Irby’s collections have been on my radar since I started getting more into short story/essay collections. Everything I’d read about them was unanimous in commentary on how funny she was and honestly, if there was ever a year/time that needed more comedic relief, it’s this one. So, as you all know by now is normal… Continue reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
I read the first of the novels by “The Lady Janies,” My Lady Jane, a few years ago on a snow day. It was a “retelling” of Lady Jane Grey, the queen for nine days of famous British historic lore, full of magic and shape-shifting and humor gave this tragic story a fun twist and… Continue reading My Plain Jane
As you know, if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, I first got into audiobooks through listening to celebrity memoirs/comedian essay collections because they tend to be fun and easy to follow and are usually read by the authors. And since I recognize their voices, it’s like they’re there in the car with me… Continue reading Dear Girls
Basically, it was the title of this book that got me. Honestly, there’s no way anyone can convince me that a title like this doesn’t grab their interest. Nope. You can’t do it. This title is fantastic. And really, that’s all it took. (So, there’s a plug for choosing the right title if I’ve ever… Continue reading Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered
I’m not sure what it was that drew me to think book originally, perhaps the cover (the colors and design really catch your eye), perhaps it was the title (again, something about it is really attention-grabbing), perhaps it’s because I heard it was based on a hit podcast and, though I’m not into podcasts, that… Continue reading Welcome to Night Vale
I picked up this memoir/essay/commentary collection at one of my library’s used book sales at least a year ago. But I’ve been trying to focus hard on balancing library/new release reads with catching up on some of my backlist book titles, so it made it off the TBR and onto the “currently reading” list as… Continue reading You Can’t Touch My Hair
This one has been on my TBR since it won the popular vote in the “Humor” category of Goodreads Choice Awards in 2018. And when my long distance book club decided to read a memoir in March, and this one was one of the suggestions, you know I voted for it. The Last Black Unicorn… Continue reading The Last Black Unicorn
I had heard of this book in passing, but really had no idea what it was about at all. I think I’d seen someone on Instagram post that their mother was listening to the audiobook and loving it, had told her it was hilarious. So when I was looking for a new audiobook at the… Continue reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
I had never heard of Jenny Lawson, her blog, or her previous books before I picked this audiobook up at the library. I was just looking through the new additions in search of something to listen to with a friend during a road trip. I wanted something funny, with some meaning, but nothing that would… Continue reading Furiously Happy
I have seen so many people say that this was one of their favorite YA reads of 2017. I hadn’t really thought of reading it to start with. I mean, it looked pretty good, but it just didn’t jump out at me right away (and there are so many books that do, and my TBR… Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue