Mein Bücher-Wunschzettel und ich – eine unendliche und verworrene Geschichte epischen Ausmaßes. Und praktisch täglich kommen neue Bücher dazu. Mittlerweile habe ich meinen Wunschzettel aufteilen müssen, um überhaupt den Überblick zu behalten – Romane, Biografien, Rechercheliteratur, Handarbeit. Jede einzelne Liste hat die Macht, mich finanziell in den kompletten Ruin zu treiben. Ich erwähnte das mit meiner Liebe für Bücher, ja?

Weil ich mir selbst einen Kaufstopp auferlegt habe, bis ich zumindest fünf Bücher aus meinem SuB weggeschnupft habe (fast geschafft!), und ich gerade mal wieder voller Sehnsucht auf meinen Wunschzettel gestarrt habe, dachte ich, ich lasse euch an meiner Misere teilhaben. Hier also fünf Romane, die aktuell auf meiner Haben-Will-Wann-Darf-Ich-Endlich-Bücher-Kaufen-Liste ganz weit oben stehen.

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1) – Rick Riordan

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Ich vergöttere Rick Riordan; ich liebe die Welt von Percy Jackson. Muss ich mehr sagen?

A Face Like Glass – Frances Hardinge

In the underground city of Caverna the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare – wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear – at a price.

Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell’s emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . .

Autorin und Buch machten Anfang des Jahres in meinem Freundeskreis die Runde und löste totale Begeisterungsstürme aus. Jetzt will ich auch!

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery – A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn

After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica Speedwell intends to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry-and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb.But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. The baron offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker-a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can reveal his secrets, he is found murdered. Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run, wary partners in search of the villainous truth…

Schaut euch dieses Cover an. Mehr muss ich dazu nicht sagen, oder?

Whiteout – Elyse Springer

Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where—or who—he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in Colorado on vacation, and Noah slipped on ice and hit his head. But even with amnesia, Noah knows Jason is leaving out something important. 

Jason O’Reilly is sexy as hell, treats Noah like he’s precious, and seems determined to make this the romantic getaway they’d apparently dreamed of together. But Noah’s more concerned that he’s trapped alone with Jason in the middle of a blizzard while his slowly-returning memories bring hints of secrets and betrayal.

Noah’s not sure what’s the truth and what’s a lie.  But as he learns who he is—and who Jason is to him—Noah’s he’s forced to reevaluate everything he believes about himself, about loyalty . . . and about love.

Der Aufhänger macht mich neugierig – irgendwo zwischen Stephen King und Criminal Minds, aber mit einer Liebesgeschichte drin. Ich will wissen, was es mit den beiden Figuren auf sich hat.

A Son oft he Circus – John Irving

‚The doctor was fated to go back to Bombay; he would keep returning again and again – if not forever, at least for as long as there were dwarves in the circus.‘

Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr Farrokh Daruwalla is a Canadian citizen – a 59-year-old orthopaedic surgeon, living in Toronto. Once, twenty years ago, Dr Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder
victims in Goa. Now, two decades later, the doctor will be reacquainted with the murderer…

John Irving steht schon seit Jahren auf meiner “Muss ich mal was von lesen Liste”. Nein, ich weiß auch nicht, wie ich es geschafft habe, bisher nichts von ihm gelesen zu haben.

 

Darf ich die Bücher jetzt alle haben, bitte?

Ich sollte die Frage vermutlich nicht stellen – mein armes Portemonnaie – aber: Was steht denn aktuell so auf eurem Wunschzettel?

Merken

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