Bookish thoughts!!!

My name is Nicole. I'm 32 years old and live in germany. This is going to be my little space where I share all my thoughts on books that I have read. English books will get a english review. German books get an english and german review if the book is available in english.

 

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Becoming!!!

Becoming - Michelle Obama

german and english review

audible audiobook

 

Das Buch war einfach großartig. Es hat mich von Anfang an total gepackt, es war wirklich super interessant, nicht nur über Michelle Obama zu lesen als sie in der politischen Welt unterwegs war, sondern wirklich ihre Lebensgeschichte von Anfang an. Es waren wirklich wunderschöne und auch traurige Erinnerungen, die sie mit uns geteilt hat.

 

Ich bin einfach total begeistert.

 

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The book was al kinds of amazing. It realy sucked me in right from the start, it was super interesting to not only read about Michelle Obama while she navigated the political world, but to just hear her lifestory right from the start. She shared some really beautiful but also sad memories.

 

I'm just really excited about this book.

 
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My November 2019

The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell, Dominic Thorburn, Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland Der Insasse - Sebastian Fitzek  Sieh mich an: Jeder hat Narben. Manche sind nur besser zu sehen.  - Erin Schwier Stewart
The Family Upstairs - 4 stars
Der Insasse - 4 stars
Sieh mich an: Jeder hat Narben. Manche sind nur besser zu sehen. - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month:

e v e r y t h i n g

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

Still, Just One of the Royals, Becoming

 

Random ramblings:

I just don't know. November started so very good and towards the end, I didn't get anything done. Could have something to do with the fact that Pokemon Shield got released and I lost my grip on all things not Pokemon related. COULD HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT. I don't regret anything, tho.

 
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Sieh mich an // Scars Like Wings

 Sieh mich an: Jeder hat Narben. Manche sind nur besser zu sehen.  - Erin Schwier Stewart

german and english review (not spoilerfree)

mir wurde das Buch von Random House für eine Testleserunde zur Verfügnung gestellt

 

Inhalt: Bei einem schrecklichen Feuer hat die 16-jährige Ava alles verloren, was ihr wichtig ist: ihre Eltern, ihre Cousine Sara, die zugleich ihre beste Freundin war, ihr Zuhause. Sie musste zahlreiche Operationen über sich ergehen lassen. Und noch immer ist ihr ganzer Körper, vor allem aber ihr Gesicht, von tiefen Narben gezeichnet. Doch nun soll Ava sich Schritt für Schritt in den Alltag zurückkämpfen. Saras Eltern, die sie bei sich aufgenommen haben, verlangen von ihr, dass sie wieder die Highschool besucht – Avas schlimmster Alptraum. Schließlich einigen sie sich auf eine „Probezeit“ von zwei Wochen. Ava ist wild entschlossen, danach nie wieder einen Fuß vor die Tür und schon gar nicht in eine Schule zu setzen. Aber dann kommt alles ganz anders, denn Ava findet ausgerechnet dort, wo sie es am wenigsten erwartet, Seelenverwandte ...

 

 

 

Meine Bewertung: Von Anfang bis Ende eine absolute Achterbahnfahrt mit vielen Höhen und Tiefen!!!

 

Ich muss wirklich sagen, dass mich das Buch gleich von Anfang an gepackt und nicht wieder los gelassen hat. Der Schreibstil war großartig. Ich bin ein großer Fan von kleinen Unterbrechungen des üblichen Textes, deswegen habe ich mich über dargestellte Textnachrichten gefreut und vor allem über die Tagebucheinträge, die Ava verfasst hat. Das gibt dem Buch gleich noch etwas mehr.

 

Die Charaktere waren großartig beschrieben, sie hatten alle ihre Probleme, sie hatten alle ihre Narben, sie hatten alle ihre Fehler. Gerade deswegen liebe ich sie alle. Sie sind nicht perfekt. Sie sagen die falschen Dinge, sie streiten sich, sie sind egoistisch. SIE SIND REAL.
Ava hat mich gleich von Anfang an berührt obwohl ich sie da ja noch garnicht richtig kennen konnte. Trotzdem war sie für mich gleich von Anfang an jemand richtig besonderes. Und ich bin gerne mit ihr durch all die Höhen und Tiefen gegangen.
Piper hat mir gleich von ihrem ersten Auftritt gefallen, sie war laut, sie war schräg, sie war sarkastisch. Sie war großartig. Bei ihr gibt es allerdings Momente, in denen sie mir zu viel war, zu kontrollierend, zu extrem.
Und Asad. Er war großartig. Man muss ihn einfach mögen. Er ist schon ein tollpatschiger Kerl, der garnicht richtig merkt was für Signale er so an andere sendet, aber er ist wirklich einfach ein liebenswerter Kerl.

 

Damit kommte ich gleich zu den Freundschaften. Das Wichtigste in Büchern, für mich persönlich. Und die Freundschaft zwischen Ava, Piper, und Asad ist großartig. Wie vorher schon geschrieben, weder die Charaktere noch die Freundschaft ist perfekt. Es gibt kleine Geheimnisse, es gibt große Streits aber am Ende halten die drei fest zusammen und das macht mein Herz einfach glücklich.

 

Als nächstes die Familiendynamik. AAAAAAAAH. All die Gefühle. Alle. Ava, Cora, und Glenn. Die drei. Sie haben alle so viel verloren, sie haben so zu kämpfen ihr neues Normal zu finden, los zu lassen und nach vorne zu blicken. Das war schmerzhaft aber es war auch unglaublich schön. GEFÜHLE!!!!

 

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Summary: Before, I was a million things. Now I'm only one. The Burned Girl.

Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't need a mirror to know what she looks like--she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be "normal" again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends--no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn't have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn't afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she's going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.

 

My review: An absolute rollercoaster ride from beginning until the end!!!

 

I just have to say that this book grapped me right from the beginning and never let me go. The writing was amazing. I'm a big fan of little breaks between the usual writing, so I truly enjoyed having the text messages and especially the journal entries from Ava. It just gives the book a little bit extra.

 

The characters were incredible, they all had their problems, they all had their scars, they had their flaws. And that's why I love them so much. They aren't perfect. They say the wrong things, they argue, they are selfish. THEY ARE REAL.
Ava just touched me right from the start, even when I didn't know her that well, yet. She was just someone really special right from the start. I really enjoyed going through all her ups and downs with her.
Piper, I liked right from the moment she first showed up. She was liud, she was extra, she was sarcastic. She was amating. She had moments, though, were she was just too much for me, too controlling, too extrem.
And Asad. He was wonderful. You just had to like him. He is a bit clumsy and awkward and doesn't know which signals he sends to people but I really think he is a loveable guy.

 

Which brings be right to the friendships. The most important thing in a book, for me at least. And the friendship between Ava, Piper, and Asad was amazing. Like I mentioned, neither the characters nor the friendships are perfect. There are little secrets, there are big fights but at the end of it all, these three have each others back and that makes me heart so happy.

 

And next the family dynamic. AAAAAAAAH. All the feels. All of them. Ava, Cora, and Glenn. These three. They all lost so damn much, they all fight so much to find their new normal, to let go of things and to look in the future. It was so painful but also truly beautiful. FEELS!!!

 
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Der Insasse!!!

Der Insasse - Sebastian Fitzek

german review only (spoilerfree)

audible audiobook

 

Inhalt: Zwei entsetzliche Kindermorde hat er bereits gestanden und die Berliner Polizei zu den grausam entstellten Leichen geführt. Doch jetzt schweigt der psychisch kranke Häftling auf Anraten seiner Anwältin. Die Polizei ist sich sicher: Er ist auch der Entführer des sechsjährigen Max, der seit drei Monaten spurlos verschwunden ist. Doch die Ermittler haben keine belastbaren Beweise, nur Indizien. Da macht ein Kommissar dem verzweifelten Vater ein unglaubliches Angebot: Er schleust ihn in den Hochsicherheitstrakt der Psychiatrie ein, als falscher Patient, mit einer fingierten Krankenakte. Damit er dem Kindermörder so nahe wie möglich kommt und ihn zu einem Geständnis zwingen kann.

 

Meine Bewertung: Ich hatte so viele Theorien, am Ende ging es doch wieder komplett anders aus.

 

Das ist erst mein zweites Fitzek Hörbuch, deswegen kann ich nicht sagen, ob es bei allen so ist, aber ich hab mich hier richtig gefreut, dass es wieder der gleiche Sprecher war.

 

Das Buch an sich war wirklich super und hat mir total gefallen. Ich mochte, dass es keinen langsamen Anfang gab, wir waren gleich mitten in der Geschichte. Das ein oder andere Element der Geschichte hat mich an frühere Fitzek Bücher erinnert aber das hat mir nichts ausgemacht. Ich mochte die Geschichte einfach total.

 

Ich muss sagen, dass ich am Anfang nicht wirklich wusste in welche Richtung sich das Buch entwickeln würde, ich wusste nicht, wo es wirklich hinauslaufen würde, deswegen kam so gut wie jede Wendung überraschend für mich. ES WAR SO GUT.

 

Natürlich hatte ich meine Theorien, aber die wurden alle kaputt gemacht. Wie immer. Das Ende war gut. Es hat so ziemlich alle Gedanken über das Buch nochmal richtig durcheinander geschüttelt. Aber ich mochte es wirklich gerne.

 
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Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

 Sieh mich an: Jeder hat Narben. Manche sind nur besser zu sehen.  - Erin Schwier Stewart

I LOVE PIPER SO MUCH. And Asad. And Ava of course.
I love these kids.

 
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My October 2019

If I'm Being Honest - Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley Tote Asche - Patricia Walter Nevernight: Das Spiel - Jay Kristoff, Kirsten Borchardt, Robert H. Frank Carrie - Stephen King
If I'm Being Honest - 5 stars
Tote Asche - dnf
Nevernight: Das Spiel - 5 stars
Carrie - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month:

If I'm Being Honest, Nevernight: Das Spiel

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

Still, Just One of the Royals, The Family Upstairs (finished in the meantime)

 

Random ramblings:

October was great. I caught the cleaning and organizing bug and got some serious shit done around the house. Had two great sessions with my therapist. Had a nice and calm birthday. Caught up on lots of tv shows and still somehow managed to finish some books. Shocking, actually LOL

 
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Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

 Sieh mich an: Jeder hat Narben. Manche sind nur besser zu sehen.  - Erin Schwier Stewart

I have to remind myself that this is still just the beginning...but good god, this book is already trying to kill me with all the feels...

 
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The Family Upstairs!!!

The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell, Dominic Thorburn, Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland

english review only (spoilerfree)

audible audiobook

 

Summary: You thought they were just staying for the weekend. They looked harmless enough - with only two suitcases and a cat in a wicker box.

But soon things turn very, very dark. It happens slowly, yet so extraordinarily quickly.

 

My review: Slow start but damn does it pick up!!!

 

This book is seriously creepy, not in the bloody murder or ghosts and hauntings every where kinda way. But in the, don't let strangers into your house and let them take over your family and your life kind of way. JESUS!!!

 

The writing was amazing. The way the audiobook was produced was amazing. I loved that we had three different narrators for the three POV's. It made it super easy to tell them apart, to just have a different voice to all the characters. I LOVED it.

 

The three main characters. In the beginning I was super confused but damn, all these twists, turns, and revelations. Get over the slow part of the book and this book picks up and throws some crazy shit at you. I LOVED IT.

 
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Carrie!!!

Carrie - Stephen King

german and english review (not spoilerfree)

 

Inhalt: Carrie war schon immer anders. Wegen ihrer unbeholfenen Art ist sie in der Schule eine Außenseiterin und wird gnadenlos gehänselt. Zu Hause leidet sie unter dem religiösen Fanatismus ihrer Mutter. Nur ein einziges Mal fühlt sich Carrie so wie alle anderen Mädchen: Als sie zum Schulball eingeladen wird. Doch der Abend endet nach einem grausamen Streich in einer Katastrophe. Denn Carrie ist beseelt von einer unheimlichen Gabe. Einer Gabe, die sie ein Inferno entfesseln lässt, gegen das die Hölle wie ein lieblicher Garten Eden aussieht.

 

Meine Bewertung: Unangenehm aber unheimlich gut!!!

 

Der Schreibstil war sooo gut, ich mochte total wie die Geschichte erzählt wurde, mit Berichten und Zitaten zwischen drinnen. Das hat mir wirklich unheimlich gut gefallen.

 

Die ein oder andere Szene war wirklich unangenehm aber ich glaube so war das auch gedacht.

 

Carrie an sich hat mir einfach unheimlich leid getan. Die Mitschüler in der Schule. Die Mutter zu Hause. Kein Wunder, dass sie irgendwann an einen Punkt gekommen ist, an dem sie wortwörtlich explodiert ist.

 

Ich habe noch keinen der Filme gesehen, dass ist mein aller erster Kontakt mit Carrie und ihrer Geschichte. Ich werde auch die Filme nicht gucken, solche Geschichten vertrage ich nur in Buchform.

 

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Summary: Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed... But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction...

 

My review: Uncomfortable but still amazing!!!

 

The writing style was sooo good, I just really enjoyed how the story was told, with those reports and the quotes from time to time. I just really enjoyed that a lot.

 

Some of the scenes made me super uncomfortable but I think that's how intented them to be.

 

Carrie, herself, just made me feel badly for her. Her classmates at school. Her mother at home. No wonder that she reached a point where she literally exploded.

 

I haven't watched any of the movies before, so reading this was my first ever contact I had with Carrie and the story. I won't watch the movies anyways, cause I can handle stories like that only in book form.

 
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bookish birthday gifts...

 

Stole the pic from my own instagram so ignore the arrow and stuff like that...
but yes, aside from two Thor movies, the Reputation album from Taylor Swift and the Phoenix album by Rita Ora...and some money, this is my bookish book haul :)

 

This is the first birthday in years that I haven't had a cold or a killer headache. SO YEAH. But hold the cheers, I still managed to hurt myself LOL Brewed myself a cup of tea, spilled it and my reflexes kicked in and decided THAT MY HAND WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO KEEP THE TEA FROM SPILLING ALL OVER THE FLOOR. I also banged my ellbow pretty bad. 32 is looking pretty painful so far....

 
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Das Spiel // Godsgrave!!!

Nevernight: Das Spiel - Jay Kristoff, Kirsten Borchardt, Robert H. Frank

german and english review (not spoilerfree, I try to be as vague as possible, tho)

audible audiobook

 

Inhalt: Mögen die Spiele beginnen...

Die epische Rachegeschichte geht weiter. Nachdem Mia einen der Männer umgebracht hat, die für die Zerstörung ihrer Familie verantwortlich sind, bleiben noch zwei übrig: Kardinal Duomo und Konsul Scaeva. Beide sind jedoch vor der Öffentlichkeit abgeschirmt und für Mia unerreichbar. Schlimmer noch: Die Rote Kirche selbst scheint Scaeva zu schützen...

Um an ihn heranzukommen, geht Mia ein großes Risiko ein: Sie kehrt der Kirche den Rücken und begibt sich in die Sklaverei, um als Gladiatorin an den Großen Spielen in Gottesgrab teilzunehmen. Denn dem Gewinner, so heißt es, wird eine private Audienz beim Konsul gewährt. Allerdings merkt Mia schnell, dass sie diesmal zu weit gegangen ist, denn auf dem blutigen Sand der Arena gibt es keine Gnade und nur eine Regel: Ruhm und Ehre - oder Tod.

 

Meine Bewertung: Ich hab die typische "zweites Buch in einer Serie" Flaute erwartet ABER NICHTS DA!!!!

 

Ich hab nach dem ersten Buch erwartet, dass ich ewig nicht über das Ende hinweg kommen würde. Band zwei hat mir die Angst super schnell genommen, es gab so viel Action und Spannung von Anfang an, dass ich gar keine Zeit hatte irgendjemanden aus Band eins nachzutrauern.

 

Die Charaktere waren wieder großartig. Ich liebe Mia einfach total, das hat sich in dem Band nicht geändert und wird sich auch nicht mehr ändern. SIE IST DIE BESTE.

Ich fand auch die neuen Charaktere wirklich unheimlich gut geschrieben und super interessant. Obwohl ich mich nie wieder an Freundschaften zwischen Mia und Nebencharakteren trauen werde. Es geht meistens ziemlich übel aus.
Und die romantische Beziehung. ICH HAB ES NICHT ERWARTET, vor allem habe ich nicht von mir erwartet, dass ich es gut finden würde, dass ausgerechnet SIE in Mia's Bett landet ABER JA, ICH FINDE ES MEHR ALS GUT!!!!

 

DAS ENDE des Buches. DAS ENDE.

Es ist so viel passiert, so viele Schläge aus verschiedenen Richtungen, dass ich Angst habe ein Schleudertrauma zu haben. WAS??????

 

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Summary: Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.

 

My review: I totally suspected the "second book in a series" dullness but HELL NO!!!

 

I totally expected not getting over the ending of the first book in a very long time. Book two didn't even give me time to hold a grudge, so much action and thrill right from the start, I didn't have time to grieve anything or anyone from book one.

 

The characters were amazing once again. I just love Mia so damn much, it didn't change in this book and probably will never change EVER. SHE IS THE DAMN BEST.
I also really enjoyed all the new characters a lot, they were super well written and just SUPER interesting. Still, I don't do friendships anymore when it comes to Mia and sidecharacters. It just always ends badly.
And the romantic relationship. I DID NOT EXPECT IT, I especially didn't think I would like that SHE ended up in Mia's bed BUT HOLY SHIT YES, I'M SO INTO IT!!!!

 

THE END of the book. THAT DAMN ENDING.
So many things happened all at once, so many punches from different directions, I feel like I got whiplash. WHAT THE FUCK????

 
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Tote Asche!!!

Tote Asche - Patricia Walter

dnf for now

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If I'm Being Honest!!!

If I'm Being Honest - Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley

english review only (not spoilerfree)

 

Summary: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.

In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…

But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.

 

My review: I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!

 

I mean, I started this book back in august and just finished it last night but it's not the books fault, it's all about me having the attention span of a two year old for the last few months.

 

This book is amazing. I loved the whole story and I loved how it was written.

The characters are amazing and I love all the different relationships we got.

 

I love Cameron as a main character. She is amazing and she doesn't realize it. She only thinks the worst about herself and I loved her realization throughout the book, when she's around the right people, when she doesn't have to pretend for anyone, when she lets go of her anger, SHE IS ALL KINDS OF AMAZING.

 

I loved all the side characters. I loved Paige, Brendan, Andrew. I LOVE THEM ALL.

 

Also the relationships.
The friendships, Cameron's friendship with Paige and her group of friends. I loved the friendship between Cameron and Andrew. I loved that these two didn't end up together, I mean that was pretty clear from the start. I just think they are way better friends than a couple. And Cameron and Brendan. I LOVED THEM SO DAMN MUCH. I loved that we got a great friendship between them first before things went any further. I LOVED THIS.

 

And then the family dynamics.

I love Paige and Brendan. ALL THE SIBLING FEELS ABOUT THESE TWO.
Cameron and her messed up family, I hate her father with a burning passion and I' so happy that at the end of it all, she finally let go of trying to please and impress him. She didn't deserve the shit she got from him. And her mom, gosh, I really didn't like her through most of the book but then towards the end, when she finally let Cameron in and started to actually stand up for herself, I TRULY LOVED HER. I really enjoyed their journey throught the story.

 

I also TRULY enjoyed getting to see Megan and Owen at the end of the book. MY BABIES!!!!

 
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My September 2019

Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 - Michael Gaydos, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 3 - Michael Gaydos, Brian Michael Bendis Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery - Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch salt. - Nayyirah Waheed Through the Woods - Emily Carroll We Should All Be Feminists -  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Sun and Her Flowers - rupi kaur Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders  - Billy Jensen
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 - 4 stars
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 3 - 4.5 stars
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery - 5 stars
salt. - 5 stars
Through the Woods - 5 stars
We Should All Be Feminists - 5 stars (reread)
The Sun and Her Flowers - 5 stars
Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month:

e v e r y t h i n g

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

Still, Tote Asche, If I'm Being Honest, Just One of the Royals, Das Spiel

 

Random ramblings:

In the beginning of the month I felt a reading slump coming, so I did the only thing I could think of, ditched all the books I was currently reading and picked up some comics and poetry, and a tiny book I have already read before. And it worked. I went back to the other books after that and even though I didn't finish them, I actually got a good few pages read in them. So, I would say, I managed to avoid the reading slump.
I'm also now up to date on all the podcasts I listen to and have to wait for new episodes, so I actually have the time to pick up books LOL

 

 
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Chase Darkness with Me!!!

Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders  - Billy Jensen

audible audiobook

 

Summary: Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked. Put together the pieces. Identify the suspect.

Journalist Billy Jensen spent 15 years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common - it didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there.

But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer Michelle McNamara, Billy became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops have given up. A plan to solve the murders himself.

In Chase Darkness with Me, you'll ride shotgun as Billy identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You'll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle's pursuit of the Golden State Killer which is chronicled in I'll Be Gone In The Dark, a book Billy helped finish after Michelle's passing, and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown 4 family.

Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers, and a true crime narrative unlike any you've listened to before.

 

My review: ALL THE STARS!!!!

 

PEOPLE. I'm in love with this book. I love how this wasn't just pure true crime, but that it was Billy's story. That he told us about his life. And also told us about the work he is doing and the cases he worked on.

 

The writing/the audio book was so damn good and so entertaining, he kept my attention the whole way through.

 

 

 
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The Sun and Her Flowers!!!

The Sun and Her Flowers - rupi kaur

This is one of those books were I feel like I shouldn't even write a review, cause I will never be capable to put into words how amazing this is. See, amazing, that doesn't even come close to what this book and those poems actually made me feel.  But I couldn't just slap a 5 star raiting on this and not leave a few words.

 

I saw myself in some of them. Some of them didn't even speak to me personally BUT THEY MADE ME FEEL THINGS, a few of them made me cry, not gonna lie. The power of words, man. This shit is insane.

 
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Ich lese gerade

Just One of the Royals (The Chicago Falcons #2) by Kate Rooper, Leah Rooper
Bereits gelesen: 36%
Still: Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt by Susan Cain
Bereits gelesen: 6%