A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor: What a great audiobook! I loved the different interview partners Neil Oliver had for each object. Looking at said objects on the British Museum page turned the book into a history lesson. Probably exactly what the author set out to do. From the earliest times to the present every time period is part of this book. Sit back, relax and learn something new.
I Was Here by Gayle Forman: How does a suicide affect friends and family? Suicide is really not an easy topic but I quite like the way it’s handled in YA fiction (see Thirteen Reasons Why). I liked how the book dealt with the guilt and anger that the ones left behind go through. Suicide is never just a lonely decision. It’s like a ripple in a lake that reaches the furthest shore. Gayle Forman as usual writes immaculate. Another book from her which I couldn’t put down.
It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane: My third book by McFarlane and I love so much what she is doing. This is chick lit at its finest! The characters are sharp, relatable and have depth. You route for them or hate them: either way you get connected. Also the end is not so predictable. There are a lot of twists and turns before the book unfortunately has to end. Once you put it down you feel as if you are saying goodbye to new friends! Lovely read!
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter: Reading about this seven headed Polish Jewish family and their fate during WWII was captivating. All the big and small atrocities done by neighbors, Germans, Russians or Ukrainians was heartbreaking. Even more so when I later learned that this is the history author’s family. You will need a couple of tissues finishing it.