1 February 2013

What I Want to Read: February 2013

It is time to continue reading the Song of Ice and Fire Series. Since Clash of Kings alone has more than 800 pages I am only planning on reading 3 books this month (and it is unlikely that I will read them all, but you never know). This month I want to read:

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
 by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

"Nick's just seen the girl who dumped him walk in ... with a  new guy. What else can he do but ask the strange girl next to him to be his new girlfriend for the next five minutes?

Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not not-friend girl who dumped Nick... and to get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never really totally dumped.  What else can she do but answer Nick's question by making out with him?

With one electric, unexpected kiss, the five-minute couple of Nick and Norah set off on an uncharted adventure called the "first date" that will turn into an infinite night of falling in and out (and in and out, maybe in, and maybe out) of love.  Theirs is a first date of music, laughter, heartache, confusion, passion, taxi driver wisdom, and a jacket named Salvatore. And of course, a killer soundtrack.

As Nick and Norah wander through the middle-of-the-night mystic maze of Manhattan, they share the kind of night you want to never end, where every minute counts and every moment flickers between love and disaster."

A Clash of Kings
 (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R. R. Martin

"Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, who held sway over an age of enforced peace—are dead, victims of royal treachery.  Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, Robert's heir, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing.  Robert's two brothers each seek their own dominion, while the disfavored House Greyjoy turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers."

Accabadora von Michela Murgia

"Ein sardisches Dorf, Mitte der fünfziger Jahre: Die kinderlose Bonaria Urrai erfährt ein spätes Glück, als sie die sechsjährige Maria in ihr großes Haus als Fill'e anima - als Kind des Herzens - aufnimmt. Bonaria ist fast sechzig und die Schneiderin des Dorfes: sie ist es gewohnt, Maß zu nehmen – mit ihren Augen, ihrem Verstand und mit dem Herzen – und, sie kennt die Menschen.

Manchmal hört Maria ihre Ziehmutter, die Accabadora, wie sie sich nachts aus dem Haus stiehlt und am nächsten Tag läutet die Totenglocke. Ein Geheimnis umgibt die alte Bonaria, an dem auch Maria schwer tragen wird. Als Bonaria viele Jahre später im Sterben liegt, steht Maria vor der schwersten Entscheidung ihres Lebens…"

What are you reading this month? Have you read any of the books above? What did you think? Let me know in the comments or link to your TBR posts! Happy February! Happy reading!

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