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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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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JASON REYNOLDS – LONG WAY DOWN

Title: Long Way Down || Author: Jason Reynolds|| Audiobook Narrator : Jason Reynolds ||Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Contemporary, Fiction|| Publisher:  Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books || Year of publication: 2017 || No. of pages: 320 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Will’s older brother, Shawn has been shot and now he’s dead. Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighbourhood there are The Rules

No. 1: Crying … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 2: Snitching … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 3: Revenge … Do. No matter what.

When 15 year old Will discovers a gun that belonged to his deceased brother. He decides to carry out rule number 3, cause he knows who he’s after. But when Will gets into the elevator on the 7th floor, a 60 second elevator ride seems to take an eternity. The elevator stops on every floor and on each floor somebody that is familiar to Will gets in. The weird thing about all of this is … that everybody that gets in is supposed to be death.

Welcome to Jason Reynolds heart wrenching tale which is a mix of Boyz in tha Hood meets A Christmas Carol.

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THE HATE U GIVE – ANGIE THOMAS


Titel: The Hate U Give || Auteur: Angie Thomas || Vertaald: Jasper Mutsears || Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary||Uitgeverij: Moon || Jaar van verschijnen: 2017 || Aantal pagina’s: 460 || ISBN Nederlandse Versie: 9789048837175 , 9789048837182 , 9789048843930 || Verkrijgbaar via Bol.com


The Hate U Give is het verhaal van de 16 jarige Starr Carter. Na een buurtfeest waar plotseling wordt geschoten, krijgt Starr een lift naar huis aangeboden door haar (jeugd)vriend Khalil Harris. Onderweg worden Starr en Khalil aangehouden door de politie en dit laatste heeft helaas een fatale afloop voor de ongewapende Khalil. Continue reading “THE HATE U GIVE – ANGIE THOMAS”