Top Ten Funny Books That Will Make You Chuckle

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Maybe I’m just not an expressive reader, but I hardly ever—HARDLY EVER—laugh when reading books. The most I do is chuckle (usually when something funny happens) or giggle (more often when I’m rooting for a particular couple and they do or say cheesy, silly, flirty things).

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Book Looks: Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella

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Title: Finding Audrey (2015)
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Review: Link
Description: An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

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Book Review: Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella

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Title: Finding Audrey (2015)
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 288 pages
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Review: Fourteen-year-old Audrey has an anxiety disorder that keeps her inside her house 24/7, 365. She can’t even take off her dark glasses—the thought of having eye contact with anyone sends her spiralling into a panic attack. The only other people she sees apart from her family is her therapist Dr. Sarah and her brother’s friend Linus, who makes Audrey feel like she can once again find her way back to the real world.

I’ve given up reading Sophie Kinsella when her main character (read: Becky Bloomwood) didn’t develop and instead kept regressing each time, even after seven books. Finding Audrey is a Young Adult novel, however, and I thought I should give it a try since it’s something new—I’ve always felt that Kinsella’s light-hearted, comedic style is more suited to younger readers.

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Book Looks: Can You Keep A Secret – Sophie Kinsella

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I was maybe thirteen or fourteen the first time I read Can You Keep A Secret, giggling at the protagonist Emma’s misfortunes while feeling secondhand embarrassment for her at the same time. We get introduced to her on one of the worst days of her life to date: her work meeting ended up with her losing a very important deal for her company, she spilled colourful soda on her potential client, she had been walking around with her blouse gaping open at the front for god-knows-how-long without realising it, you’d think that was enough, but really, that’s just the beginning.

Unfortunately for her, Murphy’s Law is at work here: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. The plane she’s flying on that day gets caught in a turbulence, and Emma, with her all-time-high fear of flying, panics and spills all of her deepest, darkest secrets to a (handsome!) stranger next to her. It’s really quite funny. And mortifying. But mostly funny.

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In spirit of this lighthearted, fun novel, the outfit I chose today is ultra-feminine and ultra-cute, perfect for a semi-formal day date or just a day out with a couple of girlfriends. I especially love the bright yellow clutch—it’s actually called ‘Brighten My Day’, if you click on the link, and it’s so fitting because it does brighten the whole outfit up and add more colour to the overall look. What do you think?