On My Shelf is an original feature inspired by the On My Shelf tag. Each time I will take 5 random books from my shelves and tell you about them (how I got them, what I think of them etc.), and if they are in Dutch I will write a small synopsis of them.
I will roll some dice to find out which books it will be.
Scarlett (The Lunar Chronciles #2) by Marissa Meyer
This one might be my favorite book of the Lunar Chronicles. It gives a great twist to Red Riding Hood, which has always been my favorite fairytale. I bought it because I really like the series and my parents got me Cress for Christmas one year. Unfortunately it is a different size then my other books of this series, but do not know yet what to do about it though.
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs
I have read this book, don’t really know anymore what I thought about it. Next year this series is on my rereads list so I can write reviews for them. Because I liked the first book, I had to buy this one and I have the third novel too.
Duma Key by Stephen King
In the summer of 2007 I bought this book at a grocer somewhere in the north of the country. I was on my first holiday alone ever and needed some more books, because I finished all the other ones I had brought. I liked it, like I usually like all Stephen King novels.
Your Choice: Lover or Loser by Carry Slee
Ëva has problems with her stepdad, who she thinks a creep. Her mother doesn’t listen to her and her best friend Julia is busy with a new boyfriend. With whom can she talk about her problem? With Mees, on who she has a crush? Or will she become the victim of Ricardo?
This book is a choose your own adventure kind of story. The book has multiple possible storylines and is quite interestingly written. I used to be a fan of the Dutch author Carry Slee and this was the reason for me to get this one. It is well done and I still would recommend it to Dutchies.
Boris by Jaap ter Haar
The young hero of this compassionate and realistic novel is Boris, a twelve-year-old Russian who lives through the 500 days of the Germain siege of Leningrad in 1942. One day he and his friend Nadia, who is fourteen, meet a German patrol in a potato field where they have been foraging for food. Expecting to meet death at the hands of the enemy, they find to their surprise that the enemy soldiers are as weary, hungry and tired as they are, and the children are allowed to return home, unmolested. This strange meeting changes Boris’ whole outlook on the war and sets him on the road to manhood. In spite of further trials and hardship, Boris is eventually able to forgive the enemy and, in a courageous gesture, he exemplifies the redeeming spirit of mankind.
I got this book from school when I was about 20 years ago. I loved it back then, it is all torn and yellow. But I have no clue what is actually about.
Do you have books from school you very much liked? Let me know in the comments down below!
For now, let books enrich your life!