Another book I cannot wait to read!!
Today The Testaments FINALLY arrived at work! Our English book supplier was suffering from a malfunction in their system the paat couple days, so it got in 2 days late 😭 But now here it is and here I go!!
The Man Booker shortlist is here, no Lanny, sadly. I'm so excited to get my hands on The Testaments though!!
It's the first of September, let's get back to school! 🤓⚡
Not a typo this time 😜
How, exactly, does one shrug 'Dutchily' though? I am asking, as a Dutch person 😂😂 However, the fact that Sedaris describes the awful Dutch cursing makes me feel ashamed for 'my people'. People here often (though less (thank goodness) than they used to, due to a raised awareness) curse with cancer, which is just appalling!
With the movie trailer being everywhere, I'm going to pick this up next. Never read it before, so I'm really curious!
The fact that this book is from 1985 and yet feels so modern and to date amazes me. This is the second time I read it and I liked it better this time, maybe because of how the world works now, but also my understanding of how it works. It's so sharp and well executed, just amazing. I'm really excited about the sequel coming out in a few weeks! Good to have this fresh on my mind!
Confession time, reading this for the second time I apparently read over this typo (I only have the Historical Notes left, I doubt it'll be in there), but I happened to have posted it on Instagram when I found it back when I first read it (October 2017). Long live my being a nerd and getting excited to share typos! 😂🤓
An unnecessary period. I also seem to remember this version has another typo further along in the book: cheeerfulness, with a third e. If I do come across it, I'll post it too.
My oh my, this was so eerie and beautiful. Consisting of three parts and very amazing formatting, something I've never seen before. Definitely worthy of the Booker longlist, claiming a very well deserved spot in my opinion. I hope it even makes the shortlist, my goodness it was so amazing. I'm not saying much more about it, because you have to experience it for yourself, I think it's best to go in without knowing too much. So dive in!
I LOVED THIS. It's hilarious and brutal and I adore every little thing about it!! I really hope this one at least gets on the shortlist for the Man Booker, it definitely deserves it in my opinion! Great writing, great pace and a gruesomely entertaining read!
When I started working at my local bookshop in March, this one was a big seller. Having won prizes and being around people constantly buying it and talking about it, I was expecting a lot more I think. It was a good book, a very modern love story in my opinion. I liked how Rooney gets into the charactera heads, showing how their mind works, but my goodness, learn to communicate you kids!! 😅 I did like it though, it was an amazing story
This. I liked this. A very quick read, it keeps you wanting to read one more chapter before putting it down, but realizing how short the next chapter is makes you read another one, and so on. I flew through this! It was alright, I really liked this hybrid concept, first book I ever read with hybrids! This was the perfect book to recover from A Little Life 😅
It took me a full month to read this book. Not because it was boring, or slow, or not to my liking. No, because of its intensity. I wanted to keep reading, to keep an eye on Jude, but sometimes, I just had to put it down and remember life can be good. I don't mean this in a negative way or to bash on this book, but it was INTENSE! Gorgeous, but intense! I loved it!!
Got myself one of the books that's on the Booker Longlist. I've heard about it on the Bookseller podcast before it was on the longlist and I've been wanting to read this ever since. Now all I have to do is finish some of my current reads haha!
We have a second hand section in de book shop I work and I couldn't not get this one for myself. I love this book!
'My sisters and I refuse to feel bad about shopping. And why should we? Obviously we have some hole we're trying to fill, but doesn't everyone? And isn't filling it with berets the size of toilet-seat covers, if not more practical, then at least healthier than filling it with frosting or heroin or unsafe sex with strangers?'
I'm really underwhelmed and I'm quite disappointed. I was expecting to like this book a lot, since people describe it as a femal Lord of the Flies. I understand the comparison, but I didn't really like the story. The writing was pretty cool, gruesome horror stuff sometimes which was impressive, but it just wasn't for me. Maybe I'm growing out of YA books? Maybe not, I don't know, but this one didn't do it for me, sadly.
I'm also picking up this one. It's been selling like crazy at work and I want to know more about it. According to Goodreads, it's been on my TBR for quite a while as well, so it seems like good timing haha!
I've always loved sleeping and I'm reaaaally good at it as well (I sleep A LOT), so I was intrigued by the concept of this book. I've already ready 'The Woman who went to Bed for a Year' by Sue Townsend once and I wasn't sure if another book with the same topic would be any different, but my goodness, it was. It's such a dark portrayal of a depressed woman who wants to detach from the world by hibernating... I was so into it!
My graduation gift! 😍🎓 I've had the first one ever since it first came out, but I hadn't bought the second and third for myself, but now my dad gave them to me! I'm in love with them
One of my favorite series, now in hardback!! This October, I'm going to a book festival in Utrecht and V.E. Schwab is going to be there, so I had to splurge on the pretty edition to get them signed! A perfect graduation gift to myself as well, as I graduated from college!! 🎉🎓
This was gooooood! I'm not really a big fan of hip-hop, so the raps and everything weren't really that interesting for me, though I loved how Bri used it to express herself. She had some good lines, definitely! I love Angies Thomas's writing: it's full of humor. I'll definitely read anything she writes, juat because her books are so real and eye-opening, yet she does it ao gracefully and amazing, really.
Currently reading this one. I was obsessed over her first book and have had this one on my shelves since it came out, but I only now felt like picking it up. So far, I love that it takes place in the same area as THUG, with all the familiar things coming back. Let's see where this is going to go!
I liked this book! It's so suspenseful and intriguing, reading about Naomi and her search for the lost girl Madison. The writing is quite simple but it does te trick! The ending was amazing as well, I really loved that. I know that's all really generic stuff, but I don't want to say too much about it, because I went in blank and I want you (if you decide to pick it up yourself, which I would recommend!) to have that same experience.
I picked this up because I saw there was a Netflix adaption and that looked quite good, based on the trailer, and it seemed like something I would enjoy reading and I did! It seemed so real, the whole trail... That's what you get when the author was a lawyer! So well written! I loved it! Now I can start with the adaptation, I'm curious!