Newbies October 2017

29th November 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair Haul

The number one reason why I love Frankfurt Book Fair (beside meeting my bookish friends, that is): the tons of books I carry home with me each year! This year, Shiku and I managed to get the first hour or so off. We started our book raid in the English hall. Thanks a million to the lovely lady of PRH, who’s fast becoming favourite international colleague of the fair. Next year I will ask her for her name and bring her a little something. She’s been making my Sunday mornings two years in a row. We also went to Scholastic, HarperCollins and that remainder seller I always forget the name of. Then we unfortunately had to split. I continued on to Fischer, Arena, and EMF and later on visited Shiku at Kosmos.

  1. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  2. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
  3. The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi

    These three I got to diversify my reading.

  4. Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #3) by Rhoda Belleza

    I’ve heard mixed things about this one, but I thought I’d give it a try.

  5. The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

    For some reason, I collect China’s books although I only ever read one – but that was by far the best book uni forced me to read. I think I’d enjoyed it even more if it hadn’t been a uni read.

  6. Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling

    Never heard of this book before but the cover’s so gorgeous I just had to have it.

  7. The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #2)by Melinda Salisbury
  8. The Scarecrow Queen (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #3) by Melinda Salisbury

    I haven’t even read the first one. I’m actually trying not to buy more books in a series when I haven’t read the first one, but in this case, I just couldn’t help myself.

  9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    I’d heard so much of this children’s classic but never read it. I really liked this cover, so I had to take it.

  10. Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter, #1) by Lana Popovic

    Had this on my wish list but was a bit hesitant. When it was there on the table and I knew it would be half-priced, I decided to get it.

  11. The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives, #1) by Ausma Zehanat Khan

    I didn’t know which edition to get – and I think I’m actually favouring the US edition. Alas, this one was the one I could get at a discount so the decision was made for me.

  12. The One Dollar Horse (The One Dollar Horse, #1) by Lauren St. John
  13. Race the Wind (The One Dollar Horse, #2) by Lauren St. John

    I’d meant to get these for ages. Now I only need to find the right edition of the third book. (They have coloured edges! So pretty!)

  14. Kollaps (Das Imperium der Ströme, #1) by John Scalzi
    [The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)]
  15. Am Fluss der Sterne (Kitai, #2) by Guy Gavriel Kay
    [River of Stars (Under Heaven #2)]
  16. Die Verräterin (Das Imperium der Masken, #1) by Seth Dickinson
    [The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Baru Cormorant #1) ]

    I’m favouring buying English books in English but there’s nothing that beats the fair discount of Fischer and with my brand of book buying addiction, I do have to watch the prices a little.

  17. Der Drachenjäger (Die Reisen ins Wolkenmeer, #1) by Bernd Perplies
    [The Dragon Hunter (The Journeys into the Cloud Sea, #1)]

    I read next to no fantasy by German authors, which is a little sad. Trying to change that.

  18. Wolkenschloss by Kerstin Gier
    [Cloud Castle]

    I really enjoyed Kerstin’s first YA trilogy, but her second trilogy (of which I still have to read the third book) was mediocre at best. Entertaining, yes, but I can’t remember a single thing of the second book. It’s that superficial and flimsy. Not quite sure about this one but decided to give it a try anyway.

  19. Gemeinsam über jedes Hinderniss (Zoe: Das Glück hat vier Hufe, #4) by Angela Waidmann
    [Together Over All Hurdles (Zoe: Fortune Has Four Hooves, #4)]

    I think this will be the last book in the series, which is kind of sad. I really liked the first one (haven’t continued, though, ahem).

  20. Flammende Zeichen (Die Fabelmacht-Chroniken, #1) by Kathrin Lange
    [Flaming Signs (The Fable Force Chronicles, #1)]

    Books about books or book related stuff … I just can’t help it. And this one’s set in Paris!

  21. Buddha Bowls: Gesund & Bunt – 50x Energie aus der Schüssel by Tanja Dusy
    [Buddha Bowls: Healthy & Colourful – 50x Energy out of the Bowl]

    I really got a weakness for cook books …

  22. Ein Schimmer von Glück by Bettina Belitz
    [A Shimmer of Luck]

    Horse novel swap with Shiku.

Ordered Online

  1. The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts

    As a Lipizzaner fan, this one sounds pretty interesting and I do love to read some non-fiction from time to time.

  2. The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate, #1) by J.Y. Yang

    More diverse reading material! Yay!

  3. From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars by Lucasfilm Ltd. (Ed.)

    The first movie retold in over 40 perspectives! (I also recently bought my ticket for the midnight screening of VIII. It’s conveniently on the night of our office Christmas party, so it won’t stand out when I’m a little groggy the next day – last year I got home at half past two).

  4. The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency, #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera

    Very much hyped, although I’ve heard mixed things. But have you seen the cover?! It’s drop dead gorgeous!

  5. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

    Soooo beautiful! The design, the illustrations, the writing. More, please!

  6. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

    Cover love! It also sounds very interesting and I really enjoyed A Thousand Nights, so I hope this one will also be a great read.

  7. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily, #2) by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

    I quite enjoyed the first book and since Christmas is coming up fast, I thought I might want to read this one this year.


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