I've read almost all the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. And though it breaks my heart, I have to say it: the books became formulaic somewhere around book 10 or 11. Stephanie is a bounty hunter who never improves, has annoying co-workers and family members, has two hot love interests that never work out, and is cursed with terrible luck with cars. I thought I had just reached my fill.
I kid you not. I'm not just saying this. Really, I cried from laughing so hard.
Books have made me cry twice in my life. One was Harry Potter Book 6 (and no, I was NOT crying from laughing. Not at all.), and the other is Finger Lickin' Fifteen. I'm pretty sure Where the Red Fern Grows made me cry, but I quit the book when I figured out what was going on and haven't touched it since.
I'm not sure what made Evanovich's hot dog scene so funny in FL15, but it worked. That being said, I still haven't read book 16. I'm afraid it will slip back into the formula and the happy memories I have of the other books will be overshadowed with frustration.
So, in an effort to keep things short and posit an easy-to-answer question, I ask you this:
What is the funniest book you've read?