Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Show Me Your Books!

Back and a day late for a link up about what I've been reading lately...

Life According to Steph

Since I didn't link up for September, I'll review the books I've read since the last time I linked up.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I'm a big fan of the post-apocalyptic YA genre. I can't get enough. This one about what might lead to those worlds I so love fascinated me, if only for the description of the plot. It's part of a series, but I just couldn't get myself interested in finishing it. There's no real resolution by the end of this book and the second and third are about different characters before they somehow meet up or their stories intertwine in the fourth book. It's ok, but not the greatest...

The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson
Just not super impressed with this at all. I don't even really know how to describe it other than a grown up Divergent in Canada and with booze...

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
Lizzie and Evie are besties. They do EVERYTHING together and even look alike. Then Evie goes missing. Lizzie feels it's up to her to find Evie. Oh yeah, they're like 12. Fairly interesting, but a little farfetched if you ask me. No one asks Lizzie anything really considering she's kind of at the center of things... Feel kind of like a 12-year-old wrote it.

You Deserve A Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tale of Debauchery by Mamrie Hart
All the stars for this hilarious account of YouTube star Mamrie Hart's life. Each chapter contains a drink recipe and the drink's name relates back to the story. Personal favorite chapter was "Frame the Cookie," because the drink looked DELISH and the story was HILARIOUS. Also, you guys really need to look up her channel on YouTube. Each week (or month or whenever she feels like posting a video), she finds one person in pop culture who deserves a drink and makes it for them. The videos are built-in drinking games with TERRIBLE puns. She's hysterical. Get on the bandwagon.

Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be A Grown-Up by Grace Helbig
My YouTube education continued with another of the Holy Trinity's books, Grace Helbig. She's got another book coming out early next year, so again, jump on this bandwagon. Grace is me, guys. She perfectly quirky and awkward and just awesome. Her book is a how-to guide on everything from dating to getting a job and more. Not a memoir like Mamrie's, but still a pretty fun book.

My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut by Hannah Hart
The Holy Trinity's book tour concluded with Hannah's suggestipe guide with funny anecdotes thrown in for a little hilarity. Based on the premise of her YouTube channel, like Mamrie's, the book borrows it's title and fundamentals: nothing sharp as these are recipes (or suggestipes) for when you're drunk and need food. If it can't be cut with a butter knife it's not in here (so it's not like a super legit cook book, hence the suggestive term Hannah came up with). Foreword by novelist and YouTuber John Green. Buy it. Watch her. Get on the Holy Trinity bandwagon, guys. Drunk Pumpkin 3 is coming.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Mindy's long-awaited second book is HERE and it does not disappoint. Her first book was a classic and still on my Suggest to EVERYONE You Meet list. This book was not quite as great, but still hilarious and had more stories about her time in Hollywood and starting her own show, The Mindy Project, one of my all-time favorites and second-most-watched on Hulu now. Side note: if you're not watching, we can't be friends. Definitely a must-read if you're like me and love memoirs, Mindy, and mmmmreading (I wanted another M word. Yay alliteration).

That's what I've read lately. I'm currently nose-deep in Stephenie Meyer's retelling of Twilight, and boy is it RIDICULOUS. I hate the Twilight series, TBH, but this was just too stupid not to read and it's not disappointing in that aspect.

What are you reading?

1 comment:

Rachel ¦¦ A Nesting Nomad said...

I am a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of books from youtubers, and slightly wary of quality of content. However, I've watched a few of Mamrie's videos and she is downright hilarious so if I read any, I think I'll read hers.