November 2019 TBR

I can’t believe it’s November already! I mean, how is it possible that we only have two months left of 2019?! Anyway, October turned out to be a pretty good reading month with lots of #Orentober and Halloween reads. I didn’t get to all of the books on my October TBR, but I read the mayority so I’m calling it a success. 😉

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I’ve decided to take a break from blogging in November as the blogging slump has been killing me. More about that in the post scheduled to be posted on Sunday… That will also be the last post for November except for a blog tour review on the 16th and the 26th. First things first, and let’s talk TBR. I’ve been really struggling with my reviews, not being able to write them and not wanting to read just so I wouldn’t have any new books to review. Especially those Orenda books, while absolutely fantastic, have practically destroyed me each time I tried to review them… So in November, I’m going to stay away from them (as much as it pains me as I have so many titles I want to read!) and I’m staying away from ARCs as well.

What will I read then? Since each November the Goodreads Choice Awards go live, I will mostly be reading 2019 releases I have been looking forward to in preparation for that. I’ve added a few backlist titles too, but basically November will be all about 2019 books.. This is only a tentative TBR as I might pick up different titles when the Goodreads Choice Awards nominations are announced; I always like reading as many titles as I can to see if I actually agree with the nominations and winners haha. I’m not sure if I will review all of these as I really need to take a break from blogging, but I know I will most likely end up writing at least shorties reviews for most of these anyway. xD

# TBR #

  • Recursion by Blake Crouch (336 pages)
  • After The End by Clare Mackintosh (384 pages)
  • The Assistant by S.K. Tremayne (400 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (512 pages) 
  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (528 pages)

  • VOX by Christina Dalcher (336 pages)
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (429 pages)
  • Triptych by Karin Slaughter (514 pages)
  • The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware (384 pages)
  • The Family by Louise Jensen (384 pages)

  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (400 pages)
  • The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda (336 pages)
  • Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (400 pages)
  • With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo (400 pages)
  • Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton (361 pages)

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


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October 2019 TBR

I can’t believe it’s October already! October, the month of creepy Halloween reads and also the month newly known as #Orentober… I’m SO excited to be reading books for both this month! My September TBR wasn’t that much of a success, but that is mostly because I’ve been getting way too many ARCs lately and I spent most of September trying to catch up. Whoops?

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I have two 2019 blog tour reads still pending, one for October and one for November, and I also have a pile of Netgalley ARCs I really need to get to ASAP. The rest of the books are a mix of creepy Halloween reads and titles for #Orentober. This TBR is more ambitious than usual but I really hope to be able to read most of these by the end of the month…

# TBR #

  • The Whisper Man by Alex North (400 pages)
  • The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton (422 pages)
  • Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen (300 pages) BLOG TOUR 12/10 #Orentober
  • The Noble Path by Peter May (544 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Pursuit Of William Abbey by Claire North (432 pages) BLOG TOUR 16/11

  • The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech (350 pages) #Orentober
  • The Other Daughter by Shalini Boland (260 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Dinner Party by R.J. Parker (? pages) NETGALLEY 
  • Tunnel Of Bones by Victoria Schwab (304 pages)
  • The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge (180 pages)

  • Cold Fear by Amds Peder Nordbo (320 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Lingering by S.J.I. Holliday (320 pages) #Orentober
  • Thin Air by Michelle Paver (240 pages)
  • Hydra by Matt Wesolowski (320 pages) #Orentober
  • Like Follow Kill by Carissa Ann Lynch (? pages) NETGALLEY

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


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#Orentober is almost here!! #TeamOrenda @Orendabooks

First of all a big round of applause for Kelly @ From Belgium With Book Love and Danielle @ The Reading Closet for creating Orentober month and giving us a whole month to share our love for both a fantastic publisher and a fantastic collection of books! Make sure to visit the posts of both lovely ladies to get a proper idea what #Orentober is all about, and don’t be afraid to join the fun and celebrate all things Orenda Books related during October! #TeamOrenda

I know I’m still kind of new when it comes to Orenda Books, but better late than never right? And what I can also say is that each and every one of the twelve titles (yes, I have counted them) I have had the pleasure to read so far was absolutely brilliant. Two elusive 5 star ratings (I only hand out a couple a year for absolute favorites, think of them as an A++), nine 4,5 star ratings (which is basically a 5 star rating for anyone else) and one solid 4 star rating… Talk about a 100% success rate! ❤ If you are curious about which titles I already read and what I thought of them, you can find a full list and links to my reviews below in the order I read them.

Deep Blue Trouble – by Steph Broadribb // Exquisite – by Sarah Stovell // The Courier – by Kjell Ola Dahl // Breakers – by Dough Johnstone // Call Me Star Girl – by Louise Beech // Six Stories – by Matt Wesolowski // Wolves At The Door – by Gunnar Staalesen // The Closer I Get – by Paul Burston // Block 46 – by Johana Gustawsson // Keeper – by Johana Gustawsson // Blood Song – by Johana Gustawsson // Snare – by Lilja Sigurdardottir

So many fantastic titles! And I’m convinced Orentober will give me even more new favorites. ❤ Soooo… The big question is: what do I have planned for Orentober month? First of all, I’m part of the blog tour for both Cage (my stop October 4th) and Little Siberia (my stop October 12th). I will also publish my review for Trap the day before my blog tour stop, as I’m binge reading this series at the moment. (The review for the first book Snare will be up in a few days and I might have already finished reading Trap by the time this post goes live as well…) I will also most likely join a #WesolowskiWednesday edition with Hydra and maybe even Changeling if I have the time. And of course I’m picking up my next Louise Beech read as well: The Lion Tamer Who Lost. And what about a dose of bounty hunter with the Lori Anderson series? I read the second book last year, and I’ve been wanting to (re)read the whole series from the start ever since. Likewise, a couple of other Orenda titles are waiting impatiently to be read as well… Below a picture of my personal Orenda TBR collection!

Are you joining #Orentober next month? What are your favorite Orenda titles? Which Orenda title on my TBR do you think I should read first? (Impossible question, I know. xD)


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September 2019 TBR

Time is flying by so fast and we’re already about to start month number nine of 2019… #NEWTsReadathon2019 month passed in a blink of the eye! My August TBR was really successful and I’m not surprised, as they were all titles that fitted the prompts for the readathon in the first place. 😉

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I have two blog tours and three other ARCs lined up for September, but for the rest of the month I’m hoping to slow down and finally get to a couple longer backlist titles I’ve been meaning to read… Including the Outlander sequel, which I’m a bit hesitant about since I’ve heard it’s not as good as the first and a bit overlong. Fingers crossed it won’t be too much of a struggle!

# TBR #

  • Blood Song by Johana Gustawsson (300 pages) BLOG TOUR 20/09
  • VOX by Christina Dalcher (336 pages)
  • Finders Keepers by Stephen King (545 pages) 
  • In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (535 pages) 
  • Secrets Of The Mist by Kate Ryder (? pages) NETGALLEY 

  • Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon (976 pages)
  • The Noble Path by Peter May (544 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Essence Of Evil by Rob Sinclair (394 pages) NETGALLEY BLOG TOUR 07/09
  • I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll (320 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Liar’s Sister by Sarah A. Denzil (290 pages) NETGALLEY 

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


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August 2019 TBR

Time is flying by so fast and we’re already starting month number eight of 2019… My July TBR went well enough, although I did end up getting a couple more ARCs and read other titles on a whim, with the result I didn’t manage to read all of the titles on my monthly TBR. The Willow Woman is up soon though, but Force Of Nature will have to wait until a later date…

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

August is Magical Readathon N.E.W.T.s month which means I’ll basically be reading the books on my N.E.W.T.s TBR, although I did switch titles for some of the prompts. Below I’ll mention the ten titles I’ll be giving a priority to…

# TBR #

  • Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan (400 pages)
  • The Sleepover by Carol Wyer (285 pages) NETGALLEY
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (304 pages) 
  • The Archived by Victoria Schwab (321 pages) 
  • The Passengers by John Marrs (416 pages)

  • Keeper by Johana Gustawsson (300 pages)
  • The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor (288 pages)
  • 29 Seconds by T.M Logan (368 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (439 pages)
  • Smoke In The Sun by Renee Ahdieh (416 pages)

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


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July 2019 TBR

I can’t believe we are now officially done with the first half of 2019!! I mean, were did the last six months go??? My June TBR went pretty well and the only reasons I didn’t finish the last three is that I’ve been trying to both come closer to finishing a couple of challenges and picking up titles on a whim depending on whatever I was in the mood for. I’m actually reading The Boy Who Steals Houses right now though and I still plan to read the other two very soon.

>>> Find a complete list of my TBR on Goodreads <<<

I’m going to mostly read my own titles in July, a mix of titles I’ve been dying to read and others I need for challenges. I also have a most anticipated release ARC (guess which one that is?!), two upcoming blog tour reads, a Criminally Good Book Club (Instagram) read (The Puppet Show) and a buddy read with Nicki in the second half of July (The Willow Woman). I’m looking forward to all of these! And I’m having a feeling that picking a July favorite will going to be HARD. xD

# TBR #

  • The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (416 pages)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (352 pages) 
  • Block 46 by Johana Gustawwson (300 pages)
  • The Closer I Get by Paul Burston (276 pages) ANNE CATER BLOG TOUR 22/07
  • The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon (400 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (352 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 05/08
  • Force Of Nature by Jane Harper (432 pages)
  • Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (384 pages)
  • The Willow Woman by Laurence Westwood (454 pages) BUDDY READ WITH NICKI
  • The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven (352 pages) CRIMINALLY GOOD BOOK CLUB

And a last-minute addition as this title popped up on Netgalley and of course I couldn’t resist:

  • The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater (? pages) NETGALLEY

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


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20 Backlist Titles I Want To Read Soon

I know I made a list of priority titles to read in 2019 in December, and I still want to read the remaining twelve titles on that list, but the fact that I still need to get to more than half of these titles shows that my priorities have shifted and I thought it was time for an updated list. All of the titles mentioned below are 2018 releases or before (I might make a list of 2019 releases I want to read soon as well). Some titles I need to read for a challenge, others I’ve been meaning to get to for ages… What they all have in common is that I finally want to read them soon!

So what titles have been high on my radar, but haven’t been able to read so far? Find out a full list below.

# Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde (289 pages). I need a couple of lighter reads on my TBR and I’ve heard great things about this one.
# Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (514 pages). Strange The Dreamer is one of my all time favorites so I can’t wait to finally read the sequel!
# Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (448 pages). I’m a huge fan of his work and have enjoyed every single story so far. While Beartown wasn’t one of my absolute favorites, I’m still looking forward to read the sequel soon.
# The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord (400 pages). I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages and I’m not sure how it slipped between the cracks of my TBR mountain… Another YA contemporary at hand for when I need a change of genre.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (343 pages). This title has been on my TBR for years, and even though I have a feeling it will be a new favorite, I somehow never actually pick it up. The historical setting in Australia sounds amazing!

# We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby (288 pages). I needed a funny read for a challenge and I’m having high hopes for this one.
# The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (340 pages). I’ve been meaning to read this one for a long time now, and I want to get to it before her newest story comes out.
# The Archived by Victoria Schwab (321 pages). Schwab is one of my absolute favorite authors so I honestly don’t understand why I haven’t read this one yet.
# Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (371 pages). I need this one for a challenge, and I’m definitely curious what I’ll make of it.
# Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (336 pages). A Jack The Ripper retelling sounds bloody brilliant and I’ve been meaning to read it since it was published. How on earth did it happen that I didn’t manage to read this one yet?!

# Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton (361 pages). I like historical fiction set in foreign countries, and there is just something about this title that makes me want to read it soon.
# The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White (304 pages). I’ve been meaning to read more of her work and I need a retelling for a challenge, so I’ll probably read it soon.
# The Island by Victoria Hislop (473 pages). It’s been a while since I read her work and it fits one of the prompts of a challenge, so I’m going to try and pick it up soon.
# Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson (300 pages). I’ve been wanting to read this title ever since I first heard about it and I’m definitely going to do so ASAP!
# Jar Of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (311 pages). I’ve heard so many fantastic things about this story and I can’t wait to finally get to it!

# VOX by Christina Dalcher (336 pages). I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one, so I’m looking forward to discover what I make of it.
# The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen (400 pages). This sounds like such a fun read and I’m excited to be finally reading it now I have a physical copy!
# Finders Keepers by Stephen King (545 pages). I’ve been meaning to pick up another King for a while and after debating I decided to finish the Bill Hodges trilogy first before picking up a new story. I read the first book years ago and wasn’t a fan at the time, but I’m hoping I’ll enjoy the experience better this time around.
# The Weight Of Feathers byAnna-Marie McLemore (320 pages). Another YA read I’ve added to the pile for when I need a change of genre… The blurb sounds fascinating.
# Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (384 pages). I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this title that I just haven’t got another option but try and find time for it. I’m looking forward to this one!


Have you read any of these titles yourself or do you want to? Any titles I should give extra priority to?


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