Saturday, July 30, 2016

Review: Saga volume 2

Title: Saga, Volume 2
Author: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Year published: 2013
How I got this book: Bought it a local book store
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
From award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. 

Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survive lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters hare strangest adventure yet... grandparents.

Collects Saga issues #7-12

My thoughts:
I read Saga volume 1 in September, and I've had this since January. I have no idea why I didn't pick it up until now.

The story is action-packed, and never boring. It's heartwarming and funny, and yet sad at the same time. The story is told with Hazel as a narrator, and we follow several characters. We have Marko and Alana, Hazel's parents, but we also see the stories of those who are following them.

Though each volume is about 160 pages, it doesn't take long to read them at all. The story is so fast-paced, and with the pictures you just fly through it. Therefore I don't want to talk to much about what happens, because I don't want to spoil anything.

This is definitely for older readers as it contains explicit pictures and language, and you should keep that in mind before picking this up. It is however a great story, and if you don't have any problems with that, you will most likely enjoy this.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: Scarlet

This is the second book in a series, and will therefore contain spoilers for the first one, Cinder.

Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Puffin Books
Year published: 2013
How I got this book: Bought it at my local bookstore
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it's one you won't forget.

Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. Police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wold, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner ...

My thoughts:
I think this might become one of my favorite series, because I really enjoyed this book. I think the stories are brilliantly written, and I think the fairytale-retellings are creative. Scarlet doen't follow Red Riding Hood down to the word, but still enough that you can clearly tell that it's a retelling, which I think can be difficult sometimes.

We are introduced to some new characters in this book, especially Scarlet Benoit and Wolf. I really liked both of them, and really enjoyed reading about Wolf. With his name it was pretty obvious that he wasn't a good guy, but his complexity was super interesting. 

Though we are introduced to new characters, we also follow Cinder. We keep following these two storylines throughout the book, until they finally meet. I thought this was great, because I really enjoy reading as Cinder, and I wasn't ready to let her go yet.

I'm super excited to start Cress, I just want to know what's going to happen! This is definitely a series I recommend to people, even though they don't read much sci-fi. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I've Wanted To Learn Or Do After Reading About Them

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week the topic is things that I've wanted to learn, or do, after reading about them in a book. This is a very interesting topic, because you can be inspired to learn so many things after reading different books!

Learn to play the cello
Even though I play the violin, I've always had a weak spot for the cello. I just love the ability it has to play really deep notes, and I find it a lot more emotional at times. Therefore, after reading this, I really wanted to learn, and I still want to.

Learn to be a badass assassin
I just find Celaena to be such a cool, badass heroine. Though I would prefer to learn in a different way than she did, I want to be just as cool as her.

Learn archery
I know that this is on a lot of lists this week, and I have to agree with all of them! When I first read The Hunger Games I really wanted to be as good as Katniss with a bow & arrow, however, I have never

Learn magic
This may not be a very realistic thing to want to learn, but I still want to. I can imagine going to a school like Hogwarts with different classes about magic.

Learn survival skills
The main character in this book does not have a lot of survival skills, she's just a normal girl. But she has no choice after the moon moves closer to the earth, and when I was done with this book I really wanted to learn how to survive events like that.

Learn French
The fact that I wanted to learn French can't be credited to only Anna and the French Kiss, seeing that I did take French at school before reading it. But after reading this, I really wanted to go to Paris and be able to speak French fluently, so this has helped motivate me.

Go on a road trip
I've never been on a road trip like the one in this book. I've been on road trips with my family, but I don't feel like that counts. I want to go on an unplanned adventure with my best friend, not a trip where everything is planned out with my parents.

Play a lot of video games
I have to admit, I already play quite a lot of video games. Not extremely much, but more than most of my friends. After reading this  I really wanted to have an online world like OASIS, though I would prefer that the real world stayed nice. This also made me want to play the old school games, that I never really got into, because I was born too late.

Read the original fairytales
Cinder is not the only book that fits into this category, but I chose it's cover because I'm currently obsessed with that series. I always enjoy a good fairytale retelling, and they always make me want to read the original fairytale again, though I already know most of the story.

Study literature
Again, this is not something only one book can get credit for. All book sin general made me want to study literature, and my love for reading is what made me apply a bachelor in English Literature, which I'm starting this fall.

What things have you wanted to learn, or do, after reading a book? Have a great day!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Last Chance

Title: Last Chance (originally Keeping the Moon)
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Year published: 2004
How I got this book: Bought it through Book Depository (affiliate link)
My rating: 3,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast - first for being fat and then for being "easy" - Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Caroline.

But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

My thoughts:
This is probably going to be a short review, because I don't really have a lot of thoughts about this book. This is a short, sweet book, which makes it a perfect, short summer read.

I finished this in two sittings. It's nicely written and super easy to read. It's shorter than the books I normally read, which is both good and bad. It's good because it's not a big investment starting this book, making it easier to pick up. At the same time, though, you don't really get that involved with the story. Granted, this is a contemporary book, and I usually read fantasy, so it's not hard to get into the world. However, I didn't connect with any of the characters. It just didn't feel like I had enough time to do it, so I didn't really care how the story ended for the characters.

Still, this is a sweet read for summer, especially if you want something light hearted for the beach. It doesn't bring up serious issues in a tough way, and it doesn't really make you think all that much. Sometimes, that's exactly what you want, and for that purpose, this book is great. It's not a book I'll tell everyone to read, but if you're looking for something cute and short, you should give this a try.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Carry On

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin' Griffin
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: I bought it through BookDepository (affiliate link)
My rating: 2,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who's ever been chosen.

That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And bAz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.

Half the time, Simon can't even make is wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here - it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.

My thoughts:
I did not like this at all, and I know that so many people really loved it. Everything I write here is my opinion, and you don't have to agree with me. I always get a bit sad when I really dislike a book this much, because I want to enjoy the books I read, but that doesn't always happen. However, that does not mean that I expect everyone to have the same opinion as I do, and if you did enjoy it, I think that's great. It's great that you found pleasure in this book, even though I didn't. 

I have several problems with this book, but the main one for me is that, to me, this is just a bad, Harry Potter fan-fiction. I've read Fangirl by Rowell, where it's obvious that Simon Snow is that world's Harry Potter. And to me, I read this as a bad Drarry fan-fic. Now, there's nothing wrong with fan-fiction, I think it's amazing, but it's not amazing when a published book gives me that feeling.

The world was extremely similar to the wizarding world in Harry Potter, and so were the characters. We had Simon/Harry, Penelope/Hermione, The Mage/Dumbledore and Baz/Draco. To me, this just didn't work. We were even told that one year, The Mage avoided Simon for some reason. 

Another problem I had with this book, was that this is supposed to be the last book in a nonexistent series. Rowell dumps all of this information on us, so we have some idea of what's even going on before the book starts. We basically get a summary of what's supposed to be six books, and descriptions of events that happened way before this book took place. 

We read from several perspectives in this book, and I didn't really enjoy any of them. The one I disliked the least was Baz, but I found Simon to just be a complete idiot. Honestly, if I hadn't thought the book was so stupid, I would have put it down. I was, however, intrigued to see how the story would end and what would happen to the characters, though I didn't really care whether they died or not. 

A minor thing that really got to me, and still annoys me, was the spelling of magic/magick. Some words were spelled with magic, and some spelled with magick. It was annoying, seeing as those are two different things, and seemed like an attempt to be original. An attempt that completely failed in my opinion.

Of course, many people have enjoyed this book. I will not be recommending this to anybody, but I won't discourage people from reading it either. If you don't mind all the Harry Potter similarities, an you think this sounds like a really good book, you should definitely give it a try. If you don't pick up the book, you won't know if you'll like it or not. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside The US

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I feel like SO MANY books are set in the States, especially YA books. I get that it's a big, English-speaking country, but it sort of sucks for us not living in the states. There are stil plenty of good books that take place in other countries, and these are just some of them, that I've really enjoyed.

The first mention on this list is, no surprise, The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowing. These take place in the UK, and they're basically my childhood.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is going to be the next book on this list, and this also includes the two other books in this series. These are not completely "USA-free", but the majority of the story takes place in the UK. 

The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins. A murder-mystery set in the UK, near London. This book is thrilling and keeps you guessing until the last page.

The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan. This is also set in the UK, as most of the books on this list. I recently read this, and it's an adult historical-fiction novel, set in the English countryside.

Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes. Who hasn't heard of this by now? Also set in the UK, however it also contains some travel to other countries. The story is absolutely heartbreaking, and so amazing.

I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable. Another historical-fiction novel taking place in the UK and in France. It's a great historical-fiction, and both stories are interesting and connected in a good way.

Hamlet by Shakespeare. So this is a play, not a book, but I really wanted to include it. It takes place in Denmark, near the ocean close to Sweden. I don't know how to describe this play, other than the fact that it's amazing.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. This is a YA contemporary, and it takes place in Paris. The story is super sweet, and it's perfect for this time of year. It's been a while since I've read it, but it's definitely worth picking up!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. This middle-grade book is sweet, funny and amazing. We follow a main character with autism, and it really opened my eyes to the disorder. It takes place in the UK, and it's definitely worth pickin up.

The Summer of Secrets by Martina Reilly. This takes place in Ireland, and though it has been a while since I read it, I remember it being sweet and dark, at the same time. The main character struggles with PTSD, and this novel explores that in a great way, opening the eyes of the reader.

I thought this list would be easy to write, but I actually struggled finding books. I intentionally didn't include any high-fantasy, because I don't feel like those really count. Instead I focused on books taking place in actual countries, and I just now realised just how many books take place in the States. It's not something I think about that much when I'm actually reading, but this Top Ten Tuesday has really opened my eyes.

What is your favourite book that takes place outside the US?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: Cinder

Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Year published: 2012
How I got this book: I don't remember, but I probably bought it at Bookdepository (afiiliate link)
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's date hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. This was my second attempt at reading it, and I enjoyed it so much more this time around. It's been over a year since I first tried, but I wasn't in the mood for it and only got a couple of pages in. Now, I started listening to it as an audiobook, and I was immersed in the story immediately. 

Cinder is a re-telling of Cinderella, but with cyborgs, robots and really cool technology. I haven't read any Cinderella retellings before, but this has set the bar high for any others I might come across. I'm usually not that into sci-fi with cyborgs and such, but it worked in this book. I really liked the universe this was set in, it was our world, just further in the future. It was super easy to get into, and I always understood everything.

This is the first book in a series, and I have the two next as well. That's actually what made me pick up this book again now. I bought the two next ones on sale at my local bookshop, so I just had to start them. I'm generally a big fan of fairytales and re-tellings, so based on that this should be right up my alley. 

I found all the characters to be realistic, and I really enjoyed reading about them and how they interacted with each other. The chemistry between the different characters really worked, and the relationships seemed believable, which isn't always the case. 

This is definitely a book I would recommend if you enjoy sci-fi, fairytale-retellings, or just great books. I can't wait to start the next one, and I hope it will be just as good.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Review: Girl Online

Title: Girl Online (Girl Online #1)

Author: Zoe Sugg, ghostwritten by Siobhan Curham
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: I got it as a present for christmas
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has - I can't believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! - and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes...

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

My thoughts:
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. One of my friends told me that this book was really disappointing, so I didn't want to go in with high expectations. I really like Zoe's videos on youtube, and because I watch her videos, I read this with her voice in my head. I caught myself looking for similarities in Penny's life, and in Zoe's. 

I read this book in one sitting, though that wasn't planned. I started to read it at night to relax a bit, and kept telling myself "just one more chapter, then I'll turn off the lights". Before I knew it, the book was finished and I actually wanted to read the next one.

The characters in this book were all relatable, in some way or another. The plot wasn't anything new, but still felt a bit refreshing. 

I remember that there was a bit of a "scandal" with this book a while ago, because it turned out Zoe didn't write it herself. She had a ghostwriter that wasn't mentioned at all. However, on goodreads it now says that it was ghostwritten by Siobhan Curham. The writing was good, and I have no doubt that that was because of the ghostwriter. I still found the idea and plot good as well, and I just enjoyed this book. 

This isn't a book that will stick with me forever, or made me think that much. It brings attention to anxiety and panic attacks, which I think is wonderful, and I also think it's dealt with in a good way. I don't have much more to say about this, except that if you're looking for a nice beach read or something like that, I will recommend this.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Facts about me

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This week the theme is facts about me, and they could be bookish or just general. I'm going to do a mostly bookish one, but I can't promise that they'll all be related to books.

1. When this is published I'm on holiday in Denmark, visiting my family.

2. I'm able to listen to audiobooks when I'm at work, and because of that I've been able to listen to all the A Song of Ice and Fire books on audiobooks.

3. I've loved reading for such a long time, and for as long as I can remember, I've always tried to bring up books I've read in school assignments.

4. I'm able to read way more than I think I will when I'm on vacation. Last summer I bought 9 books at the beginning of our vacation, and before we came home I'd read 8 of them, and some others as well.

5. I don't have one favourite genre. Sometimes I prefer fantasy, other times I prefer contemporary.

6. I re-read Harry Potter every year. I love the books so much, and I make it a point to always read them at least once a year.

7. Some of my friends used to tell me that reading was completely pointless and that I'd never get anything out of it.

8. In October, I'm starting my bachelor degree on English Literature, where the main point is, basically, reading.

9. I either want to be an editor or a translator when I'm finished with my studies, though I'm not sure of which one yet.

10. I have an entire shelf in my room with unread books, and another one with the ones I've read. The TBR-shelf is never getting smaller, however, the finished shelf is completely out of space, and keeps getting fuller.

So, that was 10 facts about me, mostly bookish ones. Tell me one bookish fact about yourself!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Review: The Girl in the Photograph

Title: The Girl in the Photograph
Author: Kate Riordan
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: Borrowed it from my cousin when she told me to read it
My rating: 3 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
In the summer of 1933, Alice Eveleigh has arrived at Fiercombe Manor in disgrace. The beautiful house becomes her sanctuary, a place to hide her shame from society in the care of the housekeeper, Mrs Jelphs. But the manor also becomes a place of suspicion, one of secrecy.

Something isn't right.

Someone is watching.

There are secrets that the manor house seems determined to keep. Tragedy haunts the empty rooms and foreboding hangs heavy in the stifling heat. Traces of the previous occupant, Elizabeth Stanton, are everywhere and soon Alice discovers Elizabeth's life eerily mirrors the path she herself is on.

My thoughts:
This book wasn't bad or good, it was just okay. Okay in the sense that I don't regret reading it, but I doubt I'll pick up another book by Kate Riordan. However, I think a lot of people will enjoy this book, especially someone who likes adult fiction more than me. I usually stick to YA or NA, and therefore I'm not used to reading books like this.

We follow two different people in this book, from two different perspectives. We have our main character, Alice, and her story in 1934. And then we have Elizabeth, and her story takes place in 1898. Though most of the story, about 2/3, are from Alice's perspective, I enjoyed reading from Elizabeth's POV a lot more. 

I have to say, I really struggled to get into this book. I didn't feel really connected to the characters or the story, and I had to tell myself to pick the book up and read, because I did want to finish it. However, the last 1/4 of the book, I finally got into it. 

One of the reasons I couldn't quite get into it was the length of the chapters. I prefer shorter chapters, because that way it's easier to pick up the book and start reading. When you know one chapter is about 40 pages, it's quite intimidating to pick up. I only put down books at the end of chapters, and therefore it was a time commitment every time I picked up the book. And to make matters worse, the only chapters that weren't long were the chapters from Elizabeth's POV.

This book did get 3 stars from me though, so it wasn't all bad. The story itself is a good story, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I wish I had. My cousin had praised it, so my expectations were quite high. I probably won't recommend this to a lot of people, unless I know they like books like this. My mother is going to read it after me, and I think she will enjoy it more than I did. 

To wrap it up, I would say that this is a good book. If you like historical fiction, this is definitely a book you will enjoy. 

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: Inborn

Title: Inborn (The Birthright #1)
Author: Amy Saunders
Publisher: Amy Saunders
Year published: 2016
How I got this book: I got it through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Rosamund Brandt has had a semi normal life for sixteen years. Well, semi normal for a family descended from aliens. Sure, she could create portals and her family had a secret basement. But she went to school, had a best friend, and got her driving permit like every other teen.

However, her definition of "normal" unravels when a killer with multiple powers and an agenda steps into town. When Rosamund herself becomes a target, she has a choice between playing the killer's game and saving a few, or getting to the core of the murders and stopping them for good.

Rosamund's choice will save everyone she cares about - or unleash a new era for herself and her family, shattering whatever hope for going back to normal she had.

My thoughts:
Before I start, this review will not contain any spoilers. However, if you wish to go into this book knowing as little as possible, I would recommend not reading this before reading the book.

I usually don't read a lot of sci-fi, because I always think I won't like it. This book proved me wrong. It immediately grabs your attention, and it's difficult to put it down. As soon as you're invested in this book, you want to know what happens.

The mystery in this book is so well though out, and I didn't know anything until it was revealed. We only know what the main character, Rosamund, knows, and with her confusion it's not easy trying to find out who the killer is. You don't know who you can trust until you finish the last chapter, and I absolutely loved that. 

Our main character, Rosamund Brandt, had a really enjoyable POV. We only read from her perspective throughout the entire book, and it really works in this. Only knowing what she knows, and being confused when she is, it really draws you into the story. 

Though this is about aliens, I found everything to be quite believable. The way that the "alien society"  worked, and how they all live with normal people, it made the story very easy to follow. The fact that they were aliens weren't the main point in this book, the plot was about finding out who the killer was, and they just happen to be aliens.

It says that this book is the first one in The Birthright series, so I will definitely pick up the next one when that comes out. This book doesn't leave you with a big cliffhanger, but it leaves enough to make you want more, and to find out more of what's happening. 

This is a book I would recommend to people, even though they might not be fans of sci-fi. It's more of a mystery thriller, with a bit of sci-fi as well. And it really works! It might not be something I'll recommend to my mother, but I will talk about it to my friends. If you are even a little bit intrigued by the synopsis, or any review, you should pick it up. 

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Enjoyable Reads With Less Than 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold by Robin A. H. Waterfield - 534 ratings on Goodreads

The Summer of Secrets by Martina Reilly - 219 ratings on Goodreads

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis - 1084 ratings on Goodreads

Act of God by Jill Ciment - 610 ratings on Goodreads

Hungry by H. A. Swain - 1611 ratings on goodreads

Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman - 1211 ratings on Goodreads

Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis - 953 ratings on Goodreads

I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable - 1017 ratings on Goodreads

The Final Descent by Rick Yancey - 1809 ratings on Goodreads

Full Share  by Eliza Freed - 43 ratings on Goodreads

These are all books that I really enjoyed reading, and I'm honestly surprised that they have so few ratings on Goodreads. Some of them are quite new releases, less than a year old, so maybe people haven't discovered them yet. I liked all of these, and would recommend them all to friends. If some of these seem interesting to any of you, I recommend reading a bit more about them. Who knows, one of them may be your next favourite book!

What are your favourite book with less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads?

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July TBR


I have a couple books I really want to read this month, but I'm trying to not plan too much. I am working full time for three weeks, and I'm also spending a week in Denmark, so I don't know how much I'll be able to read. I've also finished a book this month, so I won't mention that here, but it will be mentioned in my wrap up at the end of the month.

I'll start with two books I've already started, but not finished yet.

I'm currently reading both Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I'm listening to Cinder on audiobook, and I'm enjoying it so far. 

No summer is complete without reading a Sarah Dessen books, so I have chosen to read Last Chance. I've had it for quite a while, end July is the perfect time to read one of her books.

I also want to get to the second volume of Saga this month. It's been a while since I finished the first volume, and now this is just sitting on my shelf. It will also be a nice break between the other books, as this is one I'll fly through in no time.

I'm not completely sure if I'll get to Scarlet by Marissa Meyer in July, it depends on when I am able to finish Cinder. I picked up both Scarlet and Cress yesterday, so I am staying hopeful.

I am currently in the middle of rereading the Harry Potter series, so I am hoping to get to both The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince this month. The books are starting to get longer, so I am no longer able to finish them in a day, after work, but I enjoy them so much, I have no doubt I'll find time to read these.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get to some other books as well, but I don't want to limit myself too much this month. I want to be able to pick up books I just feel like reading, without having to stick to a list. I am lucky enough that I am able to listen to audiobooks when I'm working, but I don't know what I'll be listening to while I'm at work yet.

What books do you want to read this month?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Wrap Up: June


June has been a pretty good reading month for me, and despite having several exams, I managed to read 12 books. I don't really understand how I was able to read this much, but I think it's because I haven't had a lot of full school days. Several of these books were also quick reads, and several were finished in a day or two.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas - 5 stars - review

Full Share by Eliza Freed - 4 stars - review

The Odyssey by Homer - 3 stars

After you by Jojo Moyes - 3,5 stars - review

The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henri Murger - 2 stars

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore - 4,5 stars - review

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh - 3,5 stars - review

Inborn by Amy Saunders - 4 stars - review will be coming shortly


The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan - 3 stars - review will be coming shortly

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling - 5 stars

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg - 4 stars - review will be coming shortly

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving - 3 stars

Looking back, this month has been a wonderful reading month, and I can just hope that July will be the same. I also managed to complete my reading goal for the year, reading 35 books. I knew I'd be able to finish that throughout the year, but I didn't expect it to happen in June. However, I will not change my goal to a larger number, because I know I'll read anyway.

How was your reading month?