Well, this was not a great reading month but a good listening month, I suppose. I enjoyed the audiobooks very much. I did enjoy almost all of my books (well only one of the two that I have read).
- Books: 2
- Audiobook: 9
- Pages (only books): 880
- Pages (incl. Audiobooks): 4144
- Minutes listened: about 2900 min. (over 48 hours)
Paula Hawkins – Girl on the Train: Du kennst sie nicht, aber sie kennt dich/ The Girl on the Train
This Thriller was somewhat thrilling but disturbing on so many levels. At least for me. I was intrigued by the premise and the idea, yet the implementation lacked originality and characters that were not filled with clichés to the brim. Sadly disappointing.
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
A wonderful, funny, and sweet introduction to Greek mythology. Definitely not boring for a history lesson and thoroughly entertaining.
Rita Falk – Griesnockerlaffäre
A crime story set in a small town in Bavaria. This is the fourth installment of the series about a quirky and sometimes strange provincial police officer who not only stumbles over more murder than anyone else but who has a problem with authority and weapons regulations. Great read as per usual.
Susanne Fröhlich – Wundertüte
A chick lit novel for the older chick (in her late 40s) about finding your way and balance between your old man, your new man, your new man’s family, and sudden changes within your own family. Entertaining and a little heartwarming.
Cordula Stratmann – Sie Da Oben, Er Da Unten
Another fun novel by the author. A husband murders his wife and now both deal with the aftermath of this situation. How can she deal with the aftermath, you might think…well you have to read it, but sadly it is only written in German.
Oliver Pötzsch – Die Henkerstochter und der Teufel von Bamberg
A crime novel set in the in the 17th century in Bavaria. The executioner and his daughter have to solve a murder and unravel a conspiracy. Great read as usual.
Rita Falk – Sauerkrautkoma
The fifth installment about the provincial police officer and his life. This time he is transferred to the police department in Munich. Though I was afraid that I was going to miss his wonderful grandma and the rest of his family, he still returns home often.
Kiera Cass – Selection
I finally started with the Selection trilogy and I really enjoyed it. Though it was not as fast-paced and thrilling but a rather character driven plot, it was entertaining and enjoyable.
Chris Riddell – Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus/ Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
I needed a little cheering up since it took me a long time to get through my physical book, so I listened up a children’s story. Ada does not only sees the ghost of a mouse but also discovers a conspiracy that could end deadly. Thus, she and her friends take matters into their own hands. Wonderful read.
Sabine Weigand – Die Tore des Himmels
Another rather annoying character was one of the protagonists in this book. Elizabeth of Thuringia wants to become a saint. This not only leads her down an uncommon way for women at that time, but also subdues her to the whims and wills of a christian priest, who want to use her for his own benefit. And then there is the conspiracy against Elizabeth’s oldest son, the heir. A good historical novel, yet quite difficult at times.
Maryrose Wood – Das Geheimnis von Ashton Place/ The Incredible Children of Ashton Place
After finishing the historical novel, I needed another more cheerful story and I turned to Maryrose Wood. This novel is a fun and entertaining read, with lots of references to other literary pieces that the children might not understand but as the person who might have to read it to the child or with the child, this is quite fun. A nice adventure story with a lot more mystery to be solved in future installments.