TBR Februari 2023

Gepost op 2 februari 2023 door Katja in Boeken / 0 Comments

Een TBR vol met Koreaanse boeken, van manwha tot heel veel geschiedenis.

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion, Vol. 1 – Whale (Visual Art), Milcha (Original author)
Eunha Park thought she was getting another chance at life when she awoke in the world of a novel. The only problem? Raeliana McMillan, the character she was reborn as, is fated to be killed by her fiancé! For the sake of her survival, she comes up with an idea—get into a fake marriage with a man more powerful than her groom-to-be. But when that protection comes in the form of Noah Wynknight, the duke with a warm smile and cold heart, Raeliana realizes she might be a bit in over her head…She’s going to regret this plan, isn’t she?

Jaaaaa, mijn eerste manwha! Maar ik ga het nog niet in het Koreaans lezen, al staat dit doel al wel op mijn Taaldoelen lijst, want mijn Koreaans is er nog niet goed genoeg voor. Maar ik lees de manwha wel in een andere taal en dat is Duits, zodat ik juist mijn Duitse taalvaardigheden kan opkrikken.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 – Cho Nam-Joo
Kim Jiyoung is a girl born to a mother whose in-laws wanted a boy. Kim Jiyoung is a sister made to share a room while her brother gets one of his own.
Kim Jiyoung is a female preyed upon by male teachers at school. Kim Jiyoung is a daughter whose father blames her when she is harassed late at night.
Kim Jiyoung is a good student who doesn’t get put forward for internships. Kim Jiyoung is a model employee but gets overlooked for promotion. Kim Jiyoung is a wife who gives up her career and independence for a life of domesticity.
Kim Jiyoung has started acting strangely.
Kim Jiyoung is depressed.
Kim Jiyoung is mad.
Kim Jiyoung is her own woman.
Kim Jiyoung is every woman.

Dit boek stond al langer op mijn lijst om te lezen, maar ik kwam er steeds niet aan toe. Maar inmiddels heb ik het boek online gekocht en hopelijk komt het pakketje snel binnen en kan ik er in beginnen te lezen.

A History of Korea – Kyung Moon Hwang
Dynamic and meticulously researched, A History of Korea continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Hwang guides readers from early state formation and the dynastic eras to the modern experience in both North and South Korea. Structured around episodic accounts, each chapter begins by discussing a defining moment in Korean history in context, with an extensive examination of how the events and themes under consideration have been viewed up to the present day. By engaging with recurring themes such as collective identity, external influence, social hierarchy, family and gender, the author introduces the major historical events, patterns and debates that have shaped both North and South Korea over the past 1500 years.

Op mijn Reading Challenge lijst staat dat ik heel graag een geschiedenisboek zou willen lezen en dit boek stond al een tijdje op mijn wishlist en ik kan niet wachten om er in te beginnen!

The Red Palace – June Hur
Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father’s approval.
But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon’s closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher’s innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation.
In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed

Het eerste uitgegeven verhaal van de auteur, The Silence of Bones, vond ik super goed. De research die Hur heeft gedaan om een deel van de geschiedenis van Korea te vertellen, heeft ze onwijs puur gedaan. Al schuwt ze ook zeker niet weg om het rauwe gedeelte te vertellen.

This Is Not a Personal Statement – Tracy Badua
As the youngest graduating senior at her hypercompetitive high school, Perla Perez is certain all the late nights, social isolation, and crushing stress will be worth it when she gets into the college of her (and her parents’) dreams: Delmont University.
Then Perla doesn’t get in, and her meticulously planned future shatters. In a panic, she forges her own acceptance letter, and next thing she knows, she’s heading to Delmont for real, acceptance or not. Perla’s plan? Gather on-the-ground intel to beef up her application and reapply spring semester before she’s caught.
But as her guilty conscience grows and campus security looms large, Perla starts to wonder if her plan will really succeed, and if this dream she’s worked for her entire life is something she even wants.

Het enige boek die niet uit of over Korea gaat van deze gehele lijst! Ik zag This Is Not a Personal Statement op Instagram van de uitgever voorbij komen en wist meteen dat ik het wilde lezen of nouja luisteren, want ik ga ernaar luisteren via de Storytel.

Welke boeken staan op jouw TBR voor deze maand? Heeft jouw TBR deze maand ook een thema zoals die van mij?


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