January 2020 TBR

I still can’t believe we have now officially started a whole new decade! I mean, where did those last ten years go?! A new decade, a new year and a new month, which means it’s time for another monthly TBR… My December 2019 TBR went better than expected, mostly because I’ve been ticking off those ARC boxes like crazy so I can slow down a bit in January and February. I’m planning on reading those remaining titles some time soon as well!

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

I managed to read a lot of ARCs during December, but I still have to read a few more to fully catch up… I’m happy I’ll be having more time to read a few of my own titles as well in January though; the five non-ARCs on my January TBR are all titles I’ve been wanting to read for a while now.

# TBR #

  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (528 pages)
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (297 pages)
  • The Unlikely Escape Of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry (496 pages) BLOG TOUR 04/02
  • When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (346 pages) 
  • Dark Mother Earth by Kristian Novak (304 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan (400 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center (320 pages)
  • Big Lies In A Small Town by Diane Chamberlain (400 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Home by Sarah Stovell (276 pages) BLOG TOUR 22/01
  • The Defence by Steve Cavanagh (321 pages)

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


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20 Priority Titles in 2020

Let’s forget about the fact that I still have to read five title on my 2019 list, and take a look at 2020… But first of all: Happy Holidays to all of you who celebrate!! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful time so far with the preparations. ❤ ❤ I have to be honest here and say it’s not my favorite season in the world and I still can’t get used to the whole Christmas in the middle of the summer thing even after nine years, but at least the food sort of makes up for it. 😉

With the year almost being over it’s not just time to think about all the books I did read, but also about all those books I wasn’t able to get to in 2019. I’ve decided to put together a list of 20 titles I will be giving a priority in the first months of 2020. I’m sure I will end up mixing it up with other titles as well and there are a ton more I also want to read, but I guess I’ll have to start somewhere right?

So what has been high on my radar, but I wasn’t able to read in 2019? Find out below…

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December 2019 TBR

I can’t believe it’s December already! I mean, how is it possible that we are already two days into the last month of 2019?! Anyway, November turned out to be a pretty hopeless month when it comes to following my monthly TBR. xD Partly because I was distracted by the Goodreads Choice Awards nominations and ended up reading a bunch of different titles instead. Whoops? I still want to read all the titles below ASAP, but it probably won’t be until 2020 before I can get to most of them.

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

I’m hoping to take things slow in December as well even though I really have to play catch up with my enormous pile of pending ARCs… A lot of the titles below are actually ARCs, with a Christmas read, a TBR jar pick and two titles I’ve been dying to read thrown in to mix things up a little.

# TBR #

  • Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Rules Of Murder by Rob Sinclair (318 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain (432 pages) NETGALLEY BLOG TOUR 16/01
  • A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone (300 pages) BLOG TOUR 09/01
  • Are You Watching? by Vincent Ralph (371 pages) BLOG TOUR 08/01

  • Snakes And Ladders by Victoria Selman (382 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Missing Letters Of Mrs Bright by Beth Miller (327 pages) NETGALLEY
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss (64 pages)
  • Black Summer by M.W. Craven (352 pages) 
  • The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell (368 pages) NETGALLEY

  • How To Be Brave by Louise Beech (365 pages)
  • Down The Darkest Road by Kylie Brant (396 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer (399 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Like This For Ever by S.J. Bolton (400 pages)
  • Big Lies In A Small Town by Diane Chamberlain (400 pages) NETGALLEY

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


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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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