Fantasy/Paranormal · Romance · Young, New adult/College

A court of frost and starlight – Sarah J. Maas

31076583| GOODREADS | MY RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥|

Goodreads synopsis: Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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My thoughts: Can you love a couple of characters as much as I love Feyre and Rhysand? O my god how wonderful they are. This is the book about just after the war. Wounds need to heal and order need to be restored. It is powerful, wonderful, happy yet so sad that it breaks your heart. And it gives you a sneak peek on what will come in the future. Because yes, there will be more books in the Court of Thorns and Roses series and o my, I can hardly wait.

It is as good as you would expect. The writing is still the same and Maas is still the queen. I wouldn’t say that the book is especially exciting or anything like that. Not really that much happen, but it is a closure for the old and a beginning for something new. Perfect little middle book while you are waiting for the next one. Oh I hope it comes soon.

This is so far the best series I have read this year. Yes it is that good. All of the books. Two received five star and two received four star. Wish to read more? Her you have my other review.

A court of thorns and roses
A court of mist and fury
A court of wings and ruin

Monthly summary

October Summary

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Horror month is over and even though I did set out to read mostly horror, I did get in some other genres as well. The month have been very up and down but did read some new favorites and several that I can put on my “will read again” list which I like.

I’m glad I got as much reading in as I did because now November is here. The one month of the year I pretty much work nonstop and don’t have a life. Will get some reading in but impossible to say how much and what.

Favorite book this month: Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley.
Least favorite book this month:
Survive the night by Katie Ruggle.

Number of physical books:
6
Number of e-books:
 5
Number of audiobooks:
3
Total pages: 5624.
Female authors: 7
Male authors: 6

715834The Apprentice – Tess Gerritsen
Settings: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Pages: 376 Published: 2002
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Rizzoli & Isles series.
34466922Sleeping beauties – S. King & O. King
Settings: USA Pages: 702 Published: 2017
Genres: Horror, fiction, thriller, fantasy.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
27504442Crystal whisperer – Camilla Monk
Settings: All over the world Pages: 330 Published: 2016
Genres: Romance, suspense, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Spottless series.
34453613Butterfly in amber – Camilla Monk
Settings: All over the world Pages: 454 Published: 2017
Genres: Romance, suspense, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Spotless series.
25445622Färjan (Blood Cruise) – Mats Strandberg
Settings: Baltic Sea Pages: 479 Published: 2015
Genres: Horror, thriller, paranormal, fantasy, swedish.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
25526965End of watch – Stephen King
Settings:
 Midwest, USA Pages: 432 Published: 2016
Genres:
 Horror, fiction, thriller, mystery, crime.
My rating:
 2/5
Links:
Review
Book 3 in 
The Bill Hodges series.
42187371Lullaby – Jonathan Maberry
Settings: USA Pages: – Published: 2018
Genres: Horror, fiction, short story, Audiobook.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review. Short story. Review only at Goodreads.
12542561.jpgCooper – Liliana Hart
Settings: USA Pages: 54 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review. Short story. Review only at Goodreads.
Book 4 in The MacKenzie Family series.
34747260The woman left behind – Linda Howard
Settings: USA Pages: 368 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense, thriller, military.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The GO-team series.
17837762Uzumaki – Junji Ito
Settings: Japan Pages: 648 Published: 2000
Genres: Horror, fiction, manga, graphic novels.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1-3 in The Uzumaki series.
9460487Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Ransom Riggs
Settings:  Florida,USA, Wales, UK Pages: 352 Published: 2011
Genres: Fantasy, young adult, fiction, paranormal.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children series.
35023951Survive the night – Katie Ruggle
Settings: Colorado, USA Pages: 373 Published: 2018
Genres: Romantic suspense, contemporary.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series.
36244389Hocus Pocus and the all-new sequel – A.W Jantha
Settings: Salem, USA Pages: 521 Published: 2018
Genres: Young adult, fantasy, paranormal.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
18869204Lady Luck – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Colorado, USA Pages: 535 Published: 2011
Genres: Romance, contemporary.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Colorado Mountain series.
Fantasy/Paranormal · Fiction/Science Fiction · Young, New adult/College

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel – A.W Jantha

36244389.jpg| GOODREADS | MY RATING: ♥ ♥|

Goodreads synopsis: Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.

Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.

Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme.

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My thoughts: I really did not enjoy this book. Hocus Pocus is such a cult movie, a movie I watch every October, every year since I was a child. I never miss it and I loved the idea of a continuing. Bought it last summer but saved it just so I could read it in October. Such a mistake.

While the novelization of the movie is pretty good, the All-New Sequel should never have been written. I found the author was trying too hard to connect it with the first book with both details and happenings but nothing new. It is the same but different. Let’s take some small examples.

  • Instead of a cat, there is a dog.
  • The witches loses their brooms, again!
  • Again they use vacuum cleaners.Again it is the “rule the world” mentality.
  • Again it is circulating around one place. Just not the cemetery this time.
  • The humour (which I loved in the movie/book) are lame and forced. Not funny at all.
  • Instead of Zombies, there is ghost. But still the same thing.

I could keep going but I’m afraid we will go into spoilers so I will end here. The author tried too hard to include the 21- century in the story that it was just, overrated and not functional. And the worst part of it all is that the final act of the story just goes on and on and on. I actually fell asleep several times reading it. But I would not give up. It took me embarrassing long time to read it but I had to.

And to top it all, The book ends on a completely unnecessary cliffhanger. Come ON! That just makes me mad.

Final conclusion!
Oh Disney. I was so, so happy when I found out about the book. But it didn’t work for me. This was not what I wanted. It probably would have been better as a movie. One thing is for sure. The world of Hocus Pocus deserves so much more.

Monthly summary

September Summary

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Oh what a month. Started of kind of rocky with The witness and out of total boredom I bought the first book to a series I have been avoiding and it turned out I totally loved it. So I ended up reading the three books under just a week.

Been little all over when it comes to genre but it looks like mystery/crime and romance has been the ones I have been in mood for.

Now October is here and that is seriously my favorite reading/movie month and I cant wait to pull out all my horror books I have been saving for just this month. Have you read my Top 5 + 1 books To be read in October list? If not you can do it here.

Favorite book this month: A court of mist and fury bu Sarah J. Maas without a doubt.
Least favorite book this month: 
The witness by Simon Kernick.

Number of physical books:
6.
Number of e-books:
 5.
Number of audiobooks:
2.
Total pages: 5423 pages.
Female authors: 7.
Male authors: 4.

26631703The Witness – Simon Kernick
Settings: England Pages: 384 Published: 2016
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Ray Mason series.
36357979Edison – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: Navesink Bank, New Jersey, USA (Fictional)
Pages: 246 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 10 in The Henchmen MC series.
28963772Four letter word – J. Daniels
Settings: USA Pages: 416 Published: 2016
Genres: Contemporary, romance, new adult.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Dirty Deeds series.
22839894A court of thorns and roses – Sarah J. Maas
Settings: Fantasy world Pages: 419 Published: 2015
Genres: Fantasy, young adult, romance
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The A court of thorns and roses series.
17927395A court of mist and fury – Sarah J. Maas
Settings: Fantasy world Pages: 626 Published: 2016
Genres: Fantasy, young adult, romance
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The A court of thorns and roses series.
23766634A court of wings and ruin – Sarah J. Mass
Settings:
 Fantasy world Pages: 699 Published: 2017
Genres:
 Fantasy, young adult, romance.
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
Book 3 in 
The A court of thorns and roses series.
2213661The graveyard book – Neil Gaiman
Settings: England Pages: 307 Published: 2008
Genres: Young adult, fiction, horror, fantasy.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
15793091Extinction machine – Jonathan Maberry
Settings: USA Pages: 433 Published: 2013
Genres: Thriller, horror, science fiction.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Joe Ledger series.
32263The surgeon – Tess Gerritsen
Settings: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Pages: 416 Published: 2001
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller, suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Rizzoli & Isles series.
24422342Liar Liar – M. J. Arlidge
Settings: Southampton, England Pages: 440 Published: 2015
Genres: Crime, mystery, fiction, thriller, suspense
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Helen Grace series.
37683751From Lukov with Love – Mariana Zapata
Settings: USA Pages: 493 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance, sports.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
23131087Nimona – Noelle Stevens
Settings: Fantasy Pages: 266 Published: 2015
Genres: Graphic novels, comics, fantasy, young adult.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
25391400In the company of wolves – Paige Tyler
Settings: Dallas, Texas USA Pages: 278 Published: 2015
Genres: Fantasy, romance, paranormal.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series.
Contemporary · Romance · Sports/Games · Young, New adult/College

From Lukov with love – Mariana Zapata

37683751| GOODREADS | MY RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥|

Goodreads synopsis: If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one.

After seventeen years—and countless broken bones and broken promises—she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close.

But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she’s spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything.

Including Ivan Lukov.

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My thoughts: I want so badly to give this book a five star rating. It was so good, I’m serious. It was! But there was a couple of things that totally ticked me off and no matter how much I tried, I can’t ignore it. But first, lest talk about the positive things.

God I Love Jasmine and Ivan. They are such funny characters and their constant banter toward each other is never to much or excessive. And it certainly makes the sport part of the book a lot more fun to read. Sport books can often be tedious due to all the technical talk. But that never happened here. I love the side stories and how much deeper characters Jasmine and Ivan are. Nothing is as you first think it is and it is a wonderful story to follow. I don’t know what it is but Zapata is a queen when it comes to writing books. They are complex and deep which just makes your heart warm, fuzzy and you feel so good after ending the book.

The two things I did not like however is how slow start it was and that it was a lot of writing between the characters talk and somewhat repetitive. But when the story finally kicked off, that was no longer a problem. The second thing is the romantic aspect of the story. You, who follows my reviews, knows that I love slow burn romance but come on, here you could have kicked it up a notch at least 100 pages earlier in my opinion. I would have liked to seen more of it and due to the slowness off it, the book ended to fast.

But still, god damn this is a good book. Perfect middle of the week read when everything else feels dull and boring.

Monthly summary

August Summary

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Have had a lot of hit and miss this month. I’m now at my end of my “not to buy any books” ban and I think that’s why I have had such a rocky month. Several of the books I read are those who have been on my shelf for a lot longer than it should. Still I did read some great books in genres I not normally read in. Like for an example Hex by Heuvelt and You by Caroline Kepnes.

September will be the “caching up” month I think. Since I don’t have been able to buy books, I have a lot of series I follow and new books to read. So I will have to get that boll rolling. I’m going to try not to go overboard and buy to many books again. Do NOT wish to be put on another ban in the near future.

Favorite book this month: Hard choice this month but I think it is Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley. That one was wonderful.
Least favorite book this month:
The undomestic goddess – Sophie Kinsella. Not happy with that one. 😦

Number of physical books: 7
Number of e-books:
 3
Number of audiobooks:
3
Total pages: 5178
Female authors: 7
Male authors: 5

17325157Spirits in the trees – Morgan H. McDonald
Settings: Washington, USA Pages: 410 Published: 2012
Genres: Horror, romance, mystery, thriller and suspense
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The spirits series.
18775247Mr Mercedes – Stephen King
Settings: USA Pages: 436 Published: 2014
Genres: Fiction, thriller, mystery, crime and horror.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Bill Hodges series.
35535454The Child – Fiona Barton
Settings: London, England Pages: 448 Published: 2017
Genres: Mystery, fiction, thriller, crime, suspense.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
31560400HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Settings: USA Pages: 384 Published: 2013
Genres: Horror, fantasy, paranormal, fiction, thriller.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
20512384Sudden response – R.L Mathewson
Settings: USA Pages: 260 Published: 2011
Genres: Romance, contemporary, funny.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The EMS series.
13147460Flesh & Bone – Jonathan Maberry
Settings:
Dystopia USA Pages: 469 Published: 2012
Genres:Horror, dystopia, young adult, science fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Rot & Ruin series.
20821614You – Caroline Kepnes
Settings: New York, USA Pages: 424 Published: 2014
Genres: Thriller, fiction, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The You series.
23492589Finders Keepers – Stephen King
Settings: USA Pages: 431 Published: 2015
Genres: Horror, thriller, crime, mystery.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Bill Hodges series.
21412207Hush – Karen Robards
Settings: Huston, USA Pages: 407 Published: 2014
Genres: Romantic, suspense, thriller, mystery.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
18656253Sweet Dreams – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Carnal, Colorado USA Pages: 562 Published: 2011
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Colorado mountain series.
23129712The red notebook – Antoine Laurain
Settings: Paris, France Pages: 159 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
18332155The murder bag – Tony Parsons
Settings: London, England Pages: 384 Published: 2014
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Max Wolfe series.
33722The undomestic goddess – Sophie Kinsella
Settings: England Pages: 404 Published: 2005
Genres: Contemporary, chick lit, romance.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review

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Monthly summary

June Summary

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I don’t feel that I had a good reading month this time. Of my eleven books I read, three of them I gave a one star rating and I even DNF one book because I just couldn’t take it. No one earned a full five stars this month. That is how bad my reading month have been. I don’t know why but I been picking it completely wrong.

I did read some good books however. Like the name of the wind, Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda and dark lover. Red rising and shiver was good books to. So not a completely waste of time and money. I do hope that July will be better for me. Maybe need to be more selective with what books I chose to read. And I’m still working on bringing my TBR (kindle + physical) down to a more acceptable level. 😛

Favorite book this month: The name of the wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Least favorite book this month: 
The Collector – Nora Roberts

Number of physical books:
4
Number of e-books:
 5
Number of audiobooks:
2
Total pages: 5232 pages. Not including those from the DNF book.
Female authors: 7
Male authors: 4

59829Dance upon the air – Nora Roberts
Settings: Massachusetts, USA Pages: 400 Published: 2001
Genres: Romantic, paranormal, contemporary.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The three sisters island series.
186074The name of the wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Settings: Fantasy world Pages: 662 Published: 2007
Genres: Epic, fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Kingkiller chronicle series.
13547386Shiver – Karen Robards
Settings: East St. Louis, Illinois Pages: 385 Published: 2012
Genres: Romantic, suspense, fiction, thriller,
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
23299555Brilliance – Marcus Sakey
Settings: Washington DC, USA Pages: 444 Published: 2013
Genres: Science fiction, fantasy, thriller
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Brilliance saga.
15839976Red Rising – Pierce Brown
Settings: Planet Mars Pages: 382 Published: 2014
Genres: Science fiction, fantasy, YA, dystopia.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Red Rising saga.
22554261Stalker – Lars Kepler
Settings:
Stockholm, Sweden Pages: 603 Published: 2014
Genres: 
Thriller, mystery, crime, fiction
My rating:
4/5
Links:
Review
Book 5 in 
The Joona Linna series.
19547856Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda – Becky Albertalli
Settings: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Pages: 303 Published: 2015
Genres: Young adult, contemporary, LGBT, romance
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Creekwood series.
18668066The collector – Nora Roberts
Settings: New York, USA Pages: 752 Published: 2014
Genres: Romantic, suspense, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
26158415Fire & Brimstone – R.L Mathewson
Settings: USA Pages: 336 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic, funny, humor, contemporary
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 8 in The neighbor from hell series.
36448430The rabbit hunter- Lars Kepler
Settings: Sweden Pages: 572 Published: 2016
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Joona Linna series.
42899Dark lover – J. R. Ward
Settings: Caldwell, New York, USA Pages: 393 Published: 2005
Genres: Romantic, paranormal, fantasy, vampires
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Black dagger brotherhood series.

DNF

28814948Wind river wrangler – Lindsay McKenna
Settings: Wyoming, USA Pages: 342 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic, suspense, contemporary
My rating: -To repetitive. Only got 20% in before my patience had run out.

 

Monthly summary

May Summary

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Oh what a month. The books have just flown by. To be fair two of the books was short stories but on the other hand five of the books where around 500 pages or more.

Favorite book this month: Is N0S4R2 by Joe Hill and Beard Sience by Penny Reid for two completely different reasons so could not chose just one.
Least favorite book this month:
The thing about love – Julie James

Number of physical books:
4
Number of e-books:
10
Number of audiobooks:
1
Total pages: 5499
Female authors: 12
Male authors: 4

25156320Blind Ambition – Gwen Hernandez
Settings: Haiti Pages: 271 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romantic, suspense, war, military
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The men of Steele series.
3643502Deadly harvest – Heather Graham
Settings:
 Salem, USA Pages: 385 Published: 2008
Genres: Fantasy, paranormal, mystery, romantic, suspense.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in Flynn Brothers series.
35404657Dear Aaron – Mariana Zapata
Settings: 
A little all over Pages: 485 Published: 2017
Genres:
Contemporary, romance, war, military
My rating: 
4/5
Links:
Review
3522419Nemesis – Jo Nesbø 
Settings: Oslo, Norway Pages: 480 Published: 2002
Genres: Mystery, crime, fiction, thriller.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The series about Harry Hole.
10813480For You – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Pages: 583 Published: 2011
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in the Burg series.
9917998Dust & Decay – Jonathan Maberry
Settings:
California, USA Pages: 519 Published: 2011
Genres:
Thriller, suspense, horror, young adult.
My rating:
 3/5
Links:
Review
Book 2 in 
The Rot & Ruin series.
390932943 Hour Dad – Adam T Hourlution
Settings: United Kingdom Pages: 30 Published: 2018
Genres: Nonfiction, true story
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
This copy I got from the author against a honest review.
51JallO8lpLMarrying a SEAL – Summer Hines
Settings: Annapolis, Maryland, USA Pages: 295 Published: 2017
Genres: Romantic, funny, chick lit
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
This copy I got from the author against a honest review.
51JallO8lpL._SY346_My DisOrganised life – Nina Whyle
Settings: England Pages: 340 Published: 2016
Genres: Chick lit, romantic
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
This copy I got from the author against a honest review.
18907420.jpgRiley – Liliana Hart
Settings: Surrender, Montana, USA Pages: 57 Published: 2011
Genres: Romance, erotic, suspense.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review *Goodreads review.
Book 3 in the MacKenzie family series.
21087134N0S4R2 – Joe Hill
Settings: USA Pages: 689 Published: 2013
Genres: Horror, thriller, fiction, fantasy, paranormal
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
27246123The thing about love – Julie James
Settings: Chicago USA Pages: 373 Published: 2017
Genres: Romantic, contemporary, chick lit.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
23305614Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
Settings: England Pages: 286 Published: 2015
Genres: Chick lit, young adult, contemporary, romance
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
32885178A merciful truth – Kendra Elliot
Settings: Oregon Pages: 322 Published: 2017
Genres: Mystery, thriller, suspense, romance.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in the series about Mercy Kilpatrick.
23337872Beard science – Penny Reid
Settings: Green Valley, Tennessee, USA Pages: 384 Published: 2016
Genres: Contemporary, humor, funny, romantic
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in the series about the Winston Brothers.

 

Monthly summary

April Summary

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Oh what a reading month. Read some really good books this month. Have noticed that my reading mood has been a lot darker than previously months with dark titles like Beartown, Shutter, The Fixer, Vigilante, The Sandman and to some extent also Goodnight Mr Tom. I still feel a little dark so I think my choice of reading material will continue in the month of May. That doesn’t matter for me. I’m a mood reader and if i’m not in a mood for an genre, i wont read it. Its as simple as that. I’m also really happy that I did start and finish the book The Luminaries, which I had as a goal to do before my birthday this year.

How have your reading month been?

Favorite book this month: Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Least favorite book this month: 
Shutter by Courtney Alameda.

Number of physical books:
4.
Number of e-books:
5.
Number of audiobooks:
3.
Total pages: 5222.
Female authors: 9.
Male authors: 3.

28187The lightning thief – Rick Riordan
Settings: All over USA Pages: 375 Published: 2005
Genres: Fantasy, young adult, fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
33413128Beartown – Fredrik Backman
Settings:
 “Björnstad” Sweden. Pages: 470 Published: 2016
Genres: Fiction, contemporary, sports.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Beartown series.
20757532Shutter – Courtney Alameda
Settings: 
– ? – Pages: 384 Published: 2015
Genres:
Paranormal, young adult, horror, fantasy.
My rating: 
1/5
Links:
Review
30212829Beating Ruby – Camilla Monk
Settings: USA / Switzerland Pages: 322 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic, suspense, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Spotless series.
17673307Neanderthal seeks human – Penny Reid
Settings: Chicago, Illinois, USA Pages: 403 Published: 2013
Genres: Chick lit, contemporary, romance, funny
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in the Knitting in the city series.
27860847Serve and protect – Lori Ryan
Settings:
Evers, Texas, USA Pages: 240 Published: 2016
Genres:
Romantic, suspense
My rating:
 3/5
Links:
Review
Book 3 in 
The Heroes of Evers, Texas series.
23718102Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian
Settings: United Kingdom Pages: 358 Published: 1981
Genres: Historical, classic, young adult, children, war
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
10988Drums of autumn – Diana Gabaldon
Settings: America, England, Scotland Pages: 880 Published: 1996
Genres: Historical fiction, romantic, fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Outlander series.
34942302The Fixer – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: Navesink Bank (fictional), New Jersey (USA) Pages: 232 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romantic, suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in the series about the Professionals.
18709559The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
Settings: New Zealand Pages: 848 Published: 2013
Genres: Fiction, historical, mystery.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
35101098.jpgVigilante – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: Naveskink bank, USA / Brazil Pages: 246 Published: 2017
Genres: Romance, contemporary, suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
35805854The Sandman – Lars Kepler
Settings: Sweden Pages: 464 Published: 2011
Genres: Mystery, thriller, suspense, crime.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in the series about Joona Linna.

 

Monthly summary

March Summary

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March has been a great reading month for me. Tried several new authors, my reading has been a little all over the place in genre but that’s the mood I have been in. Found my self a new series I had to bought and find myself a new author I need to read more of. So over all I’m really happy with this months reading list. Downunder you can see some small statistic and a complete list over which book I have read.

Favorite book this month: I have read some really good book this month and it is hard to choose my favorite. But I thought, which book will I probably reread someday and I ended on The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society – Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows. So that will be my favorite book this month.

Least favorite book this month: 
Tennessee takedown – Lena Diaz

Number of physical books: 
5
Number of e-books: 
6
Number of audiobooks:
1
Total pages: 4093 pages. Not included what I read from the one I DNF’ed.
Female authors: 10
Male authors: 3

350523Midnight rainbow – Linda Howard
Settings: Costa Rica Pages: 256 Published: 1996
Genres: Suspense, romantic, contemporary.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Rescue series.
7157310Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
Settings:
 Carlifornia, USA. Pages: 458 Published: 2010
Genres: Young adult, horror, science fiction
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The rot & ruin series.
2728527The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society – Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Settings: 
London, Guernsey, United Kingdom
Pages: 
277 Published: 2008
Genres:
Historical fiction, romance, war
My rating: 
5/5
Links:
Review
21956219Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb
Settings: The Realm of the Elderlings Pages: 392 Published: 1995
Genres: Fantasy.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Farseer Trilogy
25614492Salt to the sea – Ruta Sepetys
Settings: East Prussia, World War 2 Pages: 402 Published: 2016
Genres: Historical, fiction, young adult, War.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
32613951Crash – Susan Fanetti
Settings:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Pages: 392 Published: 2016
Genres:
Romantic, contemporary
My rating:
 3/5
Links:
Review
Book 1 in 
The Brazen Bulls MC series.
18343283Tennessee takedown – Lena Diaz
Settings: Destiny, Tennessee, USA Pages: 224 Published: 2014
Genres: Romantic, suspense, contemporary, mystery.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Tennessee S.W.A.T.
107771Slow Burn – Julie Garwood
Settings: Charleston, Silver spring, Boston, USA
Pages: 424 Published: 2005
Genres: Romantic, suspense, contemporary, mystery, fiction, thriller,
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The series about Buchanan-Renards.
11435761Pandora’s succession – Russell Brooks
Settings: Mostly Tokyo, Japan. Pages: 282 Published: 2010
Genres: Thriller, mystery, suspense.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in the series about Fox and Parris.
This is an copy I got from the author against a honest review.
35508633Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
Settings: Glasgow, Scotland Pages: 386 Published: 2017
Genres: Fiction, contemporary
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
36605004A glimmer of hope – Steve McHuge
Settings: England Pages: 351 Published: 2018
Genres: Fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Avalon Chronicles
This is an copy I received against a honest review.
31396255Diabolical – Jana Deleon
Settings: New Orleans, USA Pages: 249 Published: 2016
Genres: Mystery, thriller, suspense, crime.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in the series about Shaye Archer.

DNF

 

18131A wrinkle in time – Madeleine L’Engle 
Pages: 256 Published: 1962
Genres: Fiction, classic, science fiction, children, young adult.

I didn’t feel for the book at all. Ended at 44%. Either i’m to old for the book, or the book is to old for me. We just never clicked.