Hallo meine Lieben,
wie ein Großteil von euch wahrscheinlich weiß, war ich von Donnerstag bis Sonntag mit Ramona von El Tragalibros in London. Es war wirklich ganz wunderbar dort. Einen ausführlichen Bericht über alles, was wir die Tage so erlebt haben, wird es die Tage noch geben :) Heute möchte ich euch aber meine buchige Ausbeute zeigen. Denn – wer hätte es gedacht – wir konnten an einigen Buchläden nicht vorbeigehen und letztlich habe ich tatsächlich ACHT neue Bücher mitgenommen. Upsi.
Ich werde euch hierbei allerdings hauptsächlich die englischen Klappentexte einfügen. Einige Bücher gibt es im Deutschen nämlich (noch) nicht. Aber schaut selbst ;-)
Libby Jackson – A Galaxy of Her Own. Amazing Stories of Women in Space
A Galaxy of her own tells fifty stories of remarkable women who conquered space, changing the world for ever.
Since the very beginning, women have been central to space exploration. From astronauts to scientists, lawyers to teachers, these extraordinary women show us that the sky is not the limit, and that we can all reach for the stars.
Written by Libby Jackson, a leading expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this empowering book will delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.
Darren McGarvey – Poverty Safari
Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass. People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey aka Loki gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over. Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change. He invites you to come on a safari of sorts. A Poverty Safari. But not the sort where the indigenous population is surveyed from a safe distance for a time, before the window on the community closes and everyone gradually forgets about it.
André Aciman – Call me by Your Name
Völlig überraschend trifft Elio seine erste große Liebe: Der Harvard-Absolvent Oliver ist für sechs Wochen bei Elios Familie an der italienischen Riviera zu Gast. Oliver ist weltgewandt, intelligent und schön. Er ist alles, was Elio will, vom ersten Moment an. Die Zuneigung ist gegenseitig, doch Schüchternheit und Unsicherheit veranlassen beide zur Zurückhaltung. Ein fast unerträgliches Spiel von Verführung und Zurückweisung beginnt.
Eleanor Moran – Too Close for Comfort
Mia Cosgrove is a high-flying psychotherapist with a thriving practice, but when she receives a desperate phone call from her oldest friend, Lysette, she puts her London life on hold to rush to her side. A friend of Lysette’s, Sarah, has plunged to her death from the top of a multi-storey car park, a text message on her phone next to her, simply saying ‘I’m sorry’ with a single X, left unsent and unaddressed.
At first the police are convinced it’s a suicide, but when another death rocks the rural community Mia is asked to help the ramped-up investigation. Why are the close-knit group of mums who surrounded Sarah so reluctant to share what they knew about their beautiful, troubled friend? And how high a price will Mia pay for her determination to unearth the truth and discover what really happened?
Naomi Alderman – The Power
All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain – even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived – but where will it end?
Aileen Weintraub – Never Too Young. 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made A Difference
From Picasso, who changed the art world forever, to Malala Yousafzai, the brave teen who was shot for advocating education for girls, the 50 kids profiled in Never Too Young! will inspire and empower young readers. Some, like Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Stevie Wonder, are prominent figures, while others are lesser known though their achievements are just as compelling. They come from a variety of historical periods and backgrounds, and have made an impact in politics, sports, the arts, science, and more.
André Aciman – Enigma Variations
André Aciman has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents‘ cabinetmaker, or a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, or on a New York sidewalk in early spring, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire-not for just one person’s body but, inevitably, for someone else’s as well.
Yan Lianke – The Day The Sun Died
One dusk in early June, in a town deep in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian notices that something strange is going on. As the residents would usually be settling down for the night, instead they start appearing in the streets and fields. There are people everywhere.
Li Niannian watches, mystified. But then he realises the people are dreamwalking, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn’t already gone down. And before too long, as more and more people succumb, in the black of night all hell breaks loose.
Set over the course of one night, The Day the Sun Died pits chaos and darkness against the sunny optimism of the ‚Chinese dream‘ promoted by President Xi Jinping. We are thrown into the middle of an increasingly strange and troubling waking nightmare as Li Niannian and his father struggle to save the town, and persuade the beneficent sun to rise again.
Kennt ihr eines der Bücher schon? Oder steht es womöglich auf euer Wunschliste? Dann schreibt mir doch mal :)