July Book Haul 2017
This book haul mostly contains books I bought with the gift cards I got for my birthday and some reduced books from my favorite online shop. I’m also getting myself prepared for autumn. Therefore, I ordered Riding the Bullet, Pet Sematary, my most favorite Stephen King book, and The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton.
Furthermore, I had the misfortune that my pre-ordered copy of All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher was delivered one and a half weeks after the release. But now it’s mine
and I’m happy.
Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Genre: Magical Realism, Contemorary, YA, Adult, Romance, Fiction
Feelings are part of life - feelings are life. If you take away what people feel, you take away anything meaningful. Wanting to diminish the evil in this world is a good cause, one I have fought for the majority of my life, but not like this . . .
Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can't and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned she's simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery, but in private she uses her gift to add something special to her cakes so that after just one mouthful the townspeople start to feel better about their lives. They don't know why they're drawn to Cherry's bakery - they just know that they're safe there and that's how Cherry likes it. She can help them in secret and no one will ever need to know the truth behind her gift.
And then Chase arrives in town and threatens to undo all the good Cherry has done. Because it turns out she's not the only one who can see what she sees . . .
Author: Jacquelyn Middleton
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Meet Alex, a recent college graduate from Tallahassee, Florida in love with London, pop culture, and comic cons. It’s not easy being twenty-one-years-old, and Alex has never been the most popular girl. She’s an outsider, a geeky fangirl … with dreams of becoming a playwright in a city she’s loved from afar, but never visited. Fleeing America after a devastating betrayal, she believes London is where she’ll be understood, where she belongs. But Alex’s past of panic attacks and broken relationships is hard to escape. When her demons team up with a jealous rival determined to destroy her new British life, Alex begins to question everything: her life-long dream, her new friends, and whether London is where she truly belongs.
Author: Caitlin Moran
Genre: Nonfiction, Feminism, Humor, Autobiography
Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
Author: S.E. Hinton
Genre: YA, Classics, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son-and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly car. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth-more terrifying than death itself-and hideously more powerful. The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better.
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Short Story
A Stephen King ghost story in the grand tradition, Riding the Bullet is the ultimate warning about the dangers of hitchhiking.
A college student's mother is dying in a Maine hospital. When he hitches a ride to see her, the driver is not who he appears to be. Soon the journey veers off into a dark landscape that could only be drawn by Stephen King.
Author: Matteo Strukul
Genre: Historical, Fiction, Cultural
Disclaimer: I have no idea why, but this book , according to goodreads, is only available in Italian, German or Dutch... So here is the German and the Italian synopsis.
Florenz im Februar 1429: Als der Bankier Giovanni de‘ Medici stirbt, hinterlässt er ein enormes Vermögen und ein hervorragend funktionierendes Netzwerk. Seine Söhne Cosimo und Lorenzo sollen gemeinsam die Leitung von Familie und Geschäft übernehmen. „Politisch nüchtern, im eigenen Leben maßvoll zurückhaltend, aber entschlossen im Handeln“ – das sind die fundamentalen Verhaltensregeln, die Giovanni seinen Söhnen sterbend aufträgt. Doch so einfach lässt sich sein letzter Wunsch nicht erfüllen, denn Giovanni hatte mächtige Feinde. Vor allem der verschlagene und blutrünstige Rinaldo degli Albizzi kennt nur ein Ziel: die Vorherrschaft in Florenz zu übernehmen. Und dafür ist ihm jedes Mittel recht ...
Firenze, 1429. Alla morte del patriarca Giovanni de’ Medici, i figli Cosimo e Lorenzo si trovano a capo di un autentico impero finanziario, ma, al tempo stesso, accerchiati da nemici giurati come Rinaldo degli Albizzi e Palla Strozzi, esponenti delle più potenti famiglie fiorentine. In modo intelligente e spregiudicato i due fratelli conquistano il potere politico, bilanciando uno spietato senso degli affari con l’amore per l’arte e la cultura. Mentre i lavori per la realizzazione della cupola di Santa Maria del Fiore procedono sotto la direzione di Filippo Brunelleschi, gli avversari di sempre continuano a tessere le loro trame. Fra loro c’è anche una donna d’infinita bellezza, ma dal fascino maledetto, capace di ghermire il cuore di un uomo. Nell’arco di quattro anni, dopo essere sfuggito a una serie di cospirazioni, alla peste e alla guerra contro Lucca, Cosimo finirà in prigione, rischiando la condanna a morte. Fra omicidi, tradimenti e giochi di palazzo, questo romanzo narra la saga della famiglia più potente del Rinascimento, l’inizio della sua ascesa alla Signoria fiorentina, in una ridda di intrighi e colpi di scena che vedono come protagonisti capitani di ventura senza scrupoli, fatali avvelenatrici, mercenari svizzeri sanguinari…