June Wrap-Up | 2017

June was an ok reading month. I read quite a lot of books, but not many really good ones. But hey, at least I read a lot, that’s good enough for me.

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  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
    It was a good beginning of the month, even though the story in itself contained too much, I would have liked it even more if there wasn’t so much going on. I mean, it was Naomi’s amnesia, James’s depression, and Will, and Naomi’s dad, and her mom and everything else. Sure, I understand that there was supposed to be a lot going on but it would have been better if James’s depression wasn’t part of it since Naomi has plenty going on already. 3,5 stars.
  • Going too far by Jennifer Echols
    Not the best contemporary YA I’ve read, but it was light and (kind of) fluffy, enough for me to like the book for what it was. And it had something I hadn’t read before, so it was kind of new to me, and it made me like it even more, and that’s the bad girl instead of bad boy. 4 stars.
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    This is the book that’s probably gonna be THE most eye-opening book that leaves an impression, of the year, if not of all read books ever, for me. It made such an impression that I even dreamt about it the night efter I finished it. I just can’t get it out of my head, in a good way. The writing was really beautiful and lyrical. I had some problems with it after finishing the first day in the book since I really wouldn’t believe I would be able to finish it if all the days were gonna be the same, and living through the same day over and over again, I just couldn’t see it. But I got hooked, real bad, and I didn’t want to put the book down, and I didn’t want to finish it. I loved it, more than any other book this year (at least). 5 stars.
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
    This wasn’t very good to be honest. The writing was very immature and didn’t have much of content really. I had high hopes for this book after reading Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac by Zevin, but I was very, very disappointed. I kind of had hopes that it would be a deeper and something like Before I Fall, but I wasn’t so lucky. The humor I didn’t even understand, it was supposed to have humor, but I didn’t detect any of it. 2,5 stars.
  • Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
    This was so not was I was expecting. Yes, I knew it was a kidnapping story, but other than that everything was a complete surprise. Sure, sometimes it was very predictable. I mean halfway through the book I figured something out that was revealed in the next to last chapter or so. I should also say that this has some trigger warnings of abuse, rape, incest and mental health issues. 4 stars, though I should say it’s more toward 4,5.
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
    I have never (I believe) thought a YA contemporary book to be bad, before. But this sure was. I didn’t feel anything for the characters, I felt detached during the entire book and I didn’t feel anything between the main character and the love interest, nothing what so ever. 2,5 stars (the .5 stars just because it made me smile a couple of times because of Monkey – the dog- and one of the smaller characters).
  • Just listen by Sarah Dessen
    I have only just started this book but already I can feel that Sarah Dessen is not for me. This is the second book I’ve read and it’s just not for me. First of, there’s so many infodumps/flashbacks that I have totaly forgotten what the story was really about and what happened during the ”today” parts.
    Continuing with the book it actually got good for the most part of the book, I loved the chemistry between Owen and Annabel, I loved Clarke. The only thing, I really didn’t like Sophie, I disliked her from the core of my being form the very begining.
    But then the story crashed and the whole story was kind of done for me then, but since there were only a few of chapters left, I finished the book. I mean it was way better than This Lullaby, and I’m glad I’m giving authors (well, most of them) second chances. 3,5 stars (even though I wanted to give 4 stars, I just couldn’t).
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
    I had hoped for a cute road tripstory (Like Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson) but it wasn’t as good, at all. I found myself rolling my eyes a lot and getting annoyed at all the repetatives throughout the book. I didn’t like the Courtney one bit, she was way to annoying and childish for my liking. 3 stars.
  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
    I loved The DUFF way more than I thought I would. It was solid, the story was better than I believed it would and I didn’t get annoyed at anything at all. I loved Bianca as a main character, she was so kick-ass and sassy, she kind of reminds me of myself in a lot of ways. 4,5 stars.

I’m pretty happy with what I read, even though many of the books weren’t that good. But they were books I’d wanted to read since I found BookTube. So I’m pretty satisfied with the books I read.

*****

Goals Update:

  • I read 9 books, so I’ve read 47 books in total this year and have 0 books left to read to reach my goal of 40.
  • Read 0 books in Swedish. I’ve reached this goal already.
  • I’ve bought 0 books in June.
  • I finished 0 series this month, so I’m still at needing to finish 5 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 1 books off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 8 that I did get this year. From last months 114 books on my TBR I went down to 103 TBR books.
  • I didn’t read a single Classic, so I’m still at 4 to read to finish the goal.
  • I read 0 books of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. My goal was to read 5 this year, so I still have 4 books to read to finish this goal.

Take care and Read on! 🙂

May Wrap-Up | 2017

I would say this has been one of the better reading months since January. I managed to read 11 books, sure there was a novella, a collection of novellas and two mangas, but I’m happy either way. And I’ve read quite a variation of genres as well, which I’m more than happy about.

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  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
    This was one of the better books I read this year. Even though I think it was very slow at times I didn’t want to stop reading it. The main character was badass, which I loved. The only thing bothering me was that I always kept guessing at who was who of the prince and assassin (I was wrong btw), but that was my own fault. 4,5 stars.
  • Sandmannen by Lars Kepler (English title: The Sandman)
    Not the best book in the Joona Linna series by Kepler. I was actually a bit disappointed after reading the 3rd book in February(?) which was so, so good! I was expecting creepy, eerie and crazy, but that wasn’t what I got, unfortunately. I mean, I still liked it a lot as with the other books by Kepler, but I just had too high hopes after reading the 3rd book. 3,5 stars.
  • This Savage Song by V E Schwab
    It was a good enough book, it wasn’t what I was expecting and a bit too slow most of the story for my taste. The writing was of course exquisite. I liked the story enough and the characters, though I didn’t really care about the female lead, I don’t even remember her name. So yeah, don’t know if I’m going to read the sequel to this duology, I’ll just have to wait and see. 3,5 stars.
  • The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
    One of the better books in the series so far, but not my favorite. I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would even though I still wanted to strangle some of the characters, as with almost all the other characters. 4 stars.
  • Alex (Delirium novella at the end of Requiem) by Lauren Oliver
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    Don’t know really what I was expecting but it was a good enough novella telling what happened between the first and second(?) book in the Delirium trilogy. Most of it I’d already guessed at and it wasn’t really a necessary story. 3 stars.
  • Delirium Stories (Delirium novellas) by Lauren Oliver
    I liked this novella collection which tells three different stories about three different characters from the Delirium trilogy. I also liked the extra content at the end of the book, such as the list of Banned literature, and also the test: ”What kind of Fighter are you?”, they were very entertaining together with the novellas. I’ve rated the novellas individually and given the collection a ”total” rating. The total rating for this collection is 4 stars.
    Hana – 3 stars. I’ve never really cared about Hana as a character and didn’t really care about this novella at all.
    Annabell – 4,5 stars. It was very interesting reading about Lena’s mother and her journey. I liked it a lot.
    Raven – 4 stars. I haven’t really cared about Raven either but it was interesting to read the parts about where she came from and how she got to be a part of the resistance.
  • Deathnote Vol 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
    I didn’t know what to expect of this. I mean, I’ve seen an episode or so of the Anime but it was so long ago I couldn’t even remember almost any of it. I liked the story and it was an easy and interesting read. 4 stars.
  • Scottish Ghosts by Lily Seafield
    Meh. It was an okay book telling you about the different haunted places and ghosts in Scotland, as well as other creatures like fairies for example. I had thought it would be more of a ”fairy tale” book with stories and stuff but it was only a lot of facts and it dragged on for the entire book. Some of the stories were good enough to continue reading the book but I skipped all the intro texts after a new chapter was presented because I just couldn’t get through them. At the end of it all I couldn’t continue reading the book but included it here since I got almost halfway through the book. DNF’d at around 40%, 1,5 stars.
  • Deathnote Vol 2 by Tsugumi Ohba
    It’s starting to get really interesting. I’m really enjoying this story so far, It’s too bad I don’t have the rest of the books or at least the next two books. I gave this one 4,5 stars.
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
    2017-05-23 21.40.22I was very surprised by this book, it wasn’t at all what I expected, in a very god way. I’ve seen the movie more times than I can count, but I could actually see this as its own book, without a movie based on it. It was so clever and witty and with a strong female character I could see myself in. I loved it so much and couldn’t help but give it 5 stars.
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
    I was happily surprised when I finished this book. I actually didn’t have very high expections for some reason. But I’m definitely going to continue this series since I really want to know how it will go. 4,5 stars.

*****

Goals Update:

  • I read 11 books, so I’ve read 36 books in total this year and have 4 books left to read to reach my goal of 40.
  • Read 1 books in Swedish. I’ve now read 4 books and 1 left to reach the goal of 5.
  • I’ve bought 13 books in May.
  • I finished 0 series this month, so I’m still at needing to finish 5 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 8 books off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 3 that I did get this year. So from last months 116 books on my TBR I went down to 103 TBR books, and since I got 13 books I went up to 114 instead.
  • I didn’t read a single Classic, so I’m still at 4 to read to finish the goal.
  • I read 0 books of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. My goal was to read 5 this year, so I still have 4 books to read to finish this goal.

That’s it for the month of May. Let’s see how June will be like. Read on 🙂

Spring Book Haul | 2017

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So, this new thing I’m trying on my blog is a seasonal book haul instead of a monthly since I’m not buying as many books this year (read 5, buy 1 resolution). Although, So, in this post I’m going through what I bought in March, April and May.

5th of Marsh
So, I went a bit rough during the huge February book sales we have here in Sweden every year. I bought 8 books just from the sale in the beginning of mars.

During the first weekend of mars my mom and I went into town for some book shopping and just walk around, it was a lot of fun. I knew I was going to get a few books from the sale, but also which books I wanted to get for my birthday money I got from my parents, these I’ve already shared in my Birthday book haul post in March. So we went to my favorite bookstore where I got two of the three books on sale that I wanted, the third was out of stock. These two books were:

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  • Dorothy must die stories, vol. 2 by Danielle Page – Got it for around $4 instead of about $12 in paperback
  • Conjuror by John & Carole Barrowman – Got this book for around $7, originally around $22, hardback

After we were done at this store we went to the maybe biggest bookstore in Scandinavia, and I got a few books from there too. There was one book I really wanted to get but it was out of stock everywhere, so I haven’t had the chance to get it, I’m going to another store in the same store chain and hope they have it in. The books I got this time from the sale was:

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  • Written in my own hearts blood by Diana Gabaldon for about $4 instead of around $15.
  • Lyckan i det lilla by  Ernst Kirchsteiger (happiness in the little things) for about $6 instead of at least $22
  • Maggans lilla starksköra by Maggan Hägglund (about being  strong and brittle at the same time – has to do with being Highly Sensitive) for about $5 instead of around $18

8th of March
So, I was bad. I just ordered 2 more books for myself, one on sale and one that wasn’t, I paid full price for that one. All of them are in Swedish without English titles:

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  • Pensionatet vid världens ände by Camilla Davidsson (bought it hardback since I only have it in mass market paperback and I love this series so much that I want all books in hardback) – got this for around $7 instead of $19
  • Den sovande spionen by Camilla Grebe &  Paul Leander-Engström – The third and final book in a trilogy, in hardback – paid full price for this one.

14th of March
Wow, just bought 3 more books off the sale, since there was a 30% of the sale price I just couldn’t resist:

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  • Hjärtat i vår vänskap by Anna Gavalda (Billie is the English title) sale price was about $7, and 30% of that
  • Livet, motorcyklar och andra omöjliga projekt by Katarina Bivald (no English title available), sale price was about $7, and 30% of that.
  • Elva dagar i Berlin by Håkan Nesser (no English title available) sale price was about $7, and 30% of that

25th of March
So, going to second-hand shops and immediately finding the book corners aren’t ultimate if you are having a book-buying goal. I went with my family for an outing and found two books I’ve been looking for. I got both of them for about $1,50.

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  • Ten little niggers by Agatha Christie. I really wanted the book with the original title and found it.
  • Det som inte dödar oss by David Lagercrantz, the fourth book in the Millenium series (originally by Stieg Larsson) (English title: The Girl in the Spider’s Web)

April 29th
So, my mom and I went to the next town over to visit a second-hand shop to look for some books that we were missing from a series. We did find them (but they belong to mom so they’re not in this haul). I found four other books I have been looking for, my mom was kind enough to get them for me, all in Swedish and in paperback, but still. Three of them are part 3-5 of a series I own the first two books of and the fourth book I got is the fourth book in the Joona Linna series by Lars Kepler. So the books I got was:

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  • Svek by Karin Alvtegen (Betrayal in English)
  • Skam by Karin Alvtegen (Shame in English)
  • Skugga by Karin Alvtegen (Shadow in English)
  • Sandmannen by Lars Kepler (The Sandman in English)

May 7th

I only bought 1 book this month, which is really good for being me, since, well, I know myself.

I found the third book, Änglarna Dansar i Gryningen, in the Vintergatans Alla Sjärnor by Camilla Davidsson series in hardback online, on sale. So I just had to. And since it’s a replacement for a paperback it doesn’t count as a bought book, not really ^^. Oh how I love that cover!

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May 16th

So, I did… something, yeah let’s just call it that, something. Facebook sells pages for books are bad, especially when you find books you’ve wanted to read for years. So, yeah, I got 12 books.

The first two books, from a separate seller than the other ones, were:

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  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Then I got 10 other books from the second seller:

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  • Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
  • Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
  • Memoires of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  • Dark Visions by L J Smith
  • DUFF by Kody Keplinger

This haul threw everything about my book buying resolution I made in the beginning of this year, to hell since I wasn’t supposed to bu a book until I read five and I could buy 2 books, not 12, but I also read more than 5 books in May, so I need to read 45 books before I ca buy anymore. But that probably won’t last long if I know myself correctly, lol.

Well, that’s all for the Spring Book Haul. Read on 🙂

Spring Book UNhaul | 2017

So, it’s that time of year where Spring Cleaning is kind of the main ”event” of the season, and I’ve purged some books. Most of the books I’ve purged are either classic’s I have gotten for free on my phone and don’t need physical format. If it turns out I really love a book and want to have it in physical format, I’ll buy a better edition than the ones I  purged, and the other reason is that they are just books I probably won’t read, I’ve lost interest.

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  • The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – I’m getting a different edition of this.
  • Änglarna dansar i gryningen by Camilla Davidsson (paperback version – bought the hardcover one just this month)
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Scottish ghosts by Lily Seafield
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Marilyn Manson: Den långa vägen ur helvetet by Neil Strauss (English: Long Hard Road Out Of Hell)

And I’m also getting rid of My true love gave to me edited by Stephanie Perkins (including multiple different authors).

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Out of these 17, I haven’t read 8 of them, so my TBR shelf shrank down from 109 to 101.

April Wrap-up | 2017

It’s been a really busy month and I haven’t been able to read very much even though I’ve tried. It has just been taking a long time to finish a book. But at least I got to read a few of them.

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  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    I liked this book a lot, it was very thought provoking and beautiful, both at the same time. I liked the relationship between Mitch and Morrie more than I thought I would. 4,5 stars.
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
    I wish I had read this before I started reading the Throne of Glass series, but since it’s been a while I read the 5th book it went ok anyway. It was really great reading about Celeana before the series started and whatever happened to Sam and all that. Now I just wish I could re-read the five first books in the series (don’t own them since I wanted other editions of the books already out). I gave the whole book 4 stars leaning more toward 4,5, here are the individual ratings for each of the short stories:
    – The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: 4 stars.
    – The Assassin and the Healer: 3 stars.
    – The Assassin and the Desert: 4 stars.
    – The assassin and the Underworld: 4,5 stars.
    – The Assassin and the Empire: 4 stars.
  • Berättelser från Engelsfors by S. Bergmark, M. Strandberg, etc…
    The graphic novel of short stories from the Engelsfors trilogy, between the second and third book. It was fun reading a little bit about the backstory of some of the characters. But unfortunately it fell short for me, it wasn’t enough of it and the tarot card things between chapters weren’t fun at all even though I’m sure it was supposed to be. But it was fun reading about the characters again and seeing them in picture form. 3,5 stars.
  • Mirakelverkstaden by Valéri Tong Cuong (no English title available)
    I loved this book, up until the last third of the book and even less the last 30 pages because a twist that went totally the wrong way for me to like it. Because of this, I can’t give this book more than 3,5 stars, leaning more to a 3.

I also started The Kiss of deception by Mary E Pearson but didn’t get to finish it because of, well, life. But that’s the first book I’m going to finish next month.

Goals Update:

  • I read 4 books, so I’ve read 27 books in total this year and have 13 books left to read to reach my goal of 40.
  • Read 2 books in Swedish. I’ve now 3 books read and 2 left to reach the goal of 5.
  • I’ve bought 0 books in April. I wasn’t supposed to buy a single book until I’ve read 2 more books this year which I did in the beginning of this month, so I’m allowed to buy books again, but only 1, until I read enough to reach another 5.
  • I finished 1 series this month (the graphic novel to the Engelsfors trilogy), so I’m now at needing to finish 5 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 4 books off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 0 that I did get this year. So from last months 121 books on my TBR I went down to 116 TBR books.
  • I didn’t read a single Classic, so I’m still at 4 to read to finish the goal.
  • I read 1 books of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. My goal was to read 5 this year, so I have 4 books to read to finish this goal.

That’s it for last month. Hope you liked it. Read on 🙂

March Wrap-Up | 2017

It’s been a kind of shitty reading month. I haven’t really been in the mood to read anything at all, but have kind of read a little bit anyway, just because I can and I need something to do at night before going to sleep. I only read three books during the entire month:

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  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
    Even though it was a really good book, I liked the story a lot, it took me about two weeks to finish it. I just had a hard time getting through it, but I guess it’s more because of the lack of interest in reading right now. Whenever I read I would literally fly through the pages because it was such an easy read really. It was just that whenever I put the book down, I didn’t feel like taking it back up. I gave the book 4 stars and I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy.
  • The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
    One of the better books in the series so far. Though, I don’t think anything really happened until the last couple of chapters. 4 stars.
  • The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
    Not my favorite book in the series. I’m actually getting really tired of Mr. Poe and some of the guardians who are being total asses. Going to take a break from these books for at least a few weeks. 3,5 stars, leaning toward a 3-star rating, though.

Goals Update:

  • I read 3 books, so I’ve read 23 books in total this year and have 17 books left to read to reach my goal.
  • Read no books in Swedish, still at 2 books read, 3 left to reach the goal.
  • I’ve bought 9 books in March, I had 8 books to buy after selling 20 books, and had 4 left from last year which means I went 1 over what I read to what I could buy, so now I need to read 2 more books (since I read 3 in March) to catch up and buy another book.
  • I haven’t completed a single series this month, so I’m still at needing to finish 6 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 2 off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 1 that I did get this year. So from last months 120 books on my TBR I went down to 118 TBR books, but since I bought 12 books, I’m up to almost where I started when 2017 began, I’m at 130 TBR books.
  • I didn’t read a single Classic, so I’m still at 4 to read to finish the goal.

February Wrap-Up | 2017

For the second month in a row, I’ve had really good reading months, and I really hope this will continue for the next couple of months at least *knock on wood*. In February I read 9 books:

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  • Unwind by Neil Shusterman
    I’ve been in a dystopian mood for the past three months or so, and it doesn’t seem to give anytime soon. This was the first book I picked up in February and wow, I haven’t read anything like it before; it was the weirdest and scariest dystopian I’ve read, it had me shuddering several times but also crying for a character I didn’t think I would ever be able to feel for when bad things happened, mostly because of the descriptions of what happened. But it was also very fascinating and weird in a good way. I liked it very much, and I gave it 4 stars.
  • The Field Guide by Holly Black
    This is the first book in the Spiderwick Chronicles. This was a book I really loved, it was really a great beginning to a series and it kept up the quality for the rest of the book. I gave it 5 stars.
  • The Seeing Stone by Holly Black
    Almost as good as the first book, nothing to complain about, it was a really good continuation of the series. I loved it. 4,5 stars.
  • Lucinda’s Secret by Holly Black
    Not the best book, don’t get me wrong, it was still good, just not as good as the first two books. 4 stars.
  • Eldvittnet by Lars Kepler (The Fire Witness)
    I loved the first book (the hypnotist) and liked the Nightmare enough, but I think this is the best book yet and I really can’t wait to read the next one about Joona Linna, I bet it’ll be even better than this one, which is hard to imagine since this was awesome. And they are so easy to read, even though this book was 562 pages long, it only took me like 24 hours to read, simply because it was so easy to read and I just couldn’t put it down. 4,5 stars.
  • The Ironwood Tree by Holly Black
    Just like the other three books, it was really good, I have really nothing more to say. 4 stars.
  • The Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black
    A great conclusion to the Spiderwick Chronicles, I really like this series and this book just made it a whole lot better. 4,5 stars.
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
    I didn’t really know what to expect since it’s been a while since I read what this book was about if I ever did look it up, I don’t remember, I mostly decided to pick it up because of how it looked, the only thing I knew was that it was fantasy. I was happily surprised when I finished it, but I don’t know if I want to continue this trilogy since it ended like a stand-alone, I already know how the series will end, but if I continue I hope I’ll be surprised by a great plot twist. 4 stars.
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
    I really loved the writing, I mean wow! Only the writing makes me want to read more from V E Schwab. The only thing I didn’t like (not that I hated it) was that it was soo slow reading it, it took me about a week to finish this book, I don’t know why but it was really slow for me to get through even though the story in itself was very fast pasted. 5 stars.

I started reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, but didn’t get the chance to finish it, I came around half-way in and I got distraced by SKAM (norwegian TV-show) fanfic and read a lot of it for the last few days of February.

*****

Goals I reached this month:

  • I read 9 books this month, which means I have read a total of 20 books out of 40 as I’ve put that as a goal for 2017, I now have 20 books o read to complete the goal of reading 40 books for the year.
  • I read 1 book in Swedish, which means I’ve read 2 out of 5 for the year, three books left to finish the goal.
  • I have bought 7, and I’ve read 20 books which means I was allowed to buy 4 books (read 5, buy 1 resolution), and since I’ve sold 20 books, that adds 4 more books I can buy. But I don’t count three of the ones I bought since I replaced three books with these ones (the same books, just another edition), so I bought 4 books.
  • I completed 1 series this month, which means I’ve completed 4 series in total, I now have 6 left to complete the goal of finishing 10 series.
  • All the books I’ve read were from my TBR shelf, so I’ve gone from 122 (after the books I read last month) to 113, I’ve done quite a dent on the resolution of only reading books from my own shelf, (started with 133 books). But since I bought 4 books it’s up to 117 books.