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Well, read these 12 books that will brighten up your life and lift you back up from the despondent you’re into or simply that will help you feel better:
Opening Lines: 27bslash6.com started simply to annoy people, it averaged around fifty hits a week until boredatwork.com posted the article ‘If I had a monkey’ in late 2008 and the hits went up to around five thousand a week.
Page count: 368 pages
Publication Date: April 28th, 2011
Quote: “I do not own any camping gear, but this is not a problem, as I have watched every season of Survivor.”
Funniest… book… ever!
David Thorne’s The Internet Is A Playground is a collection of his insane musings, which often wish but never dare to respond to. This book is an art of a satirist. Where a reader should have a satirical sense of humor. This book was a hilarious joyride for me and has literally made me laugh tears on several occasions.
Love sarcasm and hate regret? Buy yourself a copy and read it ASAP!
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Opening Lines: When I was ten years old, I wrote a letter to my future self and buried it in my backyard.
Page count: 384 pages
Publisher: Square Peg
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Quote: “I’ve always wanted not to give a fuck. While crying helplessly into my pillow for no good reason, I would often fantasize that maybe someday I could be one of those stoic badasses whose emotions are mostly comprised of rock music and not being afraid of things.”
Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a half is a hilarious take on her life through the artwork and honest narration. This book is a collection of short stories of her life, which she also had told on her blog. I was in stitches the whole time I was reading this book. Hyperbole and a half have a very fresh feel to it. This book is a full laugh and life lessons.
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Opening Lines: Congratulations, you are alive.
Page count: 88 pages
Publisher: ISBN Canada
Publication Date: November 24th, 2018
When I had picked this book, I hadn’t expected it to be that good. Being someone who is living with a person who is suffering from anxiety, this book has proved really helpful. Your User’s Manual has many valid and useful points for people suffering from anxiety. Crisp and concise.
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Opening Lines: No woman will ever satisfy me.
Page count: 272 pages
Publisher: July 2nd, 2004
Publication Date: Scribner
Quote: “Life is rarely about what happened; it’s mostly about what we think happened.”
This book is unputdownable the moment you pick up the book… Klosterman’s sense of humor is cynical, but that’s the charm of the book. The narrative is very thought provoking and in a very easy to understand language. He covers a vast amount of pop culture topics. One of the most important books on Gen X/Millennial entertainment.
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Opening Lines: Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Page count: 208 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: June 23rd, 1997
Quote: “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
Science Fiction has been my genre to read, that being said I hadn’t expected to enjoy this book. It was light to the palate and hilarious to the core. Adam’s masterpiece of a narrative is thought-provoking and sometimes outright Ludicrous. It talks about technological advancements, the meaning of life and then it says Earth is controlled by MICE. Yes, you read that right. Read it, if you want a grin on your face.
Opening Lines: On the little branch line which starts at Wockley Junction and conveys passengers to Eggmarsh St John, Ashenden Oakshott, Bishop’s Ickenham and other small and somnolent hamlets of the south of England the early afternoon train had just begun its leisurely journey.
Page count: 278 pages
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: July 1st, 2013
Quote: “I wish people wouldn’t tell me I can’t do things.”
This book could top the list of my most favorite book. Let tell you why? The plot is fun with extraordinary wit. The narrative is cunning and the background is “Ooo” BRITISH. You wouldn’t want to miss a single word of this book!
Opening Lines: I mashed the button to open the port-side observation shutters just as day broke on the planet below.
Page count: 232 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Quote: “I’d sometimes pictured myself bravely sacrificing my life to save another, but my preference had always been that it be someone I actually liked.”
“I love peanut butter.”
If the very first few words of the introduction are so simple yet alluring, imagine how good the whole book will be. An action drama which is full of laughter and entertainment. A book with which you will fall in love instantly.
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