My Late Summer Reading List

Hey my loves,

I haven’t read a book that had nothing to do with Uni work in FOREVER, like literally almost two freaking years. So, when I finally finished my Bachelor thesis and was completely free I promised myself to read at least three books. Well, I already read four and am currently in the midst of my 5th and have more lined up. I really want to finish them before I start with my masters degree.

I love reading criminal novels and thrillers, a combination of both even better. I thought I would share my summer reading list with you, even though it’s already to start to turn into fall over here (lol).

One of my favorite book series at the moment are the Robert Hunter books by Chris Carter. I just really like his writing style and the content is so gory and creepy – just SUPER GOOD. If you’re into thrillers these are the books to read – trust me.

Robert Hunter is a Detective at a Special Division of the LAPD and deals with serial killers. He works with his partner Detective Carlos Garcia on really bad cases. Each book deals with a different killer.

I’ve so far have read eight of the eleven books he has published about Robert Hunter and am currently reading the ninth. The first three I read back in 2016, so I had quite a pause before I started to read the others.

The Crucifix Killer

I’ve read ‘The Crucifix Killer‘ in 2016 and have been hooked ever since I just really enjoyed reading it, even though it is quite cruel.


The Executioner

I’ve read ‘The Executioner” right after the first one, I just couldn’t put the books down.


The Night Stalker

Again, read ‘The Night Stalker‘ right after I finished with ‘The Executioner’. Had to stop after this one, because Uni picked up a lot of extra work. But it was a real good read.

I really wanted to read more of the series back in 2016, but like I said Uni started to pick up with a lot more work and then my bad-remembering-stuff-brain got a hold of me (hahaha xD).

Since the beginning of September I’ve read four more of the Robert Hunter-Series, and I can’t put the books down. I absolutely just LOVE reading them.

So far I’ve read: ‘The Death Sculptor‘, ‘One by One‘, ‘An Evil Mind‘, which was incredibly tense to read, so far definitely my favorite, ‘I am Death‘ and currently I am reading ‘The Caller‘.

After that I’m planning on finishing the series with the last two books: ‘Gallery of the Dead‘ and ‘Hunting Evil‘. I am really excited to see what happens in those ones and am really eager to find out if there will be more books of the series.

I also picked out two books that have nothing to with this series, but honestly those might be read in December, but I thought I tell you about them either way.

Pretty Girls

I’ve read one or two books by Karin Slaughter before and really enjoy her style of writing as well as her way of looking inside a character, so I had to buy my Goodreads suggestions ‘Pretty Girls‘ straight away.


The Power

I was super intrigued by the small summary of ‘The Power’, I never read something like this and I can’t wait to read it.

Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? If you, what were your thoughts (BUT NO SPOILERS). If you want to go into more details DM on Instagram or Twitter, I’m always up for a good book discussion.

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin.

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins – Book of the Month – June

Hey my loves,

“To Everyone else in this carriage I must look normal, I’m doing exactly what they do: commuting to work, making appointments, ticking things off lost. Just goes to show.”

Might spoil a little, but I tried my best to do not so. Please bare with me.

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So I just finished up reading “The Girl on the train” and I have to say what a gripping reading. I absolutely loved the psychological thriller parts. I was so clueless about the actual murder up until one big revelation between Scott and Rachel. So exciting, let me tell you. I would recommend reading this book not only because it is gripping but also because it gives a view in the life of a lost soul. At first I had trouble understanding what was going on in Rachel’s life but the more I got to know about her the more I was involved in her thoughts and her actions and the more I felt empowered for her to find the actual truth and maybe even a little peace for herself. Though I have to admit that at times when she was questioning herself about the events I thought maybe she’s the killer.

I absolutely loved the authenticity of the book. Infidelity, abuse, alcoholism, future fear.. All “real life” problems centered around “real life” people but with a psychological twist. It can truly change the way you look at other people and maybe even lets you think twice about telling someone off on the streets when they accidentally run into you. Maybe they’re just having a bad day. You never know what is going on in a strangers life. Nevertheless in the life of the people you care about and love.

Normally I am not a huge fan of switching  up the narrator to another person but in this case it helped a lot with understanding why things went the way they did and why the people were so “damaged”.

So if you haven’t already read the book you certainly need to. Here are links for you where you can buy it:

http://fave.co/1HeaQuJ (Amazon USA)

http://fave.co/1HeaV1y (Amazon UK)

http://fave.co/1Heb0SV (Amazon DE)

Tell me in the comments what you thought of the story and who you thought the killer was in the beginning. Also give this entry a thumbs up if you want me to give you guys a quick review about the books I read.

I wish you all a wonderful start in the weekend.

XoXo, Jasmin.