180 Grad Meer – Sarah Kuttner

“Meer ist nichts wert, wenn es sich nicht um 180 Grad vor mir erstreckt”

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Titel: 180 Grad Meer
Autor: Sarah Kuttner
Genre: Roman, Familie, Road-Trip
Verlag: Fischerverlag
Seitenanzahl: 272 (Kindle)
Veröffentlicht: 31 Dezember 2015
Preis: 16,99€ (Kindle)
Bewertung: 5 Sterne

 

 

 

 

Worum geht es?

Nachdem ihr Vater die Familie verlassen hat, ist Jule mit ihrem Bruder und ihrer selbstmordgefährdeten Mutter aufgewachsen. Als Erwachsene hat sie sich einen Alltag geschaffen, in dem sie alles nur noch irgendwie erträgt: ihren Job als Sängerin, die unzähligen Anrufe ihrer Mutter, den ganzen Hass in ihr, der sie fast verschwinden lässt. Als auch ihre Beziehung zu bröckeln beginnt, flieht sie zu ihrem Bruder nach England, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anonymität.

Doch dort trifft sie auf ihren Vater, der im Sterben liegt. Zaghaft beginnt Jule einen letzten Versuch, sich dem Mann anzunähern, von dem sie sich ihr Leben lang im Stich gelassen gefühlt hat.

Eine tragikomische Road-Novel über das komplizierte Verhältnis zu den eigenen Eltern und den Wunsch, Urlaub von sich selber machen zu können.

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March’16 Bookhaul

Oh my, oh my. What an insane month!
I didn’t only get around to read a lot, I also bought waaaay too many books. Oopsie!

But I have to say I didn’t buy a lot of books in December, January, and February so I think it’s okay to go over the tops once in a while. Also, I was on vacation at my parents’ in Germany and of course I had to order some (used) books while being there and I did a little shopping too…

So I accumulated 21 books altogether. I know, I know…it’s massive. I was hoping to be able to picture all of the books, but the package I have been waiting to arrive for ages, but they haven’t arrived yet and I lend the other book to my friend.

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These are all my books. Please ignore The Demon King. I bought it long ago but my parents sent it with the rest of the books and I hauled it by accident…

Some of the books I ordered used from Rebuy, others I got on sale in German bookstores and others were just regular priced books. There are many German books – sorry guys! I will link you the English translation if available.

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October Wrap up & November TBR

So, finally here it is, my October Wrap Up and November-TBR!

Last month I manage to read/listen to 8 books altogether but only because I have been sick in bed for a week straight.

October Wrap-up

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The first book I read was The Rose Society by Marie Lu. The Review can be find here.

Then picked up Scherbenseele (Glass bodies) – a German book. It’s by the Swedish author duo Erik Axel Sund. I rated it 4 Stars.

Next up I listened to the German version of Carrie (Stephen King). I expected more of it to be honest. It’s maybe because I knew the movie – the old original one from 1976 – for many, many years (basically since I was 10 when I saw it for the first time…) that made me not liking the book as much as I would have wanted to. It’s one of these rare expectations where the movie is better than the book. But there will probably come a full review. However, I have it 3 stars.

Then I finally finished The Banished of Muirwood  Jeff Wheeler. A review to it will come within this week. I rated it with 4,5 Stars. Continue reading “October Wrap up & November TBR”

October TBR – EDITED VERSION!

Duuuh! I’m such a dummie! It’s October. O-C-T-O-B-E-R!
That means Halloween! I totally missed that when I posted by October TBR. So of course I will be reading some scary/creepy books the next 1,5 months. In Mid-November I will probably move one to some more chrismassy books.

So here’s my edited version:

Stephen KingCarrie
Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys
Michelle KnudsenThe Evil Librarian
Bram Stoker – Dracula (Simon & Schuster 2014)
– or –
Mary Shelly – Frankenstein (Simon & Schuster 2014)

 

All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

“How do you ever know for certain that you are doing the right thing?” 

This book was kindly provided by Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperPress/4th Estate/The Friday Project. Thank you so much!

18143977Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 544 (Kindle Edition)
Publisher: Forth Estate
Published: May 6th, 2014
Rating: 5 STARS
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Synopsis*:

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

 

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