Brain Candy Books -- Louise Rennison

It's all well and good to go about the world reading books on the history of Ireland, great novels by classic authors, books exploring assumptions in education and of course lots nad lots of poetry, contemporary and classic. Which is what I am currently and often currently reading. But it's also fun to indulge the brain in some candy, and that's why I like the YA novel series by Louise Rennison, the Georgia Nicholson books.

1. Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging: confessions of Georgia Nicolson 
2. On the bright side, I'm now the girlfriend of a sex god: further confessions of Georgia Nicolson

3. Knocked out by my nunga-nungas: further, further confessions of Georgia Nicolson

4. Dancing in my nuddy-pants: even further confessions of Georgia Nicolson

5. Away laughing on a fast camel: even more confessions of Georgia Nicolson

6. Then he ate my boy entrancers: more mad, marvy confessions of Georgia Nicolson

7. Startled by his furry shorts

8. Love is a many trousered thing: more mad, marvy confessions of Georgia Nicolson

9. Stop in the name of pants: the confessions of Georgia Nicolson

10. Are these my basoomas I see before me?: final confessions of Georgia Nicolson

I haven't read them all yet but they're a delight. I am not the only adult who likes them. They're so popular with older readers that, like with the Harry Potter series, they made more mature looking covers for them. They're like teenage Bridget Joneses. Silliness, wit, incredulity, ridiculousness with a sweet little story line and a heart of gold to give it that touch of depth that makes it more than just some dumbed down crappy derivitave of the classic sort of literature it was inspired by (lady authors as opposed to chick lit).