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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.
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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)
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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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April Summary

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A kind of average reading month. I did read all my books on my TBR list and a couple of more so I’m happy.

Favorite book this month: The storied life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
Least favorite book this month:
Breathe – Kristen Ashley

Number of physical books:
2
Number of e-books:
 5
Number of audiobooks:
2
Total pages: 3781
Female authors: 7
Male authors: 2

18773967Breathe – Kristen Ashley
Pages: 554 Published: 2012
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Colorado Mountain series.
39784787Ritual – Mo Hayder
Pages: 428 Published: 2008
Genres: Thriller, crime, mystery, fiction.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Jack Caffery series.
51YOjBvyolLThe pet sematary – Stephen King
Pages: 484 Published: 1983
Genres: Horror, fiction, thriller.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
42527241The general – Jessica Gadziala
Pages: 221 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance, adult.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Professionals series.
18293427The storied life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
Pages: 260 Published: 2014
Genres: Contemporary, fiction, adult.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
29774026The priory of the orange tree – Samantha Shannon
Pages: 848 Published: 2019
Genres:
 Epic, high, adult fantasy
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
17841564The girl with a clock for a heart – Peter Swanson
Pages: 289 Published: 2014
Genres: Crime, thriller, mystery, suspense.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
36303602Dirty laundry – Liliana Hart
Pages: 252 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense, mystery, crime.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The J.J Graves Mystery series.
42898Lover revealed – J.R Ward
Pages: 445 Published: 2007
Genres: Paranormal, romance, fantasy
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Black Dagger Brotherhood 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.

 

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February Summary

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I have been pretty mentally preoccupied this month and there was a lot less reading than usual. I just had troubles with focusing and there where things in my life I just needed to let it take its course and hope the ability to read returned. And yes it did.

Favorite book this month: The Chase – Elle Kennedy
Least favorite book this month:
Boomer – C.M Steele

Number of physical books:
2
Number of e-books:
 7
Number of audiobooks:
1/2 (the one I DNF’ed)
Total pages: 3009
Female authors: 6
Male authors: 1

 

34273236Little fires everywhere – Celeste Ng
Pages: 338 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, fiction
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
34851664The chase – Elle Kennedy
Pages: 377 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, new adult, collage, sports, games, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Briar U series.
41576496The messenger – Jessica Gadziala
Pages: 245 Published: 2018
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The Professionals series.
28262024The goal – Elle Kennedy
Pages: 350 Published: 2016
Genres: New adult, romance, contemporary, romance.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The off-campus series.
41807223The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
Pages: 528 Published: 2018
Genres: Mystery, fiction, thriller, fantasy.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
37285282Reeve – Jessica Gadziala
Pages: 226 Published: 2018
Genres:
 Romance, contemporary.
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
Book 11 in 
The Henchmen MC series.
20613920Under Locke – Mariana zapata
Pages: 497 Published: 2014
Genres: Contemporary, romance, new adult.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
39337611Boomer – C.M Steele
Pages: 128 Published: 2018
Genres: Adult, erotica.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The steele riders mc series.
3407345Fire and ice – Julie Garwood
Pages: 320 Published: 2008
Genres: Contemporary, mystery, romance, suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 7 in The Buchanan-Renard series.

BOOKS I DNF’ed!

18966819Golden son – Pierce Brown
Pages: 430 Published: 2015
Genres: Science fiction, fantasy, young adult, dystopia
Book 2 in The Red rising series.
I read the first book and it was okay. You can read that review here. But after several hours with the second one I just have to be hones to myself that this is nothing for me. It is just to much Young Adult, dystopian for my taste. It doesn’t work.
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January Summary

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Wow what a month. So many ups and downs but I’m really happy with the result. How was your reading month?

Favorite book this month: The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
Least favorite book this month: 
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Number of physical books:
5
Number of e-books:
 7
Number of audiobooks:
4
Total pages: 5987
Female authors: 10
Male authors: 4

30762017The Liar – Nora Roberts
Settings: Tennessee, USA Pages: 564 Published: 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance, suspense, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
36373463Us against you – Fredrik Backman
Settings:“Beartown”, Sweden Pages: 519 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, fiction, sports.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Beartown series.
11594337The one and only Ivan – Katherine Applegate
Settings: USA Pages: 307 Published: 2012
Genres: Fiction, Children, Young adult.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
15697889Did you miss me? – Karen Rose
Settings: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pages: 544 Published: 2012
Genres: Romantic, suspense, crime, mystery, thriller.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 14 in The romantic suspense series.
40360105Mallicks: Back to the beginnings – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: Navesink Bank, Fictional USA Pages: 198 Published: 2018
Genres: Romantic, suspense, contemporary.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Mallicks brothers series.
36187690Strange the dreamer – Laini Taylor
Settings:
 Fantasyland of Weep Pages: 536 Published: 2017
Genres:
 Young adult, fantasy, romance.
My rating:
 2/5
Links:
Review
Book 1 in 
The strange the dreamer series.
23129640Robin Williams – Emily Herbert
Settings: USA Pages: 244 Published: 2014
Genres: Biography, non-fiction.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
21936809The kind worth killing – Peter Swanson
Settings: Maine, USA Pages: 311 Published: 2015
Genres: Thriller, mystery, fiction, crime, suspense.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
13424356Fire & Ash – Jonathan Maberry
Settings: Post apocalyptic USA Pages: 537 Published: 2013
Genres: Horror, zombies, young adult.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 4 in The Rot & Ruin series.
30633337Rock Chick Reawakening – Kristen Ashley
Settings: Denver, Colorado, USA Pages: 207 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romance.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 0.5 in The Rock Chick series.
g.cover.JPGRock chick redux – Kristen Ashley
Settings: USA Pages: 10 Published: 2013
Genres: Contemporary, romance, short stories.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review *Review only at Goodreads.
Book 8.5 in The Rock Chick series.
35729Lover eternal – J.R Ward
Settings: Caldwell, New York, USA Pages: 441 Published: 2005
Genres: Romance, suspense, paranormal.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The BDB series.
42900Lover Awakened – J.R Ward
Settings: Caldwell, New York, USA Pages: 448 Published: 2006
Genres: Romance, suspense, paranormal.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 3 in The BDB series.
25170118Delectable – R.L Mathewson
Settings: USA Pages: 315 Published: 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romance, humor, funny.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 9 in The neighbor from hell series.
30259893Ragdoll – Daniel Cole
Settings: New York, USA Pages: 384 Published: 2017
Genres: Crime, thriller, mystery.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The Fawkes and Baxter series.
40512568Throne of glass – Sarah J. Maas
Settings: Rifthold, Adarlan Pages: 422 Published: 2012
Genres: YA, romance, fantasy.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
Book 1 in The throne of glass series.
Everyday things

2018 Summary

2018

Goodreads has this neat little feature that at the end of the year, they show you some statistics of your reading year. Like how many books and pages you have read. Whats you average in rating and some other fun stuff. And off course I’m going to show you how my reading year have been.

I’m pretty happy with it. I did read some really great books in 2018. I have started to be a lot more selective with which book I do read and feel I hit some real jackpots. But I also have read some not so great books. That’s just life I guess.

Here is some fun facts about my reading year 2018.

2018
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2018reading
Number of physical books:
49
Number of e-books:
76
Number of audiobooks:
25

Top 5 favorite books:
Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
A court of mist and fury by Sarah J Maas
From Lukov with love by Mariana Zapata
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Assassin’s code by Jonathan Maberry

Most memorable:
A court of thorns and roses by Sarah J Maas

Most emotional book:
Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Worst book hangover:
Dark lover – J.R Ward

Best cover design:
A glimmer of hope by Steve McHugh

Best first time author:
N0S4R2 – Joe Hill

Least favorite book:
Brilliance By Marcus Sakey

Biggest disappointment:
At Peace By Kristen Ashley

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December Summary

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I’m not happy with this months read. I had such troubles with several books. I have yet not finished Strange the Dreamer that I started, but I have not DNF it because I still hope it will get more exciting soon. Santa Claus totally killed my desire to read but I felt I had to finish it and it took way to long. So even though I have had several days free from work, I have hardly read anything. Its sad but now I just hope January will be better for me.

Favorite book this month: Shadow Dance – Julie Garwood
Least favorite book this month:
Santa Claus: The King of the Elves – B.C. Chase

Number of physical books:
2
Number of e-books:
 5
Number of audiobooks:
1
Total pages: 3380
Female authors: 4
Male authors: 5

18498558Bird box – Josh Malerman
Settings: USA Pages: 262 Published: 2014
Genres: Horror, thriller, mystery, fiction.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
136637Brimstone – Preston & Child
Settings: USA, Italy. Pages: 740 Published: 2004
Genres: Mystery, thriller, horror, crime.
My rating: 3/5
Links: Review
Book 5 in The Pendergast series.
39313789The Ghost – Jessica Gadziala
Settings: USA Pages: 239 Published: 2018
Genres: Romance, contemporary, suspense.
My rating: 4/5
Links: Review
Book 2 in The Professionals series.
731806If looks could kill – Heather Graham
Settings: USA Pages: 384 Published: 1997
Genres: Romantic, suspense, mystery, thriller, paranormal.
My rating: 2/5
Links: Review
31180248Leah on the off beat – Becky Albertalli
Settings:
 Atlanta, Georgia Pages: 343 Published: 2018
Genres:
 Young adult, contemporary, romance. 
My rating:
 1/5
Links:
Review
Book 2 in 
The Creekwood series.
29875363The fireman – Joe Hill
Settings:
 USA Pages: 768 Published: 2016
Genres:
 Horror, dystopia, thriller, fantasy, science fiction. 
My rating:
 4/5
Links:
Review
51J31JlyR4LShadow dance – Julie Garwood
Settings: USA Pages: 336 Published: 2006
Genres: Romantic, suspense, mystery, contemporary.
My rating: 5/5
Links: Review
Book 6 in The Buchanan/FBI series.
36021329Santa Claus: The King of the Elves – B.C. Chase
Settings: Fantasy Pages: 308 Published: 2017
Genres: Fantasy.
My rating: 1/5
Links: Review