Because these books are so funny, we recommend that you don’t read them in public, and if you do, we’re not responsible for the consequences. Here is a collection of incredibly funny books, which we think are the funniest books ever written.

8 Laugh Out Loud Funniest Books Ever Written

1. A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces… Winner of the Pulitzer Prize… John Kennedy Toole’s work is a masterwork nothing less than a grand comic fugue.

2. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

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Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

3. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

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CATCH-22 is masterful in so many ways. It begins as comic farce, proceeds to the increasingly surreal, and then transforms into a nightmarish tragedy before ending triumphantly.

4. Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome

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Three Men in a Boat, first published in 1889, tells the story of George, Harris, and J., who, accompanied by Montmorency (a misbehaving dog), take a boating trip up the Thames. Narrated in the first person by J., the novel is hilarious, touching, and occasionally profound. The humor ranges from dry wit to slapstick as J. recounts the trio’s hapless efforts to row their way up the river.

5. Good Omens – Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman

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The Antichrist is coming. The world’s about to end. The only problem is the “rank and file” angels and demons (who’ve begun to enjoy each other’s company and understand each other over the eons) aren’t so sure they want Armageddon to come.

6. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Christopher Moore

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Alternative version of Christ’s life. Alternative version of Christ’s life. Laugh out loud funny. Laugh out loud funny.

7. Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris

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A great book for someone entering college or starting study abroad. Very funny life stories told by an imaginative author.

8. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

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This sparkles with wit that belongs only to Oscar Wilde. The sarcasm is delicious and the twists very intriguing.

So there you are.  If your funny bone needs a rest after these, try some other emotional books here.