Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen


Original Title: Adulthood Is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection

Year Published: 2016

Published by:  Andrews McMeel Publishing

Number of Pages: 109

First Sentence: N/A

Goodreads Rating: 5/5


Are you a special snowflake?

Do you enjoy networking to advance your career?

Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?

Ugh. Please go away.

This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

My thoughts:

I absolutely loved this graphic novel. It was absolutely hilarious and discussed several topics and situations that I definitely related too. There were many times where I laughed out loud and then went “yeah, that is exactly what it’s like”.


This is just one example of the relatable situations Andersen illustrates for us in this novel. Becoming an adult doesn’t automatically mean that life becomes structured, you become confident and that you are absolutely sure about what you are doing with your life. It’s a brilliant little collection of real-life situations presented in a humoristic way.

Do I recommend it? 

Yes, I do!


50-day bookish challenge – Day 24: Have you read a book that was really hyped up but you didn’t enjoy?

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I mean, it wasn’t hyped, because it was released more than 10 years ago, but it was so popular and everybody told me I would love it and I couldn’t even make it halfway through.

I’ve read hyped books that I didn’t love as much as I thought I would but still enjoyed, but overall I do tend to enjoy the books I’ve read that were really hyped up.

50-day bookish challenge – Day 23: How did you get into reading?

I have been reading since before I can remember. My parents read to me as a baby and did so until I could read by myself. Ever since then I have read pretty much everything I could get my hands on. I did start reading more after I found friends that read as well, and also after starting this blog, but I have always been reading.

I love books and has done so forever. My mom loves books too, and over the years we have shared amazing reading experiences. We read the Harry Potter books at the same time, literally sharing the books and we have read several other books together and loved it. I would honestly not know what my life would look like if I didn’t have books.

50-day bookish challenge – Day 22: Tell us a little about your writing.

Well, since I don’t write this will be a super short post. Like I wrote in my post yesterday, I do not write much apart from essays and blog posts for this blog meaning that I can’t really tell you anything about my writing. Unless you want me to complain about my research degree project (you don’t).

However, I can tell you about my writing process for the blog and my essays. I always sit and write on the couch in our living room. It always take me ages to write a post, even if it’s a short post (this one has taken me around 3 hours). Mostly because I do so many other things at the same time. I can never sit down and just write what I’m supposed to. Instead, I watch some TV, read some fanfic, do some random googling, listen to music and play games. So, a post that should take no longer than 15 minutes take ages to write. I also have to have at least one cup of coffee and if I’m writing an essay I need writing snacks. These days those snacks are mostly fruit but sometimes you just need chocolate.


Do you write? If so, what?

50-day bookish challenge – Day 20: Is it how you thought it would be? (running a blog that is)

Yes, although I will be honest and imagined becoming big and famous within the community when I first started it 😛 Hasn’t happened, obviously, but I’m super happy with my blog anyway and now it’s pretty much something for me to do that makes me happy.

I will say that it is a bit more work than I thought as well. I imagined that it would be easy to just write a new post every single day, but it turns out that it actually takes time and that you need to dedicate quite a lot of your time in order to keep your blog up to date. But I love it and will continue doing it as long as I still find it fun.

50-day bookish challenge – Day 19: Why did you start your book blog?

I started this blog because I was reading so many books and then figured that I might share with people my thoughts on them. I also had friends that were already blogging and it seemed like fun.

It also allowed me to do more with the books I had read than just putting them back on the shelf and forgetting about them. I am glad that I did start blogging because I have gotten into contact with some amazing people.