read it For:
An interesting take on day to day life issues
Don't Read it For:
If you are no longer into memoirs, then you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The sheer depth of emotion that Kevin manages to bring into play with his book, from poignant movements to uproariously funny ones.

Would everyone please stop

Jenny Allen, tagged as one of the Funniest writers in America by the New Yorker’s Andy Borrowitz, certainly lives up to her billing with this new book. She manages to retell everything from the absurd to the downright funny ones and at times, the book takes off on a philosophical bent as well. So there’s a little bit of everything in it, from comedy to poignant moments.

Read it For:
Sharp wit, and rib tickling content
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into personal memoirs, then you definitely want to give this one a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
Her sharp wit which makes itself felt on every page of her book which is why it stands out as one of the unusual books for the book club

Believe me

Eddie Izzard is today a household name where comedy and street performances are concerned and this book manages to cover everything from his childhood, loss of support system with his mother at a young age and how he managed to claw his way back to the stage, front and center. This book is indeed a worthwhile read, for it showcases Eddie’s reflection on his upbringing, and brings to the table his sarcastic wit, making it a worthwhile read. This book is certainly unique enough to be one of the top picks for unusual book for book club books

Read it For:
Eddie Izzard’s singular tale of his own rise to fame, with his sharp wit
Don't Read it For:
If personal memoirs are not your cup to tea, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The range of topics covered, from politics to history and Eddie’s own take on the same

The End of Men

this book manages to smash quite a few stereotypes in this retelling of the lives of four women and their respective ‘others’. The book manages to come off as both poignant at times but funny and bittersweet as well and offers a realistic take on relationships in today’s context.

Read it For:
A creative take on relationships today
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into romance or into novels that relate to the same, then you may want to give this one a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The twist ending, the creative plot lines, the interplay between various characters from the cheating spouse to a punchy and hilarious take on Motherhood.

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