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.