Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October Wrap Up & November TBR



2016 reading challenge



The books I've read in October

#53 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★
#54 - The Deal by Anne Kennedy ★★★★

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016

September Wrap Up & October TBR



2016 reading challenge


The books I've read in August

#49 - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ★★★1/2
#50 - The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan ★★★3/4
#51 - Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat ★★★★1/4
#52 - Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres ★★1/2

Review: Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat


Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Series: Captive Prince #2  Published: July 7th 2015 by Berkley
Pages: 216 • Format: E-book • Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Status: read from August 27 to September 12, 2016
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Rating: 4.25/5 stars


Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: top ten books on your fall TBR list

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List
My choices are not listed in order.

1. Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
5. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies
6. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
9. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
10. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

What are your top ten books on your fall TBR?

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

The 'Everything, Everything' Movie Cast is Everything

Did you know that Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is being adapted into a movie at this very moment? No? I didn't either two days ago, but it is and I'm very happy with the cast. Check it out below :)


It's such a lovely cover and lovely book. I gave it 5/5 stars!


Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan


The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

Series: -  Published: April 8th 2014 by Scribner
Pages: 241 • Format: E-book • Genres: Nonfiction, Short stories, Essays, Memoir
Status: read from September 02 to 08, 2016
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Rating: 3.75/5 stars


Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres


Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres

Series: -  Published: May 2016 by Scholastic
Pages: 226 • Source: Sent to me from the author, Catherine Torres • Genres: YA, Fantasy
Status: read from August 20 to September 14, 2016
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Rating: 2.5/5 stars


Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016

Congrats! I've read 50/50 books!

I finally reached my goodreads reading goal the other day! Last year I finished my 50th book about 30 minutes before the new year. What surprised me back then was that when the clock struck 00:00 (12AM), it was still 8 hours left of the challenge... Time zones maybe?? However, I'm very pleased with myself for finishing it relatively early this year. The book that made me reach my goal was The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan (I really liked it!). I plan on reading more books this year, of course, and I hope that I at least can make it to 65 (it is after all 110 days left of 2016). Or maybe even 70..? It can't be impossible!

Have you reached your goal yet, if you have one?
Happy reading! :)

Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Intimidating TBR tag (in Which I Realize I Have Too Many Books on My TBR)

1) What book have you been unable to finish?
A Game of Thrones for sure. I've been reading it since the beginning of May and I cannot seem to finish it. I'm about one third through and I really, really love it so it's not that I cannot finish it because I hate it... It's just such a huge and complex story.

What book have you yet to read because…

2) …you just haven’t had the time?
Probably Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I read Obsidian 2 years ago and I love the Lux series so much. I don't understand why I'm doing this to myself!!


3) …it’s a sequel?
There are so many!! But let's go with Scarlet by Marissa Meyer! I read the first book, Cinder, more than one year ago and I really enjoyed it and I'm very much looking forward to reading the second book.

4) …it’s brand new?
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

5) …you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
Hmm.. V.E. Schwab's books maybe. I've read Vicious (which I enjoyed very much -- I gave it 5 stars in January but I'm not so sure about that high rating now), This Savage Song (didn't really like) and A Darker Shade of Magic (didn't like). So let's say A Gathering of Shadows by her.

6) …you’re just not in the mood for it?
I've recently lost interest in YA contemporary, so I'm not in the mood for, let's say, The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I actually read a sample and didn't really like it.

7) …it’s humongous?
Maybe The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? It's not HUMONGOUS but it's a pretty big book.


8) …because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?
Hmmm.. I bought Teardrop by Lauren Kate back in 2013 when I was in London because I really liked the cover. It turned out to have pretty poor reviews so I'll probably never read it.

9) What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?
Well, I would say A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, but I'm currently reading it. Is it okay if I choose the A Song of Ice and Fire series? Because that's a whole new level of intimidating!

10) Who do you tag?
Everyone! Seriously, if you want to do this -- DO IT :) If you want, you can say that I tagged you!

Happy reading!

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016

What I'll be Reading this Weekend

It's not often (but it happens) that I read more than one book at a time. But now is that time because I'm currently reading four books. Reading slump creeping in? I hope not!

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1. Captive Prince: Volume Two (Prince's Gambit) by C.S. Pacat (since August 27)
2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (since May 7)
3. Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres (since August 20)
4. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan (since today, September 2)

My goal is to finish Prince's Gambit today or tomorrow! I think it's possible since I've got less than 50% left (around 100 pages). Then I'd love to continue reading The Opposite of Loneliness which I started this morning and I may (or maybe not) pick up A Game of Thrones or Sula's Voyage as well. We'll see.
What will you be reading this weekend?

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Wrap Up & September TBR



2016 reading challenge



The books I've read in August

#43 - Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith ★1/2
#44 - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ★★★★★
#45 - Ett litet hål i mörkret by Ingrid Olsson ★
#46 - Flipped by Wandelin Van Draanen ★★★1/2
#47 - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys ★★★★★
#48 - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood ★★★★

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Ten Books I Think Should be Required Reading in School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: Back To School Freebie

Top Ten Books  I Think Should be Required Reading in School
My choices are not listed in any particular order.

1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
3) City of Thieves by David Benioff
4) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

5) None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
6) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
7) The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
8) Kallocain by Karin Boye

9) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
10) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

What are your top ten books that you think should be required reading in school?

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016

Super Mini Short Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood


All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Series: - • Published: August 9th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 353 • Format: E-book • Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance
Status: read from August 14 to 18, 2016
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Rating: 4/5 stars


Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016

School is BACK! / A Personal Post

Okay guys. So school's back and I'm actually quite excited. It's my last year of school (except the fact that I'll study at the university next year or later on) and that makes me so happy. From what I've heard (from students and teachers), 12th grade is so much calmer than 11th and I really wish that's true because 11th grade was the most energy-consuming and emotional school year ever!

So, my idea with this post was mainly to show you what courses I have this year! I don't know if this is interesting to you, but maybe to someone :)

My 12th grade courses:
Biotechnology 1 (program recess)
Physics 1 (for a few months -- it's an extended course)
Physics 2 (orientation subject)
English 7 (program recess)
Photography 1 (individual choice)
Swedish 3
History 1
Religion 1 (during the fall semester)
The graduation project (I'm writing about Alzheimer's disease)

I am very happy, and kind of relieved, that I didn't choose math this year. I actually like math (most of the time) but it wasn't necessary for me because I already have all the merit points. I went with photography instead and I think that'll be fun :)


Do you have any questions? What grade are you in? Have you started school?

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas


Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Series: -  Published: August 1st 2013 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 388 • Format: Paperback • Genres: Young Adult, Mystery Thriller
Status: read from July 04 to 05, 2016
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Rating: 4.75/5 stars


Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Books Set in a Fantasy-ish World

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: Top Ten Books With X Setting

Top Ten Books Set in a Fantasy-ish World
My choices are not listed in any particular order.
1) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
2) The Selection by Kiera Cass
3) The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
4) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

5) Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
6) Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
7) The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
8) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

9) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
10) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

What are your top ten books set in a fantasy world?

Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Series: - • Published: April 7th 2011 by Puffin
Pages: 344 • Format: Paperback • Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, WWII
Status: read from August 11 to 13, 2016
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Rating: 5/5 stars


Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Series: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe #1
Published: February 21st 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 359 • Format: Paperback • Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT
Status: read from August 06 to 08, 2016
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Rating: 5/5 stars


Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

TV-Show Recommendations | Survival

Here are my top 5 TV-show recommendations -- the survival edition -- because I love these TV-shows and I want you to love them too. I adore all five of them and they have at some point been a favorite of mine and three of them still are.

Heads up!! This is not a normal recommendation post. It's in the form of "if you enjoy these particular things you should definitely watch this TV-show" but some of the particular things won't perhaps make sense, but I promise you'll understand when you watch the show. Or maybe not -- then you'll have to ask me because sometimes things I write don't make sense (and also, I'm pretty much fangirling while writing this because I love these TV-series so much and I want you to love them as well. Fangirling makes it even harder for me to format my words in a comprehending way so I'm sorry)

FANGIRLING = MESSY POST
Be ready

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016

NEW BOOKS (Because who Doesn't Like New Books?) / August 2016




Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I really liked Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys that I read earlier this year and I'm almost 100% confident that I'll like this too. I think the two books are connected -- in a character way (??) -- but I'm not too sure. I'm very excited to read this book (which I know almost nothing about save that it's set during WWII).

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
As a Josh Hutcherson lover since 2008, I absolutely love the movie (perhaps a little too much). My expectations for the book are non-existent as classics usually disappoint me but I want to read this book only because. And did I say that I absolutely love the movie?

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
I watched the movie once, didn't particularly like it. It was 30 SEK on Book Depository so I had (you know how it is) to buy it -- it had nothing to do with me being interested in reading it, because really, I have no real interest in reading it. At least not now and not soon -- but in the future? SURE.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I've seen nearly nothing but praise surrounding The Little Prince. I have no clue what it's about, I only know that it's a childrens book and that it makes people cry for unknown reasons (or known..?? I may have read a spoiler when I come to think about it). I will probably read this book in one sitting considering it's more or less 100 pages.

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas / Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Dangerous Girls was fantastic and more people need to read it. It's one of the few books I actually want to raise the rating on on goodreads. I gave the book 4.25 stars but it's quite possible more of a 5 star book to me. It was amazing and everything I look for in a mystery/thriller-y book. I expect no less from Dangerous Boys when I read it!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I read 12 pages earlier in the car and I loved the writing. I can already tell that it'll be a fast read! I love short chapters and witty characters so I guess I'll love it. I cannot wait to read this, which in this case will be soon!


Have you read these books? What did you think? Which one is your favorite? 

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2016

Five Books I'm Dying to Read (Or at Least Am Really Excited to Read)


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Goodreads | Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia 
I know a little about Ready Player One and from what I've heard it's fantastic. If I'm correct, the book takes place in 2044 in a virtual world known as OASIS. It follows Wade Watts, a teenager who's competing against other players in OASIS to win a huge fortune. Players are even willing to kill in order to win -- how cool?! I'm super excited to read this book and what's even more exciting is that Ready Player One will be a movie directed by Steven Spielberg in 2018!!


Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Goodreads | Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
I've been meaning to read Wolf by Wolf for the longest time, but I still haven't. I'll make sure to do it soon! I love historical fiction and alternate history books like this one. Wolf by Wolf is set in an alternate world where Hitler won WWII and it follows Yael, a survivor of human experimentation who participates in a race to kill Hitler. Something like that. I think this book will be really interesting!


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Goodreads | Genre: Adult fiction, Contemporary
A Little Life is a book I added to my TBR-list because a friend on Goodreads recommended it to me and also because everyone seems to adore it. I really want to read it but I think it will be a while until I pick it up -- not only is it heartbreaking and depressing, it's also 720 pages long! (Almost as long as A Game of Thrones!). I actually really love this cover and I don't know why.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
Goodreads | Genre: Adult fiction, Contemporary, Romance
It's was only today (after having the book on my TBR for quite a while) that I read the summary. And now I really want to read this book! All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is a love story (not an ordinary love story I assume) between a young girl and an adult man -- and that's what I know. I've only read amazing reviews and I can't wait to read it when it comes out (on August 9th).


Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Goodreads | Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
I've read Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas and I LOVED it. I absolutely love mysterious thrillers and even if this book isn't nearly as good as the other I'm sure it'll still be amazing. I really hope that there will be the same kind of twist in Dangerous Boys because that would be incredible. I have real high expectations and I'm pretty certain I won't be disappointed.

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Wrap Up & August TBR


2016 reading challenge


The books I've read in July

#36 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★★ (favorite)
#37 - One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy ★★
#38 - Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas ★★★★1/4
#39 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ★★★★
#40 - This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab ★★★3/4
#41 - A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ★★★1/4
#42 - Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat ★★1/2

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dream Casting: A Court of Thorns and Roses series - part 1

Dream Casting is something I adore doing -- it can on the same time as being extremely fun, also be a difficult challenge (and I really enjoy that). I love finding "real" faces to fictional characters. I would very much like if you'd comment your own dream cast!


LILY JAMES as Feyre
I genuinely think that Lily James would be the perfect Feyre -- she really looks like her to me and she is also quite similar to the Feyre created by Charlie Bowater (definitely my dream Feyre). You need to check out her ACOTAR/ACOMAF art (it's absolutely gorgeous!!). The only thing missing with Lily James is Feyre's bluish-grey eyes, but that's easy peasy to fix. I think she's the most accurate choice out of all the suggestions I've found so far.

LUKE BRACEY as Tamlin
A Tamlin was for sure the hardest to find out of all four characters. Luke Bracey is nearly perfect for the role -- he's radiating Tamlin from every part of him. He's Australian and cute and could positively portray a great beast. And he looks attractive with blonde hair too.

CHRIS WOOD as Rhysand
LOOK AT HIM ♥ ♥
My sister and I talked about this actor for the role and both of us would be pleased with Chris Wood as Rhys (if there will ever be a movie). The beard is actually no problem for me (even though Rhys doesn't have one), but it's easy to overlook if you don't like it -- Chris Wood looks gorgeous without it as well so there's nothing to worry about. And the gif above is surely nothing to complain about, am I right?

DANE DEHAAN as Lucien
Lucien has red hair and Dane does too, so that's great. I was surprised to find Dane Dehaan so similar to my "in-my-head" Lucien. He's very cute and he seems lovely (as do Lucien) so I'd love to see him in the role.