Books to Read for National Humor Month


The month of April marks National Humor Month, and this year on Liv Avenida Blog we’d like to help you celebrate! While there are plenty of hilarious comedies to watch or stand up sketches to enjoy on YouTube, we’d like to focus on a few entertaining books. This month, we invite you to pick up a humorous book when you have a minute to relax in your Chandler, AZ apartment. Consider reading one of the following:

Calypso by David Sedaris

Known for his hilarious collections of stories and essays, David Sedaris has once again hit the mark with his latest book Calypso. This time, Sedaris has created an articulate description of middle age and growing old in a way that’s personal, painfully universal, and still absolutely hilarious.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Allie Brosh, known for her famous blog Hyperbole and a Half, has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller with her first ever print release. An even mix of new content and popular blog posts, this full-color mix of text blurbs and goofy cartoon drawings will have you saying, “I can relate to that!” while laughing your head off all along the way.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

If you’re interested in the intersection between science fiction and fantasy, then this bestselling book is perfect for you. Read this description from Amazon:


“Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.


“Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxy of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.


“Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!”


Have a happy National Humor Month!