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

July Summary

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I’m happy with this month. I have made a huge dent in my TBR pile in Kindle and I have soon reached my goal. Still have my goal on my physical TBR shelf and when I reach it, my no buy books ban will be lifted. Oh can’t wait. The last couple of months I have focused on getting my pile downsized. Specially in my kindle since I had like a 100+ books on it when the year started. Not to mention all the physical books on my TBR shelf and I have had a hard time stop buying books.

I have been deep in the romance genre this month. Some offside, mindless books and some thrillers just to break the stride. But I’m happy. 🙂

Favorite book this month: The Score – Elle Kennedy
Least favorite book this month: 
Sinful intent – Chelle Bliss

Number of physical books: 
2
Number of e-books:
 13
Number of audiobooks:
1
Total pages: 6492
Female authors: 11
Male authors: 3

25151764Sinful intent – Chelle Bliss
Settings: Florida, USA Pages: 300 Published: 2015
Genres: romance, contemporary, suspense
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The ALFA Private investigation series.
6858Hot six – Janet Evanovich
Settings: Trenton, New Jersey, USA Pages: 336 Published: 2000
Genres: Chick lit, romance, mystery, humor, funny
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Stephanie Plum series.
25476363Midnight revenge – Elle Kennedy
Settings: – Pages: 363 Published: 2016
Genres: Romance, suspense, military, contemporary.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 7 in The killer instincts series.
26495964The boat man – Dustin Stevens
Settings: USA Pages: 285 Published: 2015
Genres: Mystery, thriller, suspense
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Reed & Billie series.
17345748.jpgAnd the mountains echoed – Khaled Hosseini
Settings: Afghanistan, USA, Paris Pages: 480 Published: 2012
Genres: Historical fiction
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
25883848The hating game – Sally Thorne
Settings:
– Pages: 387 Published: 2016
Genres: 
Chick lit, romance, contemporary, adult.
My rating:
 5/5
Links:
Review
34275222Force of nature – Jane Harper
Settings: Australia Pages: 326 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, mystery, thriller, crime
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Aaron Falk series.
32148091The Silent corner – Dean Koontz
Settings: USA Pages: 464 Published: 2017
Genres: Suspense, thriller, horror, mystery
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Jane Hawk series.
450619The Island – Heather Graham
Settings: Florida, USA Pages: 384 Published: 2005
Genres: Romantic, suspense, mystery.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
27252717The Score – Elle Kennedy
Settings: USA Pages: 361 Published: 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports, contemporary.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The off-campus series.
1412138Iron kissed – Patricia Briggs
Settings: Kennewick, Washington, USA Pages: 287
Published: 2008
Genres: Paranormal, romantic.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Mercy Thompson series.
32757849Badd Motherf*cker – Jasinda Wilder
Settings: Alaska, USA Pages: 354 Published: 2016
Genres: Romance, contemporary, adult, erotic.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Badd brothers series.
18246040The Gamble – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Colorado, USA Pages: 679 Published: 2011
Genres: Romance, contemporary.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Colorado mountain series.
25596593Known – Kendra Elliot
Settings: Portland, USA Pages: 348 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic, suspense, thriller, mystery.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Bone Secrets series.
14769803Plea of insanity – Jilliane Hoffman
Settings: Miami, Florida, USA Pages: 608 Published: 2007
Genres: Thriller, crime, mystery
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
15752757Roch Chick revolution – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Denver, Colorado, USA Pages: 530 Published: 2013
Genres: Romance, contemporary
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 8 in The Rock Chick series.
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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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February Summary

February is over and it has been a great reading month for me.  14 books have read and when February ended I was reading two books so it looks like my reading spree is going into March to.

Favorite book this month: Is Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley without question.

Least favorite book this month: 
My least favorite will probably be After the dark by Cynthia Eden. I was just not happy with that book.

Number of physical books:
3.
Number of e-books:
9.
Number of audiobooks:
2.
Total pages: 5123 pages.
Female authors: 9.
Male authors: 6.
The fire witness is written by two authors, one male and one female. 3 of these authors was also new to me.

30836269After the dark – Cynthia Eden
Settings: Alabama, USA Pages: 384 Published: 2016
Genres: Suspense, romantic, contemporary and thriller.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Killer instinct series.
Grin & beard it – Penny Reid23337863 
Settings:
 Green valley, Tennessee, USA. Pages: 389 Published: 2016
Genres: Romance, contemporary, humor and funny.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in Winston Brothers.
22608022Take the Key and lock her up – Lena Diaz
Settings: 
USA Pages: 370 Published: 2014
Genres:
Romantic, suspense, contemporary
My rating: 
4/5
Links:
Review
Book 4 in 
The deadly games series.
647954

The treatment – Mo Hayder
Settings: London, England. Pages: 499 Published: 2001
Genres: Crime, Mystery, horror, thriller, fiction.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The series about Jack Caffrey.

35450200Cyrus – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: Navesink Bank (fictional), New Jersey (USA)
Pages: 232 Published: 2017
Genres: Romantic, contemporary
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 9 in The Henchmen MC.
587315The horse and his boy – C.S Lewis
Settings: Narnia Pages: 224 Published: 1954
Genres: Classical, young adult / children, fantasy and fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in Narnia.
23519826The doll house – M.J Arlidge
Settings: Southampton, England. Pages: 434 Published: 2015
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The series about Helen Grace.
377941221943 – D. Clarke
Settings: Harlem, New York, USA Pages: 237 Published: 2017
Genres: Historical, Fiction
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
This is an copy I got from the author against a honest review.
30555488The underground railroad – Colson Whitehead
Settings: USA Pages: 357 Published: 2016
Genres: Fiction, “historical”
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
27742535Christmas from hell – R.L Mathewson
Settings: USA Pages: 242 Published: 2015
Genres: Romance, contemporary, funny, humor.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 7 in Neighbor from hell series.
36582442A man too old for a place too far – Mark W Sasse
Settings: A little all over the world. Pages: 307 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in the forgotten child trilogy.
16085509The fire witness – Lars Kepler
Settings: Sweden Pages: 576 Published: 2011
Genres: Crime, mystery, thriller, fiction, suspense
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in Joona Linna series.
23398610Midnight captive – Elle Kennedy
Settings: Dublin, Ireland Pages: 368 Published: 2015
Genres: Romantic, suspense, military, contemporary
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in the Killer Instincts series.
13184992Rock Chick Regret – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Denver, Colorado, USA Pages: 504 Published: 2011
Genres: Romantic, contemporary
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 7 in the Rock Chick series.
Contemporary · Romance

Cyrus – Jessica Gadziala

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Goodreads synopsis:
Cyrus
Family. Brotherhood. Music. Women. That was pretty much my life. And it was one I was happy with too. Until I came across her- the one woman I knew I had no right to put my hands on, the woman who I still felt such a connection with that, even though I knew I had to keep my hands – and other body parts – to myself, I wanted to be in her life. So I became her friend. Except, this sweet, shy, bookworm was making being honorable a hell of a lot harder than I expected.

Reese
Family. Books. To be perfectly honest, that was pretty much all my life was about. And I was happy with that. I lived a thousand lives. I saw and felt things in stories I never could have otherwise. Besides, real life was never as good as books. Until I came across him. He was leading man material if I ever saw it. You know, just not for me. He made that perfectly clear. We were going to be friends. Friends. That was it. Except, maybe that simply wasn’t enough…

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My thoughts: I have been looking forward to this book since I read about Reese in Kenzi’s book 14 Weeks. Mostly because she was a little mysterious, social awkward and a total book nerd. Who can not relate to that if not me? However, I must say I’m a little disappointed. I still gave this book a four-star rating but that is mostly because I love the series and the Navesink Bank universe and the characters Cyrus and Reese is to die for. Their story however is not as good. Pretty boring actually.

It is sweet and a little funny yeah, but not quite my cup of tea. I need more excitement and suspense. Or more humor or more feelings or more depth. Just more! This was kind of bland and it all went a little too easy and there where to big jumps in time. Suddenly it had gone 5 weeks. When they were not talking, I would have loved to read about them see each other or an awkward meeting or a fight. Just something with emotions. There where talk about some real “on his knees, begging for forgiveness” work and kissing her feet to make up for stuff that happened, but there was just some lame show of affection that made me a little sad. It was promising some heavy standoff between some characters but also that never happened. And the story about Kenzis reaction to Cyrus was completely ignored and I would have loved to read Reeses reaction when finding out that Cyrus “destroyed” a book.

Just many small things building up to a big thing. A little more time and more depth would have made this book one of my favorites I think. But even the high score, it is one of my least favorites of all the (30?) books I read by Gadziala. Story wise. The characters are on top of my favorite list though.

Monthly summary

January Summary

January has come and gone and what a reading month. 11 books I have read and the middle rating of is up at 3,8. Normaly I’m around 3,2 so my choice of books this month has been great. 😀

Favorite book this month: Trying to decide between Blood Harvest or Spotless and I think this months favorite is Blood Harvest by Sharon J. Bolton.

Least favorite book this month:
I will choose War’s unwomanly face – Svetlana Alexievich because of the broken up structure, that I did not like in the book.

Number of physical books:
2
Number of e-books:
7
Number of audiobooks:
2
Total pages: 3761
Female authors: 8
Male authors: 3
Four of these authors was also new to me.

8658911Blood Harvest – Sharon J. Bolton
Settings: Heptonclough, United Kingdom Pages: 576 Published: 2011
Genres: Mystery, thriller, crime, fiction, paranormal
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
On the chase – Katie Ruggle34006761
Settings:
 Colorado, USA. Pages: 339 Published: 2017
Genres: Romantic suspense, contemporary.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in Rocky Mountain K9 unit.
30197979Spotless – Camilla Monk
Settings: All over the world Pages: 334 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic suspense, contemporary, mystery, funny, humor.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Spotless.
114184Blue Smoke – Nora Roberts
Settings: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pages: 440 Published: 2006
Genres: Romantic, suspense, Mystery, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
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War’s unwomanly face – Svetlana Alexievich
Settings: Europe Pages: 447 Published: 1985
Genres: Non-fictions, war, military
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review

33297557Intensity – Dean Koontz
Settings: USA Pages: 384 Published: 1987
Genres: Horror, suspense, thriller, fiction, mystery
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
100915The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
Settings: London, England and Narnia Pages: 220 Published: 1950
Genres: Young adult, classics, fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The chronicles of Narnia.
Dark Horse – Jessica Gadziala35228953.jpg
Settings:
 New York, USA Pages: 227 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in Dark series.
37551431To keep a secret – M. M. Wedin
Settings: – Pages: 43 Published: 2017
Genres: Thriller, Horror
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
This is an copy I got from the author against n honest review.
26038790Fear University – Meg Collett
Settings: Kodiak, Alaska, USA Pages: 343 Published: 2015
Genres: Paranormal, fantasy, romance, young adult
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in Fear University
 12024990Assasin’s code – Jonathan Maberry
Settings: Mostly middle east. Pages: 422 Published: 2008
Genres: Science fiction, horror, thriller.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in Joe Ledger series.

 

Monthly summary

December Summary

Well December is over and with that the year of 2017. A new year is standing in front of my door and with that new books to read. Wonderful and I can hardly wait to start my new year. This month I have not been big on reading. A lot of other stuff to do and then the last book i read (Looking for Alaska) was not that good and did not make my desire to read any greater.

Favorite book this month: No one left to tell – Karen Rose
Least favorite book this month:
Looking for Alaska – John Green
Total read pages: 
2346

32620320.jpgThe Darkest Corner – Liliana Hart
Settings: Last Stop, Texas, (USA) Pages: 368 Published: 2017
Genres: Romantic, Suspense, Fiction, Thriller
My rating: 3/5
Five word: No suspense, repeatable, disappointed, mediocre.
Links: Review | Goodreads
Book 1 in Gravdiggers.

No one left to tell – Karen Rose11264393
Settings: Baltimore, Maryland (USA) Pages: 544 Published: 2012
Genres: Romantic suspelsen, mystery, crime, thriller
My rating: 4/5
Five word: Lots of characters and information.
Links: Review | Goodreads
Book 13 in Romantic suspenses and book 2 in Baltimore.

13722526The Nightmare – Lars Kepler
Settings: Stockholm , Sweden Pages: 528 Published: 2010
Genres: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
My rating: 4/5
Five word: Little dry, but exciting, good!
Links: Review | Goodreads
Book 2 about Joona Linna.

To kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee2657
Settings: Fictional southern town, USA Pages: 324 Published: 1960
Genres: Historical, classic.
My rating: 4/5
Five word: Cant choose five words that describes this book.
Links: Review | Goodreads
Book 1 in to kill a mockingbird

27791721The Knowing – Ninie Hammon
Settings: USA Pages: 361 Published: 2015
Genres: Horror, fantasy, paranormal
My rating: 2/5
Five word: Not worth the time.
Links: Review | Goodreads
Book 1 in The Knowing.
Looking for Alaska – John Green99561.jpg
Settings: Alabama, USA. Pages: 221 Published: 2005
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, romance, contemporary
My rating: 2/5
Five word: Dull, cant understand the point.
Links: Review | Goodreads