… a relentlessly compelling psychological debut novel with a hint of Stephen King. J. Tudor is a British author who grew up in Nottingham and still lives there with her partner and their younger daughter. She has written since childhood but started doing it professionally in her thirties. Before that she had various jobs. She … Continue reading The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
“Whatever the differences between us, Edith”, Sadie Lawless had written at the end of her letter, “you are my sister.” When I first saw the book in the store, I almost prayed to no one in particular that it had been published in 2018 so it would fit the requirements of the assignment to review … Continue reading Hidden Lives by Judith Lennox (2018)
By Anna Lehnecke When Heather Morris started to interview the 86 year-old Lale Sokolov she could never have imagined what kind of life story she was going to unveil. This beautiful, touching and heartbreaking novel, which was published in 2018, tells the story of a Holocaust survivor and an unbelievable love affair in the middle … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz – a story which should never be forgotten
Three years after the explosive success of “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2011), a seemingly similar bestseller conquered the book market in the blink of an eye. The After series written by Anna Todd was first published on the social storytelling platform Wattpad. It was initially intended as fanfiction about the world-famous boy band OneDirection, but … Continue reading After: An encounter between Ice and Fire, or just a Drought?
The book depicts the evolution of thought in one of punk rock’s most eminent thinkers. Naturalism is humanism, according to Graffin, yet the topics covered in this book are as diverse as they are complicated. He provides an outline of the problems the 21st century faces that will draw in readers from any age and … Continue reading Population Wars – A New Perspective on (Co-)Existence by Professor Greg Graffin
Barker’s new novel provides an insight into the story of Briseis, a Trojan woman who becomes enslaved by the Greeks during the Trojan war. Writers have been fascinated by the Trojan war for centuries- we first hear of the ancient incidents from Homer in his Iliad. Soon directors started to show interest in the story … Continue reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – the Trojan war told from a female perspective
By Julia Hartke 1992 – the year an amazing and cheesy writer was born. Mona Kasten is a German author known for her romantic literature and corny young adult novels. After studying library and information management, she dedicated her time to writing for a living. And after reading all of her published novels, I can … Continue reading One of the most romantic novels published in 2018? Save Me is the sappiest love story of the year