• Reading Around The World - A
    Around the World,  EN,  Lists

    A-Countries… finished!

    I have finished reading a book from every country starting with A, so it’s time for a little recap! I started this project with few concrete intentions or expectations of what would happen, except that I wanted to broaden my…

  • The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins
    EN,  Fiction

    The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins

    A few years ago, back when Project Gutenberg was still accessible in Germany, I was on vacation and devoured Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. I loved the drama and suspense and British society of that book so much that I put…

  • Beyond the Book,  EN

    Wrong Theories: The Silent Patient

    One of the pleasures of reading mysteries is trying to guess what the big secret is while you’re reading. I must admit that I’m notoriously bad at figuring out what will happen, but I’m very good at coming up with…

  • The Nowhere Child by Christian White
    EN,  Fiction

    The Nowhere Child // Christian White

    Australia! A child gets abducted in Kentucky but lives out her life peacefully with her supposed parents in Australia. Until her brother finds her – what follows is mystery, torture, a fundamentalist cult, and many weird new family members. This…

  • Permutation City by Greg Egan
    EN,  Fiction

    Permutation City // Greg Egan

    In the not-so-distant future (at least from where we are now, Permutation City was first published in 1994), virtual copies of humans have become a thing. Since it takes a lot of computational power to run these, the faster (as…

  • 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…