Blogmas 2020 Book Recommendations

Picture books for adults to enjoy!

Day 7! Let’s keep on pushing. As always go check out the rest of Blogmas, just search Blogmas on the homepage or see the link to the past blog at the bottom of this one. I love picture books so much, whether they be for adults or for children. Today I want to prove that all adults should give picture books a chance. 

All My Friends Are Dead

Avery Monsen, Jory John 

An amusing and captivating tale that’s a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable: If you’re a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you’re a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you’re a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud, illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children’s book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life.

I actually have this book and it’s funny while being morbid. The illustrations are so good, really simple while also being super interesting. I think everyone should check this book out. 

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World 

Ann Shen

Looking for coffee table books that do more than look great on your table? Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, delivers on both counts. Featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it’s a book you can be proud to display in your home.

This book is informative and has beautiful illustrations inside. While the drawings don’t really tell the story they do add so much. Even just to flip through and look at the drawings will entertain you for hours.

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Author)  Ros Schwarz (Translator)  Chloe Schwarz (Translator)

After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet. Their strange and moving meeting illuminates for the aviator many of life’s universal truths, as he comes to learn what it means to be human from a child who is not. 

I have mixed feelings about this book but I 100% think it’s one you should check out. It’s such a beautiful book and something so magical. I think my problem is I tried to overthink it.

What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives?: The Most Honest Children’s Book of All Time

Chelsea Marshall, Mary Dauterman

Welcome to “Digi Valley,” the epitome of twenty-first-century urban life! The animal-people who call it home do cool things: life coach, cat landlord, baby DJ teacher, app developer, iPhone photographer, new media consultant, beauty blogger, and, of course, freelancer. On the street, in the coffee shop, at the farmer’s market, or the local vegan café, you’ll meet new friends like Frances and Sadie, Freelance Frank, Realtor Rick, and Bethany the Beauty Blogger as they bike, drive, bus, hoverboard, and Uber their way around town—or just sit and enjoy a latte while doing important things on their devices. Everybody in Digi Valley is very, very busy—texting, tweeting, video chatting, sending selfies, swiping for dates, and binging on their favorite shows. Whether you’re looking for a job at the latest media startup or want to publish your own web series, this urban mecca has something for everyone. And with the emotionally sensitive, tech-friendly Digi Valley Elementary School, it’s a great place to raise kids too!

I love satirical comedy like this, there’s just something so interesting in seeing people make fun of my generation. This looks like it’ll fit perfectly into that. 

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Collector’s Edition

Edward Gorey 

Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author’s distinctive black and white illustrations.

Dark humour speaks to me on a deep level, it’s why no one understands my humour! So this book is so perfect for me! 


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