End of Summer Book UNhaul | 2016

Because I’ve been reading so much during the summer, my bookcase that holds all my read books, is overflowing, or has started to by this point. So, I think this is the perfect time to get rid of some books I know I won’t be reading again or want to keep. I also think I’ll be doing this by the end of every season, so every 2-3 months or so, or if that doesn’t work out, every 6 months (at least).

So, I’m getting rid of 32 books in total.
Most of these books I’m getting rid of because I’ve read them and don’t want to keep, but there are a few that I’m getting rid of for other reasons, I’m going to explain after each book why I’ve purged it.

So, here are the books I’m getting rid of:

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  • Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
    Read it, not gonna re-read it.
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
    An Arc. I’m not sure I want to read the next book in the series(?) and if I do I can always get the first book again to if I want to re-read it.
  • Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
    Read it, not gonna re-read it. This was a real disappointment.
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Same as above.
  • 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell
    Read it, not gonna re-read it.
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    Lost interest and don’t think I’ll ever read it, and if I want to someday I can always find it second hand again.
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
    Read it, not gonna re-read it. Disappointment.
  • The Boy Most Likely Too by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    Read it, not gonna re-read it to be honest, it was just ok, and I don’t need to keep it just because it’s a book by one of my all time favorite authors.
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Read it, not gonna re-read it.
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
    Read it, not gonna re-read it. HUGE disappointment.
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
    Read it, not gonna re-read it.
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    This is the only one I’m on the fence of getting rid of. It was ok but I want to give the series a second chance so I might pick up the second and third book, but I don’t know if I want to keep this. I might keep it, or I might not.
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    Read it, not gonna re-read it. I mean, I loved it, but I also hated it because it surprised me in such a negative way somehow. Simply not gonna read it again.
  • Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
    Read it, not gonna re-read it. It wasn’t for me, at all.
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Garriger
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
    Not gonna read these two books so why keep them?
  • The First 9 books in the House of Night series by P C & Kristin Cast
    Not gonna finish this series and I don’t want to keep these, so out they go.
  • Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
    Loving this series. I’m only getting rid of this because it’s the wrong size and since I’m getting the last book soon I’ll buy a new second one to, lol.
  • The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
    I liked this book a lot but it was a really banged up book so I’m getting a new one on the same go as a get the second book.
  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver
    I have read the first book and I’m keeping it, but this one was a different edition and format, and since I still need to get the second book I’ll get a new one of Requiem as well.
  • Wings by Aprilynne Pike
    Started and stopped reading it because it didn’t capture me and I’m not gonna pick it up again and I’m not interested in reading the series.
  • The Girl and the Goth by Stacey Kade
    Haven’t read and won’t read it either. I’m just not interested in reading it anymore.
  • Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
    Started this book but just couldn’t finish it, I don’t think I even read 50 pages. Not gonna try that one again (bought it because I have read the first 6? books in Swedish.
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
    I’ve wanted to read this for a long time. Got this just last month (for free but still), unfortunately, when I saw how small the letters (tiny!!) are I knew it wouldn’t happen. I’m just gonna get this in another edition with bigger lettering.

So, these are all the books I’m getting rid of this month, but weirdly enough it didn’t leave any more space in my bookcase, lol.

That’s it for this time. See you next week 🙂

Top 20 Fall/Winter TBR | 2016

Summer is over for sure. The weather has gotten a bit colder and I feel the need to bring out thicker sweaters already. I also feel like it might be time to read something else than contemporary. I mean, I’ll read the books I have on my September TBR, which are only contemporary, but I feel the shift coming on.

There’s a pull toward other kinds of books, and I kind of know what I will be wanting to read for the next few months.

Books I already Own:

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  1. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  2. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  3. Partials by Dan Wells
  4. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  5. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  6. Unwind by Neil Shusterman
  7. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
  8. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  9. The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  10. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  11. The Martian by Andy Weir
  12. Requiem by Lauren Oliver (which didn’t make the photo for some weird reason)
  13. Three by Kristen Simmons (which didn’t make the photo either)

Books I need to get

  1. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
  2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  3. Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
  4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
  5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  6. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  7. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

We’ll see how this is going to go since there’s a few books I need to get to before the year is over. Wish me luck 🙂

September TBR | 2016

This month is going to be really busy, but I think I can get at least some of these books read. And yes, I’m still in the Contemporary mood, so most, if not all, are going to be just that.

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  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines (which I’ve read by the time this post goes up)
  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (which I’ve started)
  • The start of Me and You by Emery Lord
  • 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell (which I started in august and will finish soon, I’ve probably already read it by the time this goes up)
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • When we Collided by Emery Lord
  • A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

I’m not sure I’ll get to them all, but I’m gonna try. There might even be some changes to this list since my mood has started to change since fall’s here (or will be rather soon). Let’s see what happens. Take care fellow readers 🙂

August Book Haul | 2016

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I’ve been really bad this month. Since I’m not supposed to buy one book before reading one and I’ve read less than I’ve bought (only like 3 books or so, but still).

These first couple of books I actually got for free, so I’m not counting them to the bunch in the ”read one buy one”-thing.

  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port (a business book)

Then the bad part started. As I’ve written in the earlier posts I’ve been really into contemporary YA, and I only had two books left in the beginning of the month, so I decided to go to Book Depository and buy a couple, but ended up buying 7!

  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (which I’ve already read)
  • The Distance Between Us by Katie West
  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick (which I’ve also already read)
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
  • The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Only the ones I’ve read above had gotten to me when I went to my parents summer place for the last two weeks of august so I needed to get at least one or two books that I could read before going home again since the ones I brought wouldn’t last. We went into town on a rainy day, where I ended up going to a second-hand store where they had 3 paperbacks for about a $1, so I got 6 of them (of course), since, as I said, needed a couple of books before going home.

  • 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell
  • Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
  • A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
  • The Ballad of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson
  • An Englishman in New York by Ann-Marie Casey
  • En man som heter Ove (A Man Named Ove in English) by Fredrik Backman

I’m sure I’m going to be better in September since I’ve trashed my book buying promise for this year for sure, I still have a few books I need to get to finish some of the series I have in my 2016 bookish resolutions, but that’s it. I’ll have to be content with the books I have at home.

Take care 🙂

August Wrap-Up | 2016

I’ve been away on holiday for the last month or so, and my blog posts will come when they come during September too. Anyways, these are all the books I read during last month.

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  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
    It was good being back in this world, even though I wished I’d re-read the two first books first because there were things and people I didn’t remember. It was a bit boring at times, but I got through it and it was a good ending to a trilogy and I’m satisfied. 4 stars.
  • Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
    Like the first book it was a good one, I liked it a lot and I’m looking forward to the last book in this trilogy. 4 stars.
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Oh, I loved this book. It was a bit predictable but in a good way. Nothing to complain about at all, a perfect fluffy summer contemporary. 4,5 stars.
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
    I have a bit of mixed feelings about this. I mean, I loved the story in itself but the memory alteration was a bit much for me, especially with what ended up happening to Aaron by the end of the book, not really what I was looking for. 3,5 stars.
  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    Just what I was looking for, kind of. I liked the story a lot, but didn’t know it was a side story about Tim and Alice from My Life Next Door until I’d read the first two chapters (I did recognize the names and looked it up), which was kind of a disappointment for some reason I can’t pinpoint. I gave this book 4 stars.
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    It was a great book, one of the best ones I’ve read during the year, even though it’s a children’s book, which I can’t really see except for the way the story is written; short sentences, simple language and so on. I loved this story about Ivan, Stella, Bob and Ruby, which all became favorite characters during the time I read. 5 stars.

It was an ok reading month since I didn’t have any contemporary’s at home. Next month will be kind of like august since I’m going to be busy but I still hope I’ll get some books read at least.

Have a nice rest of the week, I’m off to Gothenburg for the rest of the week.