Today, I pose a question to you: What book do you read when you need cheering up? Do you have a go-to?
As for me, I know it right away. I read The Boy Next Door and Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot.
There's just something about her sense of humor. I've read both of them at least 5-10 times and they never fail to crack me up. And it doesn't hurt that both are written in epistolary format so they are a breeze to get through--just a few hours. My favorite part of both of them are the emails that go back and forth between the siblings and their parents. As one of four children, I can and do totally relate to them.
I've been disappointed by the last two Meg Cabot books I've tried--Insatiable and Avalon High (which was an older YA book though I read it rather recently). Even though I've been disappointed as of late, I will still keep reading her new releases, hoping for more work like these two. That way, if I ever have a complete mental breakdown, I'll have enough reading material.
My favorite thing to watch when I need cheering up? SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH. I have no clue if people in Australia think Chris Lilley is funny but I nearly die from laughing every time I watch it...and the amount of times I've watched it through is pretty alarming. I mean, look at this: