The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge.
The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home.
As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?
Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers. #fortheloveofreading#bibliophile#alwaysreading#readingtime#bookstagrammer#booksofinstagram#bookishfeatures#bookstagram#bookstagramfeature#coveroftheday#bookish#books#prettybookcover#igreads#instabook#goodreads#goodbook#bookworm#booknerd#bookcover#booklover#bookcommunity#coverlove#coverlover#amreading#lovereading#reader#reads#thriller#mysterybooks
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Persuasion, Jane Austen (1997) - paperback $1 plus shipping Goodreads: “Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?” #persuasion#janeausten#classicbook#shuesavail#classiclovestory#janeaustenlover#prettybook#prettybookcover#paperbackbook#bookforsale#bookdestash
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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen (1995) - paperback $1 plus shipping
Goodreads: “Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.” #senseandsensibility#janeausten#classicbook#shuesavail#prettycover#prettybookcover#janeaustenbooks#janeaustenlover#paperbackbook#bookforsale#bookdestash
“You asked me if I ever wanted to believe in something. I do. I want to believe that there's more. That we could be more. Hell, we could be heroes."
-V.E. Schwab, “Vicious”
Day 22 #aprilinbooks19 : book with beautiful cover
Before bookstagram it never occurred to me that books would have different covers in different countries. And then when I joined bookstagram, I became aware of the US vs UK cover debate. While I still find myself favoring US cover for the majority of the time, but there are some UK covers that have slipped into my favorites! Like these incredible UK Vicious and Vengeful editions - these covers are so freakin’ gorgeous and perfect! Even though I love the new US covers, I definitely prefer these! I mean the Vicious cover basically screams Victor Vale! 🙌🙌
Do you have a preference between US vs UK covers? Or do you now care and just pick the best/prettiest cover you find?
I honestly don’t care where the cover is from as long as I like it (a thought which never occurred to me until I joined bookstagram 😂🤷♀️)!
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different.
For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist." Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded--even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter--Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come.
Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be pres #fortheloveofreading#bibliophile#alwaysreading#readingtime#bookstagrammer#booksofinstagram#bookishfeatures#bookstagram#bookstagramfeature#coveroftheday#bookish#books#prettybookcover#igreads#instabook#goodreads#goodbook#bookworm#booknerd#bookcover#booklover#bookcommunity#coverlove#coverlover#amreading#lovereading#reader#reads#historicalfiction#thriller
It's almots five years since I read it, it was so heart-ripping 😭😭😭..... I remember that I cried so much that I couldn't see very well the last pages, but I loved it, it's one of my favorite books.
The story addressed delicate themes as Mental Illness, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Violet is a popular girl who's dealing with survivor's guilt, and Finch is a boy obsessed with death. They both meet on the bell tower at school when they were planning to jump.
They pair up for a school project and the more time they spend together the more they know each other and help themselves with their problems, but while Violet improves Finch gets worse.
What is your favourite colour on book covers? 💙 I absolutely adore this metallic blue 😍
Speaking of colours, I was tagged by @chapters_and_pages ages ago to do the #coloursandbooks tag and I felt like doing it today 😊
💜Purple (historical fiction) - Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys 💜
💙Blue (calming read) - Caraval by Stephanie Garber 💙
💚Green (adventure) - Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo 💚
🧡Orange (sci-fi) - The Martian by Andy Weir 🧡
💛Yellow (fantasy) - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass 💛
🖤Black (horror) - Night Film by Marisha Pessl 🖤
🌼White (magic/magic realism) - A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab 🌼
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜 𝗡𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗬𝗼𝘂 by Celeste Ng, is an engaging and beautifully written story about family, broken dreams, love and death.
The book begins with the death of a girl, Lydia, the main theme is how this fact affects her family. The father is a descendant of a Chinese family and the mother is American. Through flashbacks, we can know a little bit more about each character, as they struggle to overcome her death, and the secrets that they keep. Show’s the relationship between Lydia and her parents and how their frustrated dreams affect her and her brother and sister. Also there’s the question of how she died and why.
In the book the author touches heavy topics such as prejudice against interracial marriage and the bullying suffered by people of different ethnicity in the 50s to the 70s.
As the granddaughter of a Japanese immigrant I feel identify, and although I do not show any Asian feature on my face due to the mixture, my cousins and their children suffer such discriminations, here in Latin America, all Asians are called Chinese and they suffer jokes because the shape of their eyes.
Mit "Left to fate" hat Gloria Trutnau den Schreibwettbewerb von Tolino Media und Impress gewonnen. 🎉 Und jetzt könnt ihr das Werk in Buchform kaufen! Wir finden, dass diese Dystopie auch sehr spannend und interessant klingt:
New York ist verfallen. Der totalitäre Staat Concordia nutzt die Ruinen als riesiges Gefängnis für junge Menschen, die laut Voraussage in der Zukunft ein Verbrechen begehen werden. Als Samantha in die gefährliche und von Banden umkämpfte Stadt verstoßen wird, sucht sie Schutz bei der Westside-Gang. Der unnahbare Anführer David misstraut ihr, obwohl er selbst Geheimnisse zu haben scheint. Langsam kommen sich die beiden näher. Sie finden heraus, dass hinter Samanthas Verbannung etwas Größeres steckt - und die Ruinenstadt wird zur lebensbedrohlichen Falle...
Wer also noch fesselnde Osterferien-Lektüre sucht ... 😉 Was habt ihr vor über die Feiertage zu lesen?