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2019 Midyear Audiobook Challenge Update

Saturday, June 15, 2019
The audiobook challenge is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. When I´ve signed up for this challenge, I had the goal to listen to at least 5 titles. And I was absolutely convinced that I would have reached that before I was typing my midyear post for this challenge.

Well, so far, I´ve barely listened to one audiobook. Or better said, the first chapter of it. I started listening to it somewhen in January/February. Now, June is halfway through and I haven´t made any progress with that audiobook since then.



A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Friday, June 14, 2019
Brilliant. Brilliant. BRILLIANT! Holy smokes, I am thrilled. Even as a huge ToG fan, I think that this is the best book I´ve ever read by the author.

A Court Of Mist And Fury
Author Sarah J. Maas
A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series #2
Publisher Bloomsbury on May 3, 2016
Genre Fantasy
Pages 624
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased 
Goodreads

Feyre survived Amarantha´s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can´t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin´s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms – and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shaper her future – and the future of a world torn apart.

Thoughts

And I am asking myself why in gods name I´ve waited so long to read it.

Anne Frank - Today She Would Be Ninety Years Old

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Last night, while watching the news, I realized, that today is the birthday of one of the most famous Teenagers, the world has ever known.

Her diary is one of the most read books in the world and her face and name are ineffaceably connected with the Holocaust and the inhumanness of National Socialism.

Today, Anne Frank would have been ninety-years old. And with her story in mind and the picture of her in my head, I write this post.


Waiting On Wednesday #98 – A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Was Verbirgt Cara Winter? by Annika Harper

Friday, June 07, 2019
When I saw that book at the library I thought that could be something nice. Well, it turned out different.

Was Verbirgt Cara Winter?*
Author Annika Harper
Cornwall College Series #1
Publisher Carlsen on July 30, 2015
Genre Children 10+
Pages 268
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads

The boarding school “Cornwall College” in England. Here they are all, the children of the rich and famous: swanky princes and glitter girls, real stars and drama queens. And Cara Winter. She has just arrived from Germany. Almost you could overlook the inconspicuous girl. But Cara has a secret … (personally translated by © Vi at Inkvotary).

Thoughts

The cover is the most exciting when it comes to this book and though I am no fan of the color pink, it somehow fits.

Liebe Und Andere Notlügen by Mary Kay Andrews

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Little Bitty Lies is a novel you can definitely tell that it was written over ten years ago. The way how Mary Bliss is thinking and acting, her moral and how she lives, tell you everything. And still, she is a gorgeous character.

Liebe Und Andere Notlügen
Author Mary Kay Andrews
Translation Susanne Goga-Klinkenberg
Original Title Little Bitty Lies
Publisher Fischer TB on May 22, 2019
Genre Novel
Pages 489
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 

Mary Bliss is stunned when she finds a message from her husband Parker: He does not just want to leave her and her daughter Erin, he has also cleared the accounts. To save her face, Mary gets carried away to a tiny white lie: she tells the neighbors that Parker is just on a business trip. But Mary does not want to let her unfaithful husband get away with it. She decides to clear his life insurance. The small obstacle that Parke is alive and kicking should be overcome. But suddenly the attractive private detective Matt appears, who is supposed to find Parker … (personally translated by © Vi at Inkvotary).

Thoughts

Sometimes I had the feeling that this is more a crime novel than a normal novel. 

Waiting On Wednesday #97 – Crescent City House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Blackwood Briefe An Mich by Britta Sabbag

Friday, May 31, 2019
This was my first novel written by the author. And every minute worth I´ve spent reading it. And after a little while, I could see why the dust jacket shows a dragonfly. Absolutely thought through. 

Blackwood-Briefe An Mich
Author Britta Sabbag
Publisher Fischer FJB on March 27, 2019
Genre Novel
Pages 442
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher 

Would one want to read a letter from his future self? That´s not a question for Gesine. Of course, she would. Because after the death of her mother she has to move alone to a relative in Ireland. In the small, sleepy village of Blackwood, she has no one to talk to about her grief. Nor about Arian Mary, the outrageously handsome son of the local butter dynasty. In addition, the villagers make her crazy with stories about all sorts of supernatural stuff. All nonsense thinks Gesine. Until she finds in a mysterious old desk a letter from her future self, which confuses her world … (personally translated blurb by ©Vi at Inkvotary).

Thoughts

If you love novels about Ireland and how people feel and think about the mythological side of this part of the world, then this is your book. 
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