My annoying personality

Well, to sum myself up a little bit-I'm twenty-nine years old male who's trying to score thirty, really loves to read books and novels of various different genres, is definitely too much of a nerd, and when it comes to the book covers way too much on the too picky side.

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

I’m not the biggest fan of these type of books by any means, but this crazy book that got my attention because of its beautiful cover, can really drag its reader inside its weird story at the beginning and really mess with its reader’s mind until the very end of the story. It tells a very sad story of a young murdered girl named Susie Salmon, her family that’s trying at first to cope with her disappearance and later with her murder, and her sick and twisted murderer, who’s of course gotten away with her murder, but is slowly getting discovered. So mainly, about her wonderful life before her murder and about her mysterious afterlife after her murder. It does sound interesting and very mysterious, but it drags on and on and on, and it does not stop for a very long time, which does not necessarily mean that the book is bad, or that the story is bad, but according to my humble opinion, it’s too heavy on the rich content. And because it’s too heavy on the rich content, its reader can quite quickly lose all the interest in the book's story, or in other words, after its anticlimactic ending, which did not surprise me at all as its reader, gives it a much lower rating, and rates it with three stars instead of five. So that’s where my three humble stars are coming from. 

The Yellow Envelope

The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World - Kim Dinan

What is the absolute best thing that you can do when you are dissatisfied and unhappy with your life and dissatisfied and unhappy with your current employment? Well, the author of this novel, decided to find herself somewhere else and travel around the world to get the bigger picture of her life and of her meaning of life. But of course not alone, since she’s married to Brian, who’s dear enough and such a devoted husband he decides to leave his old life behind, follow her lead, and come along. But before they leave they are given this yellow envelope that contains a lot of money, and told that they can give that money away anytime they feel that they should, so they can make someone who’s in need of it very happy. Which is a very cool idea if you ask me, if you have got any backpacking friends. As they travel, their road to self-discovery leads them through various dangerous situations and territories, and puts a large question mark on their marriage, whether or not their marriage is worth all the fight and all the self-discovery and whatnot. This book’s not bad at all, but I’ve got a feeling it’s meant more for a female than a male audience due to the gender of the author, and to her genuine and sincere thoughts within a book, which I appreciate a lot, because not everyone is sincere and genuine as they write their own life story. And this is, if you stick around long enough, one hell of a life story.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

It’s extremely hard to find the right words for a novel that’s extremely hard to comprehend. But I shall give it my best try. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is a very sad and somewhat empowering story of a young boy named Bruno, who appears to be very bright and very curious, but also slightly naive, which is understandable due to his age. Anyway, Bruno’s father holds a very important position within the German Army, so is told one day that he has to move somewhere else, due to a very important assignment. Bruno hates to leave, for he has friends and he does not want to leave the city and the house. But eventually he relents and he has to leave his friends behind for a big change or something different. But when his family arrives to a new place, he’s got nobody to play with him anymore. His sister is pretty much crushing on a slightly older German officer, his mother is busy, doing god-knows-what, and his father is taking care of his assignment since he’s loyal to his army. But as stubborn as Bruno is, he sees this camp from the window of his new home, and one day, when nobody’s around, decides to go see what’s going on there, in hopes to meet someone to play with. And he gets somehow rewarded by his effort, for he stumbles upon a very large fence and meets this Jewish boy in striped pyjamas named Shmuel right behind the fence, and as he learns that Shmuel is his age, forms an unbreakable friendship with the young Jewish boy. Of course we all know history and what was really going on in those camps. But they don’t know a thing about it, yet separated by the fence form a friendship many of us would envy. But unfortunately as time goes by, their secret and unbreakable friendship ultimately becomes their biggest mistake.

Currently reading

The Mayfly: The chilling thriller that will get under your skin (Charlie Priest Thriller)
Hazel St James
Progress: 86/432pages
See Jane Run
Joy Fielding
Progress: 236/496pages
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Carmen Maria Machado