Posts

Showing posts from January, 2018

The smell of other people's houses | Book Review

Image
The Smell of Other People's Houses Written by:  Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Release Date:  February 23rd, 2016 Genre : Fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, Adult fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult Pages : 240 Goodreads Book Depository Summary: In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's after to run away than to stay at home - until one of them ends up in terrible danger.  Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Review: Overall thoughts: Unique,  beautiful, heartbreaking and a personal new favourite! Highly recommend! More Detailed Thoughts:   This is a Beautiful book with heartbreaking stories and charact

In the Midst of Winter | Book Review

Image
Another good book i recently read and i wanted to share! And keep the momentum going i seemed to have going right now, with pretty regular uploading. (GO ME!) In the Midst of Winter Written by: Isabel Allende Release Date:  (english) October 31st, 2017 Genre : Fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, Adult fiction Pages : 352 Goodreads Book Depository Summary: Richard Bowmaster - a 60 year old human rights scholar - hits the car of Evelyn Ortega - a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala - in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn.  What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a lost, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz - a 62 year old lecturer from Chile - for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerising story that moves from present - day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Br

5 Star TBR Predictions | Booktuber Recommended Adult Books

Image
Everyone that watches booktube or looks at Book Blogs will get a bucket ton full of book recommendations. And lets face it a huge amount of them sound FANTASTIC! Because if someone raves about a book they enjoyed and loved? And they are able to make it sound good, I at least fall into the trap of thinking that YES I HAVE TO READ THAT. Even if i would never pick that book up normally. I mentioned that already in my Goals for 2018 video i posted earlier this month, mentioning that i will not be reading a huge amount of the "hyped" books because after reading a lot of them in 2017 and noticing that i had one of the most mediocre reading years - ever basically. I would focus more on  what i actually want to read and enjoy reading. And having said that yet again, let me explain this post and video. All 6 of those books i talk about in the video -and mention in a second here- are books i actually am really interested in. Some of them i already wanted to read before

4 "Must-Read" Books || Goals 2018

Image
There are always Goals for everyone of us at the beginning of each year. In previous year i was really ambitious. This year i tried to be more realistic and decided on "only" four books that I absolutely want to, hope to, MUST read in 2018! -  Luminaries: https://goo.gl/9fnUpm - 4321: https://goo.gl/H4QLKn - A Little Life: https://goo.gl/ZVD19C - the Swarm: https://goo.gl/mnyvQ5 (Der Schwarm: https://goo.gl/SHTjFM )  Do you have a specific list of books you want to/ have to/ must read in 2018?  Let me know! Lets chat! Until later, beautiful book people!

Meet Cute || Book Review || New Release 2018

Image
Meet Cute Put together by: Jennifer L. Armentrout (list of authors in this Anthology in the review) Release Date:  January 2nd Genre : Anthology, Short Stories, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Pages : 323 Goodreads Book Depository Summary: Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "How they first met" from some of today's most popular YA authors. Review: Overall thoughts: Super cute and nice to read, no matter if you read it from start to finish or want to take each story on individually, for everyone that loves romance a MUST More detailed thoughts:  One thing is sure this book is cute  Yes i went there! But it fits! Its a very nice compilation of short stories from a great mixture of authors! Its actually one of the best anthologies i have read so far -not that i have read a huge amount as of yet but i am getting

10 Best and Most Disappointing New Releases of 2017 || Book Lists

Image
5 Best New Releases 2017: Little Fires everywhere:  Everyone in Shakers Heights was talking about it that summer. How Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shakers Heights, a placid progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned -from the layout of the winding roads, to the clouds of the houses, to the successful lives it residents will go on to lead. An no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules. Enter Mia warren -an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. Eliza and her monsters:  Eighteen year old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a widely popular webcomic, but when a ne

10 Books i wish i would have read in 2017 || Book lists

Image
There is always a backlog of books i with i read. Its not that i am disappointed to know i have a good amount of books still to read, the opposite actually, but some books i do wish i would have gotten to already. I don't think i am alone with that particular "problem" as a book lover and reader! Still there are some books i WISH i would finally priorities. Or to say it more accurately, i wish i already had priorities and would have read last year. And even though i didn't read any of those 10 i share here, i still don't promise that i will read them in 2018. Why? Because lets be real here! 2018 is all about being real! I want to read those, but if they were not a priority and picked up and read right away as soon as i got them, there is something holding me back from reading them. And i will not pressure myself into reading a book i think i will enjoy. Because if i have learned just one think in my reading life so far is that if i pressur

Achtung Baby || Book Review || 2018 New Release

Image
I have received this book through NetGalley, meaning i have not spend money on this book put i am still sharing my own honest option! Achtung Baby Autor : Sara Zaske Release Date: January 2nd Genre : Non-Fiction, Memoir, Autobiography, Parent Self-Help, Self-Help, Cultural Differences, Rising Children, Advice on Parenting Pages : 256 Goodreads Book Depository Summary: When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives and even play with fire. german parents do not share her parental fears and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected paren

Winter TBR || Seasonal Readings

Image
If you are not watching my Booktube videos and this blog you will not know that i started doing Seasonal TBRs back in Summer '17. So for Summer (an Adult and YA version for that season because overboard is my second name), Fall and  Winter  i posted videos about books i want to read. Now just as always with TBRs i am not promising that i will read every single book i am sharing, i am simply showing some books off that sound fantastic at the time. This seasonal tbr is no different to that. I have 16 books i think sound great and are seasonal appropriate. Which is the first time that came into play. But i have a few winter specific reads so i felt like i had to include them into the Winter TBR. This is also the first time i do not shy away at all from including German books. Because i film and blog in English i always felt like i shouldn't include German books if i don't absolutely have to. I don't really know why that is. But what ever it was, i am