Top 10 Raunchy Comedy Books | TheReviewGeek Recommends

In the world of literature, raunchy comedies can serve as a breath of fresh air, offering a hilarious and often steamy escape from reality. This article will showcase ten raunchy comedy books featuring some well-loved novels, memoirs and poetry collections that explore themes of love, lust, and modern relationships. Get ready to laugh out loud as we delve into these irreverent tales!


Nectar by Lily Prior

Nectar by Lily Prior is a charming and delightful tale that takes readers on a comedic journey through the small Italian town of Certaldo. The story revolves around a lovable protagonist, Ramona, who finds herself in an unconventional love triangle.

With witty banter, passionate encounters, and unexpected twists, Prior creates a vibrant and humour-filled narrative that explores the complexities of relationships and the power of self-discovery.


Selfish & Perverse by Bob Smith

Selfish & Perverse by Bob Smith is a raunchy comedy that follows the adventures of Nelson Kunker, who is trapped in his job as a script supervisor on Aftertaste, a low-rated late-night sketch TV show. Oe day, he meets Rog Briggs, a part-time salon fisherman who’s visiting from Alaska. From here, his life changes forever.

Selfish & Perverse is a refreshingly honest and witty novel that offers a unique perspective on the complexities of modern relationships.


Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt is a novel that delves into the life of Joe, a hapless salesman who comes up with an unconventional business idea – a system of anonymous lightning rods placed in workplaces to handle sexual desires and misconduct.

This hard-boiled modern fable explores themes of power dynamics, gender roles, and the blurred lines between fantasy and reality.


The Days of Judy B by Rose Heiney

The Days of Judy B by Rose Heiney is a heartfelt and introspective novel that follows the life of Judy B, a 23 year old who finds herself at a crossroads.

As she navigates the challenges of adulthood, including career uncertainties, relationship struggles, and the pressures of societal expectations, Judy B embarks on a journey scaling new heights of degradation, terror and disgust.


Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti is a charming and unconventional love story that brings together two seemingly mismatched individuals.

Benny is a farmer and Shrimp is a librarian, and their worlds couldn’t be more different. Yet, when these two cross paths at a cemetery, a unique and unexpected connection begins to blossom. As they navigate their differences and confront the challenges of their contrasting lifestyles, Benny and Shrimp discover the true meaning of love and the power of compromise. 


The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that delves into the lives of four female college friends who reunite after 20 years.

The red book in question is their Harvard class reunion report, which reveals the stark disparities in their lives since graduation. As they confront the choices they made and the paths they took, the women navigate themes of ambition, motherhood, infidelity, and the complexities of female friendship.

Kogan’s storytelling is compelling, weaving together flashbacks, present-day conflicts, and raw emotions to create a narrative that explores the inherent messiness of life and the power of second chances.


Sexual Healing by Jill Nelson

Sexual Healing by Jill Nelson is a candid and eye-opening memoir that confronts the complexities of desire, intimacy, and healing. Nelson, an acclaimed author and journalist, takes readers on a deeply personal journey as she explores her own experiences with sex, relationships, and self-discovery.

The novel tells the story of Lydia and Acey, two childhood friends whose career success is matched by romantic and sexual frustrations. One night, after a few too many drinks, they decide to develop a business that discreetly supplies handsome black men willing and able to serve the sexual needs of black women. Thus, the idea for Sexual Healing-a “full-service” spa aimed at meeting all of black women’s intimate desires is borne. 


Spanish Fly by Neil Rollinson

Spanish Fly by Neil Rollinson takes us back to the year 1939. Drought has turned America’s heartland into a dust bowl and the world is on the brink of war. 

Jack McGreary has learned to live by his wits in Paradise Flats. Jack’s father wants his son to sign up in the fight again fascism but when a pair of fast-talking swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blow through town, Jack falls in with them instead.


Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester

Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester is a compelling and introspective novel that takes readers on a journey through the ordinary life of its titular character. Set over the course of one day, the story follows the middle-aged Mr. Phillips as he navigates the mundane routine of his existence in London. Lanchester’s writing style is precise and unassuming, allowing the reader to delve into the depths of Mr. Phillips’ thoughts and emotions.

 Through his musings on identity, loneliness, and the meaning of life, the novel offers profound insights into the human condition. Mr. Phillips is a captivating exploration of the complexities and nuances of everyday existence.


Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan is a captivating and provocative debut novel that explores love, sexuality, and the complexities of modern relationships. Set in contemporary Hong Kong, the story follows Ava, a young Irish expat, as she navigates a love triangle between an affluent British banker and a politically aware local woman.

While the novel revolves around themes of desire and connection, Dolan delves deeper into the nuances of power dynamics, class, and cultural identity.

With sharp wit and incisive observations, Dolan’s writing is both insightful and entertaining throughout.


So there we have it, 10 raunchy comedy books that showcase humour, wit, and insight. Have any of your favourites made the cut? Let us know in the comments below!


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