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Read in March 2017

Hi guys,

another month, another reading list. This month I managed to read 6 books and even got to full-review a few (aka 4). Got to read Outlander, which had like 1100 pages and made me doubt if I’d be able to finish it in March, but I did it – yay! Let’s have a look at the list.

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1. Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

2. The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov

3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Full Review)

4. Strungballs by Mike Russell (Full Review)

5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Full Review)

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Full Review)


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Paris for One by Jojo Moyes
Genre: Fiction, Romance
4 out of 5 stars
Buy here on Amazon.

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes is a short story about a 26 year old woman called Nell spending a weekend alone in Paris. She got stood up by her boyfriend right before departure and decides to make the best of it by exploring the city she has never been to the fullest way possible.

It’s been a cute short story, very upbeaten and Jojo Moyes-like. Showing that you don’t need company to have fun (well at first) and just an undiscovered city that needs to be discovered, it makes a lot of good stories.


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The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov
Genre: Fiction
3 out of 5 stars
Buy here on Amazon.

Since I couldn’t really remember the story anymore, Goodreads and my past self had to help me. Summary by Goodreads, opinion (as always) by me.

After a fortnight in Yalta, Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov has grown tired of the seaside. He is looking for a more interesting way to pass his vacation when a woman with a Pomeranian catches his eye. Gurov loathes his wife, and has spent his marriage chasing women, even though the affairs always end in disappointment. But Anna Sergeyevna will be different. For the first time in his life, Gurov will know love—and he will find it a very harsh mistress.

It’s been a decent story, short story, which reminded me lots of Anna Karenina (thank you past self for elaborating so much. But hey, I really remember now that the writing has been similar to Anna Karenina, same as the atmosphere the book had).

 


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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance
3 out of 5 stars
Read the full review here.
Buy here on Amazon.

This young adult novel is about a girl called Maddie who hasn’t left her house for her whole life. She has a sickness that makes her unable to leave the house, since everything from the outside could trigger her sickness and make her very sick. When one day new neighbors move next to the girl, who’s later becoming friends with the boy of the family, not leaving the house doesn’t seem a option anymore.

I’ve fully reviewed Everything, Everything and I am still less than happy about the outcoming of this story. It was a bit too cheesy for me (very YA), and the plot made me think of a really bad joke. Like it was so “REALLY?!” that it couldn’t get any better than that. A lot of questions made sense after that big reveal but still, it was weird.

 


 

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Strungballs by Mike Russell
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Distopia
4 out of 5 stars
Read the full review here.|Buy here on Amazon.

Strungballs is a story about 10 year old Sidney who is undertaken an operation which takes away a cube of flesh out of his chest to put in a Strungball. He leaves in a flat of a very long corridor with his parents. That very long corrdior is a city and this city is protected by a skin made of the donated flesh by the people of the city. But when Sidney finds out the whole truth about his city, things get really weird.

Personally it’s taken me a bit to get into the story. It has been a 90 pages short story, so there hasn’t been much time for me to get into the story, yet after some time, it got easier. If you’re willing to see and acknowledge the parallels between other books, the book becomes better because you start to ask questions about it to find out more about Sidney and the background of the city. Wondering why things are like they are and why the hell people decided to undergo surgeries to get cut out cubes of flesh to put a Strungball in it. Really?


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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance, Fantasy;
4 out of 5 stars
Read the full review here.|Buy here on Amazon.

Outlander is a story about Claire Randall who travels with her husband Frank to Scotland for their honeymoon. When watching a ritual at Craigh Na Dun, said magic stones similar to Stonehenge, Claire sees a herb she wants to get back to the next day. As she touches a stone at Craigh Na Dun, the woman suddenly finds herself in the year of 1768, attacked by a red coat looking very similar to her husband Frank. Rescued by Scots, she meets Jaime Fraser, a man she slowly starts to like.

I still don’t know what to really think about this book. At once, I really want to read all the sequels right now, then I am like: “Well, do I really want to read about a character I don’t really like?” By that character, I mean Jamie. He’s really a controversial character for me who seems like a really good person at one moment and in the other he’s a rough…wildling? I don’t know how to better describe this. Claire, being an emancipated 20th century woman should know better though, just saying. Can’t take it.


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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Classic, Romance
4 out of 5 stars
Read the full review here.|Buy here on Amazon.

Wuthering Heights is about a man called Heathcliff, found as a foundling by Mr.Earnshaw, a husband and father of two children, Cathrine and Hindley. Heathcliff grows up with nothing but hatred towards him except for Cathrine. When he learns that Cathrine fancies someone other than him, Heathcliff runs away, coming back as a rich and posh man, nothing but cold revenge planned in his mind.

I couldn’t really enjoy reading Wuthering Heights since it has been a really cruel book with really cruel, mean characters and an unforgiving storyline. Which doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a good book, which is had been considering everything written and planned in Wuthering Heights. But how am I supposed to enjoy a story when I can’t stand their characters? (It is a really tough rating choice when decisions like these have to be made).


It’s the current Reading Challenge status after March right now and I’m not behind my Goodreads challenge, so all is well at the moment 🙂

Popsugar Reading Challenge: 12/30
Popsugar Reading Challenge Advanced: 3/12
Personal Challenge: 3/13
Goodreads Challenge: 16/60

How has been your March considering books? How many have you read/have you read so far? Which books have you read that you would recommend? Let me know!

xo Annina

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Read in February 2017

Hi guys,

I have finally managed one book I have put off for so long – The Bone Clocks! It is a very pretty looking but, but the content was heavy for me. Let’s see more about that later!

Books I have managed to read this February:

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  1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Full Review)
  3. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
  4. Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
  5. Dead Zone by Stephen King
  6. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
3 out of 5 stars

The reason I only gave it three out of five stars is that the written english language has been more difficult for me and that there hasn’t been happening much. The story evolves around Holly Syke, starting at age 16 when she’s running away from home and her baby brother gets missing. Years are passing by and Holly slowly gets interwoven in strange events that explain what has happened to her little brother years ago. On the way, we get to meet two other characters that let us see their point of view and make the reader understand the world they are situated in. Large book with beautiful language, but not too much plot.


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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
3 out of 5 stars

A nice breezy story about the possibilities that can be done when having to relive the same day over and over. Which is happening to Samantha Kingston, sixteen years old, on Valentine’s Day. Reviving each day, she has to find out what makes her stay within the same day and realizes that live might not just be evolving around her own.
I’ve given this book three out of five stars because I didn’t quite like the characters that were in the story. Samantha, although getting better as the story evolves, seems like this super obnoxious and popular girl who would love to squish everything beneath her feet, same with her three best friends. It just felt a very stereotypical story, wouldn’t there have been the mysterious red line through the story asking how Samantha could get out of her loop.


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Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
3 out of 5 stars

This book follows three short stories, each written by one of the mentioned authors. They all are situated around christmas time and the characters of the different stories are somewhat connected. The first one follows Jubilee, a girl who had to leave her home at christmas eve to get to her grandparents in Florida by train since her parents got in jail over fancy christmas decoration. The second one follows a group of three teenagers, who leave their movie night in the middle of a snowstorm to have a party at a waffle house. The third story follows a girl who has to find herself (and a teacup pig) after a very horrible mistake and a bad break-up.

It seems all random but really is just connected when you never guessed it at first. They are very cute characters and stories altogether, but seemed all a too shallow and the same for me. Yes they are short stories, but personally I think there could have been more depth. It’s best read around Christmas or snowy days.

 


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Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
4 out of 5 stars

A story told in letters and chats, Love, Rosie tells a life story about Rosie, a girl who gets to grow up with her best friend Alex. Within these letters, chats and e-mails we get to see Rosie from child to teenager, to adult and realize that maybe she has feelings for her best friend when it seems all too late.
It’s been a really lovely read, same with the letter and chat elements. Telling a story by simply letting the characters tell it seemed like such a nice and different idea. Also the characters have been sympathetic and genuine and I felt simply at home while reading it.


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Dead Zone by Stephen King
5 out of 5 stars

Because I’m biased like this. No, for real, Dead Zone has been one of my favorite books by Stephen King so far! Yes I give all of them five stars, but I’d say Stephen King books are within a whole other rating level for me.
It’s about a young man called Johnny Smith who has premonitions about events, mostly when he touches other people. Then one evening, he’s in a car accident and has to lie in a coma for five years. He wakes up, but has a really hard time coming back to his old live. By then, the premonitions barely had been there, but now are stronger than ever before. And with these premonitions comes a great power (and great responsibility), since he touches a candidate at an election campaign and foresees that this man will start World War 3 if someone isn’t planing to stop him.


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Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
3 out of 5 stars

A short book which has been hard for me to read, thanks to the excessive language and very southern slang (it sounded southern to me although it is not). Also I didn’t quite like the pace of this book, which almost made me gave it 2 out of 5 stars. Other reviews talked me out of it, pointing at the language of the book and its metaphors.
It’s about a girl called Ree, living in a shed with her mentally ill mother, two brothers and a sister. Her father, a crystal meth cooker and dealer, went missing and has to show for a court date in a week. Since the father, Jessup, has signed over the shed to Ree, who isn’t of age yet, Jessup has to show up in court or else the family will lose the house. With that in mind, Ree starts her search for her father that seems more and more hopeless the longer the search continues.


I’m glad to see that I read more book than I actually think I am, so this is a good thing for me considering the amount of books I loaded myself with this year. Let’s see what March will bring!

Popsugar Reading Challenge: 6/30
Popsugar Reading Challenge Advanced: 2/12
Personal Challenge: 3/13
Goodreads Challenge: 10/60

xo Annina

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Read in January 2017 (+Reviews!)

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Hi guys,

and suddenly the first month of the new year is over. By a miracle I actually managed to read books (like I mentioned in my December 2016 post, I’ve been on vacation and sick, but not at the same time). Here are they:

  1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (Audiobook, though)
  2. The Walking Dead Vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman
  3. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them – Screenplay by J.K.Rowling

I’ve stayed true to myself and only read books so far that are relevant for my challenges. And yes, that’s a hard thing to do because Goodreads and Twitter exist and tempt you to buy books you don’t really need.

Here are my short reviews for them since it has been too long since I’ve read them:


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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
5 out of 5 stars

I’ve started this audiobook on my flight to Miami, so this has been a great thing to do when you are tired and don’t want to actually read (with your eyes being already exhausted from watching too many movies, I know no limits). I liked it more than expected. Anna told her stories in a really quirky and relatable way, so you feel connected to her even if acting isn’t your profession. You still learn things and foremost, that people are more down to earth and normal than you’ll guess. She started with her childhood stories, going over chronology until her most current moment (aka currently writing her book). The red line has been obviously her acting career, so that’s been a nice thing as well, especially when she told her backstage story of being an Oscar nominee.


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The Walking Dead Vol.27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman
4 out of 5 stars

Technically the volume isn’t out but the comics that are bound in this volume, so I counted it as reading it. There’s a war going on with a group at the moment that isn’t even mentioned yet in the TV series. There’s a lot going on and information revealed about Negan, so it has been a cool volume. I’m still pissed that they aren’t looking actively for a cure though.


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A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
4 out of 5 stars

I liked this book FAR MORE than expected! It had a touch of Game of Thrones with all the intrigues going on, yet that book had a touch of romance flair that kept me going and hoping for having an happy ending. Basically it’s about the uprise and fall of the Bank Pilaster, circling around Hugh Pilaster whose father committed suicide when his first bank went bankrupt. Hugh got the news after a tragic accident at his boarding school, in which a school mate, Peter Middleton, drowned in a swimming lake. It was forbidden to swim in that lake and the only witnesses to that tragedy were Hugh, Micky Miranda (another school mate) and Hugh’s cousin Edward Pilaster. But since Hugh knows that Peter couldn’t have been drowned since he has been a very good swimmer, there must have been someone killing him. This mystery goes through the years, up to when Hugh is grown up and one of the best bankers in his industry.


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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by J.K.Rowling
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, it is just the screenplay. I have read the actual short novel as well, which is basically an encyclopedia of beasts and creatures swarming the Harry Potter universe. Thinking of building a world around it AND covering the back story of Harry Potter at once, is a nice idea actually. I still hope that they make it that far to show some Marauder time as well.
So the script made me appreciate the movie far more and made me notice far more details. I wasn’t a great fan of the Fantastic Beasts movie, the whole film was just building for the second film and I hate it when that happens. It has been a super good thing to be back in my favorite fictional world, but yeah. The first movie could have been a bit more surprising. Personally I think it lacks a bit of magic (not the literal kind).
It’s about Newt Scamander, former Hufflepuff Hogwarts student traveling the world in search of beasts and how to save them. When arriving in New York, he stumbles upon a force of magic that needs to be contained before it destroys the city.


I hope you liked this post and the short summaries I gave of the books. Sorry for being so late with those this year 🙂

Popsugar Reading Challenge: 2/30
Popsugar Reading Challenge Advanced: 1/12
Personal Challenge: 1/13
Goodreads Challenge: 4/60

xo Annina

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Read in December 2016

Hi guys,

and here’s to my last reading list of 2016! 🙂 I’ve been on vacation (and sick) in January, so here’s that excuse for posting this post just now.

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  1. Royal – Eine Liebe aus Samt by Valentina Fast (Full Review)
  2. A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

True, it haven’t been many books since I fell back into a movie/TV show habit and allowed myself to take a break from books for a while. Royal – Eine Liebe aus Samt got a full review, while I’m gonna write a short review here for A Court of Thrones and Roses since it was a little harder to grasp for me.


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Royal – Eine Liebe aus Samt by Valentina Fast
3 out of 5 stars

A book about a ordinary girl being forced on a The Bachelor like selection who ends up having to save the kingdom. The ending was disappointing, not enough got explained and the characters annoyed me by book 6, the last one of the series. Sorry to say this since it had a promising start but a very rough ending.


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A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
3 out of 5 stars

In a fairytale like world where fairies rule and suppress humans, Feyre kills an High Fae and is taken to the court of spring to pay for her mistakes by staying in the land of Fae for the rest of her life. There she falls in love with her captor and discovers that this magical land is more in danger than being let on from her human world point of view.
I got this book by having a totally different expectation than the book actually turned out to be. It had strong characters but turned out to be too romantic for my taste and weirdly over dramatic. The ending was a little cheesy and clichée like but had a promising start for the second book. Let’s see if I find time for A Court of Mist and Fury.


After all, I have read 75 books this year which is a pretty nice number for me! 🙂

This has been my last book reading list of 2016! Let’s see what 2017 will bring and how many books I will manage in this year.

xo Annina

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Here’s MY book reading challenge for YOU! :)

Hi guys,

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! I hope you all are doing great 🙂

A month ago or so I asked if you would be interested in a book reading challenge created by me. Since I got an answer (which impressed me, to be honest), I thought “why not”? and created one as basic as possible. Which means: digital and print readers won’t have a hard time to find books (at least I hope so).

So here’s a challenge sheet for you guys to print out! I will also tell you which books I chose for this challenge (I hope not to cross any or too many from the Popsugar Reading Challenge but let’s see). Similar challenges to other book challenges are not on purpose and totally unintentional.

It is not the longest list since I want as many people as possible to participate. I have a feeling that the more challenges are on a list, the less people participate because they don’t think they can complete as many books as challenges. And since reading is supposed to be fun and not stressful, I tried to make a less stressful and more fun list. 🙂

(Which doesn’t mean that I can not have 1.000 reading challenge lists. I just don’t recommend it. Too much stress.)

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I’m gonna do my challenge no matter what and maybe I inspired some of you to do the same challenge. If so, let me know in the comments! Or have you created a reading challenge on your own?

xo Annina

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My books for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017!

Hi guys,

a new year is around the corner and that usually means that a new book challenge by Popsugar is on its way as well! I found it quite hard this year to find books for it since I’m quite the digital reader and recommendations either come from friends, blogger or from goodreads.

This time Popsugar decided to make a, what I call, normal challenge section and an advanced section for hardcore people out there. I selected books for both challenges although I reaaaally don’t know if I will manage them all. Let’s see and start with the normal section!

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  • A book recommended by a librarian: Faithful by Alice Hoffman. I got it recommended on goodreads, close enough for a librarian.
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long: Pirate Wars by Kai Meyer. This has been literally years on my list since I first bought this in primary school and didn’t realize that it’s the third book of a trilogy.
  • A book of letters: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.
  • An audiobook: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick.
  • A book by a person of color: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.
  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. I don’t usually read autobiographies.
  • A book about an interesting woman: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.
  • A book involving travel: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.
  • A book you bought on a trip: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.
  • A book with a subtitle: The Walking Dead Vol. 27 by Robert Kirkman.
  • A book involving a mythical creature: The Walking Dead Vol.27 by Robert Kirkman.
  • A novel set during wartime: The Walking Dead Vol.27 by Robert Kirkman.
  • A book with pictures: The Walking Dead Vol.27 by Robert Kirkman.
  • A book that’s published in 2017: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves.
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves. Hungary is a country I haven’t visited yet.
  • A Book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling.
  • A book you loved as a child: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling.
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling.
  • A book set in the wilderness: Life of Pi. by Yann Martel.
  • A book with a cat on the cover: Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

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And here are my chosen books for the advanced section:

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  • A book recommended by an author you love: Emma by Jane Austen. It got recommended once by J.K. Rowling
  • A bestseller from 2016: Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes. It has been a bestseller in my homecountry Austria at the bookstore Thalia.
  • A book with a family-member term in the title: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. It is already in the section for the normal book challenge, but it’s just so fitting for this challenge.
  • A book that takes place over a character’s life span: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
  • A book about an immigrant or refugee: Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
  • A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of: The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon. The genre this is listed on goodreads is called Museology.
  • A book with an eccentric character: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Obviously.
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages: Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon. At least my edition has over 1000 pages.
  • A book you got from a used book sale: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling. Well I got it at a book sale minus the used, since I can’t stand used books. The thought counts.
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book: The Princess Bride by William Goldman. It is mentioned in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, which I have read a few years back.
  • A book about a difficult topic: How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. I stumbled over this book on MissGetaway‘s blog! I think that Feminism is a difficult topic in 2016 although it should not be and that there needs to be more awareness of it.
  • A book based on mythology: Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. This was a tricky one since I’ve read the most known book based on mythology already: the Percy Jackson series and the sequel series.

And here’s the Challenge sheet from Popsugar. Over there you will find a printable version as well (so it fits well on an DIN A4 sheet).

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What are your books for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017? Will you participate in it? If not, do you have any books you plan to read in 2017? I’m curious! 🙂

xo Annina

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Read in November 2016

Hi guys,

there are actually far more books I have read in November than in October and yes, that is a good thing. There are going to be a lot more reviews in December as well, but since I have started writing them in German, they will be firstly available in this language as well. Second, these books are from small German authors, so that’s why I haven’t written these reviews in English yet.

Let’s see what November brought me!

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  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Full Review)
  3. How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaugnessy
  4. Fangirl auf Umwegen by Amelie Murmann (to be updated)
  5. Royal – Ein Leben aus Glas by Valentina Fast (to be updated)
  6. Royal – Ein Königreich aus Seide by Valentina Fast (to be updated)
  7. Royal – Ein Schloss aus Alabaster by Valentina Fast (to be updated)
  8. Royal – Eine Krone aus Stahl by Valentina Fast (to be updated)
  9. Royal – Eine Hochzeit aus Brokat by Valentina Fast (to be updated)

What have been my favorite books of November?
As you might guess, the Royal series looks pretty serious considering I barely read a whole series at once. I did, just that I couldn’t finish the last Royal book until December 1st. Actually Girl Online: Going Solo was my favorite book of the month because it just had its cozy atmosphere and was not stressful to read at all (again, glancing to Royal because this book series cost every single and last nerve of mine).

Going Solo has been the third and last book of the Girl Online installment and gave the reader a round and finishing touch on the series. Let’s see if Zoe is going to come up with another book trilogy. I would read her next book as well.

What has been my least favorite books of November?
I would have to go with How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul and Anna Karenina. Just because they have been my least favorite books it doesn’t mean that they were bad. I just didn’t enjoy them so much.

For Anna Karenina, this was a very long read! I started reading in August and finished in November because the story dragged on many levels far too often. I got annoyed by it by the end, but at least to say it had full built characters and a closed storyline. Nothing to complain about in that department.

For How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul, is just has been a very informative, but not all too new read about life at creative agencies, how to work your nerves up to start as a freelancer and so on.

Now let’s talk a bit about Royal
Yes, there are going to be reviews for every single book, which are in total 6 books. I have written them in German, yet not in English – but I want to post them as soon as possible. Until then, it has to do with this very short review: be in for some kind of a ride, it will kill your soul.

Sooo…
What has been your read books in November? Can you recommend any of them?

xo Annina

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The Royal and Fangirl auf Umwegen Covers are from Impress, Anna Karenina, Girl Online: Going Solo, How to be a Graphic Designer without losing your Soul are from Goodreads.