On My Shelf
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.
Fallen (Fallen #1) by Kate Lauren
I bought this book years ago, back when it had just been released. But I never actually touched my copy. It is Dutch and I did not know that at the moment because they had not bothered to translate the titel. I have listened to the audiobook though. But it did not impress me all that much and so I never read the other parts of this series.
Tijl Uilenspiegel by Henri van Hoorn
~I am sorry but I can’t find a synopsis of this book~
I bought this book second hand when I was younger because it was the name of my primary school. The story is basically about the life of this village fool (a Belgium folktale). The school tried to convey the same fun and freedom as the character Tijl Uilenspiegel. I am not sure if that worked. But it was most definitely the best school in the village for me.
Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
I bought the Dutch version of this book for my younger sister when it came out. I have tried to read it, but since I read the first book in English I had difficulty reading it and got demotivated very fast. I still want to read it in English, but have not found the hardcover copy for it.
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Of course I bought this just because it was set in the same universe as the Mortal Instruments. It is my favorite series in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. I read it every so often en I am really missing it this year.
Ruby red (The Precious Stone trilogy #1) by Kerstin Gier
I bought this book when I was on a shopping spree in Germany a few years ago. I wanted to read the original version, so I bought the German one. I have tried to read it and I am half way through it, but it is too hard for me. So I also have a Dutch copy and look up the difficult words in that one. I like it, but since it is hard, I rather read easy books.
Do you have any books in a different language then your own? Let me know in the comments down below.
I hope you enjoy my weekly rants on my books. If you have some suggestion for me what to buy next, let me know in the comments or contact me!
For now, let books enrich your life!