Heute möchte ich euch meine Neuzugänge vom September vorstellen. Nachdem ich diese Woche meine Statistik, die ich seit ein paar Jahren führe zum Teil gelöscht habe, musste ich heute erst einmal etwas aufräumen und nachsortieren, was ich wann gelesen habe, aber alles ist geschafft und ich kann euch von meinem Lesemonat September erzählen.
Crazy Rich Asians von Kevin Kwan
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Ash Princess von Laura Sebastian
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz.
Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become Queen.
Der verbannte Prinz von Laura Labas
Das Schicksal machte sich Morgan zum Feind.
Nachdem sie von Aithan verstoßen wurde, kehrt sie an den Ort des ursprünglichen Verrats zurück. Yastia. Sie nutzt ihren Hass und den schwelenden Schmerz, um ihren Feind zu enttarnen. Im Palast aus Stein und Glas trifft sie ausgerechnet auf den verwunschenen Gott, der sie dazu zwingt, einen riskanten Auftrag anzunehmen. Dieser bringt sie in größere Schwierigkeiten als zunächst geahnt.
Schmugglerin, Wölfin oder Knochenhexe – um die Wahrheit über sich und ihre Vergangenheit herauszufinden, muss Morgan lernen, alles in sich zu vereinen.
Heart of Mist: Book 1 – The Oremere Chronicles von Helen Scheuerer
Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital. But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.
The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind von Yuval Noah Harari
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
Professor Feelgood von Leisa Rayven
Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges.
When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over photos of the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul.
Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare.
Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things.
Sea Witch von Sarah Henning
Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt.
Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.
A Discovery of Witches – All Souls Trilogy #1 von Deborah Harkness
Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
Kommen wir nun zur Statistik:
1. Final Draft von Riley Redgate
2. It Only Happens in the Movies von Holly Bourne
3. Crazy Rich Asians von Kevin Kwan
4. Professor Feelgood von Leisa Rayven
Insgesamt macht das 1.389 Seiten für diesen Monat. Kein besonders erfolgreicher Lesemonat. Zumal auch kein Buch dabei war, das mich wirklich von den Socken hauen konnte und ich eher etwas gelangweilt von meiner Lektüre war bzw. immer noch etwas bin. Das legt sich hoffentlich und ich komme wieder besser in den Lesefluss. Manchmal erscheint es mir, als hätte ich in den letzten beiden Monaten völlig den Anschluss verloren. Goodreads erinnert mich auch ständig daran, dass ich 8 Bücher in meiner Statistik zurück liege. In den nächsten Wochen möchte ich mich wieder mehr dem Lesen widmen und mich nicht ständig von anderen Dingen ablenken lassen.
Habt einen tollen und vor allem sehr herbstigen Oktober ❤