Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)


Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin | My Review

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Firecracker by David Iserson | My Review

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith | My Review

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan



The Humans by Matt Haig | My Review

John Dies at the End by David Wong | My Review


A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Day the Crayons Quit & The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers | My Review

What books make you laugh?

Waiting on Wednesday: Denton Little’s Birthdate by Lance Rubin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Denton Little's Birthdate by Lance RubinPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Author: Lance Rubin

Release date: April 12, 2016


You only live once—unless you’re Denton Little!

The good news: Denton Little has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die any time. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought…

Lance Rubin’s debut novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. Now in this sequel, he takes on the big questions about life. How do we cope, knowing we could die at any time? Would you save someone from dying even if they were a horrible person? Is it wrong to kiss the girl your best friend is crushing on if she’s really into you instead? What if she’s wearing bacon lip gloss?

Why I’m excited: I know this is REALLY far in advance of this book’s release date, but I wanted to talk to you guys about it. I really enjoyed Lance Rubin’s debut Denton Little’s Deathdate, the book that comes before this one. When I found out Lance was writing a sequel, I was SO PUMPED. And I still am. I can’t wait for more hilarious, ridiculous, wonderful shenanigans with Denton and his friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens to Denton next.

ARC Review: Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance RubinAuthor:  Lance Rubin
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
352 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

NOTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Knopf Books for Young Readers for letting me read this!

Denton Little wakes up in his best friend’s sister’s bed on the morning of his funeral. But this isn’t one of those “the reader knows he’ll die but he doesn’t” books. Denton Little knows he’s going to die tomorrow, and he’s on his way to his own funeral. Because of AstroThanatoGenetics, practically everyone in Denton Little’s world knows the precise day they’re going to die.

Sounds morbid, right? Think again. Denton Little’s Deathdate is a hilarious, whimsical (that word is stupid most of the time but it really works here), thoughtful, wonderful whirlwind of a book. Could you imagine what your life would be like if you knew you were going to die the day of your senior prom? Will Denton die before or after his prom? Would you get super drunk and/or high or would you allow your parents to make you stay all day at your Sitting (a day long wait for your death)?

This book is so great because it is so obviously for teenagers. These characters are teenagers, as in, you could go to your local high school and meet them. They feel so realistic, in the way they talk, in the way they interact with each other. The plot of this book is just so unusual and absurd and silly (in the best way) that it needed these real characters to balance it out. Rubin has found the perfect balance. Plus, there were so many unexpected occurrences that I never once felt like I had everything figured out.

You guys know how much I love a good friendship in a book. Well, I might’ve found the absolute perfect fictional friendship in Denton Little’s Deathdate. Like, if I die before I have a friend like Denton’s best friend Paolo, I’ll feel cheated. They are perfect for each other – witty, punny, caring, loyal.

I love the message in this book too. Life is happening all the time. We always have these little, seemingly insignificant moments and conversations that we take for granted. We should appreciate life and those minutes. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do?

The bottom line: If you’re one of those people (like me) with a somewhat weird, morbid sense of humor, Denton Little’s Deathdate is right up your alley. Denton is charming, funny, reckless, dying, and his story is wonderful. Check it out.

Rating: 8 – freaking fantastic