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September Wrap Up

Oh boy, I remember how I thought about squeezing in another blog post before the end of September after posting my last review, and then it hit me. It’s the end of the month so of course I need to post my wrap up. September was over so fast that it didn’t even feel real. I’m now also wrapping up my current job since I’m starting my masters degree in October. Yup, it’s been kinda (read:hella) stressful for me and it’s probably going to take a while until I’m used to Uni again as well. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait to work on a new blogging schedule, so I can post more frequently and regularly. I did manage to read some very nice books and to post some reviews, so reading wise this month was a big plus 🙂

secret#1 It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
★★★★★

I need more diverse LGBT books in my life and I’m so glad I found this one.  It’s Not Like It’s a Secret reminded me of Dodie’s new album “You”, so if I had to decide on a playlist for this book, it would certainly be this one. I do however think that certain drama towards the end felt more forced and unnecessary. Apart from that I enjoyed it a lot and reading it made me really happy.

 

 

35407312#2 Secrets For The Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons by Dodie Clark
★★★★★, full review to come

I knew I had to get an arc for this book as soon as I found out that Dodie is publishing a book. I got approved on Netgalley and the reading experience has been amazing. I’ve been a fan of her videos and music for quite some time and reading her book just felt like a conversation with her. Pro Tipp: listen to her songs while reading it, it makes it even more special! (aka how many times can I recommend Dodie’s songs in one post).

 

36103768#3 A Messy Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan
★★★★ read my review here

Another ARC I actually managed to finish in time. A Messy Beautiful Life was a (messy) beautiful read. Sara Jade Alan has created an amazing work with great characters that were fully and well fledged. This is also an own voices book in more than point. If you need another reason to buy this book, just look at the cover. It’s so pretty that you can’t just not have it on your shelf.

 

 

 

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August Wrap Up

Hello lovelies!

Last month went by so fast, I can’t believe it’s already September. Time is weird. On the one hand I feel like there was supposed to be an August 32nd and on the other hand I’m thinking that it’s almost October. Well anyway, at least I can get my hands on all the PSL’s again. Yup, I’m that person.

Thanks to my vacation, I was finally able to relax and read a lot. Like a lot. I managed to read about six of the books in the one week I was relaxing on the beach of Gran Canarian. Yes, I’m mentioning this to get you all jealous because I feel the need to go there again (or anywhere really) because I’m ready for another vacation. Im not even sure how I managed to avoid the book hangover and read other books afterwards.

So here’s the list before life gets even more stressful and I forget to post again: Continue reading “August Wrap Up”

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July Wrap Up

Happy Monday everyone!

This month sure went by fast! I met so many nice people and I can’t wait to be more active on here. Good thing, I’m finally going on a trip to Gran Canaria. Which basically means I’ll be lying on the beach, enjoying the sun and reading the whole day. I stocked up on eBooks – sadly, I can’t take all the physical books with me. You can check out the books I want to read on my vacation (and for the rest of August) here. Let’s see how many I’ll manage.

If you follow me on Social media, you might have seen this post here.
Thalia Ludwigshafen featured my book recs and my blog in their store. Thalia is one of Germany’s largest book chain stores and I’m really thankful that they asked me and gave me the opportunity to be a part of this awesome project. The display is simply beautiful! The books I’ve recommended were Vier Farben der Magie (A Darker Shade of Magic), The Raven Boys, Six of Crows and Always and Forever Lara Jean.

Okay, enough shitchat y’all. It’s time for the actual wrap up!

#1 Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones6294
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★★

I finally read the book the Ghibli movie is based on! Whenever I watched a movie before reading the book version, I’m scared that I will always remember the movie in my mind. Fortunately, this was not the case. A lot of things were projected quite differently, but just as magical. Also wow, I knew Howl was kinda a crybaby in the movie, but he was a lot worse in the book. Can I just quote Howl while he was having a cold? “I’m dying of neglect here.” Even though everyone was catering to his every need. What intrigued me were Howl’s origins and how he became a wizard, but sadly this topic was only breeched quickly.

35556631#2 Vier Farben der Magie by V.E. Schwab
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★★★

Yes, this was totally a cover buy. As soon as I saw the German version of A Darker Shade of Magic, I just had to buy it. Look how pretty it is! It’s one of the little books I read in German in quite some time and this time I got to say that I was content with the translation. This was actually also me trying to buddy read with a dear friend, but ended up with me binging the whole thing again in a few days.

35557889#3 The Snow Angel by Lauren St. John
Goodreads; My review
My rating: ★★★

I didn’t think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. After a sloppy start, this book captured me and I didn’t want to put it down. It’s quite the fast read with only 200 pages, which is nice in itself, but I feel like there were so many interesting plot points that were just touched superficially. This could of course be due to the fact that this book is aimed at children. I just feel like it had so much more potential. Another thing that confused me was that it was advertised as a Christmas book. Why did I ever think it wouldn’t be weird to read a Christmas book in summer, you asked? To be honest I didn’t think about it until I received the arc. Thankfully, Christmas wasn’t the focus of this book at all.

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June Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to another month! This wrap up is brought to you by the five-hour train ride and after a wonderful weekend with my friends I feel relaxed, motivated, and inspired enough to write a lot. I really missed that feeling, to be honest. So much happened in June: Germany legalized gay marriage just last Friday and I’m really happy that we finally reached that step. Some of you might have gotten that from my twitter. Oh, and both Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab liked a tweet of mine recently and well, I think I died? Okay, back to the books. Sadly, the last two books I’ve read where quite disappointing. I had high hopes and they were not even reached half-way. Continue reading “June Wrap Up”

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April Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

I’m taking a break from all that’s happening at my mom’s birthday brunch right now and instead taking up the chance to write this Wrap-Up outside. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

This month has been quite productive for me reading-wise (and also in regard to posting more or less regularly I have to say). I’m glad I managed that with the new job and everything. I guess it’s a good thing I now have a commute of 40 mins.

Anyways, I read six books this month and at least 2.5 of them happened because a friend talked about binging everything on the currently reading pile before Always and Forever Lara Jean would arrive. I think, I just subconsciously followed her advice because wow I haven’t been on a roll like this for a few years at last.

So here’s the list: Continue reading “April Wrap Up”

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March Wrap Up

And another month comes to an end. I can’t believe it’s already April, time surely flies. To keep even better track of the books I’ve read, I decided to join the monthly wrap-up posts. Whenever I’m checking my goodreads challenge I feel like I missed some books, so I’m going to put my re-reads in here too. Let’s take a look at the books, shall we?

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#1  A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Goodreads; My review
My rating: ★★★★★

Honestly, there’s nothing I didn’t like about this book. The perfect ending for this amazing trilogy. I can’t wait to read Schwab’s other stuff. I swear, I had more to say in the review.

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#2  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Goodreads
My rating:★★

I wanted to like this book so much. I tried. I have never been able to relate to poems and while I agreed with the feminists ones, I just didn’t know what to do with the others. Bekka over at Stories and Sweets managed to catch most of what I felt while reading in her review. Go check it out!

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#3 To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★★★

While talking to my sister about everything that could happen in Always and Forever Lara Jean, I might have noticed that I didn’t quite remember what exactly happened in which book. So,naturally I had to start my re-read immediately and I even managed to finish this book in a day. I forgot how nice it is to just read an old favorite again and notice all those little things over and over again.

This month felt like way more books, but I’m probably confused by all the books I started (and have still not finished – oops) and all the fanfictions I read? Maybe I can up myself next month. What books have you guys read and enjoyed in March? 🙂