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A Shadow in the Ember (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

*Humans tend to destroy things they don’t know or are afraid of.* – Seraphena Mierel (slightly changed)

overall rating: 5/10

23/04/2023

The Reading List (Sara Nisha Adams)

“Books aren’t always an escape; sometimes books teach us things. They show us the real world, they don’t hide it.” – Mukesh Patel

overall rating: 8/10

18/03/2023

My English bookshelf

(both physical and digital – but just the English novels)

-> So if you’re wondering: No, I haven’t just read the books listed – I read around a hundred more. But they are just published in my mother tongue and, as you already know, I don’t want you to know where I’m from. So I left them out. Though there are wonderful, wonderful books among them.

Due to the fact that I’m just listing the English books and I just started reading in English last year, you can say that the listed books are mostly just the ones I’ve read last and this year so far.

Romance (without fantasy)

I’m a hopeless romance – reader:)

favourite authors: Julie Johnson and Emily Henry

favourite books: All Your Perfects (Colleen Hoover) and Diamond Empire (Julie Johnson – Forbidden Royals 3)

number of books: 20

  • Full Tilt: Full Tilt, All In (Emma Scott)
  • All Your Perfects (Colleen Hoover)
  • Beach Read (Emily Henry)
  • Between Sisters (Kristin Hannah)
  • Book Lovers (Emily Henry)
  • Forbidden Royals: Silver Crown, Golden Throne, Diamond Emire (Julie Johnson)
  • It Ends With Us: It Ends With Us, It Starts With Us (Colleen Hoover) *
  • Like Gravity (Julie JOhnson)
  • Maybe: Maybe Someday, Maybe Not (Colleen Hoover)
  • One Last Stop (Casey McQuiston)
  • People We Meet On Vacation (Emily Henry)
  • The Kiss Quotient (Helen Hoang)
  • The Wish (Nicholas Sparks)
  • Ugly Love (Colleen Hoover)
  • We don’t talk anymore (Julie Johnson)
* I wouldn’t call It Ends With Us a romance story – the focus is on sth entirely different. But because of the fact that It Starts With Us mostly focuses on love, it is a bit included in It Ends With Us and I didn’t wanna seperate both books, I decided to list them under “romance”.

Medicine

A huge dream of mine is to study medicine. That’s why, last year, I started to read medical novels as well:)

favourite author: Paul Kalanathi

favourite book: When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)

number of books: 4

  • This is Going to Hurt (Adam Kay)
  • Too Many Pills (James Le Fanu)
  • The Emperor of All Maladies (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
  • When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)

Fantasy

For a long time, I merely read fantasy – approx. from the age of 10 to 14. Today, I can say that I like non-fantasy in general more, but think it’s great to immerse into another world from time to time:)

favourite author: Jo Hogan

favourite books: Infernus – both parts (Jo Hogan)

number of books: 15

  • Blood and Ash: From Blood and Ash, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, The Crown of Gilded Bones (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
  • Flesh and Fire: A Shadow in the Ember (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
  • Infernus: both parts (Jo Hogan)
  • Night School: Night School, Legacy, Fracture, Resistance, Endgame (C. J. Daugherty)
  • The Folk of the Air: The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
  • The Smoke Thieves: The Smoke Thieves, The Demon World, The Burning Kingdoms (Sally Green)

Classic

I haven’t read many classical books on my own so far – you can see most of the books (tbh all except Pride and Prejudice) listed thanks to the fact that I had to read them at school. But I’m planning on extending the list:)

favourite author: Jane Austen

favourite book: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

number of books: 4

  • Chess Story (Stefan Zweig)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  • Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
  • The Wave (Morton Rhue)

History

I’m honestly really interested in reading historical novels, but still haven’t read a lot. I think it’s cause of the fact that they are often kinda heavy to read – and one of the reasons for reading (at least in my case) is to fade out the real, serious and often sad world, isn’t it?

favourite author: Paullina Simons

favourite book: The Bronze Horseman (Paullina Simons – The Bronze Horseman 1)

number of books: 5

  • The Bronze Horseman: The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, The Summer Garden (Paullina Simons)
  • The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
  • The Secrets We Kept (Lara Prescott)

Unclassifiable

Here you can find books I can’t really call romance nor historical nor medical or whatever. They mostly focus on the lessons of life.

favourite author: Kristin Hannah

favourite books: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid) and Magic Hour (Kristin Hannah)

number of books: 5

  • Between Sisters (Kristian Hannah)
  • Magic Hour (Kristin Hannah)
  • The Reading List (Sara Nisha Adams)
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
  • The Things We Do for LOve (Kristin Hannah)

My favourite songs

Here u can see an overview of my favourite songs:).

Photos:

romance: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521033719794-41049d18b8d4?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=687&q=80 – unsplash.com – Abdul Gani M (14/03/2018) – last access: 26/01/2023

medicine: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1481627834876-b7833e8f5570?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=928&q=80 – unsplash.com – SI Janko Ferlic`ยด (13/12/2016) – last access: 29/01/2023

fantasy: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1553434320-e9f5757140b1?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=627&q=80 – unsplash.com – Josipa Juras (24/03/2019) – last access: 29/01/2023

classic: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1636009029002-9543ddd0e823?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=687&q=80 – unsplash.com – Taha (04.11.2021) – last access: 29/01/2023

history: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1594026200204-a25bea256816?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=687&q=80 – unsplash.com – Darryl Low (06.07.2020) – last access: 29/01/2023

unclassifiable: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1532012197267-da84d127e765?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=687&q=80 – unsplash.com – Jaredd Craig (19/07/2018) – last access: 26/01/2023

music: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1584635234347-ce88034d9501?ixlib=rb-4.0.3&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=764&q=80 – unsplash.com – Jackson Simmer (19/03/2020) – last access: 26/01/2023