Stopping the Noise in your Head - DNF
Shopaholic - Die Schnäppchenjägerin - DNF
Here I Am - DNF
Favorite book(s) of the month: Girl Online Going Solo, Die Stille vor dem Tod, Manga Classics: Les Misérables
Books started this month but haven't finished yet: none
Well, this took me forever to post.
But here it is. December was the month I finally gave up on somebooks I kept dragging from one month to the next. I also read lots of great books and dove into some more Manga's. Great reading month.
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
I have such a love/hate relationship with Les Mis. I would love to love it, but I just don't. until now. I seriously suffered through the movie, fell asleep more than once and only watched it from beginning to end until the third attempt. I never read the actual book cause the size of that thing is scaring the crap out of me.
But somehow the people working on the Manga made it work for me. Compared to the movie and the book, the manga was very short and sweet. And I loved it, especially cause I don't think they actual missed anything. I'm impressed, people. Also the fact, that this may not be as in depth as the book or the movie, but man, I felt these characters and cared about them a lot.
So, I HIGHLY recommend this Manga, I'm a changed person now when it comes to Les Mis.
This book is a masterpiece.
It is an incredible story of temptations, redemptions, evil, love; it describes how miserable
life in that era of France was for the common people.
A story about real life, with fictional characters creating real people, and the social perspective is as true today as it was in the past.