27 October 2010

New Books # 23

These two books I got this week...I also got  The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell but I can't find it anywhere in the mess of my room, or maybe I left it at work. Also, today they tried to deliver the new Julie Cohen...so excited...hope to get home a bit earlier tomorrow so I can go it and get before closing-time.

Good-Bye to All That - Margo Candela; Leaving Paradise - Simone Elkeles

22 October 2010

Book recommendations #2

Have you all read The Duff  by Kody Keplinger?

If not, and you like a very very well-written YA-novel with problems, issues and sex ..read it. I read it in one night when I couldn't sleep. It was my saviour. I loved it.
I really recognized myself in it. The self-sabotaging streak we all have, at least I did, I didn't use the same method, but I could relate. But most of all I got sucked into the story by the wonderful writing.

20 October 2010

Book recommendations #1

Hi everybody,
Welcome to a new instalment on my blog.
As you all know (well, the you who still bother to come here now and then) I don't and didn't have much spare time lately. I've started an intern-ship that is part of my university-studies and is only for five weeks, I have two and a half week left, that means I'm halfway through. On top of all that I came down with a nasty eye-infection that still hasn't healed properly and made reading, at least in the first two weeks, really painful (not that that did stop me much anyway). So, I don't have time/eyes to read as much as I would like to and I have even less time to write something here which makes reviews a very hard task for me. So,I spend a big chunk of time every day travelling, at least three hours a day I spend on a train to and from *work*, which actually gives me some opportunity to read, good books and bad books and I thought I could write a few lines about the books I read, give you recommendations until I find the time again to write proper reviews.

The book that has impressed me most these past weeks is the utterly breathtaking and wonderful North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

North of Beautiful is actually one the best books I've read so far this year. It leaves you thinking, it still hasn't left my mind, it has oozed through my skin, is still surrounding me. Apparently there are two kinds of North, the True North and the Magnetic North. But there are many kinds of beautiful, right? Or is there a True Beautiful? Is it only skin-deep. Shallow?

Yeah, well, apparently I'm in love with this book. READ IT! :)

11 October 2010

New Books # 22

Hi again

I had a little surprise when I got home today....5 books! :D
Down to Earth - Melanie Rose

I felt the need to stock up on my YA-books
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater; Caleb + Kate - Cindy Martinusen-Coloma; Return to Paradise - Simone Elkeles; Two Way Street - Lauren Barnholdt

10 October 2010

New Books # 21

This week I only got one book (bought - ordered by me) in addition to the four books I bought in Stockholm at the beginning of this week. Anyway, it's a book I've been waiting for a long time and the Swedish mail took a looooong time to send it to me...arrgh

I have a few reviews lined up, hopefully I'll have time to post them soon (my days are busy with the intern-ship at the University library and the travel there, which takes my about 4 hours every day due to delayed trains)

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now - Claire LaZebnik

04 October 2010

New Books # 20

So, I was in Stockholm today, my first day of my internship. So far I've survived even though I was late caused by a late train which led to missing the second train and so on...
Anyway, we finished quite early, as it was the first day - lots of information and administration - so I had some time to go to the big book-store with English books. Sure, I already own most of them, but today I ventured into the YA-section (didn't even know they had one in English)...so this is the result:

North of Beautiful - Justina Chen Headley; Lock & Key, Along for the Ride, Just Listen - Sarah Dessen