TBR/WTR in July | 2016

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I will go with the same theme for July that I had in June, Contemporary, which seems to work extremely well for me at the moment. Last month I read so many good books, and I hope that it will continue this month too. I have a few books I really just need to read this month.

  • Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales, which I’ve finished by the time this post goes up.
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, which I’ve also finished reading when the post is up.
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West, which I’m reading right now.

I’m sure I will get through them all during July, and maybe I’m even going to be able to add a few books too them, but I’m not going to have too much hope. So much can happen. And there might even come to that, that I decide to read something else entirely, but this is what I feel like reading at this time.

See ya! 🙂

2016 Bookish Resolutions Mid-Year Update & Changes

So, the first half of 2016 has gone by without me hardly even noticing. But none the less, I need to look at my resolutions I made in the beginning of the year and see how I’ve done.

The Reading Goals for 2016

  • Read a total of 60 books – I’ve read 32 books at this point, which is really good since I’ve been in the longest reading slumps this year of my life the first half of 2016. I’ve basically forced myself to read during the time I had the slump.
  • Finish 6 series/trilogy’s
    – Delirium (2 books left + novellas)
    – The Darkest Minds (1 book left – I don’t count novellas to this challenge since the paperback doesn’t come out until late this year and I might not be able to get to it before the year is over)
    – House of Night series (3 books left) – I’ve decided that I’m not going to finish this series
    – The Grisha Trilogy (2 books left) – not going to finish this trilogy either (as of now at least)
    – Penryn & the End of Days (1 book left)
    – Red Rising (2 books left)
    Because I deleted two series I’ve decided to include these two instead:
    – Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
    – Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
  • Read at least 1 book written in verse
  • Finish my 16 books in 2016 – see below this list.
  • Finish a 2016 reading challenge – 52 books. I’m going to post a separate blog post about this later this week as well. – decided not to stress myself too much so I’m skipping this entirely this year.
  • Start 4 new series/trilogy’s
    – Snow like Ashes by Sara Raash
    – Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer ✔︎
    – Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes ✔︎
    – The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher ✔︎
  • Read a book, buy a book – I can’t buy one book until I’ve read one book! – I’ve done surprisingly well with this. I’ve read 32 books and I’ve bought 35, so I need to read four more books before I can buy more babies (unfortunately I’m waiting on a package right now with four more books, lol.
  • Read at least 5 books in Swedish ✔︎

Since I deleted the 2016 reading challenge I decided to add one more resolution:

  • Read 5 classics

2016 in 2016 books

  1. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin – I have started this, but I think I’m going to listen to it as an audiobook instead, It’s just too hard for me to focus on it fully because I always end up being confused and not really enjoying myself, unfortunately.
  2. Forbidden by Tamara Suzuma
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas ✔︎
  5. Stolen: A letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  6. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien You by Caroline Kepnes ✔︎
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  8. The Martian by Andy Wier
  9. The Cellar by Natasha Preston ✔︎
  10. Fight Club by Chuck Palaniuk
  11. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  12. Pensionatet vid världens ände by Camilla Davidsson
  13. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ✔︎
  14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
  15. Peter Pan by J M Barrie Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raash
  16. Storm Front by Jim Butcher ✔︎

Out of these I’ve only read 5/16 books and started one but haven’t finished it, I really need to pick up the pace if I’m going to be able to finish this list. Unfortunately I’ve needed to change this list up a bit since I lost interest (at least temporarily) in a few of them, so they are no longer priorities as of now, and because I can’t buy too many new books so I’m reading as many books I already own. So the books that are crossed out are the books I decided on at the beginning of the year, and the books after those are the books I’ve changed to.

Basically, looking at the lists, I need to get going on the resolutions so that I have at least more of them (if not all) done before the year is over. I mean I own all but two of the books in the 16 in 2016 list so that shouldn’t be so hard. Well, we’ll see how it goes.

June WTR/TBR | 2016

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The first half of June is already gone but since I was in London the first week I couldn’t post anything during that time and then I’ve just been busy and haven’t been able to post. I’m going straight to the TBR for this month.

  • I brought one book with me to London, which I started to read on the first evening there, it was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, and I’m at this moment on page 370 and I’m loving it so far. Definitely going to finish it this week, maybe even by tomorrow if I’m lucky.

There’s only one more book I know for sure I want to read this month, and it’s:

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I’ve been wanting to read this since this year began, but now that the movie is out and all, I really need to read it so that I can go watch it the movie too. It just seems like something I would simply love, and I am craving some cry-worthy contemporary at the moment.

I don’t really have any other reading plans for this month since I’m going to be busy with a lot of things, and since I read really slowly right now I don’t think I’ll be able to read more books than this during the rest of the month, and If I do, you’ll see it in my June Wrap-Up.

Take care! 🙂

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.

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.

Want To Read in April | 2016

There must be something wrong with me. This is the third time this year I’m doing a ”TBR” for the upcoming month. But I like it quite a bit now that I have a blog. Before starting this blog I never did any kind of monthly TBR because I’m a mood reader, but I think I might be continuing with this and see what I really think about it.

So, last month I read (almost) only mysteries (and quite a few children’s books as well), I think I’m getting out of the mystery/thriller mood at this point. I have no idea what my mood will be for next month, but I think I feel like reading dystopian or something like that again. I have a few books I’m going to try this month, if it’s not what I want I might change this entire list during the month but either way, here are the books I’m going to try.

  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

I might even pick up

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher

I also have a few children’s books from the library I need to get to this month, these are:

  • Mischievous Meg by Astrid Lindgren (in Swedish)
  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street by Astrid Lindgren (in Swedish) (already finished this one)

I think that’s it for this post. I might read something totally different, but this is what I want to read during next month, at this moment at least.

Take care 🙂

What I Want to Read in March | 2016

I don’t usually do TBR’s since I’m such a mood reader, but since I’m obviously in a Psychological Thriller mood at this moment and don’t want to pick up anything else, I have a few books I want to get to this month.

I’m currently reading You by Caronline Kepnes, which I know I’m going to finish in a few days. So far it’s just ok, but I hope it will get better.

Then I’m going to pick up Paganinikontraktet (or The Nightmare in English) by Lars Kepler, which I’ve had on my shelves for quite some time now and really need to get to soon. I have no clue what this book is about really and I want to get into it without knowing too much.

After that I really don’t know what to pick up. I’m thinking about The Poet by Michael Connelly, or maybe Camilla Läckbergs Lejontämjaren (which isn’t a psychological thriller but still). Or I might try to pick up Storm Front by Jim Butcher since it is about a detective, even thought it is supposed to be paranormal somehow. We’ll just have to see. Both of them seem quite interesting though.

If this psychological thriller mood is going to stay I may need to get some new books in that genre. Or I have to be content with all the other tamer crime books I own, just so I have something to read this month. But hopefully I will be out of this mood soon so I can read all he books I bought in January and February too.

This was a short one, but I hope you liked it anyways. See you 🙂