Birgit loves to read

so many books, so little time! my SUB is out of control... I just love books and try to read as much as possible, which isn't all that much considering my two kids under 4 and an undergraduate study I just started... 

Lynsay Sands - Vampir a la carte

Vampir à la carte (Argeneau, #14) - Lynsay Sands, Ralph Sander

I really liked the book. It was a fast and easy book, with a lot of funny moments and quite a few sexy moments. Wow - hotness alarm!!

But... it was the first book in the series I have read and I was missing quite a bit of background information.
I guess I will have to start with the first book.


Now I have to find something cold to drink because... wow - hotness alarm!

Jenna Weber - White Jacket Required

White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story - Jenna Beaugh

I followed Jennas blog for the last few years now and always liked it. She announced early on that she was writing a book and I looked forward to it. That said, the book didn't reach my expectations.

I wanted it to be deeper then her blog - and it wasn't. 
I know that the book told her story but sometimes it felt like a fantasy. Some reviews (I read after the book) said that some details in the book were different then on the blog.


It still was an easy read and the book was filled with lots of receipes. 

Innocent in Death (In Death #24)

Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) - J.D. Robb I usually love the "In Death" books. This one? Not so much. I don't know why - maybe because I just have to re-read it.

The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy (The Inn Trilogy)

The Perfect Hope (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3) - Nora Roberts I liked it a Lot more than part one! But I could have gone without the mother-side story...

Delusion In Death (In Death Series)

Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb
I loved it - and twist at the end. I would have never guessed it.

The Midwife's Confession

The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain I liked the writing style of the book and the story. And it had a lot of interesting twists and turns.

The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story

The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story - Kim Carpenter I liked it - but I was also a bit disappointed in the book. I was hoping for a bit more... I don't know... insight probably? I was hoping for parts written by Krickitt.

It was a nice and easy read and it showed a lot of believe to God, but sometimes it just was too much "Christian" for me.

Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 2)

Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 2) - Susan Mallery It was a good book and I liked Liz a lot. She was a really strong character.
But there were a few things I didn't like. The book is the second part of a serie but it feels more like a stand-alone story. Sure, you meet some of the "old" characters again but you don't get new information about them. Sad.
And then there is one part of the story that's never finished. Am I thr only one who wondered the whole time about Rayane?? Why she and the baby died?
All in all I liked the book but I didn't Love it.

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 1)

Chasing Perfect - Susan Mallery I liked the story, although it sometimes seemed a bit rushed.
Charitys character was interesting, as was Joshs and I could easily picture them as "real" people.

What I didn't like was the money-stealing-sideline and the long-lost-granddaughter-story. Those stories just didn't "click" for me. I could have lived without those details.

However, I am really looking forward to the next book (and it was a nice change from other series, where you already who will end up with whom, to be surprised!).

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. by Portia de Rossi

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain - Portia de Rossi It was an interesting read, that's for sure. It was unexpected and honest, but I guess I was missing a bit more background? Also, the end seemed a bit rushed.
Before the book, all I knew about Portia de Rossi was that she was married to Ellen. I probably expected a bit more biography in the book.
However, it was a very interesting book!

Stand-in Wife (Harlequin Super Romance)

Stand-In Wife - Karina Bliss Sorry, but I didn't like the story. It was sometimes a bit confusing and unrealistic and over the top.

New York to Dallas (In Death, No. 33)

New York to Dallas (In Death, #33) - J.D. Robb I liked the book. It gave a bit more insight to "Eve Dallas".
However, I really missed the secondary characters a lot.

Room: A Novel

Room - Emma Donoghue Wow.
The beginning was a bit difficult for me (but thats probably because I'm not used to a 5-year-old narrator), but then it was hard to put down.


Irresistible  - Susan Mallery I liked the book, although I liked the first book more.
The chemistry between Walker and Elissa was great and I liked that she did things her way. What I didn't like was the storyline between her and her parents & brother. It seemed a bit stange and rushed.
And I was missing the little stories about Cal&Penny and Reid. Dani got a big part (although I kept wondering the whole time if Gloria was setting Dani up with Ryan?) but the other brothers played only a very small part.
I'm still looking forward to book 3 and 4!

One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Contemporaries)

One Day - David Nicholls I finished the book, but didn't really enjoy it. I don't know why, but I just couldn't get "into" it.
I liked the idea and that the story lasted20 years, but not the story itself.

Seduce Me

Seduce Me - Carly Phillips it was a nice, easy, fast read. however, her stories are usually a bit better...

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