Top Books I Want to Read This Summer | 2016

2016-05-13 15.44.33(some of the books I want to read – the ones I own)

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.

Books I want to REread in 2016

In my ”books I’ve read” bookshelf I have several (if not all) books I want to REread sometime soon or in the future. All the other books I know I won’t read again, have been taken down and I’m getting rid off. But there are a couple of books I know for sure I want to REread this year and I thought I might share them with you in this blog post.

First off I really, REALLY want to REread The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. This is my favorite series by her and it’s been way to long since a read it the first time, almost exactly two years ago. I just want to read this trilogy again and had planned it last year but it never happened.

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I read this series last year and loved it more than I thought I might. And since I watched the movie adaptation of Vampire Academy a couple of days ago I got the urge to pick it up right away. But since I’m in the middle of reading a few books already I want to finish before going into anything else, it’s got to wait a little longer.

Thirdly I’d love to REread Forbidden by Syrie & Ryan M. James. Since I read this book for the first time in 2014 I have REread it once, last year. I still love it and I really want, or rather need to read it again. I think this is one of those books I think I’m going to read once every year, just because I love it so much.

Then there are a few books I think I might need to read just because I want to finish some series I’ve started and can’t really remember the what the first book was about and stuff.. Here are some of them: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Darkest Minds and Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (these I also want to REread, not just need to read) and Destined by P. C. and Kristin Cast.

There might be some other books I want to reread during the year, a few contemporaries at least, but I haven’t planned on it. In that case it would be one or two Morgan Matson books, maybe a Stephanie Perkins one, I’ve also been thinking a lot about All the Bright Places lately, maybe I need to read it again this year too. Well, let’s just say that I have quite a few books I want to get to again this year.

I hope you liked this post. If there’s anything special you’d like to see in this blog, just leave me a comment and I’ll think about it! 🙂 Take care!

Most Disappointing Books of 2015

Reading as many books that I did during the year I was expecting some I wouldn’t like, but I never expected to be actually disappointed in any of them, it didn’t even cross my mind that it might happen. So in this post I will write a little bit about the books I found very disappointing.

A little disclaimer before we begin. Nothing against anyone who might really love these books! These are just my opinions and I don’t expect everyone to think the same as me about a book. I didn’t hate these books, they just weren’t my cup of tea. We are all adults here so please respect my opinions and I will respect yours.

There might be some spoilers (small ones) so if you think you might be spoiled, don’t read this post, otherwise, read on your own risk, you have been warned!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
It’s been quite a while since I read this book so I don’t even remember it that well but I do remember that feeling after finishing it and thinking ”is this the book everyone is talking about and loving?” Because I really didn’t. I remember I did like the idea behind it and it could have been really good but it fell flat in my eyes, and I really didn’t like the romance in it, it just felt awkward and not really believable. And the writing was something that bothered me too, it made it hard for me to read and get into the story. I started reading the second book but DNF’d it after about 50 pages because I really didn’t care about what would happen, I just didn’t care.

The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
This is a trilogy I really wanted to love, and I thought I would. It was ok, but nothing more. I really loved the idea about this as well since I had heard a lot of good things about it, but while reading I got annoyed by a couple of things; the repetitive words from Juliet, though I kind of understand why it’s there and in the end of the series I had accepted it. I just ignored the repetitive words it in the end because it was just too much of it. The other thing was the world-building and story development, it was just… weak, nothing really happened or moved forward despite the war going on and stuff… Things just should happen, and I had the feeling during this entire trilogy that it just stood still. One more thing, I didn’t get the hype about Warner, he f*ing freaked me out throughout the books and I didn’t understand what was so great about him in the end and why people loved him(?) I was truly confused to say the least. I mean, even in the last book I seriously had shills going through my spine whenever he entered the room.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I had really high hopes for this and I was so sure I would love it, but I didn’t, because… It was f*ing boring, it was just soo boring and when I put it down I just didn’t have the urge to pick it up again. I did finish it but I think I just rated it 2 stars if I remember correctly.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
I didn’t really know what I expected from it except that i read everywhere that it was so funny and so on. It wasn’t. I don’t think anything in this book was funny, I mean it tried to but tried way to much. The dialogues were all over the place and made my head hurt. The main character and his friend were just really weird and awkward and blah. That’s really the only way I can describe them, they weren’t really believable (I can’t see people really reacting like they did, in real life).

Every Day by David Levithan
I don’t even know what to say about this. It was the second biggest disappointment of these books. When I bought the book I had heard from a lot of places that this was such a good book and that people really loved it. And when I read what it was about and all i thought was that this was the kind of book that I would love, but no, no, NO! I didn’t like the writing style, the characters or anything at all except the idea of the story, it (again) could have been a really good book, but no, it just didn’t happen.

Atlantia by Ally Condie
Blah, just blah. I can’t even bother to write anything more about this.

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Oh man, where to begin with this one…
Since october 2014 when i discovered BookTube this was one of the first books I really, really wanted to read because everyone said it would be so scary and awesome because of the pictures. I was really expecting a book where I would curl up in (or under) my bed while reading it and biting my nails to stumps, but, no, NO!! That didn’t happen, not once, and it wasn’t scary at all. The only thing I really loved about the book was the pictures, noting else! Ok, I’m lying a little bit, I loved the beginning, about to after the part where the ”children” got introduced and the story about this second world began. After that it all went downhill and ended up as my biggest disappointment of 2015.

I don’t need to remind you that these are just my opinions, there’s no personal attacks here to anyone who loved these books.

That’s all for this time. Hope you enjoyed this post. Take care! 🙂