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Our Favorite Funny Literary Characters | Writer’s Relief


April is Humor Month, so to celebrate, we here at Writer’s Relief have put together a list of our favorite literary characters—those we find humorous, witty, or who just make us laugh for one reason or another. Whether they’re characters who are written to be light-hearted comedic relief, or whose humor comes across through irony and wit, these memorable literary characters are sure to get you chuckling!


Bartleby – “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville


Arthur Dent – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


Major Major – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger


Mark Watney – The Martian by Andy Weir


Dumbledore – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling


Anne Shirley – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery


Peter Pan – Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie


Emma Woodhouse – Emma by Jane Austen


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On Your Mark…Get Set…Drop Everything And Read!

Today is Drop Everything And Read Day (aka D.E.A.R. Day)! While D.E.A.R. Day was originally created to celebrate children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday and the adventures of her eight-year-old main character Ramona Quimby, it’s a holiday that can be celebrated by readers of any age. And what better way to honor this special day than… Continue Reading

April Showers: Great Books For Rainy Days

  We all know that April showers bring May flowers—but what should we bibliophiles do while stuck inside on rainy days? You know the answer of course—read books! Rainy weather doesn’t necessarily call for something melodramatic or morose; it can also be rejuvenating and revitalizing. Thanks to all that rain, plants are budding and flowers are… Continue Reading

Spend Valentine’s Day With Our Favorite Literary Couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. It’s a celebration of love—and at Writer’s Relief, we love to celebrate books! So we’re spending the holiday with our favorite literary couples. These perfectly matched pairs sometimes fight as hard as they love, and they have us spellbound! Choose your favorite literary lovebirds… Continue Reading

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