KINDRED – OCTAVIA BUTLER

Title: Kindred || Author: Octavia Butler || Audiobook Narrator: Kim Staunton || Genre:  Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Fantasy, Historical fiction || Publisher: Beacon Press || Year of publication: 1979 || No. of pages: 287 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time and during numerous such time-defying episodes, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. But each time she travels to the antebellum South the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO – TAYLOR JENKINS REID

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo || Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid || Audiobook Narrators : Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles |Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult || Publisher:  Atria Books || Year of publication: 2017|| No. of pages: 388 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life and Monique Grant, a relatively unknown magazine reporter, is the only person she wants to tell her story to. The question is why her and why now?

The story of Evelyn’s life is a tale that spans decades from the 1950’s till the late 80’s. And as we learn about Evelyn’s ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love, we also learn about the irreversible and tragic way her life intersects with Monique’s.

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CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB

Title: City of Ghosts || Author: Victoria Schwab || Audiobook Narrator : Reba Buhr || Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade || Publisher:  Scholastic Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 285 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


City of Ghosts is the story of Cassidy Blake who nearly drowns and a ghost named Jacob who saves her life. Their spirits get tangled up in the proces and now Cassidy is not entirely alive and Jacob is not completely dead …  and as a consequence Cassidy can now cross into the spirit roam.  Continue reading “CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB”

MID-YEAR FREAK OUT BOOK TAG 2018

Whoaw … half of this year has already come to pass!!

This is what first came to mind when tons of blogposts and youtube videos with this tag started popping up in my feed. In general I tend to skip all tags cause I am more of a book review, monthly wrap up and new releases kinda girl. Except for the book tag to rule them all …. the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag. Simply because it’s all of those things I enjoy wrapped into one video and/or blogpost. So … big shout out to Chami from IsThatChami and Ely (Elyjane) from Earl Grey Books for co-creating this awesome tag.

So after years of reading tons of Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag blogposts, streaming an even larger amount of videos and as a consequence feverishly updating my want-to-read list on Goodreads … here is my very first Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!!

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MY BOOK TO MOVIE LIST FOR 2018

In 2016 I started my reading journey and ever since the only resolution I make at the beginning of the year is the amount of books I will finish by the end of it. The annual 12 books a year I started out with, were not challenging enough and therefore I am working towards a total of 40 before the end of 2018.

I have since adopted a lot more noteworthy reading habits, all but sticking to my monthly TBR list. For some reason a monthly TBR list, more often than not, results in a reading slump. So this year I am experimenting with a yearly TBR. The fact that all titles on my current list are books that have been or will be adapted to movies or TV-series helps me finish one book after another, often before the release date of the adaptation.

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