Manga, YA en non-fictie ofwel mijn maand augustus in boekvorm!
My Special One, Vol. 3 – Momoko Koda
After a mortifying rejection, Sahoko Wakaume has sworn off beautiful boys. But a chance meeting at her family’s restaurant puts her in the sights of gorgeous J-pop star Kouta Kirigaya of the group Like Legend. Sahoko will need all her cynicism to defend herself against Kouta’s tenderhearted and affectionate efforts to win her heart!
Sahoko tells off the nation’s top idol Kouta in her family’s restaurant for assuming that she’s his fan. Instead of being cowed by his mistake, Kouta comes in the next day with albums and VIP tickets to Like Legend’s next concert. Can Sahoko withstand his shining onslaught to charm her?
Aaaahh, deel twee vond ik zo ontzetten goed en vele malen beter dan het eerste deel. En dat terwijl het eerste deel ook goed was. Precies vandaag, 1 augustus, kom het derde deel uit en ik zal zo snel mogelijk een bestelling plaatsen, zodat ik ‘m hopelijk heel snel in huis heb.
My Happy Marriage, Vol. 4 – Akumi Agitogi, Rito Kohsaka, Tsukiho Tsukioka
A “Cinderella”-inspired slow-burn historical romance with a paranormal twist set in Taisho-era Japan!
A browbeaten and mistreated daughter is cast out of her home and sent to audition as a bridal candidate for the heir to one of the most powerful families in the land…
For failing to inherit the boon of unusual power that is the Saimori birthright and bringing shame to the family name, mistreated Miyo is cast out to become another’s problem.
Sent to the Kudo clan—itself preternaturally powerful—as a potential bride for its heir, Kiyoka, Miyo is surprised to experience kindness for the first time in her thus far sad life.
Though the rumors make him out to be cold and haughty, Kiyoka Kudo quickly warms up to the Saimoris’ eldest daughter. Intrigued by the girl who stands worlds apart from the spoiled, social-climbing women who usually vie for his hand, Kiyoka soon comes to regard Miyo with affection.
But though Miyo has found a place—and warmth—in the Kudo household, the fact remains that she is untouched by the power that defines both the Saimori and Kudo clans, making her a failure as a bridal candidate.
Nog meer vervolgdelen! Terwijl ik de manga’s lees, kijk ik gelijktijdig de anime op Netflix.
Save the Date – Morgan Matson
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
Wanneer ik aan een auteur denk wiens boeken perfect zijn voor de zomer, dan denk ik automatisch aan Morgan Matson. Al is de zon de laatste tijd ver te zoeken… hierdoor heb ik wel nog meer zin in een zomersverhaal.
Windswept: Why Women Walk – Annabel Abbs
For centuries, the wilds have been male territory, while women sat safely confined at home. But not all women did as they were told, despite the dangers; history reveals women for whom rural walking became inspiration, consolation and liberation.
In this powerful and deeply inspiring book, Annabel Abbs uncovers women who refused to conform, who recognised a biological, emotional and artistic need for wilderness, water and desert – and who took the courageous step of walking unpeopled and often forbidding landscapes.
Part wild-walk, part memoir, Windswept follows an exhilarating journey from Abbs’s isolated, car-less childhood to her walking the remote paths trodden by extraordinary women, including Georgia O’Keeffe in the empty plains of Texas and New Mexico, Nan Shepherd in the mountains of Scotland, Gwen John following the Garonne, Simone de Beauvoir in the mountains and forests of France and Daphne du Maurier along the River Rhone.
A single question pulses through their walks: How does a woman change once she becomes windswept?
Dit boek kocht ik afgelopen juni bij het beroemde Daunt Books in Londen. Ik vind het heerlijk dat de boeken die ze daar verkopen volledig gericht zijn voor en over de reizende mens. Ik keek mijn ogen uit en had daar nog veel en veel meer tijd kunnen spenderen.
Hoe dan ook, na een aantal manga’s en een YA, lijkt me dit het perfecte boek om te lezen voor de afwisseling.
Nog van vorige maand
Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS – BTS, Myeongseok Kang
After taking their first step into the world on June 13, 2013, BTS will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut in June 2023. They have risen to the peak as an iconic global artist and during this meaningful time, they look back on their footsteps in the first official book. In doing so, BTS nurtures the power to build brighter days and they choose to take another step on a road that no one has gone before.
BTS shares personal, behind-the-scenes stories of their journey so far through interviews and more than three years of in-depth coverage by Myeongseok Kang, who has written about K-pop and other Korean pop culture in various media. Presented chronologically in seven chapters from before the debut of BTS to the present, their vivid voices and opinions harmonize to tell a sincere, lively, and deep story. In individual interviews that have been conducted without a camera or makeup, they illuminate their musical journey from multiple angles and discuss its significance.
Deze pil van een boek ben ik nog aan het lezen! Niet gek natuurlijk bij een biografie van meer dan 500 bladzijden. Om de zoveel dagen lees ik een aantal hoofdstukken en lees het tussen de manga’s en andere verhalen door.