Humor is something we just can’t pass up, can we? Books have a variety of purpose it serves people and in my case, it usually is my way of escape from the ugly parts of reality. What better way to do that by picking up books filled with hilarity. Check out this Contemporary and Young Adult titles that will make you LOL no matter what age group you belong.
NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN
by Penny Reid
Rating: 4/5 stars
“« Quote of the day: “Friendship is like peeing your pants; everyone can see it but only you can feel it».”
This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book in the Knitting in the City series.
There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn’t know how to knit.
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can’t help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can’t afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can’t refuse.
➨ Some quotes/snippets from the book:
“She said I owned the clothes of a radiologist and the shoes of an OBGYN; which is like the medical doctor equivalent of saying that I dressed like a librarian with a propensity of fuckmeboots.”
“There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”
“It means my brain finds you more interesting than all the really interesting trivial facts I could be contemplating or researching at present.”
“If we were in Victorian England I would have called him dashing;but, since we lived in the 21st century I would have to settle for the wordier GQ model hot.”
“I decided, as I succumbed to sleep, that men should come with manuals, subtitles, and reset buttons.”
“I had reclusive tendencies for a reason, I couldn’t be trusted to live in the world and make decisions on my own.”
HOW ZOE MADE HER DREAMS (MOSTLY) COME TRUE
by Sarah Strohmeyer
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3/5 stars
“The boys were tall and slim, with sculpted muscles and perfect skin. They stood with their legs slightly apart, flipping their bangs every two seconds in a way that would have been annoying if they hadn’t been so cute. I wanted to kidnap one and take him back to Bridgewater as a pet.”
From Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl’s summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.
When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they’ve hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want?
Once Zoe arrives, however, she’s assigned to serve “The Queen”-Fairyland’s boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.
Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cutthroat competition make Zoe’s job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?
➨ Some quotes/snippets from the book:
“It’s the Prince Charming Cologne.”
“Apparently it’s made from rare Amazonian orchids. They keep it under lock and key in Wardrobe just for the princes, because it has, um, certain powerful pheromones.”
“Earlier today it had been discovered that Grumpy had fallen in love with Bo Peep and was now as cheerful as one of her lambs while Sleepy had mildly become addicted to energy drinks and seemed bent on singing ‘Hi, Ho!’ at warp speed. Seriously, everything down at Snow’s was all wrong.”
“It is one of the most dreadful crises as to afflict a a fairytale theme park, a Cinderella gone rogue. There’s no telling what kind of mayhem a scorned princess can wreak. No telling at all.”