september wrap up

wrap up

hello bookoholics! it’s that time of month again – it’s wrap up time! by the time you read this, i will be in dublin, ireland, enjoying the rainy and windy weather and maybe one or two guinness’ 😀

september wasn’t the best month for me unfortunately. i’ve been struggling with some health issues and my workload was pretty high this month. i feel like i’ve been running all over the place but the one thing i couldn’t do was reading. somehow i still managed to read seven books. that’s ok, although i wish, that it would have been more. but sometimes life get’s in the way, right? i also wanted to participate in sequel september with my girl kathy over @books & munches. but well, let’s say, i managed one sequel hahaha 😀 let’s hope, that #OWNtober will be better.


books: 7
pages: 2792

paperback: 4
hardcover: 0
audiobook: 2
ebook: 1

female authors: 6
male authors: 1
ya-contemporary:  3
ya-fantasty: 1
ya-sci-fi: 1
ya-historical fiction: 1
fantasy: 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 2
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 4
⭐⭐⭐: 1


1.) throne of glass

throneofglasstitle: trone of glass
author: sarah j. maas
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
all in all “throne of glass” was very enjoyable. the writing was great, i absolutely had no problems following the story and also the change of the point of views was very well done! i enjoyed sarah j. maas’ writing and all my expectations were fulfilled. read my full review here

2.) windfall


title: windfall
author: jennifer e. smith

my review:
i liked the idea of this book and also the writing was good. the only thing that annoyed me were the characters. i couldn’t connect with all of them and i had my problem with some decisions the main character made. it felt forced. but all in all, this was a fluffy contemporary. i just wanted more.

3.) godsgrave

godsgravetitle: godsgrave
author: jay kristoff

my review:
my goodreads review was like this: 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
i loved this book. i loved everything about this book and i just can’t. i still can’t. my full spoilery review can be found here

4.) the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue

gentlemantitle: the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue
author: mackenzie lee

my review:
unfortunately i didn’t love this book as much as everybody else did. yes, i loved percy and felicity. i loved the adventure plot and i loved the topics this book dealt with. but i thought it would be way more funny and i also couldn’t connect with monty that much. i only gave this 4 stars, because the narration of the audiobook was so good. read my full review here

5.) the thousandth floor

thousandthfloortitle: the thousandth floor
author: katharine mcgee

my review:
this book really surprised me. it brought me back to my guilty pleasure “gossip girl” times and i really enjoyed all the drama. i was curious and i had to turn the pages, because i wanted to know what was going to happen. the setting was amazing and it had me thinking. this was a really great read. my full review can be found here

6.) ask the passengers

askthepassengerstitle: ask the passengers
author: a.s. king

my review:
this was my first audiobook from overdrive, after i went to the library the first time. and i am so happy, that i chose this book, because it was so good. it was honest and believable and i really could feel the main character’s feelings. the story is beautiful and i couldn’t stop listening to it. i am so glad how the plot unfolded and this book just made me happy in the end.

7.) words in deep blue


title: words in deep blue
author: cath crowley

my review:
it’s been a couple of days since i have read this book, but it is still on my mind. as i said in my spoilery review, this book broke me. it was heart breaking but heart warming at the same time. the characters were amazing, the plot was amazing. the writing was beautiful and all in all this is just one of my new favorites. i don’t know, but sometimes a book comes at the right time and hits you so hard and you don’t even know why.

that’s it guys. that was my wrap up for september. not the best one, but i am hopeful, that october will be a better reading month for me. i am feeling better and the cozy, snuggle times are back, so i will relax at home and spent time with my books – yay! 🙂

let me know how your september went! what was your favorite read?

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september book haul

and again, this girl aka. me, went book shopping. i just can’t be stopped. i bought books and books and books. it seems, the less time i have to read, the more books i buy hahaha. but well, i am a book collector. every book bought is justified, right? 😀 so let me tell you about the books i have bought in september 🙂


1.) fantasy

godsgrave crownofmidnight everyheartadoorway

2.) horror/mystery/thriller

birdbox theressomeoneinside joshuaprofil

3.) sci-fi

bravenewworld warcross nyxia thedazzlingheights

4.) contemporary

thebelljar.jpg iftheresnotomorrow

wow, 12 books again. and i have read one! yay me! 😀

what did you buy in september? have you read your bought books already? which was your favorite and which one are you looking forward the most?

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blogger recognition award

hello lovely bookoholics ❤ how is everyone doing today? i thought it’s time to catch up with my awards and since i was nominated four times for the blogger recognition award, i wanted to do this one this time! 🙂


i was nominated by my girls and i am so happy about that, because these girls are just amazing. i love talking to them, discussing books with them and just knowing them because of this wonderful community. my first thanks goes to delphine @delphine the babbler. this girl lights up my mood with her posts and i am so happy for her, that she got her job in france and can enjoy a new and exciting life now. then i want to thank my girl darque dreamer @darque dreamer reads. i am so happy, that i met her here, because we started our “throne of glass” readalong together and it was sooooo much fun. we’ll be continuing in october, so just watch out for that. she is amazing and i love talking to her about books and everything else. my next thanks goes to naty @naty’s bookshelf. she’s amazing. i love talking to her and discussing books with her. i recently found out, that she lives in germany and it totally took me by surprise, when she posted a comment in german on my bookstagram haha. my last thanks goes to marianna @marianna reads, whose blog is amazing and whose pictures i love so much, because they are beautiful. ❤
ladies, you’re amazing! if you haven’t checked out their blogs, go over there and give them all the love they deserve! ❤ ❤ ❤

the rules:

1. thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2. write a post to show your award
3. give a brief story of how your blog started
4. give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
5. select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

how my blog started:

most things in my life happen from one second to another. i don’t think long, i just do. it was the same thing with this blog. i had a book journal since the beginning of the year and i gave every book i have read a page in that journal to put down my thoughts. i still do this, because i like the journal but after some time i saw that it’s not enough. yes, i could have given every book more pages. but i somehow needed something else. and then the blog idea came. i thought it would be too much work but i just did it. i wanted a place, where i could write about books. not just the books i have read, but also discuss books with other people. and i haven’t regretted it since then. i love my blog and i love communicating with others in this community. it brightens my mood. i met so many great people here and it’s only been a few months. i love how a thing i wanted to do for myself turned into a thing, that brought me so many people and books. that’s amazing and will always be happy about my spontanous decision to start this blog.

pieces of advice for newbies:

1.) communicate with others. go check out blogs and don’t be afraid just to jump right into it and talk to other bookish people. this community is amazing and everyone will be happy about a like or comment from you. just start discussions and explore and you will find great friends and people, that are the same way than you are.

2.) don’t force yourself to write. if you see, that you are pressured by posting, then don’t do it. this is a hobby and it should be fun. if you get the feeling, that you are stressed out, then take a break. nobody will be mad. this should be a place you love coming to and putting down words shouldn’t be a chore. everyone will get the feeling that you are forced to write a post, when you do it. so just write when you want to write and when you feel it. it will make much more fun for you.

my nominations:

please don’t feel pressured to do this award, i just wanted to send some love to your blog! 🙂 ❤

if you missed it, i am doing a 300 follower giveaway right now, which ends on october 13th. check it out! 🙂

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WWW wednesday #11

www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?



What are you currently reading?


title: warcross
author: marie lu
page: 68
status: i started this yesterday and immediately forgot the big headache i was having. i think this one will be fun! 🙂


title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 260
status: still one chapter a day – yay!

What did you recently finish reading?


title: words in deep blue
author: cath crowley
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
review: this book broke me. still thinking about it all the time.
full review: here

What do you think you’ll read next?


title: undertow
author: k.r. conway

what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

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top 5 wednesday: books i’ve read because of the traveling book project

top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.


this weeks topic is: Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

— Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use

most books i read, i see on booktube or bookstagram or read about on blog posts. so it would be very hard for me to make a top 5. but i found another thing, i want to talk about. last year i joined the traveling book project germany. we are sending around books, where everybody who reads a book, can write or draw in it and at the end the owner gets a complete unique book back. i have read 18 books so far, that have traveled to me and i want to talk about the top 5 of those today. so let’s get started:

1.) “the martian” by andy weir


i need to mention “the martian” because this is one of my favorite books now. but it’s not just the story or mark watney, i loved the experience reading this as a traveling book. there were so many comments from previous readers in it, that it made so much more fun to read this book. the experience was amazing. i am so jealous of my friend who owns this edition now, because i really want to have it on my own. 😀

2.) “wonder” by r.j. palacio


“wonder” was the second book i have read because of the traveling book project and i cried so much. this story about auggie hit me so hard, because it was so beautiful and hopeful. i loved everything about this book and i am so happy, that it made its way to me.

3.) “steelheart” by brandon sanderson


i didn’t know much about “steelheart” before getting into it. i knew, that brandon sanderson was a popular author and i heard, that “steelheart” is sci-fi. after reading “the martian” i was on a sci-fi kick and i am so happy, that i read “steelheart” because it is amazing. the story is great and the main character david is hilarious. he reminded me very much of mark watney and i had to laugh so much during this book.

4.) “attachments” by rainbow rowell


“attachments” holds a very special place in my heart, because it’s been my first rainbow rowell novel. i have heard about books by her and i was very happy, that “attachments” was send around, because i really enjoyed it. i had to laugh and i liked the plot and it made me love rainbow rowell’s writing.

5.) “the long walk” by stephen king


this book really left an impact on me, because after reading “the long walk” i was like: “whaaaaaaat?” this book blew my mind. i couldn’t put it down and it really left an impact on me. it’s creepy and you ask yourself, why would somebody ever do that to themselves? it was also the first stephen king book since many years and i remembered, how good an author he is.

so that’s it guys. these are some of my favorite books i have read because of the traveling book project. i hope there are many more to come! 🙂

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top ten tuesday – ten books that feature characters who made me cry

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

i started to think about this topic and i really didn’t know what i should choose. but then i thought about my favorite characters, that i love so much, although they have their problems and struggle. each and every one of them is unique in their own way and i love them, although they seem tough or broken. but they have one thing in common, no matter what their story is, they all made me cry.

“ten books that feature characters who made me cry”

1.) ove from “a man called ove” by fredrik backman


if you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’ll know that i love ove with all my heart. this grumpy, old man made me cry so much. i can totally understand why he is living the life, he’s living. i can understand why he is the man he is. and i knew right from the beginning, that i will love this character. his story is so heartbreaking, that it’s no wonder, that he struggles so much with his life. he is grumpy, he doesn’t like people and he is hard to be around. but you love him no matter what, because his story will break your heart and make you love him even more.

2.) henry from “we are the ants” by shaun david hutchinson


i couldn’t make this list without putting henry on it. oh my dear henry. i totally and completely understood him. he made me cry so much. he has to deal with a lot and it’s totally understandable, how he acts. this book is so wonderful and henry’s character is written so beautifully. please read this book, because no matter how hard henry struggles, this book will make you smile in the end (after all the tears).

3.) rachel from “words in deep blue” by cath crowley


i just finished this book but i can’t stop thinking about it. it broke me but i loved it. and i loved rachel. she goes through a lot and i could totally relate to her right from the beginning. i felt what she felt. i cried when she cried. i loved when she loved. rachel’s life is complicated and full of grief, but she manages to live it no matter what. i was so proud of her and she definitely became one of my favorite characters.

4.) eliza from “eliza and her monsters” by francesca zappia


eliza struggles a lot throughout this book. she doesn’t have a perfect life and she has her issues, which don’t make it easy for her. but eliza is also strong and i love her development in this book. she grows up but she also stands up for what she thinks is right. she has to deal with a lot of pressure, but she is doing great in my opinion and although this book made my cry so much, i was happy how it turned out in the end.

5.) charlie from “the perks of being a wallflower” by stephen chbosky


charlie broke my heart. like multiple times when i read the book. but also watching the movie. i loved his character and i could totally relate to him, after everything was clear in the end. i loved his development and how he starts to enjoy his life, after meeting sam and patrick. charlie is strong and i am so happy, that i read his story.

6.) mateo from “they both die at the end” by adam silvera


oh mateo. my dear mateo. ❤ i love this characters so much. his story is heartbreaking but i am so happy about his development in this book. his anxiety and his fears broke my heart and i was so glad, that he put them behind and started to live. he broke free and he struggled, but he had a great time in the end and loved how he came out of himself.

7.) simon from “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” by becky albertalli


if you’ve read this book, you’ll know why simon needs to be on this list. this guy is sooooo adorable, that it’s not possible not to love him. he has a tough life and he has his struggles throughout this book, but i think he manages the best way possible. i was crying so much in the end, because i was so happy for simon and how everything turned out. this guy. ❤

8.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” by leigh bardugo


everybody knows, that kaz brekker had a tough past. his background story got me shook and it hit me really, really hard. i could totally understand, why he struggles so much and why he does things his way. but i still love him. with all my heart. i just want to hold him all the time and be by his side, because i love that character and what leigh bardugo did with him. his past made me sob so much and i even didn’t want to imagine it. oh my poor kaz! ❤

9.) starr from “the hate you give” by angie thomas


starr’s life is definitely far from easy. i absolutely can’t imagine what she has to go through in this book. i just know that i love her so much. she is so strong, it’s unbelievable. i was so proud of her at the end of this book. i cried so much and this book hit me right in the heart. it’a tragic and heartbreaking story.

10.) vic from “kids of appetite” by david arnold


i read this book at the beginning of this year and it crushed me. i cried so much, i don’t even know how i managed to finish that book. but vic’s story was so heartbreaking and his journey and struggle throughout this book hit me so hard. don’t get me wrong, i love this book and i will definitely be reading it soon again, but it really crushed me. vic is such a great character, his story will move you and break you. also, all those great quotes in this book. i just love it! ❤

what about you? did any of these characters made you cry too? do you agree or disagree with me? let me know in the comments, if you had the same connection with the characters as i did! 🙂

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book review // “words in deep blue” by cath crowley (spoilers)

wordsindeepbluetitle: words in deep blue
author: cath crowley
genre: ya contemporary
type: paperback
pagse: 269
start: 24.09.2017
finish: 24.09.2017
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Death is something we shy away from, except in literature or television, when we tend to stare right at it.”


what it’s about:
after three years away rachel moves back to the city she grew up in. back to the boy she loved. back to the bookshop, where she made a lot of memories. back to the people she knew so well. but rachel isn’t the same anymore. and her life isn’t the same anymore. did her feelings stay the same?

what i think:
when i started reading “words in deep blue” by cath crowley, i completely had forgotten what it was about. i have read some reviews about it and i knew, that i was interested in this book. so basically i went into this blind. and i had no idea what i was up to. i read this book in one sitting and even minutes after reading it, the tears were still running.

this book was perfect. it is definitely one of my favorite books from now on and i am pretty sure, that it will be my favorite from this year. maybe even next year. this book hit my right in the heart. it ripped me apart emotionally and i still have no idea, how it had me so invested. in the characters, in the story and in all the emotions. this book blew me away.

from the moment i started this book, i knew, that it will be tough. rachels brother is dead and she is broken. cal drowned and rachel is still not over it. at the same time she needs to move back to the city, where she left her big love behind. not just her big love, but also her best friend. i knew that this book would be a love story, but it was so much more.

rachel is a person who had my whole attention right from the beginning. i could feel her pain. i could relate to her so much and i have to thank cath crowley’s writing for that. the story is written beautifully, it’s easy to follow and you just get lost. i have marked so many great quotes. i have marked whole pages, because i loved them. they spoke to me. i loved this book and writing so much. the words just gave me so much, i can’t even describe it right.

henry’s broken heart is definitely one point you could argue about, but this is still a ya contemporary, so of course there is a little drama and he needs his time to develop, but i still loved his development. it was honest. he is confused but he deals with his problems and he tries to do the right thing. i loved how he threw himself back into the friendship with rachel and that he didn’t give her the time to back away. he just pushed her and he never gave up. i loved how they slowly became best friends again and their whole story was just beautiful. when she finally told him her secret, he handled it so well, that i started to love him myself. henry is a great character and i love how it turned out in the end.

as for rachel’s development, i can’t say anything negative about it. she made so much progress but her feelings were always visible and i could always feel them myself, which wasn’t easy. i cried so many times, i don’t even know, how i managed to read this book. rachel’s pain hit me right in the heart and it was hard for me to take. but i love how she works it out and deals with it and not avoiding it. she makes a great development throughout the book and at the end i was very proud of her and it made my heart warm.

i think i could go on and on about rachel and henry and their friendship, but there are also all the side characters, that are worth mentioning, because they are perfect. i loved henry’s sister george and her school mate martin. i mean just the combination of george and martin made me laugh. pairing those two together was wonderfully done and i am so happy, that there was one twist in the end, that i didn’t see coming at all. it all made so much sense and it hit me so much more when i realized what was going on. i loved their story, i just loved all the relationships in this book.

now you would think, that this is enough, but i left out the best part of the book so far. and that’s the bookshop. the bookshop that made me sob so much. henry and george live in a bookstore. yes, you read right. their parents bought a secondhand bookstore, that has a letter library. all books in the letter library are not for sale. you just go there and write in your favorite books. you mark, you write, you draw or you leave behind letters and notes for others to read. i loved this part so much, because the idea was done so well. it was integrated in the whole story and it warmed my heart to read the letters, that were left behind. i think that’s an amazing idea. there’s a whole plot dedicated to the letter library and it made me cry so much in the end. the involvement of all the characters, all the words that are shared, all the memories and the whole perfect integration into the general story, was just amazing. i cried so much, because the words cath crowley used to bring all those emotions to life, were perfect.

what you should know:
i think i could talk endlessly about “words in deep blue”, because to me this book was perfect. i am already thinking about rereading it. you will get a wonderful and heartbreaking story. if you love books, which i think you do, you will love the part about the bookstore. if you like love stories, your heart will be warmed. if you love great character development, this book is right for you. but be warned, it’s not an easy read. there are heavy topics discussed, like grief and death. they are described honestly and all these emotions will hit you right in the heart. you will feel a lot and it will break you but also put you back together. in the end everything in this book comes together perfectly and it is definitely one of my new favorites.

“words in deep blue” on goodreads
cath crowley on goodreads