Humor That Will Turn Your Day Around

By Shaileen Beyer, Librarian, Fiction Department

 Here’s a few great nonfiction and classic books to enjoy. 


All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

A brand-new vet has hilarious adventures while helping local animals and their owners. Not only grown-ups but also teens and tweens will lap up this big-hearted memoir set in rural Yorkshire.


Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth made advances in motion study in the early twentieth century but are more famous for their twelve children. This classic memoir will entertain teens and tweens as well as adults.



Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

When London dilettante Bertie Wooster tries to help his friends and relations, one dilemma leads to another. Thank goodness for Jeeves, the valet and day-saver in this classic comedy.


Jane and Prudence (the third book in The Barbara Pym Collection Volume 1) by Barbara Pym.

Jane, a socially clumsy 41-year-old, tries to meet villagers’ expectations of a clergyman’s wife while playing matchmaker for her 29-year-old friend Prudence. The novel subtly skewers post-World War II social ideas, especially of gender.