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Reading Diary March

I do believe something magical can happen when you read a book.

-J. K. Rowling

March was quite a challenge for me. There were lots of personal struggles, exams andstressful moments. In addition, it seems like I was always gone for a new adventure (click here to check out my blog post about one adventure to Lago di Braies). However, I still found some time to relax and read. This month I read three books and all deal with a different topic, so here we go:

Sentenced to Death Three Times – Shlomo Graber
Shlomo Graber and his family have been taken to the ghetto in April 1944 , and one month later they have been sent to Auschwitz. Except for Shlomo and his father, the entire family was persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. Further stages of horror were the Fünfteichen and Görlitz concentration camps. Shlomo Graber tells his story surviving the terror of the Nazi´s. The topic the book is about is definitely not an easy one but I believe that it is really important to get as many informations about this time as possible in order to prevent such terror to happen again!

The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
Lately, I love reading life-changing books like this one. Forget the old concept of retirement and working non-stop only to get as much money as possible. There is no need to be a workaholic and spent your whole life only waiting for two weeks of holiday a year, summer and retirement. Especially in this unpredictable economic times, everything is possible right NOW. If you want to live more and work less, this book is the blueprint!

Veronika decides to die – Paulo Coelho
Young Veronika seems to have everything but something is missing in her life. So, one cold morning Veronika decides to die. This book questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. This book is and has always been one of my favourite novels from Paulo Coelho. It portraits a young woman close to despair and liberation and invites its readers to celebrate each day as a renewed opportunity.

I really hope, you liked my reading diary from March. For April I already have some great books on my list to read, but please let me know, if you have any tips for me!
Lots of Love & Light,
your Wonderlustgiirl

Reading February

This month I was able to find some time to enjoy reading some really good books, however, I was not able to read as much as I wish. I also bought some new books on which I had my eyes on for far too long, so hopefully, I can read a few of them in March! I got them online on the website rebuy. On this webside you can buy used books for a really cheap price (sometimes only 69 cents per book), so make sure to take a look!

Mitten im Sturm – Jessica Winter
This ebook is only available in german but I can totally recommend it to you as the story is really well written. The book is about sexual abuse, loss, love and friendship. I read it during my flight to Istanbul and could not put it down.

Into the Wild – John Krakauer
This book is quite famous and have already read it once a few years ago. However, this time I dived in quite deep in the topic and again, it was a great book. I can recommend it to everyone who is interested in adventures, being outdoors and feeling close to your surroundings. Another book from John Krakauer should also be on your reading list – Into Thin Air. It is about Krakauer´s own experience of the disaster on the Mount Everest.

Manifesting 101 – Kristina Haupenthal
This is an ebook by one of my favourite instagrammers/youtubers kris_the_cat. It is available in german and english on Amazon and if you are interested in the Law of Attraction and manifesting your dream life, you have to read this book and dive in deep into this topic. This book helped me so much to find out more about this amazing topic and it really helps to integrate affirmations better in your life.

I am currently searching for some new books, so please let me know your favourite books about work-life balance, entrepreneurship and living in peace. But I also need some new novels and thrillers. So please share any book recommandation that comes to your mind!

Reading Diary January

This month was intense. Looking back it seems like I spent most of my time sitting in the train from Vienna to Innsbruck and back and preparing everything for my move back to Innsbruck. Now after being back in Innsbruck, sitting in my new apartement, I am nothing but exhausted and tired. The last weeks were super stressful and not that much sleep. I am so happy this time is finally over and I am really looking forward to my trip to Turkey in a few days. But because of being completly stressed out, I could not find that much time to read, eventhough, one of my new year´s resolution is to read more. At least I managed to read a few books, so here we go:

Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse
Harry Haller is a wild, quite strange man who is alienated from society. He suffers from dramatic mood swings and because of being drawn to creators like Mozart & Goethe he discoveres a higher truth and the possibilty of happiness.

‘A savage indictment of bourgeois society … the gripping and fascinating story of disease in a man’s soul.

The New York Times

At first sight – Nicholas Sparks
As much as I love every book of Nicholas Sparks, this one is totally one of my favourites. It is the sequel of the book True Believer but you can read it also on its own without knowing anything about the first book. This story is about the love of a man and a woman while a mysterious message re-opens old wounds and changes their whole life upside down.

The poignant follow-up to True Believer, a young couple’s love faces the ultimate test in this number one New York Times bestseller.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad -Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book is life changing when it comes to exploding the myth that you need to earn a lot of money to become rich and why it is so important to know as much as possible about how money and our global economy work. In an easy understanding way Kiyosaki shares his secrets to a future financial success.

The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

I am so sorry that there aren´t more books to share but hopefully, I can manage to read more in February (it is definitely on my list!). Maybe some of you have some reading inspirations for me – feel free to share them in the comments!

Reading December

Another month is over and I cannot wait to share my booklist with you this month. I had a bit more time to read and this month was all about love stories and favourites!

See me – Nicholas Sparks
…a powerful love story fueled with taut suspense, about an isntant connection between two people who are both trying to escape the past (New York Times).
I have always loved the novels by Nicholas Sparks. As always this novel is as moving as Sparks other ones. This time he includes thriller-like elements and this work is even more twisted than his former works. The characters are flawed, everyone in this book has its on background story. This book is not only a simple love story, it is about violence, living with an uneasy past.

A powerful love story fueled with taut suspense, about an instant connection between two people who are both trying to escape the past

Hothouse Flower – Lucinda Riley
I found this book by accident at my parent´s and I really fell in love with the two love stories this book is about. One is happening in the present and the other one happened in the past. Both are tragic, heart-warming and full of emotions.

A heart-rending page turner which sweeps from war-torn Europe to Thailand and back again

The Life List – Lori Nelson Spielmann
I love writing bucketlists & planning my dream life. This is what Brett Bohlinger did when she was fourtenn years old. After her mother passed away, she leaves behind a will that Brett needs to complete the list of goals in order to receive her inheritance. Now her whole life is upside down. I love easy-read love stories like this one; it remembers me of my favourite authors Cecilia Ahern and Jojo Moyes.

One woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects.

Aleph – Paulo Coelho
Eventhough, Coelho´s books are quite famous, I have not read any books written by him till December. When I found the book Aleph at my parents home, I decided to finally give it a try and I loved it from the very first page. Not only Coelho´s way of writing, but also his view of the world, his opinion about religion and the universe was fascinating and inspiring.

Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do?

I hope you liked my reading list, and it inspired you to grap up one or two of these books. Although, I could not manage to read as much as I wanted in December, I cannot wait having more time and my reading list for 2019 is already set up. If you have any ideas or must-reads, please share your favourite books with me in the comments.