Tags: 2015, Das gefrorene Licht, Der Opiummörder, Die Känguru-Offenbarung, Die vielen Leben des Harry August, Easy Money, Escape, Glashaus, Lasst Knochen sprechen, Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, Mit Zorn sie zu strafen, Monster 1983, Mycroft Holmes, Nachtschwärmer, Nebelkind, Quiet Neighbors, Rewinder, Teuflisches Spiel, The Ask and the Answer, The Masked City, Totentanz für Dr. Siri, Zone 5
Originally I didn’t intend to buy a lot of books in December to not let my TBR pile grow any bigger and still be able to end the year with a positive balance – but I guess that didn’t really work out, although I don’t think I alone can be blamed for this because I only bought ONE (!) of the 21 new books in December myself 😀 So while I feel like patting myself on the shoulder for keeping myself from buying lots of books last month I might have ruined the month by spending some accumulated Audible credits and also by not being very abstinent when it comes to review copies. And of course there was also Christmas…
Let’s start with the only physical copy I got myself in December and that has been „The Ask and the Answer“ by Patrick Ness although I hadn’t even started reading the first book of the „Chaos Walking“ series at that point but with everybody raving about these books I was expecting to want to read them all one after another so I thought it would be better to have the other books already at hand 😀
„Nebelkind“ by Emelie Schepp and „Totentanz für Dr. Siri“ („Disco for the Departed“) by Colin Cotterill are review copies from German publishers which I’m already pretty excited about because „Nebelkind“ has a very interesting blurb and I always enjoy the Dr. Siri mysteries because they are so exotic compared to other crime novels.
I also got a few books for Christmas: „Mycroft Holmes“ by former NBA star (!) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was given to me by my sister, my brother got me „Das gefrorene Licht“ („My Soul to Take“) by Yrsa Sigurdardottir and „Zone 5“ by Markus Stromiedel was a gift from my parents. „The Masked City“ by Genevieve Cogman was a surprise gift from Sandy (thanks again! 🙂 ) and I can’t wait to read it because I loved „The Invisible Library“ and have high hopes for the sequel!
Like I already mentioned above I also got a lot of new audiobooks because I still had quite a few Audible credits waiting for me and I wanted to redeem them before the start of the new year (mostly because I don’t have to count them for my battle against Crini this way 😛 ), so here are the titles I downloaded to my iPod:
- „Escape“ by David Baldacci,
- „Nachtschwärmer“ („Dead Time“) by Tony Parsons,
- „Mit Zorn sie zu strafen“ („The Slaughter Man“) also by Tony Parsons,
- „Die vielen Leben des Harry August“ („The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August“) by Claire North,
- „Easy Money“ by Wolfgang Hohlbein,
- „Monster 1983“ by Ivar Leon Menger,
- „Glashaus: Die komplette 2. Staffel“ by Christian Gailus,
- „Der Opiummörder“ („Murder as a Fine Art“) by David Morrell,
- „Die Känguru-Offenbarung“ by Marc-Uwe Kling
- „Lasst Knochen sprechen“ („Deadly Decisions“) by Kathy Reichs,
- „Teuflisches Spiel“ („Her Last Breath“) by Linda Castillo
These last three books I got from Netgalley. I’m still new to this site and try to keep myself from requesting too many books at once but those ones sounded really interesting. „Quiet Neighbors“ by Catriona McPherson looks like a creepy horror novel at first with it’s dark cover with the cemetery on it but according to the blurb it’s a mystery set in „the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard“ and this line was already enough for me to want to read this book 😀
„Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet“ by H.P. Wood attracted my attention because of the amazing and colorful cover and a story about a amusement park full of „freaks, anarchists and madmen“ set in the early 20th century also sounds super interesting to me.
„Rewinder“ by Brett Battles has actually been on my wishlist for quite a while and I was surprised that it was still available for request (probably because the sequel „Destroyer“ is coming out in January). I’m always intrigued by stories that deal with time travel, so I hope to enjoy this one as well.