Guys, guess what?
Okay, so I went to a local used bookstore the other day (where all proceeds go to a local animal shelter, huge bonus!) and got some awesome, humorous novels for super cheap!
I guess this means I’m taking a break from audiobooks… well, actually it doesn’t; now I’ll just be consuming two books at once–one in print, one in audio.
So, let’s take a look down the line, shall we?
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl
Okay, so this is the only book I’ve read any bit of, and so far, I’m about 100 pages in. Am I enjoying it now? Yes. Was I enjoying it in the beginning? Well… okay, you guys know I don’t read book descriptions, so I’m just about always confused when I start into any book anymore. Usually, it’s easy to catch on, but some books do things a little bit different in terms of chapter structures and such… like this one. And this book starts out with a lot of website-looking pages meant to give you a backstory, I guess, on the “Royces” , the celebrity family that happens to be the center of attention in the rest of the book.
I just get confused easily, okay, so don’t let the fact that I stumbled through the first… well, 100 pages bother you. Because, now that I figured out what the book is supposed to be about, it’s actually pretty funny and amusing to read!
If you’d like the official book description, though… well, here:
Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family’s reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh. With their lifestyle on the brink, however, Bentley’s family starts to crumble, and one thing becomes startlingly clear–without the show, there is no family. And since Bentley loves her family, she has to do the unthinkable–save the show. But when her future brother-in-law’s car goes over a cliff with both Bentley and her sister’s fianc inside-on the day of the big made-for-TV wedding, no less-things get real.
Really real. Like, not reality show real.
Basically, this book is a laugh-out-loud YA Lit… which is forever my number 1 genre.
Ask Again Later by Jill A Davis
Okay, so for the rest of these, seeing how I have not read any part of them, including the book descriptions, I’ll just leave you with the actual descriptions and covers…
Emily has a tendency to live with one foot out the door. For her, the best thing about a family crisis is the excuse to cut and run. When her mother dramatically announces they’ve found a lump, Emily gladly takes a rain check on life to be by her mother’s side, leaving behind her career, her boyfriend, and those pesky, unanswerable questions about who she is and what she’s doing with her life.
But back in her childhood bedroom, Emily realizes that she hasn’t run fast or far enough. One evening, while her mother calls everyone in her Rolodex to brief them on her medical crisis and schedule a farewell martini, Emily opens the door, quite literally, to find her past staring her in the face. How do you forge a relationship with the father who left when you were five years old? As Emily attempts to find balance on the emotional seesaw of her life, with the help of two hopeful suitors and her Park Avenue Princess sister, she takes a no-risk job as a receptionist at her father’s law firm and slowly gets to know the man she once pretended was dead.
I also remember scanning the back cover of this one and reading something about the author “writing like a professional comic” , and I’m all here for that!
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
So, this one’s actually by the YouTuber Zoella… who I thought I had heard of/knew, but then Googled and came to realize I have never heard of/known. Oh, well.
But if you’re a Zoella fan, or you just like funny YA books like me, this one might be worth a try for you, too!
Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.
Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willet
This one just caught my attention because… well, with a title that blunt, I don’t even have to read the description to know what it’s about!
Amy falls down.
A simple accident, as a result of which something happens, and then something else, and then a number of different things, all as unpredictable as an eight-ball break. At first the changes are small, but as these small events carom off one another, Amy’s life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound.
This most reluctant of adventurers is dragged and propelled by train, plane, and automobile through an outlandish series of antic media events on her way to becoming–to her horror–a kind of celebrity. And along the way, as the numbness begins to wear off, she comes up against something she has avoided all her life: her future, that “sleeping monster, not to be poked.”
And, now that I have read the description via copying and pasting it above… I say it sounds hilarious, and I might move this up to be very next in my reading list!
So, there you have it… the next four books on my reading list! Of course, I’ll come back to you with my reviews… maybe in another “3 books to read this month” post like this one for June.
Until then… happy humorous reading, y’all!