Those Books I’ve Listened To!

Pic by Franzi (Audible screenshots from my mobile).

During the last four weeks life was busy. Thus, I only re-read one favorite book of mine and listened to two audio books…

Sophie KinsellaMy Not So Perfect Life (Read by Fiona Hardingham)

I love all novels by Sophie Kinsella. Only the Shopaholic series is not my cup of tea. But she simply is a genius in the field of writing romance novel plots! This is her last book:

Katie Brenner has the perfect life – at least on her Instagram account. In reality she lives in a tiny flat in London, has a stupefying commute every day, isn’t worshiped in her job and she hates her boss Demeter, who seems to have it all (the perfect job, man, family, house and look). But then the worst happens: Katie loses her job and goes back to her hometown, where she pretends to be only on a sabbatical to help her dad in starting a glamping (glamorous & camping) side. Everything works out well… until Demeter arrives for vacation with her family.

The plot was easy to follow, the heroine likable and there was – of course – some romance in the air. A book like a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy March Day ;).

*** (out of five)

Hendrik GroenEierlikörtage (Read by Felix von Manteuffel)

This book is based on the “secret diaries” of Hendrik Groen, 83 years old, living in a retirement home in Amsterdam.

Since my own grandpa is living in a retirement home (in Berlin) since a year now, I was immediately hooked by the idea to get an insight into the life of such an environment.

Hendrik Groen describes all those funny and not-so-funny everyday situations in his retirement home. Sometimes you have to laugh out loud and sometimes you are nearly crying.

I big must-read for everyone with relatives in retirement homes (and everyone else)!

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I wish you a wonderful week! Have a remarkable one :)!

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What I Read on Top of the Mountains: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella!

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Sophie Kinsella’s book may be falling into the category of chick lit. But hey, who cares – sometimes a girl needs a little bit dreaming away and relaxing her mind. Sitting on the top of the mountains, on a bench in the sunshine in front of an alpine hut and waiting for my friends to come back from their skiing adventures, there could have been no better distraction for me than to read Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella.

It’s about the girl Lottie who thinks that her long-time boyfriend will propose very soon. When he didn’t, she breaks up with him quite spontaneously. Then, out of the blue, she gets a call from her first love. When he proposes on the very first date – after they didn’t see each other since they were teens – Lottie believes in fate and says YES.

Lottie’s older sister Fliss can’t believe she’s doing something so crazy. She is in the mid of a divorce herself and to save her little sister from making this sad experience she does everything to prevent the wedding …

It’s great fun to follow the sisters paths – especially since it is written from both perspectives, Fliss’ and Lottie’s. So, the reader can understand both intentions. Wonderful (chick lit) read!

I wish you a weekend full of relaxing hours for your minds!

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