I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President — Josh Lieb

The title really sums things up in a way that it’s hard to expand upon. Oliver, the main character, is a 12-year-old genius who has created a multi-billion dollar empire while maintaining the illusion of being not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

The book chronicles his interactions with the school staff he despises, the torture of his classmates, and his attempt to gain the approval of a father he claims to hate.

It’s in parts cringe-worthy, amusing and a bit cliched. But it was quite enjoyable nonetheless. The author is on the staff of the Daily Show, so his unsurprising cynicism about our democratic process is laced throughout. I read the entire thing in a couple hours of watching laundry cycle ’round a commercial dryer, so that should tell you something.