Top Books I Want to Read This Summer | 2016

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I’m starting to feel the Contemporary since it’s spring (more like late summer by the weather). I simply want to read some contemporary, but I also have some other books I want to get to this summer, and since I’ll be traveling a bit this is perfect for reading.

I’ll list the contemporaries first. Several of these books I’ve had on my To Read list since I found BookTube, so I think it’s time to get to them as soon as possible (after I’m back from London if I don’t read any of them while I’m there, at least I want to find some of them there):

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Rhodes
  • One of Jennifer E. Smiths Books
  • A Book by Sophie Kinsella
  • Losing it by Cora Carmack
  • The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Easy by Tammara Webber

I know there are a lot more contemporary books I want (or rather feel the need to get to) but these are the ones I feel the most at the moment. Unfortunately I only own Me Before You, and at this moment I don’t own any other unread contemporary so I need to get a few of those.

Other books I want to get too:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  • And I also want to start reading The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

There are several series I want to finish this summer and I know I can’t finish them all but I have a few of those as well.

  • The Darkest Minds trilogy, I have the third book left to read.
  • Article 5 trilogy, I have two books left but I only own the third one, so I need to get the second before I can continue this trilogy.
  • Delirium trilogy, same as with Article 5.
  • Penryn & the end of days, I have only the last book left, which I need to buy.
  • The house of night series, I have three books left and since I’ve invested so much time with this series already I don’t want to quit it now.
  • Under the never sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi, I own the second book and really want to finish this trilogy while it’s fresh in my head.

If there are any books you think I might enjoy this summer while watching this list, please leave a comment with your recommendations 🙂

That’s all for now. See you soon.

Unforgiven by Lauren Kate | Review | 2016

25261903Unforgiven by Lauren Kate
Published by Corgi Childrens
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Average Rating: 3.92
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High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails . . . there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.


 

It’s been quite some time since I read the Fallen series by Lauren Kate but I remembered that I liked them, they were a little more than ok, but I wanted a book by this other character called Cam. Since I had already spent some time reading the first four books I knew wanted to read one about this character if it was ever going to happen. And when I read about a year ago that he was going to get his own book I couldn’t wait, I wanted the book NOW! I think I bought the book the same week it was out, but didn’t get to it until now and oh boy was it worth the wait. It was so much more than I could have imagined, and it exceeded my expectations big time.

There were a few things that bugged me just a little bit but only one comes to mind at this moment, and that was toward the ending when he’s going to tell Lilith who he really is and Lucifer changes him to what he is. These few things made me get a half book off the rating.

I think the writing in this book was way better than in the earlier books in the Fallen series, it’s been some time since I read those but I remember I didn’t like the writing for some reason, that was not a problem in this book.

I’m not going into details since I don’t want to spoil anyone, but I loved it and it satisfied my need for paranormal romance with a great ending, which by the way made me cry a little, on a bus none the less. I gave this book a 4,5 stars.

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May TBR/WTR | 2016

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I can’t believe that May is here, it feels like April just started as I’m writing this (April 28th), I have no idea where the time is going and I just can’t keep up, days are just disappearing.

This month I have little to no idea what I want to read. I think I still want to read dystopian, or maybe urban fantasy or something like that. There are a few books I see right now in my bookshelf that I think I want to get to this month, and maybe all of them I even had posted on the April WTR/TBR post but never got too.

  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  • Stjärnklart by Lars Wilderäng (no english title available)
  • Odinsbarn by Siri Pettersen (no english title available here either).
  • Unforgiven by Lauren Kate, which I have already started

I also need to find a book to read during my week long visit to London, either I’ll bring one of the above or maybe that can be my first mission there, to buy a book 😉 lol.

That’s all for now. And since I’m going away for the rest of the week I’ll see you next week. Bye 🙂

PS. the May Wrap-up will be late because I’m going to London on the 30th and won’t be back until the 6th of June, so if I can’t get the post up on the 29th it will be up on the 7th or 8th, just so you guys know.

April Wrap-Up | 2016

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As expected I read most of the books from my WTR this month, but couldn’t unfortunately get to all of them. But I’m happy with what I did read. I’ll just get to the books I read 🙂

  • Boken om Lotta på Bråkmakargatan (Lotta on Troublemaker Street) by Astrid Lindgren
    What a great book. I loved it. The first half of the book was kind of a drag since it was narrated by Lottas older sister, but the second half was narrated by Lotta herself and made up for the whole first half for sure. I gave this book 4,5 stars.
  • Madicken (Mischievous Meg) by Astrid Lindgren
    I don’t really know how I feel about this book, it was a little more than ok, but somewhat boring at times. I liked Meg as a character and all the things she came up with but the end results always were more stupid than funny. I gave it 3,5 stars.
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
    I was hesitant to pick this book up since I had started it a few months ago and put it down again since it didn’t grab me then. I was very happy to find out this was a great book and a perfect start for a trilogy. 4,5 stars.
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
    I don’t know what it is about dystopian, I just love them. Maybe because there’s always something happening and it’s fast paste. And this was no exception. I will continue this trilogy as soon as I can get my hands on the second book since I already own the third. This book deserved 4 stars.
  • Storm Front by Jim Buther
    This was a very different book from what I usually read, but I liked it a lot. I was plesantly surprised even though I’ve heard all over that it was a great book and series as well. I liked everything about it except that I thought it was overly descriptive at times. 4 Stars.

Next post will be my May WTR/TBR post that I will post sometime in the beginning of next week. I hope you liked this post, and I hope to see you soon. Bye! 🙂