jueves, 28 de enero de 2021

Libros que quiero leer (inglés)

Aquí os dejo una selección de títulos que no están traducidos al español y que leeré en inglés (no queda otra).
Tengo sentimientos enfrentados al leer en otro idioma. Por un lado, las ediciones bolsillo de tapa blanda son muy económicas, he encontrado unos chollos hace unos días muy interesantes (subiré la entrada pronto en cuanto me llegue el que falta) y los libros en tapa dura no son nada caros y las ediciones son súper chulas (suelen rondar los 15-17€ que es el precio normal de un libro trade en tapa blanda en España). Pero por otro lado, leo muy rápido en castellano y en inglés tengo que bajar el ritmo, no sé cómo explicar lo que me frustra esto, tampoco soy capaz de leer todos los géneros suelo escoger juvenil o romántica contemporánea (a poder ser de autor británico). Romántica histórica me cuesta más y fantasía pura y dura ni me lo planteo.
No me enrollo más, allá vamos:

A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.

Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people, though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.

All of that changes when a mysterious book arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her grandmother Zelda, who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.

You’ve Got Mail meets Morgan Matson in this smart, banter-filled romcom with a bookish twist.

Nothing will stop Madeline Moore from taking over her family’s independent bookstore after college. Nothing, that is―until a chain bookstore called Prologue opens across the street and threatens to shut them down.

Madeline sets out to demolish the competition, but the guy who works over at Prologue seems intent on ruining her life. Not only is he taking her customers, he has the unbelievable audacity to be… extremely cute.

But that doesn’t matter. Jasper is the enemy and he will be destroyed. After all―all’s fair in love and (book) war.

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic.

‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end …’

Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences.

Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever.

Until she meets Effie and Attis.

They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells.

But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her Aunt was right all along.

Is her magic a gift … or a curse?

From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a standalone holiday novella.

Eggnog. Check. Roaring fire. Check. Hot romance novel. Check!Riley Kennedy’s emails keep getting crossed with her male colleague, Kennedy Riley. The infuriating man forwards them along with his annoying commentary and unsolicited advice. At least she never has to see him in person, since they work in different locations…until they come face to face at the office holiday party.As luck would have it, Kennedy turns out to be outrageously handsome…though still a jerk. Yet somehow he’s able to charm her out on the dance floor—and convince her to participate in his crazy scheme: he’ll go home with Riley for a Christmas party and pretend to be her boyfriend, if Riley agrees to be his date to a wedding. It sounds easy enough. Little by little, however, the act they’re putting on starts to feel like so much more than a Christmas pact—and Riley’s about to learn there’s more to Kennedy than she ever imagined.

The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths.

Deep in the wood lives a witch queen and her eight tree siren daughters. For centuries, they have harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow their ever reaching kingdom of ash, birch, and oak.

Owen Merrick lives at the edge of the forest, mapping the stars for the king in his father’s observatory. For years, he has resisted venturing over the garden wall, until one day he must enter the woods to find his missing sister. But one of the witch’s tree siren daughters, Seren, decides to save his life instead of end it. Now, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t stop thinking about her — the birch-bright hue of her skin and the way violets bloom in her hair. Every night, he goes into the wood to meet her, and their love for each other grows.

But when the constellations shift, the stars foretell an inevitable war between the witch queen and the king. With Seren compelled to fight for her mother, and Owen forced to join the king’s army, they are plunged into the heart of a conflict that seemingly no one can win and that might destroy both their kingdoms forever.

"Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.


From the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass, this captivating and utterly original Persian-inspired fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch is perfect for fans of Natasha Ngan and Naomi Novik.

'Monstrously beautiful and enchanting' Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away from everyone, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it's not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother's wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she's willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn't afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming . . . human or demon. Princess or monster.

All's fair in love, war and noodles . . .

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee.
If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and spark and fire. She loves art, and she dreams of making a career of it one day. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including expecting her to work practically full-time at their family’s pho restaurant.
For decades, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh have resolved never to befriend each other, for fear of pushing too far and bringing on undue heartbreak. But when a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao closer, sparks fly . . .

Can Linh and Bao’s love survive in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

10 comentarios :

  1. ¡Hola! Yo también tengo por ahí algún libro en inglés que quiero leer, pero la verdad es que siempre prefiero esperarme a que salgan en español JAJA.

    Un saludo :)

  2. ¡Hola!
    La verdad es que me parece genial que te animes a leer en inglés. A mí me gustaría por el hecho de que son más baratos y además porque practicar inglés es siempre bien. Además te da la posibilidad de leer libros que no están traducidos y que por eso no tenemos opciones a leer. Ya nos irás contando que te parecen estos libros.

  3. Hola! Yo también me he propuesto leer varios libros en inglés pero no porque no estén traducidos al español sino porque las ediciones en inglés me salen más baratas en la tienda donde suelo comprar jajajaja. Un saludo! <3

  4. ¡Hola! De los que mencionas tengo los dos últimos pendientes, a ver si puedo leerlos este año.

    ¡Nos leemos!

  5. Hola.
    Espero que consigas leerlos todos y te gusten. Yo es que en Ingles no leo.
    Nos leemos.

  6. ¡Hola!

    El de "Girl, Serpent, Thorn" me ha llamado muchísimo la atención. Muchísimas gracias por el post.

    ¡Un saludo!

  7. ¡Hola!

    Pues yo no sé ingles aún así que no puedo más que esperar a que los libros se traduzcan jaja.
    Espero que los disfrutes.

    Nos leemos♥

  8. Yo estoy pegada de inglés, aunque he empezado hace poco un curso, es a través de una app y llevo muy poco ja ja. Besos :D

  9. Qué valiente eres! Yo soy profe de inglés y supongo que como es parte de mi trabajo, leer en inglés me da mucha pereza xD En verano no tanto, pero durante el curso sí, ya lo uso y leo suficiente xD
    Aunque sí que hay autores que me gusta leer en su lengua original porque ya tengo la costumbre de hacerlo y me encanta su prosa.
    ¡Un abrazo!

  10. ¡Hola!
    Siempre da miedo leer en otro idioma que no es el tuyo, pero conforme le vas agarrando el ritmo, es más fácil ✨.
    Aunque yo tampoco me animo a leer libros de fantasía o acción, jajaja.
    De los que mencionas, tengo muchas ganas de leer el de "Girl, serpent, thorne", y me han llamado la atención algunos otros. Espero que los leas y te gusten.
    ¡Un beso!


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