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47 Best Humor Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Humor books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best humor books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole

  2. 2
  3. 3

    Catch-22

    Joseph Heller

  4. 4

    Bossypants

    Tina Fey

  5. 5
  6. 7

    Cold Comfort Farm

    Stella Gibbons

  7. 9
  8. 11
  9. 13
  10. 15

    Priestdaddy

    A Memoir

    Patricia Lockwood

  11. 16
  12. 17
  13. 18

    How to Be a Woman

    Caitlin Moran

  14. 19
  15. 21

    Yes Please

    Amy Poehler

  16. 22
  17. 23

    Lucky Jim

    Kingsley Amis

  18. 24
  19. 25

    Lamb

    A Novel

    Christopher Moore

  20. 27
  21. 29
  22. 30
  23. 31
  24. 34
  25. 38
  26. 40
  27. 41
  28. 42

    Nobody's Fool

    Richard Russo

  29. 43
  30. 44

    Hark!

    A Vagrant

    Kate Beaton

FAQ

  • How was this Humor books list created?

    We searched for "best Humor books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Humor books are in this list?

    There are 47 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Humor books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Humor books on the internet.

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