• Cover of The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum.
    EN,  Non-Fiction

    The Poisoner’s Handbook // Deborah Blum

    The complete title of this book is The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, which is too long and very buzzwordy. The book, however, is a nice collection of murder and accidentally-killed-by-poison…

  • EN,  Fiction

    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    I rarely read bestselling or hot new novels, but for some reason, I decided to read The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, which is the talk of the day right now. The premise of the book is this: Alicia Berenson…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Capital by John Lanchester

    Money makes the world go round – this is very true and yet, many books gloss over the monetary aspects of life. Not Capital by John Lanchester: set shortly before and in the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008,…

  • Beyond the Book,  EN

    Pepys Road, London

    I am currently reading Capital by John Lanchester, and because it takes me so long to read it (my reading time is limited to 15 minutes on the train each morning and evening at the moment), I have plenty of…

  • Book of the Month,  EN

    May 2019: Book of the Month

    Another month gone by, and time for me to choose the book I liked best! First, let’s have a look at what I finished in May: The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware La Sonrisa de la Tierra by…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Dancing Nude in the Moonlight by Joanne C. Hillhouse

    Antigua and Barbuda! This time on my travels around the world in books, I have landed in the Carribbean, in a country consisting of two islands (and several smaller islands): Antigua and Barbuda. Image searching these islands gives me a…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

    Alternating with reading books from all countries in the world in alphabetical order, I choose a random book from my to-be-read-list (with a little help from a random number generator). Sometimes, I end up with a book that I don’t…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

    The opening of Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch reminded me of the TV show “Pushing Daisies”, the middle was like someone threw all fantasy elements they could think of into a blender with a police TV show, and the…

  • EN,  Fiction

    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Disclaimer: I did not finish this book. Margaret really loves her country home in the south of England, but her father decides to give up his job and move to Milton, an industrial town in the north. Margaret has to…