In the midst of the latest crime novels, the new rom-com books, and the just-released dramas, it can be easy to miss the small, hardback, humor books at the bookstore. Because we don’t want you to miss out, here are two of the newest, funniest, quirkiest humor books coming this fall!
The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman
This is a satirical comic, depicting the classic and universal behaviors of man’s best friend, but re-imagined as if your dogs were a pair of middle-aged looking men.
Shedding a whole new light on the behavior of dogs, this comic comes from author Matthew Inman, best known for creating The Oatmeal, a web comic and humor website, for which he has previously won an Eisner Award (the equivalent of an Oscar award, but for comic books) for Best Digital Comic. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.
From going crazy when someone knocks on the door, even crazier when there’s a toy that squeaks, to the frankly bizarre, skinny ways that dogs look when they get wet at bath time, any dog owner will be instantly familiar with author Matthew Inman’s witty take on the way his dogs act.
Hilarious and often absurd, this comic is such a fun read, and will really make you look at your dog, your neighbor’s dog, or pretty much any dog around you, in a whole different manner. Turns out, you don’t actually realize how weird dogs are until they’re re-imagined as two middle-aged men.
If My Dogs Were A Pair of Middle-Aged Men will be released on September 26th.
William Shakespeare, Tess Newall, Alex Goodwin
A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet is a sweet take on Shakespeare’s tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Fully illustrated with guinea pigs in costumes worthy of The Globe Theatre in London, this book is definitely not one to miss.
With a full cast of guinea pigs ready to take on the classic Shakespearian roles, and close-ups at key dramatic moments, A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet is the perfect re-imagining of this iconic play.
A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet will be available on October 3rd.