June is National Bathroom Reading Month

Yes, you read that right. June is actually National Bathroom Reading Month. I never knew a month was dedicated to this, but I guess everything has a special time set aside to celebrate it’s uniqueness these days.

So what kind of list do you think I will offer up here? It took me awhile to decide myself. Should I offer up books about bathroom renovation, dirty jokes, short stories, potty training, or something else completely? There are just so many options! I decided to go with reading material, mostly of a humorous bent including some memoirs, that are portioned out in short tidbits, stories, or facts, best suited for reading in short periods of time. Not that I promote reading library books in that particular room of course, but these books would do well while waiting in the car or for any short reading time spans.

1. The Ten, Make that Nine, Habits of Very Organized people. Make that Ten: the Tweets of Steve Martin

2. Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin

3. Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of the Planet Earth by The Onion

4. Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates

5. Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up by Dave Barry

6. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris

7. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened by Allie Brosh

8. I Didn’t Ask to be Born (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby; illustrations by George Booth

9. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: on Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities by Chris Kluwe

10. Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling

And because I can never leave well enough alone, here are some more options: America again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations by Jill Kargman, Totally Mad: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity by John Ficarra, Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, The 50 Funniest American Writers*: an Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion *according to Andy Borowitz, Humor Me: an Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too) edited by Ian Frazier,
Our Front pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, and Let’s Pretend this Never Happened: (a Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson the Bloggess.

 

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