10 Book Dedications to Make you Smile

When you open the pages of a book for the very first time what do you do? Do you read everything that is available to you or are you a skipper? Do you ever read the dedications? I do, especially as now I have the honour of being mentioned in a dedication and also as we at For Reading Addicts appear on the back cover blurb for another.

Ever since I began reading these little gems from the many authors whose books I’ve read I’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how much many of our favourite authors share with us in those final few pages before the back cover is closed and some of them are outright hysterical. Take a look at these book dedications and then make sure you keep an eye out for any humorous ones you come across in your day to day reading.

House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Short, sweet, and to the point. Fair enough Mark, but I still read the book.

House Of Leaves US
House Of Leaves UK

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The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Always listen to your grandmother; she knows.

The Land of Stories US
The Land of Stories UK

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Moorchild by Eloise McGraw

How amazing to know that there is someone out there who knows just exactly how you feel.

Moorchild US
Moorchild UK

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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Embrace your inner Titan Rick.

The House of Hades US
The House of Hades UK

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The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

You can see into my heart Jen.

The Bookshop Book US
The Bookshop Book UK

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

You’re right Neil, we love you too.

Anansi Boys US
Anansi Boys UK

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Come on Jenny, let’s not beat about the bush; say it like it is.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened US
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened UK

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Over Seventy by P. G. Wodehouse

Nothing better than proving someone wrong is there.

Over Seventy US
Over Seventy UK

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No Way Back by Matthew Klein


No Way Back US
No Way Back UK

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Austenland by Shannon Hale

You blew it Mr Darcy, you had your chance and you blew it.

Austenland US
Austenland UK

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I’ve often heard of mystery book buys where the book is wrapped in brown paper and you purchase it purely on the basis of how the first line of the book sounds, I wonder if anyone has ever bought a book just because the dedication caught their eye?

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