January Wrap-up // Ella

Monday, 30 January 2017

Hi there, it's Ella!
It's my turn for my first post on Passion and Pages and I will start off with my January Wrap-up.

24120519 Ransom Riggs: Library of Souls (Peculiar Children #3)


The first book I read was Library of Souls. I have to admit, I shortly finished it after midnight (yup, I just spends new years eve part-time reading).
I just loved that one! I was a big fan of the first book, not so pleased by the second, but I guess the third one was just my favorite out of the series. I loved the atmosphere and it was so exciting. Couldn't put it down.
A nice end of the series.


Christopher A. Weidner: Enzyklopädie der Mythologie (german)

✭✭✭✩                                           "encyclopedia of mythology"

Next one was a book about mythology, including greek, germanic and keltic mythology. It was an interesting read though I enjoyed the greek part most and really had to push through the keltic one, cause I just wasn't that interested in it. 


Alan Bradley: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches ( Flavia de Luce #6)


I really enjoyed this one! It's been some time since I read the first five books, but I had no problem getting back into the story. It was a fun read as usual and a very quick one too.


Alan Bradley: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust  (Flavia de Luce #7)


Though having the usual Flavia de Luce tone, I couldn't enjoy this one as much as the rest of the series since it's set in a girls school overseas and I missed Buckshaw and Flavias family. That just felt different to me. 
But all in all it was okay.


Janice Kaplan: The Gratitude Diaries


The Gratitude Diaries was an awesome read, not espacially by the reading itself, but by the effect it had on me. But I don't want to say too much since there is an upcoming post on this next week.


Meik Wiking: The Little Book of Hygge


I bought this one last november when I was in Amsterdam and I finally read it. It was quite enjoyable, though some parts felt a bit to streched. Very informative, giving graphics and trying to cover a wide range of topics, know I feel like having a good understanding of the meaning of "hygge".


Marie Tourell S√łderberg: Hygge- The Danish Art of Happiness


I was happy, I had read the other book first and this felt like a very nice complement to it. Having a more chatty tone, it was super enjoyable and I really liked the mixture in it.

There will be more in an upcoming post about both books too.


Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Triggered by my favorite youtuber and sympathizing with the idea of minimalism AND hearing so muc about it, I wanted to read it.
Thanks to the lovely Lena borowing it to me, btw. ;*
Sooo, I like the main idea of making a radical change be decluttering all in one, sorting be category and deciding, wheter something sparks joy. Altough I enjoyed reading it, I thinks, it could have been much shorter, giving the same information. Furthermore, some ideas are just senseless to me. My socks will stay balled up, whatever Kondo says.

Since I am working towards finals, I'm pretty content with my january reading. 
Did you read any of mine? 
How was your reading this month?

See you on friday for my february-tbr!

1 comment:

  1. I'm very curious about Hygge, I read great things about it everywhere!