Top Ten Tuesday

Release The Dopamine!

Hello there! Welcome to this week’s Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week is all about the books that actually made me laugh out loud. To be honest, I rarely “laugh out loud” while reading or watching something. All I can manage is a smirk (which I do if I read something stupid) or a combination of a facepalm and a smile. So, all the books I will mention in this list are the books that made me facepalm and smile. Let’s go!

ABNKKBSNPLAKo?! (Mga Kwentong Chalk ni Bob Ong) by Bob Ong

First of all, yes, that is the tittle of the book. Secondly, yes, it makes sense to us Filipinos. This book is about Bob Ong’s experience from Grade School to College. All of the things he mentioned can be funny and relatable to any Filipinos who read this, especially to those in the same age range as Bob Ong (my Uncle and Mom really likes this book) The mix of nostalgia and cringe worthy moments is awesome.

Read more on Goodreads.

Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong

Yes, another Bob Ong book. This one is a parody. The book cover itself is a parody of those Precious Hearts Romance book covers and titles. This title roughly translates to “Stay Away From Me.” Meanwhile, the inside are sets of parodies of the Philippine Cinema clichés. Yes, a bunch of cringe and often times banal things.

Extraterrestrial Pichi-Pichi by Ivyree Rosario

Another one for Filipino creatives. This book is full of Yonkama about cute and funny relationship stuff by the artist behind the Facebook page Little Things PH. Simple, cute and sprinkled with some funny stuff.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I really enjoyed listening to this book that I also went ahead and purchased myself a physical copy. This is an awesome retelling of the Norse Myths which combined with Gaiman’s style of storytelling makes this an awesome and unexpectedly funny listen. I have yet to read this, so I’m not really sure if I will still enjoy it or maybe it was how Gaiman narrated this book that made me like it.

Well, there you go. Since its sad that I can only share to you guys four books (and a majority only Filipinos can relate to) I decided to search for funny books that I will add to my TBR this 2021. Here are some I found that tickled my curiosity.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?

Read more on Goodreads.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him.

Read more on Goodreads.

There you go. If you have a Top Ten Tuesday post, feel free to leave a link to it in the comments. I would love to read it!

Now, back to work I go!

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