Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Wrap Up & September TBR

August of 2017 has been my best reading month ever. I read 12 books. My unofficial goal was to read 15 this month but I've been stuck in a reading slump for the past 10 days... Still, I'm very pleased with having read 12 books.

Fun fact: I was about 14 books behind schedule in the beginning of July!! Now I'm 4 ahead!! I'll probably (hopefully) read more than 30 books this year.

2017 reading challenge

The books I've read in August

#12 - The Archived by Victoria Schwab ★★1/2
#13 - Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas ★★★3/4
#14 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ★★★★★
#15 - Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★★
#16 - Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★1/2
#17 - Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★1/2
#18 - I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore ★★
#19 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty ★★★★3/4
#20 - Solitaire by Alice Oseman ★★3/4
#21 - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch ★★★1/2
#22 - The Humans by Matt Haig ★★
#23 - Alienated by Melissa Landers ★★

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Rating: 5/5 stars

Series: - | Published: August 16th 2011 by Broadway Books
Pages: 386 | Format: E-book
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Status: read from August 4 to August 8, 2017
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Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Recommendations: Mystery Reads

Mystery books are some of my favorite books... 

... And it's not just mystery thrillers that I love. I also enjoy mystery mixed with paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy and so on. I have four recommendations for you today. I hope you like them!

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Rating: 3.75/5 stars

Series: - | Published: August 14th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Pages: 328 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Status: read August 6, 2017
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

RATING: 2.5/5 stars

Series: The Archived #1 | Published: January 29th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Pages: 336 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: read from July 30 to August 2, 2017
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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