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The AtoZ 2019 challenge: completed!

Hello readers!

i finally finished the A to Z reading challenge 2019 organized by Ginger Mom and company!

So let’s take a look of what I’ve read for this challenge, please be aware that some titles may be in Italian, but I wrote the original/translated title too. You can read the synopsys or the review by clicking on the title.

I hope to not offend anyone with this post: it’s just a reminder of what I’ve read and a suggestion for who wants to participate in this challenge, I’m not the kind of person who wants to show and be better than others.


A) All that remains, by Sue Black


B) Bedlam, London and its mad, by Catharine Arnold


C) A curious beginning, by Deanna Raybourn


D) Dolly, by Susan Hill


E) The elsewhere emporium, by Ross MacKenzie


F) Fairy eyeglasses, by Emily Martha Sorensen


G) The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riazi


H) Hunting Prince Dracula, by Kerri Maniscalco


I) Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine


J) Just one damned thing after another, by Jodi Taylor


K) Karma, by Donna Augustine


L) Lettere a Theo (Letters to Theo) by Vincent Van Gogh


M) La moglie del califfo (The wrath & the dawn) by Renèe Ahdieh


N) The nowhere emporium, by Ross MacKenzie


O) Old Dark, by Michael La Ronn


P) Il profumo (Perfume) by Patrick Suskind


Q) Qualcosa di molto speciale ( A little something different) by Sandy hall


R) The raven’s tale, by Cat Winters


S) Il sogno d’argento (The silver dream) by Mallory Reaves


T) Thornghost, by Tone Almjhell


U) UnEnchated by Chanda Hahn


V) Vengeance road by Erin Bowman


W) When Dimple met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon



Y) The Yard, by Alex Grecian


Z) Zombie boy, press start by Val O. Morris


I didn’t found a book with the letter X, have you some suggestions?

Have you read some of this book?

Tell me in the comments down below!

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The ABC Book Challenge (I)

Hello! How’s everyone doing?

The challenge is to post some books that I loved and some books that are still on my TBR (please TBR, don’t hurt me), corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

Personally, I found this challenge on A Book. A Thought. Go and check this great blog!

Please remember that maybe some books will be in Italian. I will write the English title too.

Previous Post:

The ABC Book Challenge (A)

The ABC Book Challenge (B)

The ABC Book Challenge (C)

The ABC Book Challenge (D)

The ABC Book Challenge (E)

The ABC Book Challenge (F)

The ABC Book Challenge (G)

The ABC Book Challenge (H)

Memorable books:

Inuyasha, by Rumiko Takahashi: I had to include Inuyasha to this challenge, it was one of my fave manga when I began reading it, nearly 10 years ago.

L’isola della paura (Shutter Island) by Dennis Lehane: my fave thriller of all the time, the movie is so well done, I absolutely love Di Caprio role.

Io Uccido (I kill) by Giorgio Faletti: one of the first thriller/crime books for adults I ever read. It was mindblowing.

Intervista col vampiro (Interview with the vampire) by Anne Rice: one of the best vampire book on the planet. And have you seen the movie? The costumes are fabulous.

Books on my TBR:

Come on, I know we think the same thing…


and that’s why I added that book on my TBR.


Have you read some of this book? Did you know Inuyasha? Tell me in the comments!

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End of Summer Recap Tag

Hello readers! Here at my home town, Turin, summer is officially ended, right now we have 16° C. It was sudden, but I’m happy that it’s colder than August.

So it’s the perfect time for this tag! I found it on Books and Dachshunds, but the tag was created by You Are What You Read.

For summer, I intend the months of June, July and August.

The Questions

Which book can you not stop thinking about?


Her Majesty’s necromancer is even better than the first volume in the series!


Which book would you rather have not read?

Frankly, a lot of them. The Orion Rezner chronicles is the first that comes to my mind, with a disgusting scene during an exorcism.


What genre did you read the most?

I’ve read a lot of fantasy and middle-grade!

Which book surprised you the most?


The Wingsnatchers, the first volume of the adventures of Carmer and Grit. I was expecting a Steampunk middle-grade, but it was much more. A solid 5 stars read for me.

Which book disappointed you the most?

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes PBK mech.indd

I have a soft spot in my heart for strange/macabre non-fiction books, and, naively, I was expecting that all of them were good as All that remains. I was wrong, and Smoke gets in your eyes was so disappointing that I talk about that to everyone I know.

What was your favorite cover?


Honestly, this cover is everything.

Which books did you plan on reading, but you never got around to?

I was planning on beginning the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series this summer, but I get distracted.

Which books do you plan on reading in the fall/autumn?

Usually, I read mainly horror/gothic/spooky during the end of September and October, so The Five seems the perfect book. I need to read also The Carnelian crow because the last book in the series, The Zeppelin Deception, is been recently released!

I tag everyone!!

Feel free to tag me in your post if you are doing this tag, I’m happy to read your answers!

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Wrap up: August 2019

Hello again readers!

Only a couple of days are passed since I posted my Wrap Up of July, and here we are for the recap of my August readings!

In August I read a total of 11 books: one DNF, one very short graphic novel and 2 books in Italian. I finally finish Il regno dei lupi/La regina dei draghi, the Italian translation of A clash of kings, by George R. R. Martin.

4 stars:


I’m a great fan of Steampunk, and this number 0 of Lady Mechanika has some awesome illustrations.

3 stars:

An enchantment of ravens has a beautiful cover, and I’ve appreciated that the MC is a painter, but I was not really involved in the love story.

Things half in shadow has an absolutely lovely (for me) female side character, the setting is really interesting and I’ve learned a thing or two about Victorian grief, but it sounds like the first book in a series… when it’s a stand-alone.

Slayed is an urban fantasy that involves the Van Helsing and the Harker family. The duo of friends Kiki/Daphne is so funny!

2 stars:

Steampunk Fairy Tales is a collection of stories inspired by famous fairy tales, with a steampunk touch. All of them seems unfinished to me.

The testament of Gideon Mack is a strange book: the part with the Devil is incredible, but everything else is soooo boring.

1,5 star:

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes PBK mech.indd

Look, an unpopular opinion… again. I’m sorry, but I found this book really disrespectful.

1 star/DNF:


A whole new world, a retelling of Aladdin is just… bad written. I don’t have much else to say.

The Orion Rezner chronicles have tricked me: I received it through Instafreebie, and I thought it was a fantasy, but in fact is a strange book set in the future with a gruesome and bloody exorcism in the beginning, that’s why I did not finish it.

And that’s my reading month!

How was yours? Did you read something great?

Tell me in the comments!