Current Reads

Hello there so we meet again on this fine Wednesday night. How was your day. Mine was great I only head two lessons in the morning and went shopping with my friends at 10am. That's so weird. Also I head my first ever theory lesson for my driving license today.

School is so busy right now and I hate that because I'm currently having a reading phase. Basically I love reading a lot at the moment so today I waned to talk about the books I'm currently reading. I know many people will say "why read multiple books at once" let me explain that. Whenever I'm near a bookstore I have to buy a book so obviously I end up owning lots who I haven't read yet. 

Just know that some of those books I haven't started yet, however there are two I'm reading parallel and one I've started but stopped because it's quite boring at the moment and can't get myself to start again. 
After that's clear now let's get into it.

Book #1 - Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

- Liv has been dealing with a lot lately. She and her family have just moved in with her mother's new boyfriend in London, and she's starting over (again) at a new school. But Liv isn't sure that explains her dreams, which have gone from odd to...well, bizarre. Lately, her nighttime hours have been filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and creepy rituals conducted by four boys in a graveyard. The strangest part is that Liv recognises the boys. They're classmates from her new school, and they seem to know things about her that they couldn't possibly know...unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute... -

I heard a lot about the translation not being the best. As I only own the German version (the original) I can't say if that's true or not but what I can say is that I absolutely love this book. I've listened to the audio book and immediately wanted to read it myself. There are three books in the trilogy that's why there's also book 2 in the shelve and I can't wait till I finished the first one to start reading the next.

Book #2 - Dream A Little Dream 2 by Kerstin Gier

Unfortunately I couldn't find this one in English so I guess it's not out yet but basically it start where book 1 ends as it's a trilogy.

Book #3 - The Kill Order by James Dashner

They thought the end came in a flash.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population.

The worst is yet to come.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage. 
There is no cure. No escape. 
They’re convinced that there’s a way to save those who are left—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some you’re worth more dead than alive. 
The end is only the beginning. - 

This is the fourth book in the Maze Runner series and I started reading it during our summer holidays but couldn't finish it by the time we flew back home so since then I kinda forgot about it to be honest. I'm not so keen on this part since it's new characters and a different story so no Thomas or Newt (my fave) or any other gladers. Still it's quite nice to know how the whole thing started.

Book #4 - The Mortal Instruments City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare 

- To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost? -

Number 3 in the series and it's the one I've mentioned in the beginning with the boring part. I do like the series but I'm about one third into part three and it's been incredibly boring so far, so I hope I can get myself to read on soon.

Book #5 - The Mortal Instruments City Of Fallen Angles by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. -

Now this is the fourth book and obviously I haven't started reading it yet but I hope it'll be better than part 3.

Book #6 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- The story takes place during the three years of the great depression in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County. It focuses on six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, who lives with her older brother, Jem and their widowed father, Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer. Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill, who visits Maycomb to stay with his aunt each summer. The three children are terrified of, and fascinated by, their neighbour, the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley. The adults of Maycomb are hesitant to talk about Boo, and, for many years few have seen him. The children fee one another's imagination with rumours about his appearance and reasons for remaining hidden, and they fantasise about how to get him out of his house. After two summers of friendship with Dill, Scout and Jem find that someone leaves them small gifts in a tree outside the Radley place. Several times the mysterious Boo makes gestures of affection to the children, but, to their disappointment, he never appears in person.... -

I couldn't really find a short summary and since I, again, have the German version I'll leave you the link for the wikipedia one here.
This is the book I'm currently really reading the most and it's so addictive. This is an amazing book and I truly believe everyone should've at least seen the film since it's so important for human history. So since we don't read it in school in Germany I decided to read it myself. 
Go check it out if you haven't already you won't regret it.

Book #7 - Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

- "The murderer is with us–on the train now . . ." Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again . . . -

I haven't started this one either but I've seen the film and can't wait to read. I love those kind of stories and I thing it's really going to be tense.

Book #8 - Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck

They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfilment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. -

I've read it twice, both times in school and I've seen the film probably 10 times by now. I know a lot of people who hate it but seriously OMAM has to be one of my all time favourite books. I could read it over and over again and never get bored of it.

That was a heck of a lot of text, I hope you've made it down here. If so I'm proud and thankful. Are you reading any of these books as well right now or are you reading anything else I'd love to hear it. I'm always looking for new books.

lots of love

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