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Last Updated on December 29, 2023 by Jella Erhard

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Looking for some seriously good laughs? Don’t worry we got your back! We created this book list to collect the most hilariously funny books no matter what your preferred genre is.

You’ll find here some of the most anticipated humorous novels that will warm your heart and make you laugh out loud. But you’ll also find here thought-provoking funny novels that deal with health, death, and family.

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Are you here for some pure and light fun? We’ve also got some feel-good books for you that’ll turn your me-time into a hilarious laugh party of one. You’ll find here new funny fiction books, quirky and humorous fantasy books, and even hilarious adventure novels that will take you on epic adventures.

Get ready for some serious laughs and cries because these hilarious new books for adults will bring all the feels and all the laughs.

Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan

Rom-Com, High Society Fiction, Scandalous Love Story

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Publishing Date: May 2024
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Contemporary Fiction


Kevin Kwan’s Lies and Weddings is a deliciously scandalous romp that’ll make you chuckle and gasp. Think ‘wedding of the year,’ but with a twist. Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshambury and son of a Hong Kong supermodel, is in deep water.

The family’s once-lush trust fund? Now a heap of IOUs. His mom’s genius solution? Rufus needs to charm a rich lady at his sister’s swanky wedding – a veritable who’s who of the global elite.

Cue the love triangle: There’s Solène de Courcy, the glamorous French hotel heiress; Martha Dung, a sharp-as-nails venture capitalist; and Eden Tong, the down-to-earth doc’s daughter who holds Rufus’s heart.

Just as Rufus tries to untangle his heart and wallet, a volcanic eruption throws the wedding into disarray. And then, bam! A hot mic spills a juicy family secret, flipping the Greshams’ world upside down.

Set in posh spots from Hawaii to Marrakech and L.A. to England, Lies and Weddings by the mind behind “Crazy Rich Asians” is a whirlwind of love, cash, deception, and the odd family drama. It’s like peering into the most glamorous fishbowl you can imagine – and the fish are having a meltdown.

The Z Word by Lindsay King-Miller

Queer Horror Comedy, Zombie Apocalypse Novel, LGBTQ+ Fiction Book

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Publishing Date: May 2024
Genres: Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Fiction


Lindsay King-Miller’s The Z Word is not your typical zombie story. Picture this: Wendy, a bisexual in a bit of a life mess, is chilling in San Lazaro, Arizona.

Just as she’s dealing with a rocky breakup, bam! Zombies. Suddenly, San Lazaro’s residents are more ‘brain-eating husks’ than ‘friendly neighbors.’

Wendy’s squad is a wild mix – a fabulous drag queen, a dashing silver fox, a badass sword-wielding lesbian couple, a laid-back stoner pizza delivery person, and, awkward alert, her ex-girlfriend.

They’re not just up against the undead; they’re battling corporate greed, dodgy politics, and a whole lot of personal baggage.

The Z Word? It’s a zany, heart-pounding, and emotionally charged debut. Think zombie apocalypse with a queer flavor, sprinkled with humor and a hefty dose of ‘found family’ feels. It’s a fresh take on the undead, showcasing resilience with a side of sass.

Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

Sports Romance Novel, Romantic Comedy Book, Bad Boy Athlete Romance

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Publishing Date: February 2024
Genres: Sports Romance, Romantic Comedy


Tessa Bailey’s Fangirl Down? It’s the sports romance with a laugh track you never knew you needed. Meet Wells Whitaker, a golfer who’s more ‘out of bounds’ than ‘hole-in-one’ these days.

His career’s in the rough, but there’s a ray of sunshine: a fiery redhead who’s his cheerleader, no matter how far his balls stray.

Enter Josephine Doyle, the eternal optimist and Wells’ number one fan. When Wells ditches his clubs for good, he realizes he’s swung and missed at more than just golf – he’s lost a chunk of his heart too.

He pitches Josephine an out-of-left-field offer: be his caddy, split the winnings, and join him on a wild ride through the golf circuit.

As they hop from tournament to tournament, the ‘pro-caddy’ line gets blurry, and sparks fly. Jo discovers Wells isn’t just a tough guy with a swing; he’s got a softer side that’s all about treating her right.

Fangirl Down is like a stroll down the fairway of love, charting the unexpected romance between a down-and-out golfer and the woman who always bets on him.

Happily Never After by Lynn Painter

Rom-Com, Wedding Hijinks Fiction, Love Cynic Romance

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Publishing Date: March 2024
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Fiction


Lynn Painter’s Happily Never After is the rom-com we didn’t know we needed. It’s got Sophie Steinbeck, about to say ‘I do’ to a guy who’s more ‘player’ than ‘partner.’

Enter Max, a guy with a unique gig: professional wedding crasher, but with a noble twist. He’s the guy who stands up and shouts “I object!” saving folks from marital doom.

Sophie, ready to ditch her own wedding disaster, teams up with Max. They turn wedding crashing into a wild ride, complete with sparks flying between them. Sure, they start with casual flings, but as they hop from wedding to wedding, something more starts brewing.

Cue the drama when they have to crash a wedding where the bride is Max’s ex. Talk about awkward! This gig makes Sophie and Max rethink everything – their no-strings-attached deal and their views on love.

Happily Never After? It’s a whirlwind of wedding wrecks and unexpected romance, proving even love cynics can find their match amidst chaos and laughter.

Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

Humorous Women’s Fiction, Shanghai High Society, Wedding Heist Novel

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Publishing Date: March 2024
Genres: Humor, Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction


Sophie Wan’s Woman of Good Fortune is a witty gem set in the glitz of a Shanghai high-society wedding. Here’s the scoop: Lulu’s tying the knot with Shanghai’s most eligible bachelor.

Love? Nah, it’s all about saving her family from a financial pickle. But this wedding isn’t just about ‘I dos’ – it’s the backdrop for a wild plan hatched by Lulu and her pals, Rina and Jane.

Rina’s had it with being sidelined at work for the guys, and Jane? She’s a luxury-craving housewife itching to ditch her yawn-worthy marriage.

Together, they cook up a scheme to swipe the wedding gift cash. Talk about a statement! They’re not just after the dough; they’re chasing freedom, time, and a slice of the good life.

As they dive into their caper, the story unfolds into this hilarious yet heart-tugging journey of friendship, bucking societal norms, and the real cost of trying to have everything. 

Woman of Good Fortune? It’s a sparkling debut that’s as much a laugh riot as it is a sharp poke at the dilemmas modern women face.

In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati-Alexander

Caribbean Romance Novel, Humorous Love Story, Ambitious Designer Fiction

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Publishing Date: March 2024
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Fiction


Neely Tubati-Alexander’s In a Not So Perfect World is a rom-com with a Caribbean twist that’ll have you chuckling from start to finish. Meet Sloane Cooper, a video game designer with her life mapped out like a well-designed game level.

But here’s the twist: she tells a panel of dudes at her job interview that she’ll stay single to nail her dream gig.

Then, as fate would have it, Charlie, aka ‘Hot Neighbor Guy’, waltzes into her life with a tempting offer: a free vacay to Turks and Caicos. The catch? She has to play his girlfriend to make his ex green with envy.

Sloane, ever the career woman, finds herself thrown off course in paradise, caught between her job-first promise and the unexpected allure of Charlie.

As the tropical sun blurs the lines between make-believe and the real deal, Sloane’s torn between her heart, her career dreams, and the messy, beautiful thing called love.

In a Not So Perfect World is a breezy, fun read that’s all about finding love where you least expect it, juggling ambitions, and the hilarious hiccups of life, set against the stunning backdrop of a Caribbean resort.

Plastic by Scott Guild

Dystopian Dark Humor, Surreal Fiction Novel, Environmental Satire Book

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Publishing Date: February 2024
Genres: Dystopian Fiction, Dark Comedy, Literary Fiction


Scott Guild’s Plastic is not your average debut novel. Imagine a world where Erin, a plastic figurine, lives a life that’s anything but plastic.

She’s in Tablet Town, selling Smartbodies for virtual reality experiences, all while dodging government spies and eco-terrorist dramas. And guess what? Despite being made of plastic, she’s got a front-row seat to the madness of war and loss.

Things in Tablet Town take a wild turn when a violent attack flips Erin’s world upside down. Enter Jacob, a blind figurine, who might just be the ray of hope Erin didn’t know she needed.

As they dive into virtual worlds together, Erin starts patching up her trauma. But hold on, there’s a twist – family secrets bubble up, threatening to crack the surface of her seemingly steady life.

Guild’s Plastic is a wacky mix of dystopian fantasy and on-the-nose social commentary. It’s as strangely beautiful as it is darkly funny, mirroring the craziness of our own world in the most surreal way possible.

Nuclear Family by Kate Davies

Humorous Family Novel, Donor Conception Fiction, Identity Discovery Book

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Publishing Date: February 2024
Genres: Humor, Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama


Kate Davies’ Nuclear Family, arriving soon, turns a simple DNA test into an epic family rollercoaster. Lena thought she was just spicing up a family get-together, but surprise!

She discovers that Tom, the dad she’s known all her life, isn’t her and twin Alison’s bio-dad. Talk about an awkward family dinner!

Tom’s freaking out, worried his daughters might ditch him for their newfound genes. Meanwhile, Alison, who’s already browsing sperm donor catalogs for her own kid, couldn’t care less about DNA.

For her, Tom’s dad, no question. But Lena? She’s down the rabbit hole, obsessing over finding Mr. Biological Dad, especially after stumbling upon a half-brother who’s nailing it on social media as an actor.

From the brains behind the Polari Prize-winning In at the Deep End, Nuclear Family is a witty, heart-tugging dive into what makes us us. It’s all about the mess and magic of donor conception and getting to the heart of what family really means.

The Fetishist by Katherine Min

Hilarious Revenge Story, Poignant Literary Fiction, Dark Comedy Novel

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Publishing Date: January 2024
Genres: Dark Comedy, Literary Fiction


Katherine Min’s The Fetishist is a real rollercoaster, blending the darkest of humor with some seriously touching moments. Picture Kyoko, a punk singer who’s more tangled up in grief and anger over her mom Emi’s death than a headphone cord in your pocket.

She’s pointing fingers at Daniel, a violinist and Emi’s old flame, plotting a revenge that goes about as well as a cat in a bathtub.

We’ve got a trio of characters here: Kyoko, swimming in her sorrow; Daniel, who’s got a truckload of past errors catching up to him; and Alma, Daniel’s other half, left wondering if she was ever more than just a placeholder.

The Fetishist digs deep, poking around in issues like racial identity, the many faces of femininity, and the whole mess of being seen and unseen. It’s a story that’s as relevant as your morning news feed, yet as timeless as a classic vinyl record.

Third Eye by Felicia Day

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Published: October 5, 2023


Destined to be the realm’s hero but fumbling on the actual heroing, meet Laurel Pettigrew – the Chosen One, who kinda sorta let the evil wizard Tybus take over the magical land of San Francisco. Now, she’s every magical creature’s least favorite person (except her fabulously quirky roomies, a shade-throwing fairy and a portly vampire).

Enter Kate, a “Normie” with knowledge and secrets that might give Laurel a redemption arc. As the ensemble cast (including the legendary Neil Gaiman and Weird Al Yankovic) brings the tale to life, get set for a rib-tickling journey of misadventures, where Laurel and her mismatched gang try to overthrow Tybus. Will they succeed? Or trip over their own feet? Either way, it’s gonna be a hoot!

Third Eye is perfect for readers of all ages who enjoy quirky heroes, magical misadventures, and a truckload of laughs.

Mrs. Nash’s Ashes by Sarah Adler

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Published: May 25, 2023


Take a pinch of starry-eyed optimism, a dash of witty cynicism, and a sprinkle of elderly ashes, and you’ve got the road trip concoction of Mrs. Nash’s Ashes.

Millicent Watts-Cohen, a die-hard romantic, is set to reunite her dearly departed bestie’s ashes with a long-lost love, leading her on a wild drive from D.C. to Key West.

But fate has her sharing the wheel with Hollis Hollenbeck, a skeptic whose beliefs on love are… well, let’s just say they’re not exactly written in the stars.

As they navigate zany B&Bs, eccentric towns, and suicidal deer, Millie realizes this journey might not just be about her elderly friend’s love saga, but hers too.

Mrs. Nash’s Ashes is a comedic ride exploring love’s many routes; ideal for those who cherish love stories, both young and timeless, with a twist of humor and heart.

Runaway Love by Melanie Harlow

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Published: May 2023


Runaway Love by Melanie Harlow is a heartwarming and humorous tale of a single dad who finds more than a summer nanny in a runaway bride. When down-on-her-luck Veronica Sutton arrives at his doorstep, she enchants not only his kids and family, but also the entire Cherry Tree Harbor. Despite his resistance, the city girl with baby-blue eyes and a laugh that warms his heart, lights a fire in him that’s hard to extinguish.

If you love hilarious single dad romance books then this book is especially a good choice for you.

Runaway Love is a delightful blend of romance and comedy, spinning a summer love story that risks running away with your heart.

What Would Jane Austen Do? by Linda Corbett

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Published: 2023


What Would Jane Austen Do? by Linda Corbett is a joyously witty, romantic escapade. Austen-loving journalist, Maddy Shaw, embarks on a hilarious journey as she moves to the countryside, chairs a village literary festival, and dares her crime-writer neighbor, Cameron Massey, to pen a romance novel.

This modern-day Austen homage brims with playful banter, unexpected romance, and treasured Austen quotes. This fun book will certainly tickle any Austen aficionado or romance fan’s fancy.

It’s a great choice for readers who love books inspired by Jane Austen.

What Would Jane Austen Do? is essentially a sparkling love letter to Austen, imbued with laughter, literary fun, and heartwarming connections.

Right Man, Right Time by Meghan Quinn

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Published: 2023


Right Man, Right Time by USA Today and Amazon Charts best-selling author Meghan Quinn is a heart-pounding, blush-inducing romantic comedy set in the world of hockey. Imagine bumping into your ex with his new flame, panic-kissing a stranger, and then owing him a fake relationship.

This laugh-out-loud standalone sports romance, brimming with age-gap sparks and internship antics, takes “complicated” to a new level when feelings get involved. It’s also a great choice for those who are looking for feel-good and absolutely hilarious sports romance books.

Right Man, Right Time serves up a puck-shooting, cheek-flushing concoction of hilarity and romance where the game of love is always on the clock.

A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn

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Published: January 2023


In A Long Time Coming by best-selling author Meghan Quinn, we navigate through an uproarious modern-day spin on My Best Friend’s Wedding. Ophelia, newly engaged and in need of help, turns to her best friend, Breaker Cane, to deal with wedding chaos and a monstrous mother-in-law.

As Breaker steps up, unexpected feelings emerge, triggering a hilarious love triangle with a deadline. This novel blends humor and romance, showcasing Quinn’s trademark wit and charm.

A Long Time Coming is a laughter-inducing new book with a feel-good and hilarious friends-to-lovers story that’s filled with twists and bridal high jinks.

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes – February 2023

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Synopsis: A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars. Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?

Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope–she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.

That’s because Sam Kemp – in the bleakest point of her life – has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag–she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat.

When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence that makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself.

Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.

Someone Else’s Shoes is one of the funniest new contemporary books that’ll make you laugh out loud.

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld, New Funny Romance Fiction, April 2023

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Synopsis: A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamily handsome pop star flips the script on all her assumptions. Romantic Comedy is a hilarious, observant and deeply tender novel from New York Times–bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld.

Sally Milz is a sketch writer for “The Night Owls,” the late-night live comedy show that airs each Saturday. With a couple of heartbreaks under her belt, she’s long abandoned the search for love, settling instead for the occasional hook-up, career success, and a close relationship with her stepfather to round out a satisfying life.

But when Sally’s friend and fellow writer Danny Horst begins dating Annabel, a glamorous actor who guest-hosted the show, he joins the not-so-exclusive group of talented but average-looking and even dorky men at the show—and in society at large—who’ve gotten romantically involved with incredibly beautiful and accomplished women.

Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch called the “Danny Horst Rule,” poking fun at this phenomenon while underscoring how unlikely it is that the reverse would ever happen for a woman.

Enter Noah Brewster, a pop music sensation with a reputation for dating models, who signed on as both host and musical guest for this week’s show. Dazzled by his charms, Sally hits it off with Noah instantly, and as they collaborate on one sketch after another, she begins to wonder whether there might actually be sparks flying.

But this isn’t a romantic comedy; it’s real life. And in real life, someone like him would never date someone like her…right? With her keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page, Sittenfeld explores the neurosis-inducing and heart-fluttering wonder of love, while slyly dissecting the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.

Romantic Comedy is a hilarious contemporary romance fiction book for adults who love feel-good and charming romance stories with witty dialogue.

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert – YA Fiction, January 2023

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Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors–and each other.

Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he shares with his ex-best friend, Celine. Celine Bangura is conspiracy-theory-obsessed.

Social media followers eat up her takes on everything from UFOs to holiday overconsumption–yet, she’s still not cool enough for the popular kids’ table. Which is why Brad abandoned her for the in-crowd years ago. (At least, that’s how Celine sees it.) These days, there’s nothing between them other than petty insults and academic rivalry.

So when Celine signs up for a survival course in the woods, she’s surprised to find Brad right beside her. Forced to work as a team for the chance to win a grand prize, these two teens must trudge through not just mud and dirt but their messy past.

And as this adventure brings them closer together, they begin to remember the good bits of their history. But has too much time passed . . . or just enough to spark a whole new kind of relationship?

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute is one of the most feel-good and hilarious young adult fiction books that’s a great choice for adult readers as well.

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto – Mystery Fiction, March 2023

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Synopsis: A lonely shopkeeper takes it upon herself to solve a murder in the most peculiar way in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties.

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady–ah, lady of a certain age–who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no.

She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to. Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing–a dead man in the middle of her tea shop.

In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn’t know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron.

Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.

What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police?

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is one of the most hilarious cozy mystery books for adults.

The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley, Funny Fiction March 2023

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Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old Tanner Quimby needs a place to live. Preferably one where she can continue sitting around in sweatpants and playing video games nineteen hours a day.

Since she has no credit or money to speak of, her options are limited, so when an opportunity to work as a live-in caregiver for an elderly woman falls into her lap, she takes it. One slip on the rug. That’s all it took for Louise Wilt’s daughter to demand that Louise have a full-time nanny living with her.

Never mind that she can still walk fine, finish her daily crossword puzzle, and pour the two fingers of vodka she drinks every afternoon. Bottom line — Louise wants a caretaker even less than Tanner wants to be one.

The two start off their living arrangement happily ignoring each other until Tanner starts to notice things—weird things. Like, why does Louise keep her garden shed locked up tighter than a prison? And why is the local news fixated on the suspect of one of the biggest jewelry heists in American history who looks eerily like Louise?

And why does Louise suddenly appear in her room, with a packed bag at 1 a.m. insisting that they leave town immediately? Thus begins the story of a not-to-be-underestimated elderly woman and an aimless young woman who—if they can outrun the mistakes of their past—might just have the greatest adventure of their lives.

The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise is one of the most feel-good and laugh-out-loud funny books for adults in 2023.

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey – Funny Romance Fiction Book, January 2023

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A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey Maggie is fine. She’s doing really good, actually.
Sure, she’s broke, her graduate thesis on something obscure is going nowhere, and her marriage only lasted 608 days, but at the ripe old age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new life as a Surprisingly Young Divorcée™.
Now she has time to take up nine hobbies, eat hamburgers at 4 am, and “get back out there” sex-wise. With the support of her tough-loving academic advisor, Merris; her newly divorced friend, Amy; and her group chat (naturally), Maggie barrels through her first year of single life, intermittently dating, occasionally waking up on the floor and asking herself tough questions along the way.
Laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sharp observations, Really Good, Actually is a tender and bittersweet comedy that lays bare the uncertainties of modern love, friendship, and our search for that thing we like to call “happiness”. This is a remarkable debut from an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Really Good, Actually is one of the funniest new romance fiction novels for adults who love heartwarming and witty stories.

New Animal by Ella Baxter – New Funny fiction novel, March 2022

New Animal by Ella Baxter - New Funny fiction novel, March 2022

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This heartbreaking and witty novel is set in Australia and tells the story of Amelia a young cosmetician who works at her family’s mortuary business. Amelia is good at her job but not with feelings which stops her from forming long-lasting relationships.

After her mom unexpectedly dies Aleia gets overwhelmed with new emotions and instead of dealing she decides to run away. However, she gets mixed up with a BDSM community which leads to many dark and funny moments in the novel. If you love darkly comedic reads then this is the book for you.

New Animal is one of the darkest and funniest books for adults in 2022 and is a great choice for those who love meaningful stories about sexuality and grief.

Maps of our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer – Funny Fiction Novel, March 2022

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If you’ve been looking for a new funny novel that will make you ugly cry for all kinds of reasons then you should pick up Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies. The story follows Lia, her husband, and their adolescent daughter.

Their family is a happy little one but everything changes when Lia gets diagnosed with cancer their life changes forever. It’s a story about Lia dealing with the illness and her past, her distant mom, but it’s also about motherhood and growing up.

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is a heartbreaking lyrical debut novel about illness and death that’s also one of the most darkly funny books of 2022.

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez – Romance, Humorous Fiction novel, 2022

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez - Romance, Humorous Fiction novel, 2022

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This hilarious and heartwarming romantic fiction story is about Alexis and Daniel who meet, connect and fall in love against all odds. Alexis is 37 and Jimenes is 28.

Alexis is an ER doctor in Minneapolis who comes from a rich family and Daniel works hard in his small town and fulfills multiple roles; he’s the mayor of the town but he’s also a carpenter and a B&B manager and was raised by a teen mom.

The more time Alexis spends in Daniel’s tight-knit town the more she falls for him and for the quiet but fulfilling small-town life. If you love the opposites attract trope then you just found your next favorite romance novel.

Part of Your World is one of the most anticipated romantic new funny books for adults who love charming and hilarious stories.

Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang – Medical Fiction, 2022

Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang - Medical Fiction, 2022

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This funny medical fiction novel is about Joan who is a thirtysomething ICU doctor at a busy New York City hospital. She’s the daughter of Chinese parents who came to the US to help their kids achieve the American dream.

The plan went well and now both Joan and her brother Fang established their careers while their parents moved back to China. However, her dad suddenly dies and her mom moves back to the US to reconnect with them. Joan soon has to get way out of her comfort zone as her hospital, her city, and the whole world are forced to deal with the devastating health crisis.

It’s a motivating and funny novel about finding one’s voice within a dominant culture; being a woman in a male-dominated workplace, and staying independent within a tight-knit family.

Joan Is Okay is one of the most hilarious new funny books for adults who love novels where medical fiction and chick lit collide.

The House of Marvellous Books by Fiona Vigo Marshall – Humorous Fiction, May 2022

The House of Marvellous Books by Fiona Vigo Marshall - Humorous Fiction, May 2022

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The House of Marvellous Books is a small publishing house tucked away in central London and is also on the brink of financial disaster. The story is about the publishing house’s eccentric and charming characters who are working hard to try and save their beloved independent publishing house while navigating their daily lives and relationships.

The House of Marvellous Books is easily one of the most charming and new funny books for adults and teen readers who love quirky stories and eccentric characters set in London.

Nora Goes Off Script Annabel Monaghan – Romantic Comedy Novel, June 2022

Nora Goes Off Script Annabel Monaghan - Romantic Comedy Novel, June 2022

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This hilarious and heartwarming story is about Nora, a divorced romance channel screenwriter who lives happily with her loving husband and two kids. Until she didn’t When her husband leaves her and their two kids Nora sits down and pours her heartbreak into the best script she ever wrote.

It soon gets picked up and turned into a movie with Leo Vance playing her husband. After the last day of shooting Nora wakes up to find Leo drunk on her porch and with an intriguing proposition; He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. Nora decides to go along with not expecting to fall in love and to break her heart in only seven days.

Nora Goes Off Script is going to be one of your favorite new rom-com novels to take to the beach this year.

The Splendid City by Karen Heuler – Humorous Fantasy/Fiction Novel, 2022

The Splendid City by Karen Heuler - Humorous Fantasy - Fiction Novel, 2022

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If you love genre-blending stories that are thought-provoking, hilarious, and filled with unique characters then check out The Splendid City. In the fictional police state of Liberty, there is no free-speech or affordable water. However, you’ll find there witchcraft and talking cats. We follow Eleanor who is learning about her new magical gifts with the support of her coven.

Even though Eleanor is a white witch her life is not easy. She gets placed under house arrest and she has to share the space with a previous coworker who now exists in the form of a cat. Even though Eleanor’s resources are limited she wants to help her coven find a missing witch whose disappearance could be linked to the water shortages in Liberty.

The Splendid City will be one of the weirdest and most hilarious new funny fantasy books you’ll read in 2022.

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett – Humorous Fiction Novel, 2022

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett - Humorous Fiction Novel, 2022

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The story follows Emma who was a natural-born healer with big plans for her life but she’s now but now she’s a college dropout who has to move back to small-town Everton to take care of her dying father.

Her father, Clive is dying from a mysterious brain disease that makes him hallucinate small animals as well as a ghost of a previous healer who helps him decide how to spend his final days. Emma has to face her dad’s illness, and her mom’s judgment, and deal with the fact that her brother’s recent stint in rehab.

She even finds out that her former best friend from high school went missing and no one is looking for her. She sets out to find out what happened to her.

Unlikely Animals is the perfectly hilarious new tragicomic novel for adults who love quirky, touching, and heartfelt stories about familial expectations and imperfect friendships.

Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala – Humorous, Cozy Mystery Novel, 2022

Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala - New Cozy Mystery Books 2022

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Are you looking for new mystery books? Then Mia P. Manansala’s new cozy-mystery novel is a great pick. The story follows Lila, who is a smart, independent woman and is very good at sticking to her priorities.

When she is asked to be a judge at a beauty pageant she won many years ago in her hometown, things change dramatically. One of the judges is her cousin, Bernadette, who appears to have some grudges toward her. The show has barely begun, when the head judge is murdered, and Lila has to team up with her main suspect cousin to find the real murderer before they end up in the morgue.

Homicide and Halo-Halo is one of the most entertaining new funny books filled with mystery that will surely make you laugh.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – Humorous Fiction, 2022

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - Humorous Fiction, 2022

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This hilarious novel is set in 1960s California and it features Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show. Elizabeth is a chemist who works in an all-male team at Hastings Research Institute where the Nobel prize-nominated Calvin Evans falls for her.

A few years later, however, Elizabeth lives as a single mother and is the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show. Thanks to her unique methods her following is quickly growing. However, not everyone is a fan because Elizabeth is not only changing how women cook but daring them to change the status quo as well.

Lessons in Chemistry is one of the most vibrant and new funny books of 2022 that will surely make you laugh out loud.

The Recovery Agent: A Novel by Janet Evanovich – Adventure, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, March 2022

The Recovery Agent A Novel by Janet Evanovich - new funny books, March 2022

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This action and humor-filled book series is about Gabriela Rose’s adventure. Gabriela is a recovery agent and she works for individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. However, this time Gabriela has to recover something for her own family to save their childhood home.

After she’s inspired by an old family legend she decides to head to Peru to find the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. There is only one problem; her ex-husband Rafer has the map and he doesn’t want to let her go on this journey alone. This action-packed and hilarious novel is perfect for adults and teens who love adventure fiction and mysteries.

The Recovery Agent is the most adventurous and new humorous book for adults who love mysteries and epic adventures.

Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto – Humorous Mystery, Romance Novel, 2022

Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto - new funny books for adults, 2022 (Small)

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The aunties are back in this new hilarious mystery fiction that’s perfect for those who love chick-lit and cozy mysteries. Meddy Chan is finally getting married to her college sweetheart Nathan and she decides that Ma and the aunts shouldn’t cater her wedding so they’ll be able to enjoy it fully.

They get lucky when they find the perfect wedding vendors; a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like their own. However, Meddy overhears one of the vendors talking about their mafia business and realizes that they just want to use her wedding as a cover for their shady business.

However, the aunties are here to save the special day and they’re not afraid of anything… not even the mafia.

Four Aunties And A Wedding is one of the most anticipated new funny books for adults filled with mystery, charm, and romance.

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