Today I’ll share with you the books that I’m currently reading!
And without further ado, let’s start!
#1 – Die Stille Bestie (An evil mind) – Robert Hunter #6 – Chris Carter – Paperback – 448 pages – Currently on page 199 (44.42%) – German – Possible rating: between 📖📖📖📖 & 📖📖📖📖📖
Goodreads Synopsis: (german)
Profiler Robert Hunter vertraut nur wenigen Menschen. Eigentlich gibt es nur einen, für den er immer seine Hand ins Feuer legt. Lucien Folter, seinen Freund aus Studientagen.
Beide können Menschen besser lesen als jeder andere. Hunter vertraute Folter seine engsten Geheimnisse an. Bis dieser plötzlich verschwand. Jetzt kommt ein Anruf. Die Körperteile unzähliger Mordopfer sind aufgetaucht, grausige Trophäen. Angeklagt ist Lucien Folter. Und er will nur mit einem reden: Robert Hunter …
Goodreads Synopsis: (english)
A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception – can he be believed?
The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could’ve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed … until now.
I really like this book so far! It’s a fast-paced novel and the chapters are short so it’s definitely a quick read.
#2 – Orange is the New Black: My Year in a women’s prison – Piper Kerman – ebook – 322 pages – Currently at 27% – Possible rating: 📖📖📖📖
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before.
But that past has caught up with her.
Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424 — one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system.
From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance.
Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
I really like it so far! It’s the first book that I borrowed from the National Library of Luxembourg and I think that after finishing this book I will attack the TV series next. (Yes, I haven’t watched it yet!)
#3 – The Black Prism – Lightbringer #1 – Brent Weeks – audiobook narrated by Cristofer Jean – Currently at 10hrs (half of the book done) – Possible rating: 📖📖📖
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
The narrator makes a pretty good job but I can’t stay focused! I will probably have to read it on my own in the future!
I’m also reading another book right now for a German book tour but as it’s not yet released in German and I can’t find the translation on Goodreads I will only show you the title of the book. It is Das Geheimnis der Königin (in English: Root of the Tudor Rose) by Mari Griffith*.
Other books I might read this month are:
#1 – IT – Stephen King – Paperback – 1166 pages
#2 – The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli – Paperback – 336 pages
#3 – Throne of Glass – Throne of Glass #1 – Sarah J.Maas – Paperback – 404 pages
What do you guys plan to read this month? Please let me know in the comments below!
* A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review!