One More Chapter I Whispered… Three Hours Ago – My Summer Book Recommendations

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My favorite hiding spot is between the pages of a book. While reading we can live the adventures, which we can’t experience at the moment. We can dive into other worlds, while sitting on our own couch. It’s my favorite thing to do and in the last weeks I read so many great books that I would like to recommend you some today.

Vox – Christina Dalcher

The story: It seems to be a totally normal day when the goverment decides that women are no longer allowed to speak more than one hundred words per day. The main character Dr. Jean McClellan is shocked. This can’t be true. Not in the United States of America. Not today. Not to her. Soon women are no longer allowed to work, nor to have their own opinion. But Jean is using her voice. For herself, her daughter and every silenced women.

This book is brilliant and shocking at the same time. It’s about females loosing their voices and how dangerous it can be to stay silent when injustive happens. While I was thinking how absurd the hole scenario is on the beginnig my believes changed quickly by reading. „Vox“ is an absolute page turner and every women should read this book. But it’s not only for/or about females it’s also an eye-opener for hidden racism.

Verity – Colleen Hoover

The story: Lowen, a financially struggling author, gets the opportunity to help the famous bestselling author Verity Crawford to finish her book series. But when Lowen arrives at the house of Verity she finds out, that she has a serious brain damage accured to an accident. Nevertheless Lowen decides to stay as she has a crush on the handsome husband and really needs the money. The longer she stays at Veritys home the more secrets she unvolves, until she finds a hidden manuscript of an autobiography of Verity, which turns all her believes upside down.

Colleen Hoover is known as the queen of young adult love stories and her unique characters always find a way into my heart. Verity is her first thriller and even though there is a tiny love story included the main story is way more mysterious. It’s definitely a psychological thriller and not too intense or violent, but the ending was a perfect fit and it left me speechless. It’s one of my highlights of the year and I can definitely recommend it to you.

The One – John Marrs

The Story: How far would you go to find the one? If it takes only one quick DNA test to find your perfect partner would you do it? And what happens if you find your perfect match, but it’s nothing at all what you expected it to be like.

Another unputdownable psychological thriller is „The One“ from John Marrs. In this book gender, race, age and financial situations don’t matter anymore, while people are finding their perfect matches. There are different storylines in the book like a serial killer and a cop, a same sex couple, a matched couple which lives on the other side of the world from each other and a couple of other amazing stories. I loved the different perspectives and the short chapters, which mostly had a cliffhanger and made me read the book in just two days. This is definitely my 2020 highlight and if you haven’t read it yet you better get yourself a copy of the book soon!

One Of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus

The Story: Five students at the Bayview High School who barely know each other walk into detention, but only four of them walk out alive. Someone killed Simon, the creator of the gossip app of the school, everyone had a motive but who was it?

Comparing to the other books this one is a lighter crime story for younger readers. It’s written from the different perspectives of the four other students and the book has everything you need. Lots of secrets, interesting storylines, diversity and some sweet love moments. One of us is lying is a great book with some really enjoyable plot twists.

Begin Again – Mona Kasten

The Story: When Allie Harper packs up her life and moves across the country to study in Woodshill she is oh so ready for a fresh start and wants to leave all her trouble behind. The only problem is she doesn’t have a place to stay. She ends up to share an appartment with the campus bad boy Kaden White, who only let’s her stay if she follows three rules:
1. Don’t talk about your girl problems.
2. Keep your mouth shut if I bring someone home.
3. We will NEVER hook up.
So far so good, but the more she gets to know him the lines between the rules start to blur..

Last but not least I want to recommend you my favorite love story series „Begin Again“ from Mona Kasten. It’s a german young adult series, which got now published in english aswell. I read the first book a few years ago and since then always bought the new ones right after they got out. This summer I read the newest part, which is called „Dream Again“ and fell in love with the hole setting again. So far the series has 5 books, but you can read them separately. In my opinion the romantic stories are ideal for the summer holidays, but I warn you: in case you travel somewhere and take only the first book, you will want to get back home as soon as possible to get the next part – yes they are that good! The characters will feel like friends after a few pages and the storyline is not too cliche, even though the hole university setting is pretty typical for a young adult book. Big recommendation! The first part „Begin Again“ is such a beautiful romance about new beginnings, how to make peace with your past and find love and freedom in the most unlikely places.

Reading Gives Us A Place To Go When We Have To Stay Where We Are

And now tell me all about your last book highlight! Do you have one prefered genre or read all finds of different books? Do you only read in your own language or sometimes in the original one? Let me know which book you can recommend me. Lots of love, Tiziana

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  1. Liebe Tiziana, was für ein wunderbare Beitrag und jedes Wort wie für mich geschrieben. Ich liebe es total – egal welches Wetter, egal welche Jahreszeit, egal welcher Ort – immer mal wieder zwischen den Buchseiten abzutauschen und die Gedanken auf eine Reise zu schicken. Daher habe ich mich eigentlich nicht auf ein Genre festgelegt, sondern lese mal gerne so quer durch das Beet und mag die Abwechslung. So habe ich voriges Jahr zum ersten Mal einen Thriller gelesen und seitdem darf es auch hin und wieder mal einer sein. Aber auch bei der Sprache bin ich nicht wirklich wählerisch – es muss nicht immer ein Buch in deutscher Sprache sein, gerne wird auch mal ein fremdsprachliches daruntergemischt. Über deinen Post habe ich mich natürlich daher ganz besonders gefreut und werde gleich mal meine Leseliste erweitern. Mein absoluter Favorit aufgrund deiner Beschreibungen ist „Vox“ und ich bin schon total gespannt es zu lesen und du errätst nicht, was zu meiner aktuellen Lektüre zählt, auch ein Buch von deiner Liste und zwar „One of us is lying“. Vielen Dank für deine Empfehlungen.
    Hab einen wunderbaren Abend und alles Liebe

    1. Hey liebe Gesa das ist ja klasse, dass ich dich direkt für ein Buch begeistern konnte und du das andere sogar schon liest! 🙂
      Sehr schön, ich bin gespannt zu erfahren wie es dir gefällt!

  2. Was für ein wunderbare Beitrag und jedes Wort wie für mich geschrieben. Ich liebe es total – egal welches Wetter, egal welche Jahreszeit, egal welcher Ort – immer mal wieder zwischen den Buchseiten abzutauschen und die Gedanken auf eine Reise zu schicken. Daher habe ich mich eigentlich nicht auf ein Genre festgelegt, sondern lese mal gerne so quer durch das Beet und mag die Abwechslung. So habe ich voriges Jahr zum ersten Mal einen Thriller gelesen und seitdem darf es auch hin und wieder mal einer sein. Aber auch bei der Sprache bin ich nicht wirklich wählerisch – es muss nicht immer ein Buch in deutscher Sprache sein, gerne wird auch mal ein fremdsprachliches daruntergemischt. Über deinen Post habe ich mich natürlich daher ganz besonders gefreut und werde gleich mal meine Leseliste erweitern. Mein absoluter Favorit aufgrund deiner Beschreibungen ist „Vox“ und ich bin schon total gespannt es zu lesen und du errätst nicht, was zu meiner aktuellen Lektüre zählt, auch ein Buch von deiner Liste und zwar „One of us is lying“. Vielen Dank für deine Empfehlungen.
    Hab einen wunderbaren Abend und alles Liebe

  3. Thanks for these book recommendations hon! I’ll always remember what my English teacher said when I left school a gazillion years ago, he said something along the lines of ‚Don’t stop reading Biki.
    I must admit that these days, I read my blog articles and articles on the web in general than books but nothing beats getting stuck in a good book! Have a good weekend hon! Xo

    1. Hi Shaira oh yes reading is such a good habit! Let me know how you liked the books you’ve choosen and if you were able to read both 🙂
      Wish you lots of reading fun

  4. I would have a hard time picking out with one sounds the best because the first second and third ones all sound like books that I would be into, and I will definitely check them out. 🙂

  5. Vielen Dank für die tollen Empfehlungen! „One of us is lying“ habe ich mir letztens tatsächlich auch bestellt und werde mich demnächst daran machen, es zu lesen.

    Die anderen Bücher klingen aber auch alle mega. Vox ist jetzt ja wohl aktueller denn je, gerade der auf Rassismus bezogene Teil. Auf „Verity“ und „The One“ hast du mir aber auch total Lust gemacht.

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Krissi von the marquise diamond
    https://www.themarquisediamond.de/

    1. Hi Krissi na dann schon einmal ganz viel Spaß mit „One of us is lying“, es ist wirklich ein klasse Buch. Ich lese gerade auch einen weiteren Band der Autorin 🙂
      Freut mich total, dass ich dich so für die Bücher begeistern konnte und du ein paar neue Werke für eine Leseliste bekommen hast

  6. Hi there! Thanks for your comment on my latest blog post, I’m happy you enjoyed it!

    And thanks for sharing your recommendations! I love to find out new books and add them to my endless GoodReads list! Verity by Colleen Hoover sounds great! I’m eager to read about this author since a lot of people recommends her books in blogs!

    1. Hi Pablo oh yes goodreads can help so much in keeping an eye on how many books you still want to read. It makes me happy that I could inspire you with some new recommendations 🙂

  7. Liebe Tiziana, wie toll, ich kann ja nie genug von Buchempfehlungen bekommen und im Sommer habe ich dann auch wieder mehr Zeit und dann hab ich ganz schön viel nachzuholen. Colleen Hoover ist ja eine meiner liebsten Autorinnen und die begin again Reihe habe ich auch gelesen, die anderen sind sofort auf meine Leseliste gewandert, vielen, vielen Dank für die tollen Tipps. Hab eine ganz fabelhafte Woche, alles, alles Liebe zu dir, x S.Mirli
    https://www.mirlime.at

    1. Liebe Mirli na da freue ich mich doch sehr, dass ich dich so für die anderen Bücher begeistern konnte und wir einen ganz ähnlichen Geschmack haben 🙂
      Ich kann es gar nicht abwarten auch dein Werk bald zu lesen!

  8. I’m really interested in ‘The One’. Mainly because the cover looks like Nicki Minaj’s Pink Print album. Hahahahahaha.
    I like the plot; dna finds you your perfect match and you might now like it. It might be a whirlwind. Sounds like ‘Married at first sight’.
    Love your blog by the way. So positive!
    xxxxx

    https://ooomaye.com

  9. These sound like really interesting books! My neighbours setup a virtual book club in Iso and I’m loving it as it’s encouraging me to read more! i’ve been trying to set aside a little time each night 🙂

    Hope you are having a nice week 🙂

    1. I just started to read psychological thrillers and I love them and definitely want to read some more! I just started a new one yesterday and am already half way through again. It’s soooo good 🙂

  10. I agree when you read a book, you can live through the adventures we can’t experience right now at the moment. I feel this way with my favourite classic films like Clueless. I saw that yesterday and it is still as funny as it always was. I hope your having an amazing weekend. And I just adore your summer reading list. These recommendations sound really interesting 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2020/06/accessories-forecast-diamond-necklaces.html

  11. I need recommendations!!! THANK YOU! I heard one of us is lying is really good – I might just have to read it now haha

    I hope you are going well today,
    Susie
    findyourownhope.com

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