If there's one thing Niall Horan loves doing, it's sitting around doing absolutely nothing. He's tweeted about it enough times to prove it, but in between snacking, watching the golf and admiring his own expensive socks, Nialler's probably been getting to grips with his bookshelf during this ol' One Direction hiatus.
So with all that spare time on his hands right now, we figured Neeeaaalll should probably be the next famous person on our list to create a Celebrity Reading List for.
We did the perfect hipster booklist for Harry Styles not too long ago, but for Niall we had something else in mind. He's literally ALWAYS smiling and his laugh is stuff of legend, so we figured that this one had to be a selection of genuinely hilarious books for El Horanzo.
There's some funny person autobiographies, a couple of YA classics and some other stuff that's just renound for making readers to a snort laugh, so check out the literary mixtape below designed with Nialler in mind.
1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals and, now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything from being a timid young chubster afraid of her own bike to living the Hollywood life, dating, friendships and planning her own funeral – all executed with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.
2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
What if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
3. Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
The funniest books of ALL TIME. Probably. There are six things very wrong with Georgia's life. 1. She has one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on her nose. 3. She has a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in her room. 4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberführer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic 'teachers'. 5. She is very ugly and need to go into an ugly home. 6. She went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.
4. Kill The Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky
Very apt for Nialler, eh? Just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All they wanted was to get near them. That's why they got a room in the hotel where they were staying. They were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But they had him - his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets. They were not planning on what happened next. We swear.
5. Binge by Tyler Oakley
For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: he experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House secret service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in his fast food restaurant server's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother. COOL.
6. An Abundance of Katherines
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy - loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
7. Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway
Audrey Cutler is a normal girl. OK, her cat is overweight, but the rest is okay. She struggles with dumping her musician boyfriend, Evan, but Audrey needs to move on. Then at one of Evan's gigs, Audrey gets to hear their brand new single and moving on doesn't seem so easy now: the song is called Audrey, Wait - and soon the media is all over her like a rash. Audrey's life is veering out of control and there's only one thing for it. She's going to have to stand up and tell the world her side of the story ...
8. The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? It's not exclusively a humour book, but some of the lines from Clary, Jace and Simon will have you lolling out loud.
9. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travellers. Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel.
10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears, and Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.
SO, will you be reading any of those? And do you have any book recommendations for Mr Horan? Tweet us to @Sugarscape and let us know please and thanks.
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