Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Jokesters

TOP 5 WEDNESDAYI’m back doing Top 5 Wednesday posts! In honour of April fool’s day, today is all about favourite jokesters, pranksters and overall funny characters.

It’s so hard to create character that can make you laugh out loud, but some amazing authors have done a tremendous job on getting some very funny characters out there.

So here are my top 5 favourite funny characters, the ones that I wish they were real, so I could hang out with them and laugh until my I have abs in my belly!

Lee Jordan, Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Okay, technically this is a three in one here, but how can you pick up just one from this funny trio? Yes, Fred and George were the prank masters, but who didn’t laugh form Lee Jordan’s commentary during Quidditch games? This three are such funny characters that will forever be stuck with me, as the whole series is.

Emma Nash from Editing Emma by Chloe Seager

I read this amazing book last year when it came out, and I instantly fell in love with Emma. This book is not only brilliant but I couldn’t stop laughing at how real Emma is. If you love contemporary YA, make sure to read this brilliant book. Also sequel coming out in July! Can’t wait to get back into Emma Nash’s world. (You can check my review of this amazing book here.)

Izzy O’Neill from The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Izzy O’Neill will have you laughing out loud from the moment you read that first page, and you won’t stop! I absolutely adore all these amazing female characters coming out of contemporary YA. They’re so realistic funny and so relatable. Also this book its an amazing feminist read, so if you still have one thing or two to learn on the subject, make sure to pick this one up.

Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

I’m not a big fan of Cassandra Clare, I read the first three books so many times but I can’t get past the fourth because gets so dull and boring. However, Simon always cracked me up. I actually looked forward to his parts in the books because he is such an enjoyable funny character. So even though the books are not my favourite, Simon deserves to be mentioned.

Kitty Song from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I found this book quite enjoyable, but what really did it for me was Lara Jean’s younger sister Kitty. The kid is amazingly funny and I so wanted a young sister like her! She was a breath of fresh air in between all the romance and drama. Can’t wait to see how she comes across in the film coming out in at some point this year. (Looks like Netflix bought the film rights back in March) I just hope they don’t mess her character up.

That’s all for today my lovelies!

Do you think I got some good funny characters on my Top 5? Who is your favourite jokester? Share your thoughts with me in the comment section.

Happy Readings!

*FangirlSince1988 xxx

Editing Emma by Chloe Seager – Book Review


Editing Emma in Marbella

You know when you read a book that connects with you on such a personal level that you want everyone to read it? Chloe Seager’s debut novel Editing Emma is exactly the one I want you all to read (NOW!).

Written as a series of blog posts, Editing Emma tells us the story, or better Emma Nash tell us her story, via her “Secret blog of a nearly proper person”.

Emma uses her blog more as a diary for herself where she records her school life, love problems, her masturbation records and pretty much her overall teenage life. “Online you can choose who you want to be, if only real life were so easy”.

This is the book I needed as a teenager so I would have felt I was actually normal, not that there is anything normal about Emma, but knowing that I’m not the only one who secretly stalked their first love after being ghosted (before ghosted was even a thing!) that’s a relief. Oh! And let me tell you that I had to do that during the dial-up internet time. Which basically meant I may or may not have bumped into him ‘by accident’ a few times outside his favourite places.

Teenage girls with a crush can be relentless. Thank Dumbledore that we grow up right? This is one of the first books where I truly felt that this teenage portrayal was spot on, or maybe I’m just happy I found another weirdo like me.

Growing up there wasn’t many witty and honest books about being a teenage girl. Heck, there wasn’t even that many books where the main character was a teenage girl. I feel that just like me Chloe grow up during such terrible times where too many books made us feel guilty about sexual urges and for bleeding out of our vaginas every month.

It’s such a relief that Chloe created a book for teenage girls and I want more books like this, that addresses masturbation, periods and other intrusive thoughts that any 16 year old girl has. This not only a book for teens but also for adults, as we can definitely reminisce on our teenage years, minus the advance in technology (Myspace and MSN messenger was my jam growing up! Do people still use jam? Gosh, I am getting to old in YA years!)

Please, trust me when I tell you this is the book to read! And no, I’m not being paid by Chloe to say all these lovely things (however, she is a big Gilmore Girls fan so she gets extra brownie points for it!).

So head over to your nearest bookshop, favourite book buying website, anywhere that sells books and buy Editing Emma, because I promise you this book will bring laugher into your life.

Hopefully, this wont be the last we read of Chloe!


*FangirlSince1988 xxx

P.S.: Bonus pictures to when I met Chloe in YALC back in July and got my book signed.