Time for another round of Yvo’s Shorties! This time around a non fiction graphic novel and a crime thriller sequel that were both winners for me.


Title: Adulthood Is A Myth
(Sarah’s Scribbles #1)
Author: Sarah Andersen

Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir
First published: March 8th 2016
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Finished reading: September 26th 2021
Pages: 112


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I’m not sure how this one escaped me until now as I’ve read the rest of the books of this series and I always enjoy my time with Sarah Andersen‘s work. Adulthood Is A Myth is the first book of a non fiction graphic novel series that is both funny and highly relatable. Whether you are an introvert, fellow bookworm or a catlover, there are comics for you to connect to… And I can really appreciate the open and honest way Sarah Andersen looks at and portrays her life. The illustrations themselves are simple, but work perfectly together with what is discussed in each comic and the simplicity is part of its charm. Adulthood Is A Myth would without doubt make for a great gift for a fellow bookworm and introvert, and I’m most definitely glad I finally read this first book. The series as a whole is great though, and she has a new addition coming out in November I can also recommend.


Title: Dying Truth
(DI Kim Stone #8)
Author: Angela Marsons

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Detective
First published: May 18th 2018
Publisher: Bookouture
Finished reading: September 28th 2021
Pages: 386

“Perfection isn’t real. It is only the top layer beneath which the ugliness lies.”


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It’s no secret that the DI Kim Stone series is one of my favorite new discoveries this year and I’m hoping to have fully caught up by the end of the year. Dying Truth is already book number eight of the series, and let me just tell you: this one shocked me to the core and I’m still processing that ending! It’s hard to go into details without spoiling anything, but what I can say is that I never saw those final developments coming even after that ominous prologue… Oh yes, definitely brace yourself before you read this one. The plot itself is another fascinating one and quite intricate with the private school, secret societies and lots of different angles to explore. The writing is just as good as always and kept me glued to the pages; the multiple POV structure helps the plot feeling dynamic and gives us a better view of the different characters in play. Thankfully Dr Alex Thorne only makes a short appearance this time around (she’s not my favorite), and it was great meeting up with the rest of the cast again. I might need a double dose of chocolate to recover from that ending before I pick up the next book though… My poor heart.


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