I’ll go in the following order in listing the books I did not Finish (yet)
- title, author, page number, publication date, publisher
- synopsis (or the part i got to )
- will I continue (why yes or no?)
(the ones without cover image has no goodreads page)
if you think I should continue any of the mentioned books please leave a comment.
- Győrffy László – besúgóval társbérletben (my roommate the snitcher) (hungarian) 92 pages 1994 Szenci Molnár Társaság Budapest
- p.18 is where I last left my bookmark. its about a man who is inviting his friend the journalist (written in the journalists pov) and insists that he writes his story whereas he let a person into his flat who forced him into dreadful circumstances and make his once homey flat a dump and how the person wont leave nor would he pay for the damages he cause and the rent he owes to the owner. it is a bit tedious with the journalists inner battle of actually writing the story unfold or just trying to slip away with “its none of my business” saying.
- yes, but I’m not sure when. if i will be in the mood because it is written in the same manner of speech as Fejes Endre does his outspoken vulgar way of trying his best to please the reader which sorta backfires.
- the visible world – mark slouka
Paperback, 256 pagesPublished January 1st 2008 by Portobello Books Ltd
- synopsis via goodreads: “My mother knew a man during the war. Theirs was a love story, and like any good love story, it left blood on the floor and wreckage in its wake.”
As a boy growing up in New York, the narrator’s parents’ memories of their Czech homeland seem to belong to another world, as distant and unreal as the fairy tales his father tells him. It is only as an adult, when he makes his own journey to Prague, that he is finally able to piece together the truth of his parents’ past: what they did, whom his mother loved, and why they were never able to forget.
- yes, but it has a bit dull writing, and theres quite a few ww2 books out there ive read before and they are better written but i still plan on getting to read this.
- Wolfdietrich Schnurre – I was born 4 times (négyszer születtem) (hungarian translation)1987 europa publishing house 250 pages
- 19 short story in one book, I honestly don’t know nothing about it and I remember I started reading it while I was waiting for my passport to be done but I hated it because it used really nasty language and trashy humor. I’m on page 8.
- ill try to continue when I will be in the mood or I have to reach for a short story collection but other than that I don’t have an overwhelming desire to read it.
- Debreczeni József- emberhús (meat from men) (hungarian )1959 forum publishing house Serbia 216 pages
- I have no idea what this is about but it looks like a short story collection.
- Gáll István- a ménesgazda (stud farmer) (hungarian)szépirodalmi könyvkiadó 1983 280 pages
- synopsis via goodreads (hungarian): A történet a déli határ közelében, egy méntelepen játszódik. A hajdani hatalmas ménesből már csak néhány csődör marad. A mén-telep dolgozói a Horty-hadsereg méneskori tisztjei közül kerülnek ki. Valamennyien gyűlölik az új népi demokratikus rendszert, élnek-halnak a lovakért és értenek is a tenyésztésükhöz. Ide küldik telepvezetőnek a pártiskolát végzett fiatal Busó Jánost, hogy legyen egy megbízható ember. Ezernyi tervvel ment a telepre, élete első önálló munkahelyére, de a volt hivatásos katonák előtt megdermedt. Itt minden a múltat idézte: a tisztek és altisztek régi rangjukon szólították egymást. Busó gyanakodva nézte őket, de azért valamit szeretne megvalósítani terveiből, szeretné felvirágoztatni a telepet. Csakhogy mindenütt falba ütközik. A tanácselnök állandóan noszogatja: leplezze már le a telepiek összeesküvését. Egyszer elkeseredésében, mert a tisztek megalázták, csakugyan felhívja a megbízóját. Éjszaka aztán meghökken, amikor a két civilruhás azt követeli tőle, nevezze meg az összeeskűvőket. Aztán mégis úgy érzi, hogy szót tud érteni néhány beosztottal, s fejlődni fog a méntelep. Pedig ekkor felsőbb helyen már döntöttek: fel kell számolni a telepet. Ezt kerek-perec közlik vele. Busó igazságtalannak érzi a döntést és a tiltó parancs ellenére kimegy a telepre, hogy figyelmeztesse az embereket. Azok persze nem hisznek neki, árulónak tartják és lelövik. A tisztek és altisztek pedig elhatározzák, hogy átszöknek a határon, de a határőrök észreveszik szándékukat és halomra lövik őket.
- it is one of those farmer kind of novels so if I read this it will possibly either take a really long while to finish or send me into a slump, these kind of books just do. im not sure if i will get to it. i appearantly started it and im on page 10 but i have no idea what I’ve already read.
- csomos robert- vérző sziget (bleeding island) timp publishing house 2009 281 pages
- In ’56 things aren’t as pretty as they tell in the history books. A Hungarian soldier decides to have had enough of fighting and to be at fault for siding with either side of the war.
he takes his dog to Austria and wrapped the animal into a blanket to disguise him as a baby. an oversized baby. but since desperate times need desperate measures the stewardess lets them slip past the guard up onto a plane headed to the Jews land, Israel.
from there on he tells his story, which is full of sunshine being made out to be a man, and how one can lead a fairly honest life with abandoning his own identity and religion.
- yes because I wanna return the copy my boyfriends little brother lend me before autumn
- Ivo Andric – gospidica(demoiselle ) testvériség-egység publishing company novi sad serbia 1954 203 pages
- synopsis via goodreads: “Gospođica” (The Woman from Sarajevo) by Andrić was originally published in 1945. and is one of the three novels that make up the “Bosnian Trilogy”. The other two are “Bosnian Chronicle” and “The Bridge on the Drina”.
The novel is set in the cities of Sarajevo and Belgrade during the first three decades of this century. The places and time are not incidentally chosen. Ivo Andrić is from Bosnia and knows the people and their problems in this unique area. The theme and composition suggest a work of modern classicism. It is the tragic life of a woman disappointed in people and in the world she lives in. She is completely enslaved by money, in which she hopes to find security and revenge in a hateful and insecure world. At the same time she is literally and feverishly following her bankrupt father’s last plea, as she becomes not only thrifty but a real miser in a classical Gogolian style.
This novel is dominated by a single character, a spinster named Miss Raika Radaković who is dominated by a single passion, stinginess. The development of this passion is traced through the first third of this century, from the time Miss Raika’s dying father, a ruined merchant, solemnly enjoins his school-girl-daughter to guard with her life the little property he can leave her, until some thirty-five years later when she herself dies, a scrawny old woman, unloved and unlovable, but faithful to her trust. As a moneylender she parlays small insurance legacy after her father into a small fortune. But whatever her wealth at any time, she will spend none of it on herself. For this single-minded greed for money she puts everything else out of her life – love, friendship, concern for other people.
Raika also speculates in currencies during the tumultuous years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the uncertain emergence of the new Yugoslav state. A good deal of the power of Andrić’s tale comes through the depiction of this seething historical background, in whose torrent the wretched Raika’s life is washed along like a piece of flotsam.
The novel is carefully thought out and fully imagined, with solid passages of description in the nineteenth-century manner and scrupulous attentions to the job of relating the individual life to the broader pattern of social and economical change With brilliant economy Andrić sketches the stages through which Miss Raika hoards and increases her inheritance: Sarajevo in the era of provincial usury, the economic upheavals and disintegration of the First World War, staid Belgrade headily embarking on the jazz age when the war is over, the pinched depression years during which Miss Raika dies. The requisite drama – the testing of the ruling passion – is present in the form of a young man whose physical resemblance to a beloved uncle long dead touches Miss Raika’s heart enough to make her swerve, though only momentarily, from her objective of never parting with her money.
The chronicle is Andrić’s favorite form, and this novel is no exception, a highly poetic form depicting the past and the present in a meticulous artistic and philosophical manner. Detailed historical analysis serves as a “chain” and always gives a basis for philosophical interpretation.
- yes but it has a very depressing theme to it so im not sure when i will be feeling cheerful enough to pick this one up
- Natascha Kampush- 3096 days penguin books , 2010, 240 pages
- synopsis via goodreads: On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. Hours later she found herself in a dark cellar, wrapped in a blanket. When she emerged eight years later, her childhood had gone. In “3,096 Days” Natascha tells her incredible story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what exactly happened on the day of her abduction, her imprisonment in a five-square-metre dungeon, and the mental and physical abuse she suffered from her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil. “3,096 Days” is ultimately a story about the triumph of the human spirit. It describes how, in a situation of almost unbearable hopelessness, she slowly learned how to manipulate her captor. And how, against inconceivable odds, she managed to escape unbroken.
- i will read it to get the hole picture because ive been growing up with this on the news. it was a presence in my life and i even watched a documentary with her telling her full story , however, in this book there are controversial facts she tells in the book that she was raped but in the interview she herself tells that the man was just lonely and sick in the head and just held onto her but never hurt her. so i wanna read it to be able to compare but it is so tedious like I dont care how she loved her white trash life in the white trash apartment with her white trash mother.
- bespotted – Linda Gray Sexton 2014, counterpoint press, 276 pages
- synopsis via goodreads:The Sexton family’s long love affair with the Dalmatian began in Linda’s childhood. There, on a snowy morning in the family home just outside Boston, LInda heard a whimpering coming from the basement. She discovered their first family dog giving birth to a litter. Witnessing the intimate act of birth had a profound effect on the family. Her mother, Anne, used the experience to complete the poem “Live,” part of her third collection, titled Live or Die , which would be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. For Linda, the boundless joy of both breed and breeding triggered in her a lifelong love of Dalmatians. All told, thirty-eight Dalmatians will move through her life: the ones that cheer and support her through difficulty, divorce, and depression; the ones that stay with her as she enters the world of professional breeding and showing of Dals; and, of course, the one true dog of her heart, Gulliver, her most stalwart of canine champions.
Bespotted is a page-turning and compelling look at the unique place dogs occupy in our lives. It captures another piece of this literary family’s history, taps into the curious and fascinating world of dog showing/dog fancy. Bespotted is an upbeat and commercial memoir by one of the most critically acclaimed memoirists of our time.
- I received this in exchange of an honest opinion from the author herself, and I have to say that I’m sorry for not picking it back up sooner, its an amazing book about dalmatians in the family life, and its overwhelmingly beautiful. and i do mean it its just that i got this in a bad time of my own life, so i just couldnt pick it up without bawling my eyes out remembering how huge part of my life my own dogs were. ill pick it up when i feel better about reading it without having a heartache.
- all the bright places – jennifer niven penguin books 2015, 388 pages,
- synopsis via goodreads:The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park, All the Bright Places is a compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?
An intense, gripping YA novel, perfect for fans of John Green, Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman and Jenny Downham.
About the author: Jennifer Niven is the author of two narrative non-fiction books, The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack; a high school memoir, The Aqua Net Diaries; and four historical novels for adults: Velva Jean Learns to Drive (based on her Emmy Award-winning film of the same name), Velva Jean Learns to Fly, Becoming Clementine, and the forthcoming American Blonde. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles and you can learn more about her at www.jenniferniven.com. All the Bright Places is her first book for young adults.
- here comes the part when people say, dont say shit things about authors but there is just no nice way to put it. it was a waste of 15 bucks i could have bought 15 books used on it!!! this PIECE OF OVERHIPED TRASH, is the first ever book that was flying across the room. not only did it fucking jinx my favorite cat that shortly disappeared after taking a photo with this CRAP within half a year my other cats died too. I demand at least very fucking refund for this shit. the author is just the next default shit writer with the stupid fucking highschool love and here comes the fun part i got to 57 pages in when i got the “he is the cutest when dimples appear on his cheeks when he laughs/smiles” SHOW THE FUCK YOURSELF OUT JENNIFER NIVEN. this piece of trash cliché character trait is pissing me off soooo much that im 95% given up on YA because its all the FUCKING SAME. its a waste of time and money to read the same fucking thing over and over again. so NO i will not read a word more of this piece of trash.
- Condensed books published by Readers Digest 1998/7 . 542 pages.
- contains : the loop by nicholas evans, the escape artist by diane chamberlain, the coffin dancer by jeffery deaver, firebird by janice graham (and miraculously the hungarian translation is accurate)
- Ive only read the escape artist and it did play an important part of my 19 years old life, and i do plan on reading the rest of them.
- Charlotte Bingham- the white marriage 2007,bantam books, 478 pages
- synopsis via goodreads: Sunny’s mundane country life is changed overnight when handsome, stylish Gray’s Bentley breaks down outside her parents’ cottage in Rushington. It seems that he may have fallen in love with her. Although Sunny herself remains unconvinced, her best friend believes that Sunny is soon to be set on the road to happiness.
- im on page 22 and it just bored me to death. i will probably pick it up when i need some romance in my life.
- Guernica by dave boling picador 2008,372 pages
- synopsis via goodreads:An extraordinary epic of love, family, and war set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during, and after its destruction by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.
In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the centre of Basque culture and tradition. Once there, he finds more than just a new life – he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is the charismatic and graceful dancer he meets and the two discover a love they believe nothing can destroy . . .
Rich in the history of the region, the Red Baron, the Luftwaffe and even Picasso make appearances in Guernica as the fate of the Navarro family is traced through the early decades of the twentieth century.
‘A heart-rending yet life-affirming story’ Daily Mail
- i will pick it up because its beautiful im only on page 9 but it is really really dense.
- hans have – tarnovska countess kuk publishing house, 1973, 431 pages
- synopsis : it follows the countess and her orphaned son and her devoted lover who becomes a priest in order to protect Tarnovskas son, and his mothers trial when she gets accused of onsetting the murder of her husband.
- im currently on page 202 and im planning on reading it. its interesting and a fast read i just never find the time to actually read it.
- Marilyn Bowering – visible worlds harperflamingo, 1997, 294 pages
- synopsis via goodreads: In Visible Worlds, award-winning Canadian poet and playwright Marilyn Bowering has created a beguiling, multilayered novel that brings together two seemingly disparate stories as it traces the shattering personal consequences of war.
Visible Worlds begins in 1960, with the death of Nate Bone on a Winnipeg football field, as his family and friends stand by and watch. The story then shifts to the tundra of Siberia, where, at the same time, a young woman identified only as Fika is trying to make her way from the Soviet Union to freedom. As the novel unfolds, these two seemingly unrelated events–literally worlds apart–become key pieces in Bowering’s astonishing fictional puzzle.
That puzzle is assembled by Albrecht Storr, one of twin sons of German immigrants, who becomes the primary narrator of the novel. Looking back to 1935, when he, his brother Gerhard, and Nate were children together, Albrecht slowly recounts a chain of extraordinary events set off when Nate, still suffering from the death of his sister, kidnaps an infant girl. That reckless, long undetected act leaves few lives unaffected, and will lead, a quarter of a century later, to Fika’s remarkable journey across the spare, life-threatening, yet inconceivably beautiful frozen landscape.
- this book is just all over the place and i put it recently aside so i can actually pay attention and i will most likely pick it back up during wintertime.
- fangirl by rainbow rowell
Hardcover, 445 pagesPublished September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
- synopsis via goodreads: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
- im seriously struggling to read each chapter as far as i already got im at page 57 and it is just dreadful, ill see a little more like getting to the 100 page mark before dropping completely or pushing through, so far im not interested in whiny first world problem cath
- city of bones
Hardcover, 485 pagesPublished March 27th 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
- synopsis via goodreads: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
- i really tried. this fad is tedious and intimidating for me. everyone recommends it and it just looks like another cheap ass twilight-ish book. im at page 10 and i watched the show, and the only character im interested in is magnus. oh shit okay, i just schrolled on the goodreads and this is what the author looks like and im like okay captions not needed anymore in order to explain why it feels so retarded.
so these are the books I havent finished for one reason or another.