October TBR

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Since there are so many great books on my TBR list, I decided to continue making TBR lists for each month so it’s easier to choose what to read next. I’m not sure whether I will be able to read all of these before the end of the month, but I sure will give it a try! The HP books are rereads and three of them are ARC’s I have to finish before the end of the month… But the rest of them are mostly titles that have been on my TBR list for a while and I’m really excited about. Plus October is Halloween month, so I will try to read some horror themed books as well. 😀

>>> Find a complete list of the books of books owned and waiting to be read here and my full TBR list at Goodreads here <<<

# REREADING #

  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling (734 pages)
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages)

# divinefallARC #

  • Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight (240 pages)
  • Hope’s Rebellion by Jade Varden (169 pages)
  • Elemental Rancor: A Chronicle Of Consequence by Charles Lominec (417 pages)

 

# OTHERS #

  • doctorsleepDoctor Sleep by Stephen King (531 pages)
  • The Dead Zone by Stephen King (402 pages)
  • Innocence by Dean Koontz (338 pages)
  • adiscoveryofwitchesNaked In Death by J.D. Robb (320 pages)
  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (404 pages)
  • A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness (579 pages)
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth (526 pages)

Have you read any of these and/or do you recommend them?

Month In Review: September 2014

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October has come and that means it is time for the monthly wrap up post! September has been a good reading month with nine and a half books read. I’m coming close to reaching my Goodreads goal of 70 books… Most likely I will reach that number next month already with two months to spare, yay! 😀

I’m still in the process of updating and improving my blog… Some may have noticed I’ve changed my review format slightly, and I’m slowly changing all previous reviews. I’m also trying to write all older pending reviews, and I’m hopefully finally posting my book review policies as well this month. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I will have a lot of blog time as well as reading time this month!

I’ve received and read four ARC’s; three through the Guest Reviewer Program at Ethereal Book Reviews and the last one send by the author (thanks again Catherine Aerie!). Also, I’m rereading the Harry Potter series at the moment, which I will probably finish before the end of this year. Gotta love magic! Now on to some numbers:

  • Number of books read in September: 9 1/2
  • Total number of books read this year: 64
  • Total number of pages read in September: 3.376
  • Total number of pages read this year: 23.314

I’m surprised with the amount of pages read already this year! The number is way higher than last year, and there are still three months left to reach the 30.000 mark… Definitely do-able if I keep up my reading!

As for the books I’ve read last month; out of the nine books on my September TBR, I’ve managed to read a whopping seven! titles. Which is a miracle, since I normally don’t stick to my TBR lists… Only Gardens Of The Moon and Gone Girl are still left unread, but those two titles will be read soon for sure. Below you can find a list of the books I’ve read sorted by rating from high to low; two reviews are still pending and will be posted before next Monday.

  • 2,5 stars:
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition

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This holiday edition of the Bookish Bingo is hosted over at Great Imaginations and will run during the months of October, November and December. It seemed like a fun way to tackle my exploding TBR, and I will probably post monthly updates of my progress.

I’ve tried to make a possible TBR, although some of the squares still have no titles. The titles are listed from left to right and from top to bottom:

  • gardensofthemoonReread: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Green Cover: Gardens Of The Moon by Stephen Erikson
  • Historical: Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Set in New Orleans:
  • Horror: The Dead Zone by Stephen King

 

  • Romance: One Day by David Nicholsdoctorsleep
  • ‘Ice’, ‘Snow’ or ‘Frost’ in title:
  • Creature on Cover: Elemental Rancor by Charles Lominec
  • Native American MC:
  • Red Cover: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • gonegirlSet on Halloween:
  • Snow on Cover: Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • Black Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Serial Killers: Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

 

  • mountainsBirds on Cover: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt // The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • Mystery: Naked In Death by J.D. Robb
  • Set During Christmastime: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Set in Space: Kiera’s Moon by Lizzy Ford
  • A Book that was a Gift: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • divinefallWitches: A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Set in Autumn: Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight
  • Orange Cover: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Fall or Winter Release:
  • Steampunk:

 

Any suggestions for the squares that are missing? Anyone participating in this edition of the Bookish Bingo as well? Feel free to link me to your post! 😀

WWW Wednesdays #12 – October 1st

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Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

blackrosesI just started reading Black Roses yesterday, and I’m not that far into the story at all yet. But until now I like this novel set in the thirties of Germany and written by Jane Thynne. I’m having high hopes for this one! It’s also my first actual book after various ebooks, so I’m enjoying every minute of having a real book in my hands again. Although I have to admit it feels strange after reading so many ebooks.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

mrmercedesI finished Mr. Mercedes yesterday, and I still have to write a full review. What I can say for now that Stephen King definitely didn’t deliver with his newest novel. I just couldn’t like it, and I kept wondering if he really did write this one… Too bad; I had high hopes with this book as I normally enjoy his work. Back to the King‘s oldies it is! (I have The Dead Zone and Joyland still lined up for reading.)

 

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Ifloodtide have to return some books to a friend before the 21st, so I have moved A Matter Of Honour by Jeffrey Archer and Flood Tide by Clive Cussler up my TBR list and made them into my next reads. They are not books I normally choose, but I’m going to give them a go anyway. Anyone read any of these two titles?