{Bloggen im April} Diese Bücher wünsche ich mir!

Auf Amazon habe ich verschiedene Listen angelegt: Bücher, Kindle, meinen „kleinen Wunschzettel“ gefüllt mit Spielen, Figuren, Malzeugs und so weiter, Uni sowie Kamerazubehör. Die Bücherwunschliste enthält 269 Artikel, die Kindle-Liste 299 – die restlichen deutlich weniger. Die Uni-Liste ist sogar aktuell leer.

Für mich sind die Wunschlisten vor allem eine Erinnerungshilfe: ich entdecke irgendwo ein Buch? Also gebe ich es bei Amazon ein und setze es auf eine passende Liste. Manchmal teile ich sie auch auf Twitter oder hier im Blog mit (im ersten Absatz habe ich sie verlinkt), in der Hoffnung, dass mir jemand eine Freude macht. An Weihnachten oder zu meinem Geburtstag schicke ich sie auch diversen Leuten, damit sie wissen, was sie mir schenken können.

Übrigens nutze ich auch die „want to read“-Funktion auf Goodreads, um einen Überblick zu haben.

Aber ich möchte euch jetzt nicht erzählen, wie ich meine Wunschlisten bei Amazon bzw. Goodreads verwalte, sondern welche Bücher (print oder digital) ich mir wünsche. Keine Angst: ich werde jetzt nicht alle 568 Bücher und E-Books auflisten, sondern ein paar rauspicken und euch vorstellen. Wie immer sind die mit einem Sternchen (*) gekennzeichneten Links Affiliate-Links.

Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves*“ von Kat Kinsman

Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman.

Feeling anxious? Can’t sleep because your brain won’t stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you’re too afraid you’ll make the wrong one? You’re not alone.

In Hi, Anxiety, beloved food writer, editor, and commentator Kat Kinsman expands on the high profile pieces she wrote for CNN.com about depression, and its wicked cousin, anxiety. Taking us back to her adolescence, when she was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, Kat speaks eloquently with pathos and humor about her skin picking, hand flapping, “nervousness” that made her the recipient of many a harsh taunt. With her mother also gripped by depression and health issues throughout her life, Kat came to live in a constant state of unease—that she would fail, that she would never find love . . . that she would end up just like her mother.

Now, as a successful media personality, Kat still battles anxiety every day. That anxiety manifests in strange, and deeply personal ways. But as she found when she started to write about her struggles, Kat is not alone in feeling like the simple act of leaving the house, or getting a haircut can be crippling. And though periodic medication, counseling, a successful career and a happy marriage have brought her relief, the illness, because that is what anxiety is, remains.

Exploring how millions are affected anxiety, Hi, Anxiety is a clarion call for everyone—but especially women—struggling with this condition. Though she is a strong advocate for seeking medical intervention, Kinsman implores those suffering to come out of the shadows—to talk about their battle openly and honestly. With humor, bravery, and writing that brings bestsellers like Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson to mind, Hi, Anxiety tackles a difficult subject with amazing grace.

Auch bei mir wurde im Alter von (etwa) 14 Jahren eine psychische Erkrankung diagnostiziert. Eigentlich sogar zwei: Soziale Phobie und Angststörung. Ich mache daraus keinen Hehl und spreche auch offen darüber, da es nichts ist, wofür man sich schämen sollte.

Das Buch steht schon länger auf meinem Wunschzettel, aber bisher habe ich es noch nicht gekauft, da die Hardcover-Version zu teuer ist und das Taschenbuch erst nächsten Monat erscheint.

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It*“ von Craig Taylor

In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who “love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it,” from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. Published just in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Londoners is a glorious literary celebration of one of the world’s truly great cities.

Ich bin ein klein wenig verliebt in London, trotz Brexit und dem Anschlag kürzlich. Deshalb sind auf meinem Wunschzettel auch diverse Bücher über London oder die eben dort spielen, wie zum Beispiel auch „A Bear Called Paddington*“ von Michael Bond. Ich habe das Buch nie gelesen und den neuen Film bisher auch leider noch nicht gesehen.
Weitere Bücher mit London-Bezug: „London: A Biography*“ von Peter Ackroyd, „London Belongs to Us*“ von Sarra Manning, „111 Gründe, London zu lieben: Eine Liebeserklärung an die großartigste Stadt der Welt*“ von Gerhard Elfers sowie „London: A Travel Guide Through Time*“ von Dr Matthew Green.

Falls ihr euch fragt, wieso ich die Bücher als gedruckte Version haben möchte: zum Einen, weil sie sich schön im Regal machen und zum Anderen weil Bücher mit Zeichnungen und Bildern nichts für meinen Kindle sind.

Neben diversen Büchern über London befinden sich aber auch andere auf meinen Wunschzetteln. Vor allem alle weiteren Outlander-Bücher sowie „The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel*“ und „The Outlandish Companion Volume 1*“.
Auch der kleine Whovian in mir darf nicht zu kurz kommen, deshalb sind die ganzen Doctor Who-Bücher auf der Liste. Unter anderem „Doctor Who: The Tardis Handbook*“.

Auf meinem prall gefüllten Kindle-Wunschzettel schlummern auch so manche interessante Bücher. Zum Beispiel „Gilded Cage*“ von Vic James.

A thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Gilded Cage is the astonishing debut novel from Vic James, and the first title in her electrifying The Dark Gifts Trilogy.

A modern Britain
An age-old cruelty

Britain’s magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years – and now it’s the Hadleys‘ turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England’s most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers could win her freedom – or break her heart. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where new friends‘ ideals might cost him everything.

Then while the elite vie for power, a young aristocrat plots to remake the world with his dark gifts. As Britain moves from anger to defiance, all three must take sides. And the consequences of their choices will change everything, forever.

The Summer Seaside Kitchen*“ von Jenny Colgan, von der ich bereits diverse tolle Bücher verschlungen habe.

A deliciously warm and funny slice of life from Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery and The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After.

Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It’s a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel.

When a new client demands Flora’s presence back on Mure, she’s suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she’s also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes – and work out exactly where her future lies…

Bookworm *“ von Christopher Nuttall.

Elaine is an orphan girl who has grown up in a world where magical ability brings power. Her limited talent was enough to ensure a magical training but she’s very inexperienced and was lucky to get a position working in the Great Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer – the most powerful magician of them all – is dying, although initially that makes little difference to Elaine; she certainly doesn’t have the power to compete for higher status in the Golden City. But all that changes when she triggers a magical trap and ends up with all the knowledge from the Great Library – including forbidden magic that no one is supposed to know – stuffed inside her head. This unwanted gift doesn’t give her greater power, but it does give her a better understanding of magic, allowing her to accomplish far more than ever before.
It’s also terribly dangerous. If the senior wizards find out what has happened to her, they will almost certainly have her killed. The knowledge locked away in the Great Library was meant to remain permanently sealed and letting it out could mean a repeat of the catastrophic Necromantic Wars of five hundred years earlier. Elaine is forced to struggle with the terrors and temptations represented by her newfound knowledge, all the while trying to stay out of sight of those she fears, embodied by the sinister Inquisitor Dread.
But a darkly powerful figure has been drawing up a plan to take the power of the Grand Sorcerer for himself; and Elaine, unknowingly, is vital to his scheme. Unless she can unlock the mysteries behind her new knowledge, divine the unfolding plan, and discover the truth about her own origins, there is no hope for those she loves, the Golden City or her entire world.

Ihr seht: neben Frauenromanen lese ich durchaus auch Fantasy und Sachbücher.

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