International Mirth Month

International Mirth Month

According to “Mr. Jollytologist”, Allen Klein, March is International Mirth Month. It is followed closely by April Fool’s Day and National Humor Month in April. This seems like the perfect time to feature some of the humorous books available at the library.

by Terry Pratchett

From the book description

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer–he might not even be a spoon. But he’s dogged and honest and he’ll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city’s peace. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork’s more diminutive citizens with incendiary speeches. And it doesn’t help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby.

Vimes knows the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. It is Vimes’s second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.m. sharp to read Where’s My Cow? to Sam, Jr. Whatever it takes to unstick this very sticky situation, Vimes will do it,

The Discworld series was written by one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett, who unfortunately passed away earlier this month. The series is 40 books strong and can be divided into several mini-series, based on the main characters. “Thud” is one of the “City Watch” books.

Bertie plays the blues
Alexander McCall Smith

From the book description

If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there is no better time, since everyone seems to be in the midst of new beginnings.

New parents Matthew and Elspeth must muddle through the difficulties of raising their triplets Rognvald, Tobermory and Fegus—there’s normal sleep deprivation, and then there’s trying to tell the children apart from one another.

And in Bertie’s family, there’s a shift in power as his father Stuart starts to stand up to overbearing mother, Irene—and then there’s Bertie, who has been thinking that he might want to start over with a new family and so puts himself up for adoption on eBay.

With his signature charm and gentle wit Alexander McCall Smith vividly portrays the lives of Edinburgh’s most unique and beloved characters. This is the seventh book in the 44 Scotland Street series.

Tiger shrimp tango
Tim Dorsey

From the book description

Thanks to the growth of the Internet, America finds itself plagued by a noxious epidemic of ruthless scam artists. Where do they all come from? If you guessed 110 percent of them are spawned in Florida, you win the cigar. . . .

When a new digital scheme goes horribly awry—causing innocents to die and a young woman to go missing—only one person can set things right: obsessive Florida trivia buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms. Aided by his perpetually addled sidekick, Coleman, and latter-day noir private eye Mahoney, Serge launches a crusade to rid his beloved state of predators and save the girl.

This is the eighteenth book in the hilarious and twisted Serge Storm series.

These are just a few of the books on display for International Mirth Month. So whether you prefer nonfiction or fiction, cutting satire or gentle heart-warming wit, come in and checkout our book display.