Series I won’t Finish | 2016

I’ve thought about writing this post for some time and I think now is the time to share it with you all. I’ve started several series over the years and most of them I want to continue, but then there are those that I simply won’t invest more of my time on, these series are:

  • The House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast. I’ve read 9 books out of twelve or something like that and it’s been a while since I read the 9th that I don’t even remember it. I’ve decided that I will put this series away. Maybe I’ll pick it up later someday but as of now I won’t finish this series.
  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. Read the three first books but won’t read the last one because I lost interest.
  • Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia. Read the first book and won’t finish the series. It just wasn’t the series for me, which I noticed a short way into the first book.
  • Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I read the first book but I won’t finish the series. It was such a huge disappointment that I sold the two first books I owned right after finishing the first one.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I’ll not finish this trilogy, and I have written about this in an earlier blog post. I just didn’t like the first book and I couldn’t get into the second one at all so out it goes.
  • The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski. Read the first two books but I don’t think I’m going to finish this series. It wasn’t interesting enough for me to find out what will happen in the later books.
  • Korpringarna by Siri Pettersen. I don’t know if I’ll continue with this story. I mean, the first book was good but way to long and descriptive, maybe I’ll read the other ones someday but not anytime soon.
  • The Cellar – Natasha Preston. I loved this book soo much, but I have no interest in reading the sequel, especially since the second book has gotten really bad reviews.
  • You – Caroline Kepnes. A huge disappointment, and since the sequel has gotten bad reviews, I’m not going to spend my time on that one either.
  • Malin Fors by Mons Kallentoft. Read the first book, the writing wasn’t for me, at all, so I’m not going to continue this series.
  • Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. I’ve read six or seven books (in Swedish), bought the Shopaholic to the stars on sale, read a few chapters and put the thing down since I did NOT like the writing at all, and I didn’t like what’s-her-face (main character), she just seemed like a dumb bimbo to be honest.
  • Every Day by David Levithan. didn’t like the first book, I’m so sure I’m not going to like the rest either so no, not gonna finish this series. There’s no interest at all in reading the rest.
  • Bridget Jones by Helen Fielding. I’m unsure about this one, I have the second book but don’t know if I’ll be in the mood for some time and I need space on my shelves.
  • Finishing School by Gail Carriger. Read the first book, but the narrative was to immature for my taste. I liked the story but it was simply to young for me.

That’s it for this post, and I’m sure there will be more as I start new series as time goes by, but this is it for now. I hope you liked it. Take care and read on 🙂

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Mid-year Goals Check-In/Freak Out Tag | Better Late than Never | 2017

More than half the year has gone by like it was just yesterday 2017 began. But here it is, the second half of the year, and it’s time to check in and answer som questions.

Mid-year Freak Out Tag

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E Schwab

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

A gathering of shadows by V. E. Schwab.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

I don’t think I can choose just one, but I can maybe narrow it down to my top 5.

  • A Conjuring of light by V E Schwab
  • When dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • The upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Wow, I kid you not, almost all of my most anticipated books I have on my shelf on Goodreads have already been released, and those I have left is definitely not Most anticipated. But I found one I kind of anticipate.

  • The Ship of the dead by Rick Riordan

5. Biggest disappointment.

I have a couple of books to choose from, I have no idea if I could choose just one.

  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  • Sandmannen (The Sandman) by Lars Kepler
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

6. Biggest surprise.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. It had such an impact on me, I still think about it even though it’s been almost 2 months since I read it, in a good way I should also say.

7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you).

V. E. Schwab, for sure. I’ve read 3 books of hers this year and she has sure become my new favorite author.

8. Newest fictional crush.

Kell from the Darker Shades of Magic Trilogy by V E Schwab.

9. Newest favourite character.

Alucard from a Conjuring of Light by V E Schwab. He is such a character, I loved him from the very beginning.

10. Book that made you cry.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I cried like nobodys business through some of the things that happened throughout the book, especially in the end.

11. Book that made you happy.

Änglarna dansar i gryningen by Camilla Davidsson. It was such a feel-good story, and I have loved the previous books in the series just as much.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Beauty and the Beast, though I haven’t read the story.

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year.

I haven’t written even one this year, sad but true.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year so far (or received).

I actually think most of my books are beautiful, I can’t choose just one, but 90% of them are just so beautiful 😛

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

There are many of them I need to read before the year is over, I hope I even get to a couple of them. I can’t even list them all but I’ll list a couple I know I’ll get too, and there’s the list of my most anticipated books, also.

  • A conjuring of light by V E Schwab
  • Our dark duet by V E Schwab
  • A court of wings and ruin by Sarah J Maas
  • The hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
  • The ship of the dead by Rick Riordan
  • The heart of betrayal by Mary E Pearson
  • The beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

I’m sure there are some other books I need to get too before the year is over, but these are priorities just because I get to finish some series.

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Update on The Goals I wrote for 2017:

  • Read 40 books – I’ve read 52 so far this year, so. Finished!
  • ONLY read books I own (I’m going to attempt to make my TBR bookshelf MUCH smaller) – I’ve managed to keep this up quite well, I’ve gone from 131 books on my TBR shelf down to 101, with bought books included. And of the 50 books I’ve read, 33 of them I didn’t get this year.
  • Read 5, buy one. Last year I did read one, buy one and it went better than expected, but since I’m attempting on emptying my TBR shelves as much as I can, I needed to go extreme on this one to keep myself from buying more books than I can read. – I did well until May when I bought 13 books without having read the amount to actually be allowed to get them. I was allowed to get 2 and I read 5 more books to get a third one, so ten of those weren’t included. I still need to read about 32 books to get to buy another book after that binge. But I’m not going to be able to wait until I’ve read them all because there are books I need to get to be able to finish some other goals this year. So I’m already counting this one as a fail.
  • Read 5 classics – So far I’ve read 2.
  • Read 5 books in Swedish – This one I’m done with. I’ve read 5.
  • Read a Children’s Classic – This, I’ve finished too.

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This goes with the Read 5, buy one goal. There are a couple of things I’m going to focus on whenever I actually buy books during the year. Since I’ve decided that I need to read five books before I can buy one, the number of books I’m buying is really limited and reserved for a couple of the goals I have for the year.

  • Finish 10 series – these are series I started in 2015 or 2016, that I know for sure I’m going to try to finish. (I’m not counting novella collections). Here’s the series I’ve started:
    – The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (3 books left to buy)
    – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (3 books left)
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (2 books left) – not gonna be done this year since a new book was added.
    – Partials by Dan Wells – finished
    – Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – finished
    – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – finished
    – Nattens Barn by Benni Bödker (2 books left)
    – Under Vintergatans Alla Stjärnor by Camilla Davidsson – finished – although the author added a 4th book to the series this year.
    – Red Rising by Pierce Brown (1 book left)
    – Lumikki Andersson by Salla Simukka (2 books left)
    – Night World by L J Smith (2 binds up left)
    – Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (1 book left) – DNF’d this dulogy or trilogy.
    I finished 4 of these and DNF’d one.
  • Read the Harry Potter series in English – I still need the last four books in the series, just like the beginning of the year.
  • Read 5 books from the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge – If there are a couple of books I don’t own and can’t get from the library I’ll need to buy it/them.
  • Don’t start a new series/trilogy if I can’t finish it during the year – There are a few sequels in trilogies or series I don’t have but own the first book off and might need to get if I decide to start reading them during the year, and I know there are a couple of complete duologies I could read if I want to. – So far I’ve started like 10 and I’ve finished exactly 1 of them so far. This is not going well at all

*****

Top 5 books of this year so far

  1. Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
  2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
  3. The Kiss off Deceptions by Mary E Pearson
  4. Änglarna Dansar i Gryningen by Camilla Davidsson
  5. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Honorable mention: Eldvittnet (The Fire Witness) by Lars Kepler

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

Spring Book Haul | 2017

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So, this new thing I’m trying on my blog is a seasonal book haul instead of a monthly since I’m not buying as many books this year (read 5, buy 1 resolution). Although, So, in this post I’m going through what I bought in March, April and May.

5th of Marsh
So, I went a bit rough during the huge February book sales we have here in Sweden every year. I bought 8 books just from the sale in the beginning of mars.

During the first weekend of mars my mom and I went into town for some book shopping and just walk around, it was a lot of fun. I knew I was going to get a few books from the sale, but also which books I wanted to get for my birthday money I got from my parents, these I’ve already shared in my Birthday book haul post in March. So we went to my favorite bookstore where I got two of the three books on sale that I wanted, the third was out of stock. These two books were:

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  • Dorothy must die stories, vol. 2 by Danielle Page – Got it for around $4 instead of about $12 in paperback
  • Conjuror by John & Carole Barrowman – Got this book for around $7, originally around $22, hardback

After we were done at this store we went to the maybe biggest bookstore in Scandinavia, and I got a few books from there too. There was one book I really wanted to get but it was out of stock everywhere, so I haven’t had the chance to get it, I’m going to another store in the same store chain and hope they have it in. The books I got this time from the sale was:

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  • Written in my own hearts blood by Diana Gabaldon for about $4 instead of around $15.
  • Lyckan i det lilla by  Ernst Kirchsteiger (happiness in the little things) for about $6 instead of at least $22
  • Maggans lilla starksköra by Maggan Hägglund (about being  strong and brittle at the same time – has to do with being Highly Sensitive) for about $5 instead of around $18

8th of March
So, I was bad. I just ordered 2 more books for myself, one on sale and one that wasn’t, I paid full price for that one. All of them are in Swedish without English titles:

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  • Pensionatet vid världens ände by Camilla Davidsson (bought it hardback since I only have it in mass market paperback and I love this series so much that I want all books in hardback) – got this for around $7 instead of $19
  • Den sovande spionen by Camilla Grebe &  Paul Leander-Engström – The third and final book in a trilogy, in hardback – paid full price for this one.

14th of March
Wow, just bought 3 more books off the sale, since there was a 30% of the sale price I just couldn’t resist:

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  • Hjärtat i vår vänskap by Anna Gavalda (Billie is the English title) sale price was about $7, and 30% of that
  • Livet, motorcyklar och andra omöjliga projekt by Katarina Bivald (no English title available), sale price was about $7, and 30% of that.
  • Elva dagar i Berlin by Håkan Nesser (no English title available) sale price was about $7, and 30% of that

25th of March
So, going to second-hand shops and immediately finding the book corners aren’t ultimate if you are having a book-buying goal. I went with my family for an outing and found two books I’ve been looking for. I got both of them for about $1,50.

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  • Ten little niggers by Agatha Christie. I really wanted the book with the original title and found it.
  • Det som inte dödar oss by David Lagercrantz, the fourth book in the Millenium series (originally by Stieg Larsson) (English title: The Girl in the Spider’s Web)

April 29th
So, my mom and I went to the next town over to visit a second-hand shop to look for some books that we were missing from a series. We did find them (but they belong to mom so they’re not in this haul). I found four other books I have been looking for, my mom was kind enough to get them for me, all in Swedish and in paperback, but still. Three of them are part 3-5 of a series I own the first two books of and the fourth book I got is the fourth book in the Joona Linna series by Lars Kepler. So the books I got was:

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  • Svek by Karin Alvtegen (Betrayal in English)
  • Skam by Karin Alvtegen (Shame in English)
  • Skugga by Karin Alvtegen (Shadow in English)
  • Sandmannen by Lars Kepler (The Sandman in English)

May 7th

I only bought 1 book this month, which is really good for being me, since, well, I know myself.

I found the third book, Änglarna Dansar i Gryningen, in the Vintergatans Alla Sjärnor by Camilla Davidsson series in hardback online, on sale. So I just had to. And since it’s a replacement for a paperback it doesn’t count as a bought book, not really ^^. Oh how I love that cover!

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May 16th

So, I did… something, yeah let’s just call it that, something. Facebook sells pages for books are bad, especially when you find books you’ve wanted to read for years. So, yeah, I got 12 books.

The first two books, from a separate seller than the other ones, were:

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  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Then I got 10 other books from the second seller:

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  • Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
  • Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
  • Memoires of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  • Dark Visions by L J Smith
  • DUFF by Kody Keplinger

This haul threw everything about my book buying resolution I made in the beginning of this year, to hell since I wasn’t supposed to bu a book until I read five and I could buy 2 books, not 12, but I also read more than 5 books in May, so I need to read 45 books before I ca buy anymore. But that probably won’t last long if I know myself correctly, lol.

Well, that’s all for the Spring Book Haul. Read on 🙂

Spring Book UNhaul | 2017

So, it’s that time of year where Spring Cleaning is kind of the main ”event” of the season, and I’ve purged some books. Most of the books I’ve purged are either classic’s I have gotten for free on my phone and don’t need physical format. If it turns out I really love a book and want to have it in physical format, I’ll buy a better edition than the ones I  purged, and the other reason is that they are just books I probably won’t read, I’ve lost interest.

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  • The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – I’m getting a different edition of this.
  • Änglarna dansar i gryningen by Camilla Davidsson (paperback version – bought the hardcover one just this month)
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Scottish ghosts by Lily Seafield
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Marilyn Manson: Den långa vägen ur helvetet by Neil Strauss (English: Long Hard Road Out Of Hell)

And I’m also getting rid of My true love gave to me edited by Stephanie Perkins (including multiple different authors).

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Out of these 17, I haven’t read 8 of them, so my TBR shelf shrank down from 109 to 101.