Oh boy, if my pictures changed A lot from the beginning of last year! let me show you!
This is it, this is the time:
I FINISHED THIS BOOK I CAN FINALLY RANT ABOUT IT!
Most of you might not know it but I’m a massive Gilmore Girls fan, I’m prone to Rewatches of it and it’s the reason why I forced myself into liking coffee to begin with. The fact that I am now absolutely coffee obsessed is all their fault! I’m still unsure how I feel about a year in the life ( or better: I know full well how I feel about it but I’ve decided to focus only on the fact that I got to see them again),, but there is something I’m extremely sure about: Between Rory and Lorelai, my favourite character will forever be Lorelai. Growing up with a single parent, I dreamt my mom was that cool – don’t get me wrong, my stepfather is the coolest but my mom and I were never… friends! Lorelai really had Rory’s back and I never felt like my mom understood me like that. At 27 I know consider my mother one of my best friends. We have a weird, not always healthy but strong friendship and I think in some way I owe it to Gilmore girls for teaching me how to. So when I heard about Lauren’s book I put it in my TBR and there it lingered until now ( because I’m an idiot and non-fiction still scares me a bit). But when I finished Lies sleeping I didn’t think I was ready to dive into anybody else’s world so I thought I start early on my 2019 resolution and grab this book — and I’m sooo happy I did!
Since the first few pages I was super excited, I brew myself a big mug of coffee and I sat down with the soundtrack from the season 1 of GG ( click ) and I started reading.
The tone is settled right at the beginning, Lauren Graham is witty and charming in her special way that hits the spot right so. This book is raw and humble and naked in the way only a good person, a real person can be. Now I know that Hollywood people are real people, but there is Angelina Jolie real and then there is Lauren Graham real. While Angelina Jolie’s real feel still somewhat wrapped in mysticism and it would probably still be if I were to help her do the laundry; Lauren’s type of real is funny, full of doubt and gaffes, of feeling ready but realising once there that you were not or that it wasn’t for you, of sticking with something and caring enough to make it part of you, of clicking with people, of following signs and don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, of believing you missed your train when it hasn’t yet passed by and in believing it has arrived and gone when it was just the beginning. Of finding her own self-worth within herself and learning that enemies are fine but friends and family are there so you can share your life with them and they will be important and cherished at any time of your life.
I love Gilmore girls, I like certain moments more than others and I was so glad I could see that a character that I loved so much was actually nothing more than an actress I like so very much with a bit of make up on and doubtful wardrobe choices, that the person I thought she might be results to be her real her. Not that It matters, but It’s always nice knowing that the figures you looked up growing up are actual humans with insecurities, set backs and real lives, that you can peek through reading their books.
C O N C L U S I O N S:
For how much I struggle with non fiction I found this book smooth and pleasurable to read, the throne and humor reach you with ease and you find yourself smirking on your own in the tube, It’s fresh and relaxing, it feels like a catch up with an old friend and will leave you wanting to have yet an other series, even if you know it’s over, but is it…? Don’t you think it looked more like a cliffhanger…?
Hi! I’m back from Yesterday’s blank mind full of ideas! Today I’ve been extremely productive and only now I managed to sit down and start putting down thoughts for today’s post! What was the inspiration you say? This morning I’ve received an ARC I’ve only dreamed to get my hands on for as long as they started promoting it! ( Harper Collins is really too good to me) and I thought about other two really good arcs that I received and How many other books I’m so looking forward to being able to read in 2019 so… here you can find my top 8.
Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.
He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.
In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books and memories are meticulously stored and recorded.
Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.
This was the ARC that I was granted today and also my most wanted book of 2019.
I’ve read the synopsis and fell in love with it instantly, it feels me with the need to dive in and explore every nook and cranny of this new world that promises to make me forget my own self in name of magic. I can’t even start talking about the marvellous job they have done with the cover and How I can’t wait to put my hands on a physical copy of this! For now tho I’ll have to be happy with the ebook version! To be honest, I’m more than happy! I feel ecstatic and incredibly blessed to be given this opportunity! — PUB: 10/01/’19
YOU’D BE MINE
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.
I was given this book as an Arc too so I can absolutely tell you an advice. Prepare yourself first. I’ll make a playlist for you to go with the review that I will be posting on this blog on a date closer to the publishing of this book so that you won’t have to stop every few pages to find the right song to listen to. This is a book about music, and you’ll want to listen to all the song named and not, it’s a book about a love story that feels real and plausible, and… in general, if you loved a star is born you’ll Love Erin Hahn’s book.— PUB: 02/04/’19
THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF ALICE PENDELBURY
Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order—from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.
What’s more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice’s trip—one that against all reason seems to be predestined. It’s on this journey, crazy from the outset and strangely irresistible, that Alice will find out that nothing in her life is real, that her past is not true, and that the six people she’s about to encounter will shape her future in ways she could never have dreamed.
I swear to god this is not a showcase of the arcs I’ve been granted and that this is the last arc of this list, but having read this amazing book I can’t help but reccomend it! It’s fresh and at the same time it feels like an old friend! The quirkiness and adorability of the character, the time it’s set in, the adventures, the places, the colour, the odour, the lives touched, the things lived makes this book a must in anyone’s collection. This french novel is due to be released in the uk on the 5th of february and I can’t wait for you all to be able to read it too! As for the review I have a three weeks prior rule so I won’t say much yet, but I can’t help but urge you to preorder it as soon as you can! you’ll love it.
THE OCTOBER MAN
Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany’s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth.
Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything.
Cmon, you know me, did you really think this list would be Aaronovitch free?! Well, In my 2019 TBR there will be anything that man will want the world to see, for now tho we know he’s bringing out this novella on the 13th of June and I can’t wait! It’s about the german equivalent of the folly and I’m so in love with the cover, the idea and everything that this men writes, tbh! It’s a safe bet! Read the Rivers of London, kids, now.
THE DEPARTMENT OF SENSITIVE CRIMES
The detectives who work in Malmo Police’s Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog’s mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her relationship with Varg professional even as she realizes she’s developing feelings for him . . . or at least for his car; and Carl Holgersson, first to arrive in the morning and last to leave, who would never read his colleagues’ personal correspondence–unless it could help solve a crime, of course. Finally, there’s Erik Nykvist, who peppers conversations with anecdotes about fly fishing.
Along with an opinionated local police officer named Blomquist, the Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed . . . in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman’s imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element.
Using his renowned wit and warmth, Alexander McCall Smith brings a unique perspective on Scandinavian crime. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a literary master.
· There is not even a question on why this is on my TBR, it’s exactly up my alleys, I don’t really even know how to call this genre… general fiction? Mystery and thriller? Magical realism? Mistery procedural realism? I don’t know, I just love it and I’ve already pre ordered this bad boy. — PUB: 16/04/’19
THE PRINTED LETTER BOOKSHOP
One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened her heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.
While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late.
This seems just like a lovely book and it will go directly in the list of book that I buy to fight my reading slumps, easy to read, romantic and whimsical, what else might you want from the world?! The cover is so cute too! — PUB: 14/05/’19
The history books say I died.
They don’t know the half of it.
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.
Nastya’s only chances of saving herself and her family are either to release the spell and deal with the consequences, or to enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.
This book just sounds amazing, I was always fascinated by the story of anastasia and the author is a really good one! The cover is brillant and enticing and… I don’t know, it feels just like a book you might want to loose sleep over, needing to finish it but also not wanting for it to be over, plus do we want to talk about lovers separated by factions?! Eh, go pre-order it! — PUB: 7/05/’19
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.
This is the last point in my list, but not the one I’m looking the least forward to! Yes, I’m a bit wary because It’s a trilogy and I’m always sceptical with trilogies – One of my most feared thropes is when everything ends well in the first book and then the author spends the second and half the third to fuck it up before fixing it up in the last part of the third i.e. twilight.- but the synopsis is so good! It’s gothic and dark and funny and apparently is filled with bad jokes, and shenanigans, I’m so on board with it! I’m going to suffer, I already know!
So that’s it, guys! This was a long one! I hope you enjoyed this list! Let me know about your most waited 2019 release, I’m always on the lookout for new books and, since I’m aiming to 75 books next year, I’ll need all the recs I can get!