january 2018 wrap up

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happy friday guys!! it’s almost weekend, we almost made it! 🙂 i can’t wait. these past few weeks were so busy and i just want to relax and go book shopping with my best book buddy! it will be amazing. 🙂

since i was so busy last month, i wasn’t able to read a lot. but that is ok. i don’t want to force myself to reading and if my body tells me no, i know that i need to listen to it. so everything is good. all in all i read six books, almost seven and i am totally fine with that. let’s get to my wrap up. 🙂

 

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november wrap up

wrap up

 

guuuuuys, it’s december!!! i am sooo happy! i love christmas. i can’t wait for my christmas break and visiting my parents and just have a great time!! yay!!! but for now, here’s my wrap up. i read 13 books in november, which i am very happy about. it was a good reading month, although i was busy! i won’t list all 13 books, here, because one is a christmas present for someone who is reading this. 😀 i also won’t include it in my stats categories, because it would be easy to figure it out. yes, i am mean haha! so, without further ado, let’s get to the wrap up:

 

stats

books: 13
pages: 4046

paperback: 5
hardcover: 1
audiobook: 4
ebook: 2

female authors: 6
male authors: 6

ya-contemporary:  4
ya-sci-fi: 1
fiction: 3
mystery/thriller: 1
sci-fi: 1
dystopia: 1
classic: 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 3
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 4
⭐⭐⭐: 5

 

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1.) don’t let go

dontletgotitle: don’t let go
author: harlan coben
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
once again, harlan coben made it possible. i was so sucked in by this story. twists and turns everywhere. unpredictable things and great characters. i love his thrillers.

 

 

2.) watching glass shatter

watchingglassshatter

title: watching glass shatter
author: james j. cudney
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
you guys know, how much i love “watching glass shatter”. this book is amazing. great story, great characters, great writing. emotional, heartbreaking and just all in all so good. still can’t believe this is a debut novel! read my full review here

 

 

3.) uncommon type: some stories

uncommon tyoetitle: uncommon type: some stories
author: tom hanks
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i love tom hanks and i loved this audiobook, because he narrated it himself. usually i am not a fan of short stories, but i really, really enjoyed it. read my review here

 

 

4.) starfish

starfishtitle: starfish
author: akemi dawn bowman
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
this is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story about a girl who doesn’t know where she belongs to. she just wants to get away and find her own way and live her dream as a painter. to overcome her fears. not to depend on anybody and be free of her dark past. it is emotional and will definitely make you cry. you will feel so many different feelings while reading this book. read my full review here

 

 

5.) when dimple met rishi

whendimplemetrishititle: when dimple met rishi
author: sandhya menon
rating⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
is a funny and light contemporary that will definitely make you laugh at some points. if you enjoy love stories, you will like this. i enjoyed the audiobook, because it was narrated very well and made me laugh. i just wasn’t happy with the ending and the serious relationship development in such a short time. read my full review here

 

 

6.) fahrenheit 451

fahrenheittitle: fahrenheit 451
author: ray bradbury
rating⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i liked “fahrenheit 451”. i had mixed feelings, i was shocked, i enjoyed it. but i think it would have been much better, if i hadn’t listened to the audiobook.

 

 

7.) memoirs of a teenage amnesiac

memoirsofateenageamnesiac

title: memoirs of a teenage amnesiac
author: gabrielle zevin
review⭐⭐⭐

my review:
this was a book i read through the traveling book project germany and although i love stories about memory loss, i didn’t enjoy this one that much. i really struggled with the main character, because she was so annoying and out of place at some points. i think i will write a review for this, but i am not sure yet.

 

 

8.) nyxia

nyxia

title: nyxia
author: scott reintgen
review: ⭐⭐⭐.75

my review:
i am really mad about this one. i stopped reading it, because i wasn’t in a sci-fi mood anymore and i had problems to get into it. but after picking it up back again i loved the last third. read my full review here

 

 

9.) a spool of blue thread

aspoolofbluethread

title: a spool of blue thread
author: anne tyler
review: ⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i have heard so many good things about this family story, but unfortunately it was nothing special to me. there was even one part i still don’t know what to think of. but after “watching glass shatter”, this just wasn’t good enough. it was just ok.

 

 

10.) artemis

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title: artemis
author: andy weir
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i don’t know why i was so afraid of this book, because it was really good. i enjoyed it a lot, i laughed so much and the characters and story were great. this was so much fun. read my full review here

 

 

11.) 180 seconds

180seconds

title: 180 seconds
author: jessica park
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
this book was phenomenal. i loved everything about it. i went on a rollercoaster of emotions. i loved the characters. i loved the intensity. everything was just great. read my gushing review here

 

 

11.) emma

emma

title: emma
author: jane austen
review⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i made it through my last jane austen novel in november. i am so happy, because i really, really liked it. i can understand why people don’t like emma, but i really liked her and this book was a great wrap up of my jane austen project.

 

 

that was it guys, my november wrap up! i am very happy about all these books, i made some new favorites and i’m looking forward to december.

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

october wrap up

wrap up

hello my lovely bookoholics! ❤ i can’t believe october is over and i am doing a wrap up again! it’s crazy how time flies. but it is how it is. since i participated in #OWNtober organized by my girl kathy over @books & munches i had an amazing reading month, because i only read my own books. well one audiobook from the library, but i started that in september and finished it at the beginning of october, so it’s ok 😀 all in all i am happy with my eleven books, but i am sure, that i could have read more, if my life wouldn’t have been so busy. oh well, that’s just life. but now, let’s get to the wrap up! 🙂

 

stats

books: 11
pages: 3650

paperback: 4
hardcover: 2
audiobook: 5
ebook: 0

female authors: 8
male authors: 3

ya-contemporary:  3
ya-fantasty: 2
ya-sci-fi: 2
ya-historical fiction: 1
fiction: 1
sci-fi: 1
fantasy: 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 2
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 8
⭐⭐: 1

 

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1.) station eleven

stationeleventitle: station eleven
author: emily st. john mandel
rating: ⭐⭐

my review:
i didn’t enjoy this book. mainly because i didn’t get it and i definitely expected something else. i couldn’t connect with the characters and really didn’t like the story. you can read my full review here

 

2.) warcross

warcross

title: warcross
author: marie lu
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
“warcross” by marie lu really is an adventure. you’re thrown straight into the story and it’s exciting right from the beginning. the technological aspect can be a little bit overwhelming at the beginning and it takes some time to get used to the whole videogame concept, but it’s still easy to follow and at some point, you won’t be able to put it down. read my full review here

 

3.) autoboyography

autoboyographytitle: autoboyography
author: christina lauren
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
“autoboyography” by christina lauren is a beautifully written story about two characters, who fall in love and their struggle – because of beliefs, because of family, because of fear. it’s heartbreaking but hopeful at the same time. read my full review here

 

4.) the smell of other people’s houses

thesmellofotherpeopleshousestitle: the smell of other people’s houses
author: bonnie-sue hitchcock
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
it’s a moving book, that’s emotional and will take you by surprise sometimes. the writing is beautiful and if you are interested in alaska and different smells, then you’re going to be a big fan of this book. you can read my full review here

 

5.) invisible

invisibletitle: invisible
author: paul auster
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i discovered paul auster this year and i really like his novels so far. “invisible” blew my mind, because it was brutal and honest and i was kinda shocked while listening to this audiobook. i had so many emotions and i needed to know what’s going to happen. this was a really great read!

 

6.) without merit

wihtoutmerittitle: without merit
author: colleen hoover
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
“without merit” by colleen hoover will affect you emotionally at some point. may it be anger, frustration or in the end hope. in my opinion it’s a great book, that is addicting and will probably shock you at some points, but it’s definitely a good book, that i would recommend. read my full review here

 

7.) harry potter and the philosopher’s stone

harrypotter2

title: harry potter and the philosopher’s stone
author: j.k. rowling
review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
yes, it happened. i have read the first “harry potter” book for the first time. and it was magical. i loved it so, so, so much. read my thoughts on the book here

 

8.) turtles all the way down

turtlesallthewaydown

title: turtles all the way down
author: john green
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
this was my most anticipated read of the whole year. it’s not that i didn’t like it. i really did. but i had my issues with it. you can read about it in my review here

 

9.) dare mighty things

daremightythings

title: dare mighty things
author: heather kaczynski
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i have heard about “dare mighty things” on booktube so i picked it up. i didn’t know, that it would be a bad idea starting it, while still reading “nyxia” by scott reintgen. because it’s basically the same story. teens in space. competition. but somehow i got stuck in “nyxia” and continued with “dare mighty things”. i guess the characters were more for me and i really liked how the ending turned out, because i didn’t predict it. i will definitely continue with this series.

 

10.) crown of midnight

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title: crown of midnight
author: sarah j. maas
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.25

my review:
i love this series. there is not much to say. i did a readalong with my girls adrienne over @darque dreamer reads and kathy @books & munches and it was so much fun. i love the characters and i need to know what is going to happen! here‘s our q&a of our blog event for the readalong and my full review!

 

11.) stardust

stardust

title: stardust
author: neil gaiman
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
this was my first neil gaiman ever. i picked up the audiobook, since it was available from the library. i have this book in paperback but i thought, that i would listen to it, since neil gaiman is narrating it himself. and it was so much fun. i got completely lost and i listened to the whole book while cleaning my apartment for hours. cleaning really is enjoyable if you have a great audiobook. 😀

 

 

so, that was it guys, my october wrap up! i am pretty happy about my reading and i hope, that november will be as good as october 🙂

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

september wrap up

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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.

 

stats

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

 

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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

windfall

title: windfall
author: jennifer e. smith
rating⭐⭐⭐.75

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
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

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
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

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
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

wordsindeepblue

title: words in deep blue
author: cath crowley
review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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?

ausgust wrap up

wrap up

 

hello lovelies! ❤
i hope you’re having an amazing last august day! our weather here is shitty, that’s why i wanted to brighten the mood with my ausgust wrap up. it was a pretty good months for me and not just because of the books i’ve read. i had so much fun blogging this months, because i feel like i really got into the community and i made some many great friends here and every day i am soooo happy about coming back and chatting with you. ❤
you guys are just sooooo sweet. you make my day every day! :*

 

stats

books: 11
pages: 3420

paperback: 6
hardcover: 1
audiobook: 1
ebook: 3

female authors: 8
male authors: 2
classic: 1
novella: 1
ya-contemporary:  3
fantasy: 2
sci-fi: 1
adult fiction: 3

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 1
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 5
⭐⭐⭐: 4
⭐⭐: 1

 

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1.) kindred spirits

kindredspiritstitle: kindred spirits
author: rainbow rowell
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i really enjoyed this cute little story! but it left me wanting more!

 

 

2.) where she went

whereshewent

title: where she went
author: gayle forman
rating⭐⭐.75

my review:
i was not a fan of this sequel. i already didn’t like the first book and now this book was from adam’s point of view, which was hard for me, because i do not like him. i was not satisfied how this book progressed and the ending was way too fast.

 

3.) the hating game

thehatinggametitle: the hating game
author: sally thorne
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
it’s a perfect chick lit, where you smile and laugh and just want a happy ending. it’s easy to listen to and perfect for the summer, because it is light and entertaining. read my full review here

 

4.) the outsiders

outsiderstitle: the outsiders
author: s.e. hinton
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
in the end i was a mess. i was shocked, i was angry, i was sad – so many emotions. but i loved the ending too. i love, when an author is going in this direction and i always get goosebumps when that happens. read my full review here

 

5.) crooked kingdom

crookedkingdomtitle: crooked kingdom
author: leigh bardugo
rating⭐⭐⭐.75

my review:
you may be thinking, that i didn’t like this book. but i did, at least the last third. that was what i was hoping for. but it came too late. if you are interested in the backgrounds and past of all the characters, you will enjoy this book. read my full review here

 

6.) carry on

carryontitle: carry on
author: rainbow rowell
rating⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
“carry on” by rainbow rowell is a cute ya-fantasy, that is written very well and gripping and has an amazing cast of characters, who will make you happy. you immediately root for them and they easily grow on you. read my full review here

 

7.) red rising

redrising

title: red rising
author: pierce brown
review⭐⭐⭐.75

my review:
it is no easy read and definitely no fast read, at least it wasn’t for me. i struggled and that’s why i can’t give this book more stars. but on the other hand i got to spend more time with the characters. i really liked the big cast of characters and they surprised me all the time. read my full review here

 

8.) they both die at the end

theybothdieattheend

title: they both die at the end
author: adam silvera
review⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
“they both die at the end” is a beautifully written book about living your life to the fullest, because it could be over any second. it will definitely make you think. not just about those characters, it will make you think about your own life. read my full review here

 

9.) amy & roger’s epic detour

amyroger

title: amy and roger’s epic detour
author: morgan matson
review⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
amy and roger’s epic detour” is a cute contemporary, that will make you want to go on a roadtrip. the roadtrip elements are amazing and it is so much fun to read. i mean there are pictures and playlists and ELVIS! come on, that’s really all you need. read my full review here

 

10.) tin man

tinman

title: tin man
author: sarah winman
review:⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
i really love sarah winman’s writing. it’s compeletely different of what i am used to, but it’s wonderful. unfortunately i couldn’t get into the the book. it just picked up for me at half point, which was too late. the characters are great though and it’s a bittersweet story about friendship and relationships, that will make you cry in the end.

 

11.) there’s always more to say

thereisalwaysmoretosay

title: there’s always more to say
author: lynda young spiro
review⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
it’s a beautiful story about a connection between two people, that is so strong, it will influence their lives forever. even if they are apart and live their lives married and with different friends, they are never able to let each other go. read my full review here

 

 

that was my wrap up for august. i am pretty satisfied, although i maybe would have knocked out more books if i didn’t have some health issues i was fighting. but i am happy and let’s see how september will be for me. 🙂

how was your august? how many books did you read? have you read all you wanted? let me know in the comments! 🙂

#makemeread read-a-thon wrap up

so, last week the MAKE ME READ IT READ-A-THON happened. this readathon was hosted by ely @tea and titles and val @the innocent smiley. in this readathon you were supposed to choose a couple of books from you tbr and let your bookish friends vote for the books. the book with the most votes had to be read first and so on.

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my top 4 votes were:

  • “crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo
  • “carry on” by rainbow rowell
  • “more happy than not” by adam silvera
  • “red rising” by pierce brown

 

my stats:

books read: 2
books started: 1
pages read: 1103
average star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
female authors read: 2
genres: ya-fantasy

 

books

 

1.) “crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo

crookedkingdom

as you all wished, i started with “crooked kingdom”. i had my problems reading it, because first of all, i wasn’t feeling very well last week and i had problems concentrating on reading. on the other hand, the beginning of the book was boring for me and i only got really into it, when the last third came around. my full review for this book can be found here.

 

2.) “carry on” by rainbow rowell

carryon

my second book went way better. i fell in love with the story and the characters and i finished this book in two sittings, because i needed to know, what would happen. i love simon and baz and in my review here you can read how i am gushing about this book. this was perfect for a readathon and i am happy that i finally read it. if it weren’t for you guys, it would probably still sit on my shelves. so, thank you! 🙂 ❤

 

3.) “red rising” by pierce brown

redrising

so after reading my two books i had to decide, which one i will be reading next. i decided on “red rising” by pierce brown, because some very good friends really want me to read this. and i started and tried. but, first of all, i was a little burned out. still didn’t feel very good and i somehow needed a break. secondly this book had a tough start for me. the writing didn’t feel smooth and i had my problems getting into it. i was also very confused about what was happening. BUT, last night before i went to bed, this book picked up. and oh my god did it pick up. i needed to put it down, because otherwise i would have read through the night. i wish, i wouldn’t have spent the whole doing other stuff than reading. i am on page 50 now and i can’t wait to get back into it. i NEEDs to know what is happening! :O

 

my summary:

i am very happy, that i participated in this readathon. this was such a cool idea and i think i will do this again in the future. let my friends decide what i should read. that was fun. i am pretty sure, i wouldn’t have picked up these books, if this readathon hadn’t happen. so yay! i also went on twitter and had some interaction, but i wish, there would have been more. i am still new to this twitter thing, so maybe it was just me 😀
all in all, i am very happy. i mean, i read two huge books and i started a book, that i now can’t wait to get back to it. i read 1103 pages, which is not bad at all. i am happy with myself and i am looking forward to another readathon like this. 🙂

 

 

did you participate in the #makemeread read-a-thon? how was your experience? are you happy with the result? let me know!

july wrap up

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it’s here, my july wrap up. i wanted to post this yesterday in the evening, but i had this urge to finish “sense & sensibility” by jane austen just to have one more book in my stats. and i did it. 😀 i was so happy, because i’ve been reading this book for 1,5 months now and i wanted to start fresh into august. oh my, august. i can’t believe we are already here. :O time sure flies by…

 

stats

books: 11
pages: 3316

paperback: 7
hardcover: 2
audiobook: 1
ebook: 1

female authors: 6
male authors: 3

anthology: 2
classics: 3
ya-contemporary:  3
middle grade: 2
mystery: 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: 1
⭐⭐⭐⭐: 4
⭐⭐⭐: 5
⭐⭐: 1

 

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1.) wuthering heights

Wuthering Heightstitle: wuthering heights
author: emily bronte
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i am still deciding on my thoughts for this one. it was a buddy read for me and i have to say, that i didn’t expect the second part of this book. i always thought, that it’s a whole different story, but i was pleasantly surprised. i really enjoyed this classic. 🙂

 

2.) one of us is lying

oneofusislying

title: one of us is lying
author: karen m. mcmanus
rating: ⭐⭐⭐.75

my review:
i really enjoyed it. it was a thrilling read, which was written very well. i kept turning the pages, because i had no idea, who is who and what the hell is happening. mystery wise this book did everything right. also the characters are very lovable. read my full review here. warning: there are spoilers ahead!

 

3.) eliza and her monsters

elizaandhermonsterstitle: eliza and her monsters
author: francesca zappia
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
i am a huge fan of “eliza and her monsters” and all the characters in it. also the story was beautiful and it hit right home. there was just one thing, that reminded me too much of “the fault in our stars” by john green, which is why i can’t give it a full five stars. read my full review here

 

4.) summer days & summer nights

summerdaysandsummernightstitle: summer days & summer nights
author: edited by stephanie perkins
rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
in the end, i was disappointed in this anthology. i mean, i love love stories. they are my favorite. yes, disney shaped me that way. 😀 so i thought, that these stories would be perfect for the summer but in the end there were just a few that i really loved. such a shame, because i expected so much more!

 

5.) jane steele

janesteeletitle: jane steele
author: lindsay faye
rating: ⭐⭐.5

my review:
what you have to know about me. i love “jane eyre” by charlotte bronte. it’s my favorite classic so far. i also love thrillers or mysteries. that’s why i thought, this book would be perfect for me. a mystery based on jane eyre. but this was just such a let down. i couldn’t connect with the characters and i didn’t like the development of the story and it was just nothing for me. the plot did not surprise me and honestly, i was just bored. maybe i shouldn’t have read this as an audiobook…

 

6.) because you love to hate me

becauseyoulovetohatemetitle: because you love to hate me
author: edited by ameriie
rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
another anthology i was disappointed in. i was looking forward to this so so soooo much. some of my favorite booktubers paired with authors. this book promised so much but i didn’t get what i expected. i loved way to less stories and some of them really weren’t good. i thought this would blow me away, but i guess i am just not the person for anthologies.

 

7.) alice’s adventures in wonderland

alice

title: alice’s adventures in wonderland
author: lewis carroll
review: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
i finally managed to read this children’s classic and i have to say, that it was just ok. it was a cute story, which brought me to a really cool world with awesome characters. but i didn’t like alice and so the story wasn’t that good for me as expected. still, the mad hatter and the cheshire cat are awesome! 😀 i loved these. i am happy i finally read this book, but it won’t become one of my favorites.

 

8.) a monster calls

monstercalls

title: a monster calls
author: patrick ness
review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
can i give this book more than five stars? please? this was just fantastic. i read the illustrated edition, which was beautiful ❤ i totally fell in love with the story and the writing. conor immediately earned a place in my heart and i cried my eyes out throughout this book. it broke me, i was a mess in the end. but it was so so so so good!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

9.) of mice and men

ofmiceandmen

title: of mice and men
author: john steinbeck
review: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
this is a short book, but john steinbeck manages within a couple of pages to create an atmosphere, which is perfect. i could totally imagine myself back in that time, because it was so well done. i also was a huge fan of the complexity of lennie. such a good character. the only thing, that i didn’t like was the ending. i hated it honestly. i still can’t understand it and i wish, the author would have gone a different way…

 

10.) the long ride home

thelongridehome

title: the long ride home
author: tawni waters
review:⭐⭐⭐⭐

my review:
i received this book as an arc from the publisher via netgalley and i am so happy about that, because this book was great. i loved the characters and the story. it was an emotional rollercoaster and it just spoke the truth. i felt as if the story was a real story, and that made me like it so much more. you can read my full review here

 

11.) sense & sensibility

SenseAndSensibility

title: sense & sensibility
author: jane austen
review: ⭐⭐⭐.5

my review:
this was my 5th jane austen novel. i almost made it through her books which i am very happy about. this one was okay, but nothing special. i really loved the character of elinor, she was just badass in my opinion. marianne on the other hand was so annoying to me. i couldn’t read any more about her. i will do a review post about all austen novels, once i finish “emma”. then you can read all my thoughts about her books.

 

 

 

so, that’s it guys. that’s my july wrap up. i am very proud of myself, because i was gone half of july and also in a big reading slump. but this is finally over and i am looking forward to all the wonderful books in august. 🙂

how has your july been? did you read everything you wanted to? let me know! 🙂