August Wrap-Up | 2017

Not really sure what I think about this reading month. Of all the books I’ve read this month, I only liked/loved one or maybe two of them. The rest I could have been without for sure. I hope September will be a much better reading month.

I’m going to try something new on my wrap-ups. Whenever I read a Swedish book that hasn’t been translated to English, I’m going to review it in Swedish instead of in English. I mean, what’s the point in writing about a book in English when no English speaking person can read it. So, I’m going to try it out for a couple of months at least to see how I like it.

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  • The Strange Power by L J Smith
    I needed to read something that didn’t take me too long and I didn’t have to think too much. This was the perfect book for it since it was an easy read and it just flew by. The story in itself wasn’t anything special for me. It contains a lot of YA tropes I don’t really care about (insta love, something really good is too good to be true, etc.). The main character I didn’t like at all, to me she was just a clueless bimbo without a brain of her own. 3,5 stars.
  • The Possessed by L J Smith
    I seriously don’t even know why I’m reading this trilogy any more. Sure, it’s an easy read since it’s written in that way, except for some weird Big Words placed regularly throughout the whole book, that didn’t need to be there, the language in itself otherwise is very simple so why use those big words when the rest of the books is so simple?? I don’t get it. The story in itself isn’t much to keep in the bookshelf really, it’s like any other YA Paranormal story except it’s worse. There’s no character development at all, and the voices in the book are just… flat. I’ll read the last book too but I’m not having any high hopes at all, I’m only going to read it just because I want to know how it ends. 3 stars.
  • The Passion by L J Smith
    It was an ok ending to the trilogy. Very predictable, yet it wasn’t. I was surprised at some of things that happened, but other things, not so much. I was still bothered by the Big words used for no good reasons because the language otherwise was quite simplistic. I’m just glad this trilogy is over and I don’t have to care about it any longer, not that I cared much about it while reading it either. 3,5 stars.
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
    I have read and heard very mixed things about this book, but I was pleasantly surprised since I liked it a lot. I had heard that it was a lot of info-dumping and world building, but I actually didn’t think it was too bad. It never made me loose interest at least, and I enjoyed the story and the writing more than I thought I would. The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that everyone made it to be a story about pirates, which it is, but nearly not as much as it should have been, I was simply expecting it was all going to be about piracy. Either way I Loved it! 4 stars.
  • Livet, motorcyklar & andra omöjliga projekt by Katarina Bivald (no English translation available)
    En härlig feel-good som var precis vad jag behövde efter månadens alla tidigare böcker. Det var bara slutet som kändes forserad, men det var definitivt en av de bättre böckerna jag har läst den här månaden. Hade det inte varit för slutet hade den fått högre betyg än den 4a jag givit den.
  • Rosengädda nästa! by Emma Hamberg (no English translation)
    Jag gillade verkligen början av boken och karaktärerna med, men ju mer berättelsen utvecklades desto plattare kändes den och jag tappade intresset mot början av den sista 1/4 av boken, men eftersom det bara var ett fåtal sidor kvar läste jag ut den. 3,5 får den i betyg.

I didn’t finish anything else, but I did pick up The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, which I’m 167 pages into so far, probably will be at 185 when August is over, and will finish in the beginning of September for sure. So far, I’m liking it a lot and I’m looking forward to see where the story will go. And I’m going to continue listening to A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin on audiobook as well.

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Goals Update:

  • I read 6 books, so I’ve read 56 books in total this year and have 0 books left to read to reach my goal of 40.
  • Read 2 books in Swedish. I’ve reached the goal of finishing 5 books already.
  • I’ve bought 7 books in August.
  • I finished 0 series this month, so I’m still at needing to finish 5 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 0 books off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 5 that I did get this year and 1 that I borrowed from my mom. From last months 103 books on my TBR I went down to 95 TBR books, bought books included, plus I got rid of 5 or 6 books as well during the month.
  • 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, I still have 4 books to read to finish this goal.
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July Wrap-Up | 2017

It hasn’t been the best reading month of the year, but I have figured out that it takes me a long time to get through Fantasy novels, usually between 2-3 weeks, so I’m fine with it, I just have to plan my reading a little better if I want to be able to read more than this. Even though I haven’t been able to read very much, all of them have been awesome books, so I don’t have a problem at all with it taking a bit longer to finish some books.

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  • Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
    I’d heard so many great things about Hopkins’ books that I had very high hopes for them. I can safely say that it exceeded my expectations BIG f*ing time! I loved it, even though there were a lot of triggers in it. I could see myself in two of the three characters, and it felt really good to read something like that, to kind of know that I’m not alone even though these are fictional characters the problems are real, and to read something that someone has written about something so ”mundane” as depression and self-harm. There were a few minimal things that dragged down the rating half a star, but it’s still one of the best books of the year for sure. 4,5 stars.
    Trigger Warning for; depression, self-harm, suicide attempts, drug use, sexual abuse, suicide, abuse and neglect within families, etc, etc.
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab
    There wasn’t a lot going on in this second book, but I’m sure that the few things that did happen are going to go somewhere, and I’m really looking forward to reading the third and final book in this trilogy. The writing was of course exquisite and I’m loving every moment of reading these books, even though it takes me forever to get through them. 4,5 stars.
  • Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
    It was a really good story about what matters and what doesn’t in a human being. That it is possible to look and see beyond the outer shells we have. I loved it even though it took me some time to get through it. 4,5 stars.

I didn’t get to finish more books, but I continued with Golden Son by Pierce Brown, which for some reason takes me foreever to get through. And I also started the first book in the Dark Visions Trilogy by L J Smith, but didn’t get to finish until on the first day of August.

*****

Goals Update:

  • I read 3 books, so I’ve read 50 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 July, but I got 4 for free.
  • I finished 0 series this month, so I’m still at needing to finish 5 series to finish my yearly goal.
  • I read 0 books off my TBR list that I haven’t bought this year and 3 that I did get this year. From last months 103 books on my TBR I went down to 102 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, I still have 4 books to read to finish this goal.

 

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 🙂

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.

January Wrap-Up | 2017

I was surprised to see that January was a good reading month since it usually isn’t for me. I read a total of 11 books which is way, way more than I could have even hoped to read. It was a really good and successful reading month to say the least.

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  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    It was a weird book to be sure, but I kind of liked it, even though it took me a few days to get to because of the dense text. It was only the last chapter that bothered me a little bit since it was only dense text and nothing else, hardly any room to rest my eyes or just rest between paragraphs. But that doesn’t really stop me from giving the first book of the year 3,5 stars since the last chapter was necessary to understand what was going on in Dr. Jekyll’s head.
  • Änglarna dansar i gryningen by Camilla Davidsson
    Part three of the ”Under Vintergatans Alla Stjärnor” series. I loved it. It was the perfect ending to the trilogy (I found out a few days ago that there’s going to be a fourth book), and I couldn’t have wished for a better start for Emma and her newfound love. 5 solid stars.
  • Fragments by Dan Wells
    Oh My God! Great book, just fantastic! This was such good continuation in the Partials trilogy. I might be jumping too far ahead, but I think this series has Everything that makes a great dystopian trilogy. I gave it 4,5 stars.
  • Ruins by Dan Wells
    My least favorite book in the Partials trilogy. Don’t get me wrong, it was still really, really good, it was just that it was so predictable. The main plot twist I figured out in the first 1/3 or so of the second book in the trilogy. But there still were a few things that surprised me a bit. All in all, this trilogy has become my favorite dystopian ever (after Legend by Marie Lu). This book I gave 4 stars.
  • Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
    I really struggled getting into this book throughout the entire thing. Partly because I couldn’t remember what happened in the first book in this trilogy called Article 5, I only remember small snippets of it even though I read the first book in 2016. I guess I should have re-read that one before getting into this one, but I just didn’t want to. Now I wish I had since that struggle was with me for the entire book more or less. The recaps didn’t help me much at all. I remember I liked Article 5 a lot, and I really liked Breaking Point too, but in a different way, I think. Because of my mistake, I can’t give this book more than 3,5 stars, unfortunately.
  • Three by Kristen Simmons
    It was a good enough ending to a trilogy. I liked it more than I liked the second book and it concluded the story just fine. Like the second book it was slow at times, but when it picked up I was fine with it. 4 stars.
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    It was a great beginning and introduction to the series of unfortunate events. I liked it way more than I actually thought I would. 4 stars.
  • The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
    My favorite book in the series so far (after reading the first 4 books), I liked everything about it, including the reptiles. I loved the relationship between Sunny and the Deadly snake, and I loved Uncle Monty and his relationship with the children. 5 stars.
  • The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
    My least favorite books so far, it just didn’t grab me like the second book did and I wasn’t as invested in the story either. 3,5 stars.
  • The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket.
    These books are so easy to read, it’s hard not to like them. It wasn’t the best of books, I actually thought it was the most ridiculous book in the series so far, I didn’t like it. There were several things that were just, eh. 3 stars.
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
    I started reading this book last year but didn’t finish it since the first 1/3 took me 1,5 weeks for me to read and I was bored out of my mind, and I wasn’t up to continue at the moment. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to finish it at all, but after reading a few other books, I decided to give it another shot and I finished the rest of the book in just under a week. This time around I really liked it and I actually cared what happened to some of the characters, so I guess when I started reading it last year, I just wasn’t in that kind of mood. But it ended up being a really good book. 4 stars.

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I’ve decided that in the end of ever months Wrap-Up I’m going to note what goals I made a dent in or finished, I thought it might be a fun thing to do, and also to keep track on my goals for myself.

So, this month I…

  • Read 11 books out of the 40 I put as a goal, so, that means I have 29 books left to finish that goal.
  • Read 1 classic, which means I have 4 left of my years goal of reading 5.
  • Read 1 book in Swedish, which means I have 4 left to finish my goal for the year.
  • I finished 3 series, which means I have 7 left of my years goal of finishing 10 series.
  • I haven’t bought one book this month, but since I’ve read over 10 books, I’m allowed to buy 2 books (read 5, buy 1 goal).
  • All the books I’ve read are from my TBR shelf, which means that I’ve gotten down to 122 owned TBR books from the 133 I had before.