“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” // January Wrap Up

January is finally over. The past two weeks were quite stressful for me and I can’t wait for the stress to be over. I still managed to read 4 books. Let me show you what I read.

January Wrap Up

Books I read in January

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All the books I read // November Wrap-Up

What an amazing yet stressful month November was for me. I got visited by two good friends and we spend a great time together. But work got really stressful for a week because one of my managers was on holidays and the other one got sick, so I was in charge.

Anyway, bookwise it was a great month. I had some amazing reads and want to share them with you.

November WrapUp

Books I read in November

A darker shade of magic by V. E. Schwab

Kell is the last of his kind. He is an Antari, a magician who can travel between the parallel Londons. Officially he is in the service of King and Queen of Red London, but much to his brothers dismay he smuggles objects from one London to the others. Not only is this illegal, but one day gets him into big trouble.

My Rating: ★★★★

Red Threads of Fortune by J. Y. Yang

When Mokoya’s daughter dies, she flees the life she had and is seeking just anything to keep her mind occupied. That’s how the daugther of the great Protector and former prophet finds herself on the trail of a naga. But this naga isn’t like any other one the world has seen before, it seems to carry a dark secret with it.

My Rating: ★★★★

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

Sep, Arkle, Mack, Lamb and Hadley spent an amazing summer together. They promise each other to stay friends together. So they make a pact: Everyone puts something dear to them into the box. But there are rules: They will never return to the box at night; they’ll never visit the box alone; and they’ll never take back their sacrifices. Years later the friends have grown apart and strange things are happening. Soon they have to realize someone had broken the rules.

My Rating: ★★★★

Prinzessin Serisada + Prinz Zazamael by Johannes Ulbricht **only available in Germany**

Only a few people know that our reality is only an illusion. In the actual reality everything takes place in the city of Waylhagiri, a massive tower of a city, in which all eras of humanity are represented and humans have to prove themselves every day again. This city is in war with the wild Sumerland while Prince Zazamael is trying to find the secret potion to make his city perfect.

My Rating: ★★★/★

All the books I read // October Wrap-Up

Oh another month passed by. I really enjoyed doing Booktober and hope I can do it again next year. I read some really good books this month and hope you like my Wrap-Up.

October WrapUp

Books I read for Booktober

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

In Northern Lights we follow the story of Lyra. Lyra grew up on the campus of Oxford University and lives a rather happy life there. But suddenly kids start to disappear and her best friend Roger is one of them. Her quest to find her friend and the other missing kids leads her far north, to a place were armoured bears and witches rule.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 1 here.

My Rating: ★★★

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

In Rivers of London we meet Peter Grant. Peter is a regular Police Constable. At least he thinks he is. But Peter has a special gift for the supernatural and soon joins Inspector Nightingale in a special Supernatural Police Unit.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 2 here.

My Rating: ★★★

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The boy who lived. Harry’s life couldn’t be more miserable, growing up under the stairs in his Aunt’s and Uncle’s house. But on his 11th birthday his life is going to change. From a stranger he learns that he is a wizard, just like his parents, and is accepted into Hogwarts.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 3 here.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia

Earl Harbinger, leader of Monster Hunter International is on his first holidays in forever. But the supernatural world doesn’t know anything about holidays. Soon Earl tangled up in a werewolf problem in a small town in the middle of nowhere.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 4 here.

My Rating: ★★★★

Other books I read in October


Turtles all the way down by John Green

This book was simply amazing. I don’t even know what to say.

Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

My Rating: ★★★★★


All the books I read // July Wrap-Up

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?

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