Laugh Often: 13+ Funny Titles for Ages 13 and up

13 Jun

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

Young Adult

9464733An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
“Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Thirteen beauty contestants are stranded on an island after their plane crashes and they must get along together to survive and learn the dance number in case they’re rescued in time for the competition!

Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain
“I’m Chloe Snow, and my life is kiiiiind of a disaster.

1. I’m a kissing virgin (so so so embarrassing).
2. My best friend, Hannah, is driving me insane.
3. I think I’m in love with Mac Brody, senior football star, whose girlfriend is so beautiful she doesn’t even need eyeliner.
4. My dad won’t stop asking me if I’m okay.
5. Oh, and my mom moved to Mexico to work on her novel. But it’s fine—she’ll be back soon. She said so.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
“Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full-time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else.” (Taken from Goodreads)

23309763Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is totally into writing fan fiction, but heading to college means a lot of changes – not rooming with her twin sister, a professor who looks down on fan fiction as not true writing and a confusing guy who wants to get to know her, plus she’s worried about her dad living at home by himself.

Galgorithm by Aaron Karo
Shane devises a formula and becomes the go-to dating guru of his high school, but will his formula work for himself or will he have to throw away everything he knows to get the girl?

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
Jessie’s looking for a new friend group in high school, so she tries out different cliques throughout school and ends up with the Dungeons & Dragons crowd, but does hanging out with nerds make her a nerd too?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
“This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling ‘a touchstone for its generation’ and ‘an instant classic.’” (Taken from Goodreads)

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Winnie’s got her plans laid out with the help of love prediction about her boyfriend and becoming chair of the student film festival, everything’s right on track, until Winnie finds her boyfriend cheating and he’s given the role of festival chair. Can fellow film geek show Winnie that it’s time to choose her own destiny?

16068927Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Since You Asked by Maurene Goo
A Korean-American teen accidentally ends up with her own column in the school newspaper while trying to figure out where her Korean values from her parents and American culture fit in together.

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Ethan and his friends are disgusted that their school has become the backdrop for a new reality television show, so they write a protest poem that begins a rebellion. But Ethan soon finds that there is more at stake that just a tv rating.

Winger by Andrew Smith
At 14, Ryan is two years younger than most of the juniors he boards with at an elite boarding school, but he’e the smartest in his grade, a starter on the rugby team and in love with his friend, Annie (who sees him as a little kid). His new roommate is the biggest bully on the team, but Ryan manages the ups and downs of board school with humor in this coming of age story.


2 Responses to “Laugh Often: 13+ Funny Titles for Ages 13 and up”


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