Sonntag, 1. März 2015

Thank you, books! My favorite books

Today I would like to introduce you to my favorite books! It's the list of books I love at the moment, I will add some more books on to that list in the future, I'm pretty sure. So, this is only part one of a, hopefully, on going series.
This post is inspired by Whitney and her video on her Top Influential Books:
At the end, I'm going to link some videos about the books or something related to them, which are all  worth watching

Thank you Blue is the warmest color by Julie Maroh
for raising awareness and showing me the pureness and authenticity of love.

Thank you My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
for raising awareness of the serious topic of child prostitution and introducing me to a strong female character.

Thank you Every Day by David Levithan
for teaching me that not every love story knows a happy ending but that doesn't mean it isn't worth living it.

Thank you Axolotl Roadkill by Helene Hegemann
for showing me how fucked up our society can be and that there are people out there worth fighting for and change is inevitable.

Thank you The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
for letting me experience this tragic events through the eyes of an innocent child.

Thank you The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
for telling me Charlies story and showing me that growing up isn't always easy and that I'm not alone with my every day angst and for making me feel infinite when I needed it the most and for being always there.

Thank you We were liars by E. Lockhart
for playing with my mind and showing me the beauty of words.

Thank you The Fault in our Stars by John Green
for showing me how a single person can change you and your attitude towards life and making me realize again that I want to leave a real mark.

Thank you Vielleicht ist es Liebe by Sophie Bassignac
for introducing me to the beauty of love and the secrets of a woman's heart.

Thank you Angebissen by Martina Paura
for retelling me the first love story of our existence, between Adam and Eve and being one of the first books making me truly laugh.

Thank you I have a Bed made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty
for showing me that our lifes can be full of magic.

Thank you Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
for being one of the best YA novels I've ever read and talking about every topic which was part of my life once.

Thank you The Second Coming by John Niven
for showing me again that God loves everyone and that we are here to make a change.

Thank you Why Men don't listen and Women can't read maps by Allan and Barbara Pease
for explaining me the little differences between men and women in such a funny way and teaching me that exactly these differences make us worth loving.

Thank you The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
for teaching me that money isn't everything and that it isn't always easy to leave your past behind you and that you have to stay true to yourself and don't pretend to be someone else.

Thank you One hundred names by Cecilia Ahern
for teaching me that we all have a story to tell and that we are all beautiful and unique and we have to stay strong.

Thank you Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho
for giving me the strange to stand up for myself.

Thank you Eines Tages, Baby by Julia Engelmann
for inspiring me with your stories.

Thank you A thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
for being the first collection of poetry which truly touched my heart and showing me the beauty of nature and every day life.

Thank you It by Alexa Chung
for sharing your wonderful inspirations with me.

Thank you The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
for making me appreciate Historical Fiction again and introducing me to a strong woman of history.

Thank you Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson
for being the first book I loved after a hard time in my life and re-introducing me to my love for books.

Thank you Die Dienstagsfrauen-series by Monika Peetz
for never disappointing me with your stories and always cheering me up.

Thank you Das Lied der Träumerin by Tanya Stewner
for breaking my heart and giving me hope at the same time and teaching me that dreams are beautiful and we should all be dreamers.

Thank you Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
for telling me that you can get out of your grief and love will heal everything.

Thank you Herztöne by Katja Kessler
for making me laugh and cry at the same time.

Thank you Acht Wochen verrückt by Eva Lohmann
for teaching me that it is okay to be crazy.

Thank you Coraline by Neil Gaiman
for introducing me to Coraline, one of the greatest girls I've ever met and for teaching me that you should always love your family.

Thank you The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
for showing me that friendship can help you through dark times.

Thank you Nothing by Janne Teller
for being a thought provoking book about nihilsm, despair and meaning.

Thank you Der Sternenfänger by Francesc Miralles and Alex Rovira
for teaching me the lessons and different meanings of love and showing me that love can heal everything.

Thank you Das Sonnenblumenmädchen by Noëlle Châtelet
for revisiting my own childhood.

Thank you Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
for showing me that our imagination is endless.

Thank you Grace by Thilo Wydra
for being the first biography which really touched me.

Thank you Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
for teaching me that not everything really is the way we first think.

Thank you Looking for Alaska by John Green
for teaching me that there are a lot of ways out of the labyrinth of suffering.

Thank you The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
for teaching me that we should look at things with our heart.

Thank you I heart you, you haunt me by Lisa Schroeder
for making me realize that sometimes you have to let go the people you love the most.

Thank you The Lover's Dictonary by David Levithan
for introducing me to the alphabet of love.

Thank you Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
for just letting me be a part of all this magic and changing my reading experiences.

Blue is the warmest color:
Every day:
The Vanishing Act:
The Perks of being a Wallflower:
We were liars:
The Fault in our Stars
The Great Gatsby
The Little Prince
The Winter Palace
The Book Thief
Fortunately, the Milk
Gone Girl


  1. Ein richtig schöner TAG! Ein paar Dinge, die ich zu Büchern sagen kann die ich aus deiner Liste kenne:
    The Perks of beeing a Wallflower: Kenne ich nur als Film. Den fand ich ok, aber nicht mehr. Hab ihn wieder aussortiert. Kennst du auch den Film oder nur das Buch?
    The Fault in our Stars: Auch da kenne ich nur den Film und den fand ich richtig schön! Irgendwann werde ich auch das Buch lesen. Definitiv!
    Why Men don´t listen and Women can´t read maps: Oh, das ist soooo lange her, dass ich das gelesen habe, aber ich fand es damals sehr interessant und teilweise lustig.
    The Great Gatsby: Ich fand das Buch leider nur so mittelmäßig
    Warrior of the Light: Habe ich nicht gelesen, aber ich mag viele Bücher von Coelho (nicht alle, aber viele). Der Alchimist fand ich richtig richtig gut.
    Eines Tages Baby: Eine wundervolle junge Lyrikerin <3
    Coraline: Auch da kenne ich nur den Film und der hat mir richtig gut gefallen! Memo an mich: Ich sollte wirklich endlich mal etwas von Neil Gaiman lesen. Große Wissenslücke
    The Book Thief: Ich habe das Buch geliebt, geweint, gelacht, gezittert, ach es war so toll und der Film ist auch gut gelungen.
    The Little Prince und Harry Potter: Muss man dazu noch was sagen? ;-)

    Mal was anderes. Gibt es ne Möglichkeit, dass man benachrichtigt wird, wenn du antwortest? Also ohne, dass du mir extra Bescheid gibst? Wenn jemand auf Youtube was schreibt, werde ich ja auch per Mail benachrichtigt. Wenn du hier antwortest wie beim letzten Mal leider nicht. Da muss ich dann immer selber gucken, ob schon ne Antwort da ist.

    Alles Liebe aus Berlin! Denise aka Buchgeflüster

    1. Was für ein toller Kommentar!
      Ich kenne von The Perks of being a Wallflower bis jetzt nur das Buch, möchte aber gerne den Film noch schauen.
      Der Film zu The Fault in our Stars ist sehr nahe am Buch und eine wirklich sehr gelungene Umsetzung!
      Ich kann verstehen, dass The Great Gatsby nicht jedem gefällt, habe schon öfters gehört, dass es Leuten nicht wirklich zusagt.
      Welches Buch von Coelho gefällt dir denn nicht so?
      Neil Gaiman ist ein ganz wunderbarer Autor! Hast du denn ein Buch von ihm auf dem SuB?
      Ja The Book Thief ist wirklich wunderschön! Bin gespannt auf den Film!

      Wegen der Kommentarbenachrichtungsfunktion... Kannst du unten vielleicht vor dem Kommentarabschicken, dass Feldchen "Ich möchte Benachrichtigungen erhalten" ankreuzen..? Ich kann dir leider nicht wirklich weiterhelfen, ich bekomme automatisch eine Benachrichtigung

      Liebe Grüsse und Danke nochmals für den tollen Kommentar!

  2. Bei Coelho habe ich zum Beispiel "Die Hexe von Porto Bello" abgebrochen. Vielleicht war es damals auch einfach nicht der richtige Zeitpunkt. Habe noch einiges von ihm auf dem Sub: "Untreue", "Veronika beschließt zu sterben", "Der Zahir", "Brida" und eben "Die Hexe von Portobello".

    Ich habe leider von Neil Gaiman noch gar nichts auf dem SuB. Habe mir aber vorgenommen indiesem Jahr noch "Der Ozean am Ende der Straße" zu kaufen und zu lesen :-)

    Ich bin ein Blindfisch! Ich hab dieses Kästchen da unten nie wahrgenommen :D Oh man, wie blöd :D :D :D