A Summary // Read-A-Thin November 2017

I think for my first Readathon I did very well. I read quite some books, finished even more challenges and thinned my tbr a bit. Thanks again to Jessica @ JessicaMarie493 for inviting me into the Goodreads Group.

Also I heard Read-A-Thin is coming back in a few months and I will definitely join again.

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Books I read for Read-A-Thin

Turtles all the way down

Challenge(s): Read a 2017 release

Red threads of fortune

Challenge(s): Read a diverse book, Read a book with a fall themed cover, Buddy read a book

A darker shade of magic

Challenge(s): Read a book you ended up putting down previously

The Sun and Her Flowers

Challenge(s):  Read a book in 24 hours, Read a book outside of your favorite genre

The Sacrifice Box

Challenge(s): Read a new to you author, Read a horror/thriller, Read an eBook,  Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)

Sumerland 1 + 2

Challenge(s): Start and finish a series


Total of books I read: 7

Total of challenges I finished: 12

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Favourite Bookish Settings // #TopTenTuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.

This week’s theme is: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit


Ghostly London (I said that so many times but I love Lockwood & Co and I absolutely love London so Ghostly London is the perfect setting for me)

Ketterdam (Six of Crows)

Hogwarts (Harry Potter)

Hogsmeade (Harry Potter)

King’s Landing (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Winterfell (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Watford (I really want to have breakfast with Penelope and Simon)

Isla de los Sueños (Caraval)

Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicles)


What are some of your favourite bookish settings to visit?

Bookshelf Tour #24 // The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

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I bought this book some time ago. Back then I heard and read a lot about this book. I thought it sounded interesting an would be a good read.

Well .. I still think it sounds interesting but it also still sits on my bookshelf.

And it’s most likely going to stay there until I’m back at my own “library” in my room in Germany.


Have you read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer? What are your thoughts on it? Did you like it?

… my favourite books of 2017

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It’s December 1st. Can you believe that? Gosh the year passed by so quickly. Many things have happened this year and many more books have been read. So just like last year I’ll like to present you my most favourite reads of the year.


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This was such a fun yet moving book. The romance between Maddy and Olly was absolutely adorable. Maddy and Olly in general were great. The dialogues were fun. And the format made the books so much more unique.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood + Power by Naomi Alderman

These books have been so strong and empowering. I’m so happy I got to read these books this year because they will definitely stay with me for a very long time. If, for some reason, you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend reading them.

Red Threads of Fortune by J. Y. Yang

This was such a wonderful unique book. I can recommend this book to everyone who likes reading Fantasy and wants to read something new.

Hopefully my review will be up soon so I can talk more about this one 🙂

Turtles all the way down by John Green

Waiting so long for a new John Green novel was really worth it because this book was freaking brilliant. I don’t think I have ever read a book that portrayed mental health like this book did. You can see that John knows what he’s talking about and how much of himself he poured into this book.


What were your favourite books of 2017?

Bookshelf Tour #23 // IT by Stephen King

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It was the children who saw – and feel – what made the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread.

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as it sirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Around Halloween I finally got to watch the movie IT. Now I’m not really into Horror movies, like not at all, but this one I wanted to watch. It wasn’t as scary as I was expecting it to be, but I thought it was pretty atmospheric.

In fact, I liked the movie so much that I wanted to read the book.

So here it is. It is sitting happily on my bookshelf for a week now and I’m trying to get to it as soon as possible.


Who has read IT already?? How have you liked it??

I went to my first rugby match // A Life Update

Last sunday was amazing.

A few weeks ago DHL emailed our branches about a giving away 10 x 2 tickets to the Anglo-Welsh Cup game between Harlequins and Worcester Warriors. And guess what?

Two of my colleagues won each 2 tickets.

And guess again who got to go as guest?

This one here.

I have to admit. I’ve never been to a rugby match before and never really cared about it. My heart belongs to football. At least I thought that. The match was super intense and me and my colleagues had super fun supporting Harlequins.

And then another cool thing happened.

About two weeks ago an author contacted me on Goodreads and asked me if I wanted to read his book. His book sounded very interested so I said yes. And the first book arrived that weekend.

I’m super excited to read it and will share my thoughts with you.

Have a great day!

xoxo Jasmin

Books I want my kids to read // #TopTenTuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read


1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

4. Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud

5. Every Day by David Levithan

6. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

7. The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty

8. The Fault in our Stars by John Green

9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood