Top 5 Tuesday: A – B – C – D – E

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day.
So, let’s begin with A, B, C, D and E!

A – American Gods

I am currently watching the second season of American Gods. The book went straight to my to-read-list back when the first one was announced. It’s quite a handful to read, but it was fascinating, educating and thrilling at the same time.

B – The Book Thief

If you are looking for a book to rip your heart out and bring you to tears, The Book Thief is the one for you. It’s beautifully written, certainly not what you expect but it will crawl right under your skin.

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T5T: Books for Hufflepuffs

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses.
Today I’ll try to figure out some books for the guys and gals in Hufflepuff!

#1 The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman:

I’ve had this book in mind for quite some time now but couldn’t figure out which Hogwarts house to pair it with. Hufflepuff seems like a legit choice, though. The kids sorted into that house share many traits with the characters of the novel – they are hardworking, open-minded, giving and practical. Alice Hoffman’s book contains magic, love, and heartbreak. I bet the Hufflepuffs would love it!

Cover from Goodreads

#2 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:

Of all the houses, I always considered the Hufflepuff kids to be the most down to earth. Gilbert’s book is a rather practical guide but paired with lots of emotion. She encourages many traits valued by the Hufflepuffs – they’d devour her heartfelt account of her quest for healing!

Cover from Goodreads

#3 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:

With The Book Thief Markus Zusak ripped out my heart and tore it to shreds. It’s an account of unwavering loyalty and the goodness in people – even during the bleakest of times. Those traits are essential to Hufflepuff, so I’m sure they’d read the book and then sit with me while crying my eyes.

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Hey Guys, it’s time for another book review!
Today I want to share my opinion on Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, which was published in 2005. Let’s see wether it is worth reading!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Cover from Goodreads

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Cover from Goodreads

 

The Plot:
It’s 1939 in Germany. Liesel brother just died. The two kids had been on their way to a foster family in Munich, when death came for the little boy. It’s that very day, Liesel love affair with books begins: she finds a copy of The Gravedigger’s Handbook in the snow. Reading seems to be her only escape during this dangerous time. There’s no real chance for happiness, right?

 

The Rating:
When I picked up this book , I had no idea what to expect. The first surprise was the unexpected narrator. The Book Thief is told from the perspective of death himself, who always keeps an eye on little Liesel. You can already tell, this is not an ordinary novel.  Continue reading