• Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell
    EN,  Fiction

    Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell

    So far, my mission to read a book from every country in the world feels more like reading a book from every country in the Carribbean and then some other ones, too. This time, I landed in Belize, a small…

  • If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith
    EN,  Fiction

    If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith

    Bea Crenshaw is a grandmother, an environmentalist, almost 70 years old, and thrown into an apocalyptic scenario in which she has to take care of her four grandchildren. Luckily, Bea Crenshaw is also a prepper and has been setting up…

  • Die Elster auf dem Galgen // Alhierd Bacharevič
    DE,  Fiction

    Die Elster auf dem Galgen // Alhierd Bacharevič

    Vieranika muss sterben. Und zwar in fünf Minuten, in ihrem Büro in der Verwaltung. Wie es dazu kommt? Damit beschäftigt sich der Roman Die Elster auf dem Galgen des belarussischen Autoren Alhierd Bacharevic. Die Erzählung springt zwischen der Vergangenheit und…

  • Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord
    EN,  Fiction

    Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord

    Barbados! Have you ever noticed how many Carribbean countries’ names start with one of the first letters of the alphabet? I have already been to Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas and now I am adding Barbados to my list.…

  • A Skinful of Shadows // Frances Hardinge
    EN,  Fiction

    A Skinful Of Shadows // Frances Hardinge

    A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of Makepeace, who lives with her mother at her aunt’s place in a Puritan congregation, without knowing who or where her father is. In her sleep, Makepeace is haunted by ghosts – to…

  • 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…

  • DE,  Fiction

    Penelope, die Listenreiche // Gohar Markosjan-Kasper

    Armenien, 1994: die Bewohner Jerewans, der Hauptstadt Armeniens, müssen mit ständigen Strom- und Wasserversorgungsengpässen leben. Penelope, Freigeist und verhinderte Opernsängerin, möchte duschen, aber auch bei ihr fällt das Wasser aus. Um ihr Vorhaben doch noch in die Tat umzusetzen, macht…

  • 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…

  • EN,  Fiction

    The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

    A murder mystery, but not about the murder of Mrs Westaway. Harriet Westaway receives a letter from a solicitor informing her that she will inherit “something” from Mrs Westaway, an old, rich, dead lady, who is under the impression that…