Auteur: Neal Shusterman Titel: Scythe Genre: Young Adult, dystope Taal: Engels Jaar: 2016 ISBN: 9781442472433 Aantal pagina’s: 435 Gelezen: Januari 2022 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Auteur: Robert Douglas Fairhurst Titel: The story of Alice – Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland Genre: Non-Fictie, biografie Taal: Engels Jaar: 2015 ISBN: 9781846558610 Aantal pagina’s: 496 Gelezen: Januari 2022 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage – a shortcut for all that is beautiful and confusing; a metaphor used by artists, writers and politicians for 150 years.
But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject: of Charles Dodgson, the quiet academic, and his second self, Lewis Carroll – storyteller, innovator and avid collector of ‘child-friends’. And of his ‘dream-child’, Alice Liddell, and the fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.
This is their secret story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man’s need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world.
Drawing on previously unpublished material, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape – the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds.
Auteur: Leo Tolstoy Titel: Anna Karenina Genre: Literatuur, klassieker Taal: Engels Jaar: 1877 ISBN: 9781853262715 Aantal pagina’s: 848 Gelezen: Januari 2022 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density.
Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels – of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, and there is much that evokes despair, yet set beside this is an abounding joy in life’s many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.
Auteur: Mackenzi Lee Titel: The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy Serie: Montague Siblings #2 Genre: Young Adult Historische Fictie, LGBTQ+ Taal: Engels Jaar: 2018 ISBN: 9780062795328 Aantal pagina’s: 450 Gelezen: Januari 2022 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.
But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.
In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.
Auteur: Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Titel: Grimm’s fairy tales Genre: Sprookjes Taal: Engels Jaar: 1909 ISBN: 9781853261015 Aantal pagina’s: 272 Gelezen: December 2021 ♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. This selection of their folk tales was made and translated by Lucy Crane, and includes firm favourites such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘The Goose Girl’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘Snow White’. It is illustrated throughout by Walter Crane’s charming line drawings.
Auteur: Sarah Penner Titel: The Lost Apothecary Genre: Historische fictie Taal: Engels Jaar: 2021 ISBN: 9780778311010 Aantal pagina’s: 301 Gelezen: December 2021 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them – setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.
Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.
One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose – selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register.
In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate – and not everyone will survive.
Auteur: Matt Haig Titel: The midnight library Genre: Magisch Realisme Taal: Engels Jaar: 2020 ISBN: 9781786892720 Aantal pagina’s: 288 Gelezen: December 2021 ♥♥
‘Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’
A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
Auteur: Julie Caplin Titel: The northern lights lodge Serie: Romantic escapades #4 Genre: Romance Taal: Engels Jaar: 2019 ISBN: 9780008323677 Aantal pagina’s: 400 Gelezen: December 2021 ♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: Escape to the cosiest little lodge in Iceland for love, log fires and the Northern Lights… With a shattered heart and her career completely in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But, when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge, she doesn’t quite expect to find herself in a land of bubbling hot springs and snowflake-dusted glaciers – and in the company of gorgeous Scottish barman, Alex.
Determined to turn her life around, Lucy sets about making the lodge the number one romantic destination in Iceland – even though romance is the last thing she wants. However, as Alex and Lucy grow closer under the dancing lights of the aurora, Lucy might just learn how to fall in love again…
Auteur: F. Scott Fitzgerald Titel: Tender is the night Genre: Literatuur Taal: Engels Jaar: 1934 ISBN: 9780684801544 Aantal pagina’s: 315 Gelezen: Mei 2021 ♥♥
Omslagtekst: Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character, Tender Is the Night is lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.
Auteur: Patrick Süskind Titel: Het Parfum Genre: Horror/thriller Taal: Nederlands Jaar: 1985 ISBN: 9789057134104 Aantal pagina’s: 255 Gelezen: November 2021 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: Achter een walmende viskraam in Parijs wordt op 17 juli 1738 Jean-Baptiste Grenouille geboren. De voedsters die het ventje aan de borst krijgen houden het niet lang met hem uit: hij is te gulzig en je ruikt hem niet. De geur, de onmiskenbare geur van zuigelingen, ontbreekt. Hij moet van de duivel bezeten zijn.
Jean-Baptiste overleeft de mazelen, dysenterie, waterpokken en cholera. Hij heeft geen behoefte aan moederliefde of de aandacht van een vader. We volgen hem op gepaste afstand op zijn tocht door de donkerste stegen van Parijs, en zijn er getuige van hoe hij de parfumeur Baldini om zijn vinger windt. Gaandeweg krijgen we een vermoeden van wat er met Grenouille aan de hand kan zijn…