Another month another Wrap-Up.
Books I read in August
July has been an incredible months for me. I started working on July 3rd and moved into my own room almost two weeks ago. Everything is falling into place slowly and I couldn’t be happier about it.
But let’s get into the books I read this month shall we?
Books I read in July
The Power by Naomi Alderman
I picked this book up after my first Book Club meeting. I have seen it on the way there and knew it had just won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, so I stopped to read the Synopsis on the back of it. I didn’t buy it then but when the meeting was over and I was staying to browse a bit.
But enough about how I got to it. This book was absolutely brilliant. It’s a scary mix of fiction and fact. Why scary? Because this fictional world is so different to our world (Girls and women have the Power) but yet so similiar.
You can find my Mini-Review here.
My Rating: ★★★★★
Artemis by Andy Weir
Thanks to NetGalley I was able to read the ARC for this book. Since the book is only coming out in November I will leave the Goodreads-Synopsis and later leave a link to my review on Goodreads here. (And a link to my review once I hit publish)
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz’s problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself – and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.
Added on 17/08/17: As promised my review on Goodreads.
My Rating: ★★★/★
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I read this book for London Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club and honestly I’m so happy this book was chosen for this month. I didn’t know what this book would be about when I started it, tho halfway through I read it was some sort of retelling of russian folklore tales.
But about the book .. I’m honestly at loss for words. This books was nothing like the other books I read so far. The story was building slowly up and I wasn’t sure if I like that at first. But the deeper I got into the story the more I liked it. And by the end of the book I was totally in love with the story and Katherine Arden’s writing.
My Rating: ★★★★★
Books I re-read in July
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Last month I got an Email from a german publisher called dtv, who are gonna publish the german version of Carry On later this year. Now why was I excited about that email you may ask. Because with it I got a free EBook copy of the book.
Carry On was one of my favourite books last year so of course I had to get to it as soon as possible. And this month I finally had some time. I still love this book so freaking much and can’t wait for it to be published in German as well. Also I may or may not have bullied my friends into reading this book but psssh.
What did you read in June? What books are on your TBR for August?
June has been an amazing and productive month for me. I’ve taken the huge step to move to London (Yay! to that), read 8 books (also yay!) and I think I’ve never been as productive as I’ve been in the past 2 weeks.
Can you believe another month is already over? How crazy .. And how crazy was April? I went to London for a few days (a Book-Haul will follow soon), spend some really fun days with friends and I read SEVEN books. Seven!! I don’t think I have ever read more in just one month.
Hello everyone. Yet another month is over and it was quite an interesting reading month for me. You can read more about the books I’ve read under the line 🙂
And as always I’m a little late but here are the few books I managed to read these past months.
My January Reads
- Der Club der toten Monster / Monster Hunter Vendetta (Monster Hunter International #2) – Larry Correia
Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One’s invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.
The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen’s full time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.
With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don’t need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous . . . (x)
- Das Regenbogenschwert / Blue Moon Rising (Forest Kingdom #1) – Simon R. Green
Rupert didn’t especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn’t need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself-a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch-and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood.
Rupert did find a fiery dragon-and a beautiful princess to rescue. But the dragon turned out to be a better friend than anyone back at the castle, and with the evil of Darkwood spreading, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get. (x)
- Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) – Jay Kristoff
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge? (x)
My February Reads
- Caraval (Caraval #1) – Stephanie Garber
Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. (x)
- Jackaby (Jackaby #1) – William Ritter
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny. (x)
Aaand as always I’m a little late haha. I hope you had a fantastic reading month. I for sure had quite an interesting one. Here are the books I’ve read 🙂
I’m a bit late but here is my Wrap-Up for November.
Aaaand another month is over. I hope you all had a great reading month, I surely enjoyed the books I have been reading. And without further ado here are the books I read this month