Monthly summary

August Summary

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Favorite book this month: The pillars of the earth – Ken Follett
Least favorite book this month:
The islands of chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones

Number of physical books:
4
Number of e-books:
 1
Number of audiobooks:
6
Total pages: 3925
Female authors: 7
Male authors: 3

40195487The pillars of the earth – Ken Follett
Pages: 1104 Published: 1989
Genres: Historical, fiction.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Kingsbridge series.
12974171._SY475_Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
Pages: 251 Published: 1818
Genres: Classic, fiction, horror, Science fiction.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
33158490The sugar bomb 3.0 – Bitten Jonsson, Pia Nordström
Pages: 437 Published: 2018
Genres: Fact, information, self-help.
My rating: 4/5
No review since the book only exits on Swedish. But it was great and really informative. Scary how much sugar we eat in just our food. Not including the obvious as candy, pastries, cakes and so on.
37903770._SX318_Norse mythology – Neil Gaiman
Pages: 301 Published: 2017
Genres: Fantasy, fiction, mythology, short stories.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
18107099The islands of chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones
Pages: 274 Published: 2014
Genres: Young adult, fantasy, children.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
42102301._SY475_The sixteen trees of the Somme – Lars Mytting
Pages: 413 Published: 2014
Genres:
 Historical, fiction, contemporary.
My rating:
 2/5
Links:
Review
25676540._SY475_Preacher – Dahlia West
Pages: 406 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Rapid City Stories series. (still no second book though)
32254The mephisto club – Tess Gerritsen
Pages: 355 Published: 2006
Genres: Crime, mystery, suspense, fiction, thriller.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Rizzoli & Isles series.
36797830Vicious – V.E Schwab
Pages: 384 Published: 2013
Genres: Fiction, fantasy, science fiction.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Villains series.
Monthly summary

July Summary

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Wow. Four books read this month. That is so bad. There is several years since I read so little in one month. But I have just not had the time. With the house and everything, reading has not been a priority. Now that we are starting to get settles, I due hope that I will find time for more reading in August. 😀

Favorite book this month: Rhythm, chord & Malykhin – Mariana Zapata
Least favorite book this month:
Whiskey and gunpowder – Liliana Hart

Number of physical books:
1
Number of e-books:
 1
Number of audiobooks:
2
Total pages: 1343
Female authors: 3
Male authors: 1

17465450The husband’s secret – Liane Moriarty
Pages: 402 Published: 2013
Genres: Fiction, mystery, chick lit, romance, adult.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
26148083._SY475_Rhythm, chord & Malykhin – Mariana Zapata
Pages: 398 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance, New Adult.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
37655464Whiskey and gunpowder – Liliana Hart
Pages: 217 Published: 2018
Genres: Chick lit, romance, contemporary, crime.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Addison Holmes Mysteries series.
35343341Save me from dangerous men – S.A. Lelchuk
Pages: 326 Published: 2019
Genres: Mystery, thriller, fiction, suspense
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Nikki Griffin series. (Maybe)
Monthly summary

June Summary

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This has been a rough month reading wise. We have bought a house, I’m in the middle of moving and the time and energy has just not been there. But I did get some books in and most of them was either short and easy or an audiobook. Will probably not have a better month in July due to the new house but due hope that I get some audiobooks in anyway.

Favorite book this month: Body Double – Tess Gerritsen
Least favorite book this month:
The break down – B.A. Paris

Number of physical books:
3
Number of e-books:
 2
Number of audiobooks:
2
Total pages: 2893
Female authors: 4
Male authors: 2

591907Body double – Tess Gerritsen
Pages: 464 Published: 2004
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller, fiction, suspense.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Rizzoli and Isles series.
591908Vanish – Tess Gerritsen
Pages: 462 Published: 2005
Genres: Mystery, crime, thriller, fiction, suspense
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Rizzoli and Isles series.
19433029Code Zero – Jonathan Maberry
Pages: 470 Published: 2014
Genres: Thriller, fiction, science fiction, horror.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Joe Ledger series.
29438850The Break Down – B.A. Paris
Pages: 415 Published: 2017
Genres: Mystery, thriller, fiction, suspense.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
34775583Hidden star – Nora Roberts
Pages: 320 Published: 1997
Genres: Romantic suspense.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The stars of Mithra series.
7544945Death Note – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Pages: 392 Published: 2003
Genres:
 Manga, Graphic novels, fantasy. 
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
Volume 2 in 
The Death note series.
29643051Forgotten Secrets – Robin Perini
Pages: 370 Published: 2016
Genres: Mystery, romantic suspense, fiction, thriller.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Singing River Legacy series.
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May Summary

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I have had a great reading month. Started off with an little reading slump which I overcame and then it was book after book. 🙂

Favorite book this month: Couldn’t choose one due to that I have two favorites this month. Folk med ångest by Fredrik Backman and Through the fire by Katie Ruggle.

Least favorite book this month: Mort – Terry Pratchett

Number of physical books:
5
Number of e-books:
 4
Number of audiobooks:
 3
Total pages: 3478.
Female authors: 6
Male authors: 4

32951240Blindsided – Kaylea Cross
Pages: 162 Published: 2016
Genres: Romantic, suspense.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The titanium security series.
23164983Hollow city – Ransom Riggs
Pages: 428 Published: 2014
Genres: Fantasy, young adult, fiction
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Miss Peregrine’s series.
9267091Death note – Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Pages: 392 Published: 2003
Genres: Manga, graphic novel, fantasy.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Volume 1 in The Death note series.
6671931Sizzle – Julie Garwood
Pages: 320 Published: 2009
Genres: Romantic, suspense, contemporary, mystery.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 8 in The Buchanan and Renard series.
43601208Folk med ångest – Fredrik Backman (English review)
Pages: 347 Published: 2019
Genres: Contemporary, fiction.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
42833687Things my son needs to know about the world – Fredrik Backman
Pages: 173 Published: 2012
Genres:
 Non-fiction, humor, funny.
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
36297706The deal of a lifetime – Fredrik Backman
Pages: 78 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, fiction.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
38353681Sugar – Jessica Gadziala
Pages: 236 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 12 in The Henchmen MC series.
51ZgfQcxO0L._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Spellbound – Margit Sandemo
Pages: 255 Published: 1982
Genres: Historical, fiction, fantasy, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The legend of the Ice People series.
828352Mort – Terry Pratchett
Pages: 316 Published: 1987
Genres: Fantasy, fiction, humor.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Death series, Book 4 in the Discworld series.
32257The Sinner – Tess Gerritsen
Pages: 419 Published: 2003
Genres: Crime, mystery, thriller
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Rizzoli & Isles series.
36748616Through the fire – Katie Ruggle
Pages: 352 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romantic, suspense.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Rocky Mountain K9 unit series.

 

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March Summary

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March has not been a good month for me. My focus have been on other stuff and it have been a lot of overtime at work. So my reading has been suffering for it I’m afraid. I have however read some really good books that I can warmly recommend, as for an example Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Favorite book this month: The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Least favorite book this month:
A discovery of witches – Deborah Harkness

Number of physical books:
3
Number of e-books:
 3
Number of audiobooks:
1
Total pages: 3003
Female authors: 6
Male authors: 1

34503674Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
Pages: 463 Published: 2016
Genres: Fantasy, epic, adult.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Nevernight chronicle series.
38746485Becoming – Michelle Obama
Pages: 426 Published: 2018
Genres: Nonfiction, memoir.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
30315676Dr. Strange Beard – Penny Reid
Pages: 350 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romantic.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Winston Brothers series.
32620332The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 388 Published: 2017
Genres: Historical fiction, contemporary, romance, adult, LGBT.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
41952734A discovery of witches – Deborah Harkness
Pages: 704 Published: 2011
Genres: Paranormal, romance, fantasy, fiction.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The All souls trilogy.
420741Diamond bay – Linda Howard
Pages: 247 Published: 1987
Genres:
 Romantic, suspense, contemporary.
My rating:
 3/5
Links:
Review
Book 2 in 
The Rescues series.
36576332Nine lives – Sharon Sala
Pages: 425 Published: 2006
Genres: Contemporary, romantic, suspense, mystery, crime.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Cat Dupree series.

 

Mystery/Crime · Romance · Suspense

Butterfly in amber – Camilla Monk

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Goodreads synopsis: He’s waiting for you…

Under a blanket of snow, surrounded by dark woods and a frozen sea, lies an ogre’s castle. There lives a little princess, trapped in the maze of her own mind.
On a battlefield where the past meets the present stand a fairy godmother and a pirate, an old ice cream man and a knight in shining clean armor…
The clock is ticking fast, and to pierce the ogre’s secrets and defeat him, Island Chaptal will have to fight to remember…and stay alive.

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My thoughts: I was pretty angry with Monk when I ended the third book in the series. I was not yet ready to read the fourth book and had actually other plans for my next TBR. But she pretty much forced me to continue with that ending of the third book. I do not like to be forced to do things and it is not a good thing to have me go into a book a lot frustrated, a little angry and hoping for something more satisfying this time. Thank you for not disappointing me.

I was a little confused at the beginning of the book. I did not read it since I was at work but could not wait so ended up listening on it. The audiobook is wonderful and the narrator Amy McFadden is fantastic. Spectacular! The story started of really weird and it took me a while before I understood what was really going on. It is different from the first three books. It is even more darker and serious. I miss the ironic humor and *give a shit* attitudes but I see what Monk was going for here. It is also a lot more action filled than the third book and it is certainly quite a ride. It did get little excessive in the end but if it is something Monk is good at, it is surprises. And it was certainly quite a surprise.

I’m happy that I did get answers on all my questions *whew* but I do want more. Just a little more. To settle it all down. And I’m not the only one apparently since Monk have written a fifth book in the series due to the popular demand.

The series as a whole is great, so fun and wonderful. It is hard to not fall in love with the characters and just, oh I wish they were real. That is how fantastic it is.

Contemporary · Mystery/Crime · Romance · Suspense

Crystal Whisperer – Camilla Monk

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Goodreads synopsis: Sweet Jesus, this is it! Or maybe not.

Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March —or is it Mr. November?— are enjoying a pleasant break in South-Africa, after brushing death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein…

That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island’s supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally —and favorite disciple— March.

From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Dries’s downfall, and stop the mysterious “Crystal Whisperer” before it’s too late. This time, though, there might just be no winning against futuristic weapons, CIA agents, Roomba cats, (reluctantly) evil henchmen, and dads who won’t let you get your groove on, dammit!

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My thoughts:*Rant warning* No, no no no NO! You are not supposed to end these books on that kind of cliffhanger. NO! I’m not ready to read the forth book right away but when you end it like that I just have to. I just must! So now you, my dear readers, know that this third book in the Spotless series ends on major cliffhanger. Not a small and acceptable one no, butt pretty much mid-sentence type of cliffhanger. GAH! Okay Rant over.

This is frustrating. First of I have to say that I really didn’t need a third, yes a THIRD book with the same theme “I’m going to die a virgin.” That plot you have bled dry now Monk. It’s time to move on. Get the speed up. Especially the romantic part of the book is so slow that we are pretty much moving backwards. It starting to be excessive and I need more and I need it know.

Other than that Monk is also still playing on the same string with the action and history. There is so much going on that at the same time you feel like it never goes anywhere. To be honest I actually started skimming the few last chapters because it did not give me anything. It was just the same, again. Other aspects of the book is a lot darker than the first two books. I love to follow the struggle and emotionally development and it is that who saved it for me. It made it real, interesting and easy to connect with, but still, it could have moved on a little further than that.

I enjoy the series as a whole but this one is the least of my favorite to be honest. I do hope the fourth one is better.

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.