TBR

To Be Read – August

I had huge problems with choosing my TBR list this month. In one hand, I want to have a list ready so that I don’t have to think about what book to read next, but at the other hand I do not wish to “constrict” myself in what books to read. Not now when my desire to read is somewhat fragile.

But in the end I chose five books and they are as following.

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Book two is the second book in Throne of Glass series. I did not find the first book that fantastic but people keep saying it is worth continuing so I will try one more book. Keeping an open mind.

Book two is the second book in the legend of the ice people series. I have read it before but now when I have the whole series I’m reading it from scratch.

Wicked by Jana Deleon is the fourth book about Shaye Archer. The third one was an hell of a ride and it has taking me until now to feel myself mentally ready for the next one.

The last book is one by Kristen Ashley I have had in my kindle for years. It is some time since I read anything by KA now and instead of buying a new book, I thought I should read the one I already have.

And as usual there will be one more book but which one I do not yet know due to that my book club not yet have had our monthly meeting. ūüôā

What are you planning to read in august?

TBR

To Be Read – July

Due to to big move and renovation of our new house, I do not count on getting that much reading in as I would like. I’m not even sure I will be able to listen on some audio books. So for July I have only picked four books, all in my kindle, since my physical books are in boxes. Here is what I have.

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Rhythm, chord & Malykhin by Zapata. She is one of my absolute favorite authors and I always saves her books and reads them when I need it the most. For an example when I’m sick, depressed or now in July, probably very, very stressed.

Whiskey and Gunpowder by Hart, the sixth book in the series about Addison Holmes. I need to read it to know if the series is finished or not. I don’t know if I want to know the answer though.

Escape from the green by Gadziala. She usually don’t write fantasy but her first book “The Green” totally knocked me flat on my ass and I have been saving this one for the perfect time. Lets see if July is the time.

Next of kin by Sala. I feel that I probably will need some old time fashion romantic suspense and hope that this one will bring that to the table. ūüėÄ

What are you planing on reading in the month of July?

TBR

To Be Read – June

I’m really excited for my June To Be Read list. I have some good books here which I have high expectations for. Hopefully not to high. Three books that are continuing in series I follow and three books who are stand alone. The genres are a large mix between humor, contemporary, romance, chick lit, fiction, mystery, New adult, horror, thriller, sci-fi, and suspense.

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Liane Moriarty is a name I have seen circulating in the bookish community the last few years and this one “The Husband’s Secret” is the one I feel I want to use to introduce Moriarty to me.

The Risk by Elle Kennedy is the second book in Briar U series. I usually love Kennedys books so I do not expect anything less.

The Promise by R.L Mathewson is the tenth book in her Neighbor from hell series. I love her books but lately they have been somewhat “flat”. I hope “The promise” will bring the honor back.

Luna and the Lie. Don’t know much about it more than I love Zapatas books and I don’t even have to read the Synopsis to know I want to read her work.

Code Zero. The sixth book in the Joe Ledger series and staring my bookish boyfriend. He has finally found some happiness and I do hope Maberry didn’t throw in another curveball.

The Breakdown. A book I have had on my bookshelf for far to long now. I feel it will be an angst filled book but I did bought it so once in a time I did want to read it. Now is the time

What are you planing on reading in the month of June?

TBR

Summer TBR 2019

Summer of 2019 is soon here and as always I create my Summer TBR list. I have this year choose 10 books I wish to read and this is my list.

Simma med de drunknande (eng. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme) – Lars Mytting
The Husband’s secret – Liane Moriarty
Verity – Colleen Hoover
Save me from dangerous men – S.A Lelchuk
Luna and the Lie – Mariana Zapata
Whiskey and gunpowder – Liliana Hart
Hidden Star – Nora Roberts
The Breakdown – B.A Paris
Sizzle – Julie Garwood
Seven up – Janet Evanovich

 

What are you planing to read this summer?

TBR

To Be Read – May

I had six books on my TBR list for the month of May. Not including the one book from my book club and I’m so excited. I already started Death Note and Hollow City and I have already finished Blindsided. I’m on a roll right now. ūüėÄ

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Death note: One of the horror, graphic novels I have really looking forward to. I have the black edition 1, which include vol 1 and 2 in one book, and it is beautiful.

Hollow city, the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children series. It is time to continue the series since I have this one and the third one on my bookshelf. I have high hopes. I do hope not to high.

The Fiery Cross, the fifth book in the Outlander series. After the fourth book I’m not that excited to continue the series, but will give it a try. Maybe.

Sugar, the 12th book in the Henchmen MC series. I love these guys.

Through the fire, fourth book in the rocky mountain K9 unit. This series has been quite up and down for me, but this is the last one and it is time to close this series.

Blindsided, last book in the Titanium security series. I have wanted to read this one for long time, but never got to it. It is the last book in the series and I was so excited so I started and ended it the first day of May.

What are you planing on reading in the month of May?

Monthly summary

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.
Monthly summary

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.

 

Everyday things · TBR

To Be Read – April

Every month I pick 2 eBooks from my kindle, 2 physical books from my bookshelf and 1 book from my to buy list, that I’m allowed to buy (yeah I’m on a buy books ban again) and planning to read them in the following month.

In March I had a reread and Breathe by Kristen Ashley left to read but at the time I’m writing this, I plan to start Breathe as soon as I’m done with the book I’m currently reading and it will probably happen before the end of March.

But anyway, following books are what I plan to read in the month of April. As usual there are a sixth book but that one I will not know what it will be until the meeting of my book club in the beginning of April.

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The first book I chose, I’m looking forward to read since it is the forth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. That series has been “out of this world, great” so far.

The second book is highly anticipated which had its release in March. It is a high fantasy on almost 1000 pages. It is almost a little frighting to start even though I usually loves big books.

The third book is one in a series I follow written by Jessica Gadziala, one of my favorite authors, where we finally suppose to be told what really happened to Eli.

The fourth book is the one I’m allowed to buy in April. It is a continue on a series I last read back in 2017 and wish to pick up again.

The last one is a book by a Swedish author that I received as a Christmas present from my mother-in-law. I wish to read it¬†so that I can say the next time I meet her that I finally have read it. I received this one several years ago so it is about time. Haha Note: The book is translated to English and it’s title is “Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All”¬†if you are interested.¬†

What are you planing on reading in the month of April?

 

Everyday things · TBR

TBR March

march.JPGNew month, new To Be Read list. I’m quite happy with my results from February. I had selected 6 books (one was a February book club book) and I read all besides one. Well actually two since I DNF’ed one of them.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is the one I never started in February. I have put it on my list for March since this is a book I really want to read, I just didn’t get to it last month.

Other than that I have the fifth book in the Winston Brothers series, the fourth book in the Colorado Mountain series and the first book in a new series, The Nevernight Chronicle. The last one, “A court of Thorns and Roses” are actually a reread I have had a desire for lately.

There will also be a sixth book on the list but that one I do not know until my book club have had its meeting on Wednesday. Pretty excited for March and I think this will be a great reading month.

What are you planing on reading in March?

 

Contemporary · Mystery/Crime · Romance · Suspense

Fire and ice – Julie Garwood

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Goodreads synopsis: Sophie Rose, a tough and determined newspaper reporter, is the daughter of Bobby Rose, a suave, charming, and handsome gentleman who also happens to be a notorious big-time thief sought by every law-enforcement agency in the country. When the major Chicago daily where she works insists she write an expose about her roguish father, Sophie refuses, quits her job, and goes to work at a small newspaper. Far from her onetime high-powered crime beat, she now covers local personalities such as the quirky winner of several area 5K runs whose trademark is goofy red socks.
Those red socks-with Sophie’s business card neatly tucked inside-are practically all that’s found after runner William Harrington is killed near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, seemingly the victim of a brutal death by polar bear. The Alaska cops want to know why Harrington carried Sophie’s card. With an unerring nose for a good story, she heads north.
What Sophie doesn’t realize is that on her journey from Chicago to Prudhoe Bay, danger follows in her wake. After one attempt on her life, she’s been assigned brash but sexy Jack MacAlister as a bodyguard by the cautious FBI. Amid great peril and deadly intrigue in the unforgiving Alaskan terrain, she and Jack form an uneasy alliance sparked with sensual attraction. But they will soon be fighting more than their growing passion for each other. Powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the exposure of the sinister conspiracy Sophie and Jack are about to uncover.

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My thoughts: What I really like with Garwood is that she is such a strong character writer. Especially when it comes to the females. I’m a huge critic when it comes to females and often finds them dumb, childish, meek and excessive. But never with Garwood. I receive pretty much what I expect and it never disappoint me. This one was just as good as always when it comes to the writing, character and such. The plot however I found a little weak. I really liked Sophie’s history and enigmatic father but Jack could have used a little more work and the story a little more depth. I missed that … umpf… in lack of better words.

Nothing bad really, just didn’t earn the last star but certainly not a bad book in any means. This is the 7 book in the series about Buchanan-Renard family and it is safe to say, I will continue it.