Hello. Since Christmas is tomorrow I have decieded to share with you my huge December book haul.
Some of the books were bought by myself for myself and others were given to me for Saint Nicholas day. My family and I celebrate both Saint Nicholas day and Christmas, but we give eachother gifts on Saint Nicholas day. Since I didn’t have the time to read them all I will copy the synopsis of some books from Goodreads.
1. THE GROWNUP by Gillian Flynn
I already read this one, it is actually a short story about a woman who is trying to make a living by lying to people that she is psychic.
2. THE OPEN ROAD by Pico Iyer
This is a spiritual book about the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. This one was given to me by my sister.
3. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
4. THE WORLD HOUSE by Guy Adams
»There is a box. Inside that box is a door. Beyond that door is a house. In some rooms forests grow. In some, prisoners wait. At the top of the house, a prisoner sits behind a locked door waiting for a key to turn. The day that happens, the world will end…«
5. FOR ONE MORE DAY by Mitch Albom
»For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? «
6. WAKE by Robert J. Sawyer
»Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she perceives the landscape of the World Wide Web-where she makes contact with a mysterious consciousness existing only in cyberspace. »
7. THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler
»An idealistic young woman marries a man she barely knows only to discover his first wife disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grew older, those dreams transformed, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who swept her off her feet and whisked her away from her ordinary existence; then, suddenly, there he was. Despite the ten-year difference in their ages and her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.
But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history Bailey knew nothing about surfaces, along with whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife and rumors about women from the area who have gone missing, and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband’s involvement.«
8. BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY by Helen Fielding
I think we all know the story here.
9. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Neldon
»Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.«
10. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Neldon
»Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.«
11. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
I am currently reading this one, so far I really like it. »Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination, but an answer. »
12. THE WONDER by Emma Donoghue
»In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life.«
13. CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
»Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.
Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron al Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.«
What is the best book you read in 2016? 😊
Hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Whish you all a beautiful, peaceful and loving Christmas evening 🎄🎁❤
With love, N.
You are a masterpiece 🌼