Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tag: My Life in Books

My Life in Books Tag


I feel like now is the perfect time for a book tag, don't you think? I personally love all kinds of bookish lists and tags, and hopefully you do as well. I found the tag here!



1. Find a book for each of your initials

F: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
L: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
F: Four by Veronica Roth



2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is book number 19 on my bookshelf.



3. Pick a book set in your city/country

I would never find a book set in my city (it's impossible), but a book set in my country is no problem. A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) by Fredrik Backman is set in Sweden.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

The book: any Harry Potter book.
Destination: Hogwarts, or any other place in the Harry Potter world to be honest.



5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi are both my favorite color: blue.



6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Perhaps not the fondest of fondest memories, but anyhow: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it in Swedish in 2011 and I actually wanted to stop reading it after 1 chapter. I didn't, because it was sort of required reading in school, and I ended up loving it. I bought book 2 and 3 and I think it was the first series I ever finished.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Candide by Voltaire for sure. I read it for my Swedish class in 10th grade and it was horrible. Of course, I read it in Swedish, but I still couldn't understand what was going on. I read it, but I didn't read it. I think my whole class hated it.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

This one is super easy to answer. Definitely A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin which, by the way, I've been reading since May 2016. I cannot seem to finish it. :(



Feel free to do this yourself! I tag anyone who wants to do it. :)

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017

Reading in Spain

I will finally be getting away from Sweden for two weeks tomorrow. I'm traveling to Spain (on the 5th) which means one thing only: time to read ALL day, EVERY day! I am very happy and I cannot wait to sit outside to read. I'll try to find a shadow to read in, or else I'll just go inside because of the ridiculous heat (33 ºC!! I will melt). These are hopefully only some of the books I'll read while away. I am, as I said in my last Wrap Up, hoping to read 15 books (minimum) in August. I kind of feel like I can make it.

Here are the books I am planning to read:



There is this marketplace we usually go to when we visit Spain that sells SO many English books for very cheap. Back in February I got my hands on The Martian (which I loved), Me Before You, The Humans and The Light Between Oceans for only 6 euros total. I really wish to go there this time as well :) If I can make it there, I'll try to do a haul post (it may be hard without my computer though).


Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Short Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia


Eliza and Her Monsters by Fransesca Zappia

Series: - | Published: May 30th 2017 by HarperCollins
Pages: 400 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Status: read from July 28 to July 29, 2017
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Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Series: - | Published: February 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 528 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBT
Status: read from July 22 to July 23, 2017
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Rating: 5/5 stars


Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

July Wrap Up & August TBR


This month has been amazing when it comes to my reading. I didn't read anything in March, April, May or June and not in the beginning of July. I started reading again on July 13th, and I managed to read 8 books! I am very proud since I'm working almost every day too. August will definitely be a great reading month as well. I hope to read 15 book. Wish me good luck.

2017 reading challenge



The books I've read in July

#4 - History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ★★1/2
#5 - Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel ★★3/4
#6 - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ★★
#7 - Always and Forever, Lara Jean ★★★1/2
#8 - The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ★★★★★
#9 - If I Stay by Gayle Forman ★3/4
#10 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ★★★★
#11 - Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ★★★1/2

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3 | Published: May 2nd 2017 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Status: read from July 19 to July 21, 2017
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Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Series: -  Published: February 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 304 • Format: E-book • Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories
Status: read from July 16 to July 19, 2017
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Rating: 2/5 stars


Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel


Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Series: Themis Files #1  Published: April 26th 2016 by Del Rey
Pages: 304 • Format: E-book • Genres: Fiction, Sci-Fi
Status: read from July 15 to July 16, 2017
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Rating: 2.75/5 stars


Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera


History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Series: -  Published: January 17th 2017 by Soho Teen
Pages: 320 • Format: E-book • Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT
Status: read from July 13 to July 15, 2017
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Rating: 2.5/5 stars