Lovelybooks Leserpreis Awards – The Winners

You didn’t have to wait long 🙂

Here they are, the winners of Lovelybooks Leserpreis awards 2013. If you click on the picture below, you can see them all with pictures of the book covers and you can scroll through the whole ranking not just those who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I used the English titles where there is one to make it easier for you, even though the voters voted for the German translations.

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Romane / Novels

1st. Jojo Moyes Me Before You

2nd. Matthew Quick Silver Linings

3rd. Jonas Jonasson The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

Krimis und Thriller / Crime Novels & Thrillers

1st. Stephen King Doctor Sleep

2nd. Dan Brown Inferno

3rd. Sebastian Fitzek Der Nachtwandler

Fantasy

1st. Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys

2nd. Ben Aaronovitch Whispers Under Ground

3rd. George R. R. Martin Hedge Knight/The Sworn Sword/The Mystery Knight

Science Fiction

1st. Jennifer Benkau Dark Destiny

2nd. Dan Wells Partials

3rd. Terry Pratchett The Long Earth

JugendbĂŒcher / Young Adult

1st. Kerstin Gier Silber

2nd. R. J. Palacio Wonder

3rd. Ursula Poznanski Die Verschworenen

KinderbĂŒcher / Children’s Books

1st. Sven Nordqvist Findus Moves Out

2nd. Frauke Scheunemann Winston – Ein Kater in Geheimer Mission

3rd. Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 – Hard Luck

Liebesromane / Romance

1st. Kristin Harmel The Sweetness of Forgetting

2nd. Jamie McGuire Beautiful Disaster

3rd. Cecilia Ahern How to Fall in Love

Erotik / Erotic Novels

1st. Sylvia Day Crossfire – Bared to You

2nd. Abbi Glines Fallen Too Far

3rd. Samantha Young On Dublin Street

Historische Romane / Historical Fiction

1st. Rebecca Gablé Das Haupt der Welt

2nd. Daniel Wolf Das Salz der Erde

3rd. Elisabeth BĂŒchle Sturmwolken am Horizont

Humor

1st. Loriot SpÀtlese

2nd. Michael Frey Dodillet HerrchenglĂŒck

3rd. Bastian Sick Wir braten gern!

Sachbuch und Ratgeber / Nonfiction

1st. Barbara StĂ€cker Nana – …der Tod trĂ€gt Pink

2nd. Attila Hildmann Vegan for Youth

3rd. James Bowen A Street Cat Named Bob

Bestes Hörbuch / Best Audio Book

1st. Jojo Moyes Me Before You

2nd. Rita Falk Sauerkrautkoma

3rd. Cornelia Funke Inkheart

Bester Buchtitel / Best Book Title

The voters voted for the German book title, thats why I’ll put that one first. Then I’ll give you the original English title and after that a translation of the German title.

1st. Ali Shaw Der Mann, der den Regen trÀumt (The Man Who Rained though the German title translates to The Man Who Dreams the Rain)

2nd. Jonas Jonasson Die Analphabetin, die rechnen konnte (The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden the German title translates to The Illiterate (Girl/Woman) Who Could Calculate.

3rd. Marina Lewycka Die Werte der modernen Welt unter BerĂŒcksichtigung diverser Kleintiere (Various Pets Alive and Dead the German title translates to The Values of the Modern World Considering Various Pets)

Bestes Buchcover / Best Book Cover

1st. M. L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans (German Cover as depicted on Lovelybooks)

2nd. Noelia Blanco Im Garten der Pusteblumen

3rd. Kiera Cass The Selection

Beliebtester LovelyBooks Autor / Most Popular LovelyBooks Author

1st. Kerstin Gier

2nd. Ursula Poznanski

3rd. Kai Meyer

I noticed that there is a lot of young adult fiction and series in these categories. So both are still quite popular. I don’t seem to be quite mainstream, as my personal favorites didn’t make it to the top three in their categories. Me Before You is the winner of the Novel category though 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this one, next post will be promised interview!

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Frankfurt Book Fair – We’re Back!

Hi y’all,

We’re back from our short but busy trip to Frankfurt Book Fair. In those few days, we met wonderful people, walked many miles, saw beautiful books and learned a lot.

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Beautiful Usborne Booth

Our trip started with a snow storm that delayed our departure and arrival. The late arrival also prevented us from visiting the fair on Friday. Therefore, we weren’t able to meet Megan from Harper Collins International Sales who had to leave that day. We would have loved to chat with her but the weather and traffic weren’t on our side that day.

On Saturday, I met Kirsty Wilson from Canongate, who was awesome. She was flexible enough to just squeeze our interview between two appointments. Ain’t that great? After my interview with Kirsty, Miss Treegarden and I went to a Lovelybooks get-together to meet all those people I only knew from the internet. The only problem was that it was pretty cold and everyone wore jackets or coats that kept the unique blog t-shirts some attendees wore hidden. I only recognized the two girls working for Lovelybooks, the other attending people will stay a mystery to me. 😀

After the get-together, Miss Treegarden and I had a little stroll through halls 3.0 and 3.1 which are halls full of German publishers’ booths. These halls got overcrowded quickly, so Miss Treegarden and I decided to separate and she went to see the other German halls, while I went back to lovely and quiet hall 8.0, the international hall. It’s a little sad to see the difference between the international hall and the German halls, because you notice that the Germans don’t seem to be that interested in international literature. Still, it had a good side that hall 8.0 wasn’t crowded: I had room to roam 🙂 At the Telegram, Saqi, Westbourne Press booth, I had a great talk with Ashley Biles who supplied me with two interesting books. Thank you! A few rows down, at the Chronicle Books booth, I stumbled upon this wonderful poster. I even got a paper cup of Grumpy Cat to take home  😀

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Grumpy Cat didn’t agree with me.

On Sunday, time was short. We only had four hours until our departure. Nevertheless, we attended a talk by Frank Grafe of Random House Germany, who told us about their publishing house and the work they do at the book fair. Later on, I met lovely ThĂ©rĂšse Coen from Bloomsbury for an interview. We had a great chat and I left with a wonderful present, a book I’ve been waiting to read for months. Thank you SO much. I noticed much later just how precious this present was. At the bus on our way home, I had a closer look and saw that it was signed. I was barely able to breathe. Oh wow ThĂ©rĂšse, you sure made my week! After another quick stroll through hall 8.0, I had to say goodbye to my favorite hall, as I planned to join Miss Treegarden for a book signing that was very important to her. On our way out of the fair grounds, we also got a quick look at Cecilia Ahern (P.S. I Love You), who was also signing books at the fair. Boy, isn’t she young?

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Cecilia Ahern signing tons of books

Our days at Frankfurt Book Fair had come to an end and we had to board the bus back home again. Before leaving for Frankfurt, I was a little worried, but now, I’m glad everything worked out fine. I’m sure, I’ll be back soon. This was only a quick roundup of our trip. I promise you’ll read more about it in the upcoming weeks!