The Martian by Andy Weir: This book is funny, demanding and a great read. Although it is about the most dire circumstances imaginable (ergo being stranded on Mars), it had me laughing out loud often. The author also knows how to break down difficult technical details in understandable bits for non-nerds and the ending was perfect. It kept me up until late at night and guessing to the very end! I haven’t enjoyed a book like this in a long time! If you are too lazy to read, go and watch the movie with Matt Damon currently in our cinemas.
Hab und Gier by Ingrid Noll: An interesting story about how far you would go to get your hands on “promised” goods. Greed is a characteristic trait that nobody wants to admit to but which is part of all of us. And please, don’t tell me that you are not envious from time to time. Some of us feel it stronger and others less so, but it’s definitely there. So how far would you go if the price is a mansion in a really good neighborhood? The latest book club read was very easy and fast to read, I finished it in almost one go! Enjoyable!
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: My fourth book from Rainbow Rowell and still I love her. I like her style and I like her characters. They are never perfect and always so likable. The story about the IT guy who reads emails from perfect strangers and then falls for one, put me off at first. But then you root for these two people and want them to find a way out of this binding. and the ending is believable, light and fluffy and just makes you feel good. Perfect read for a long bus ride.
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai: What is it with prize-winning books? Maybe I just don’t get them or my literary standard is too low. Whatever the reason I find most of them pretentious and boring. And the “Inheritance of loss” is no exception. It’s long-winded and I couldn’t care less for the fate of the characters. Also the end was like an anti-climax. Maybe that’s why it won a prize?