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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May 2019 TBR

I can’t believe we have already started the fifth month of the year!! Time seriously flies by way too fast… My April TBR went pretty well and the only reason I didn’t finish all ten titles on it was because I had to finished a pile of pending ARCs and my readathon reads instead. Whoops? Circe goes straight to my May TBR though.

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I’m hoping to get my ARC/backlist title ratio below 40% again this month, but I have a huge pile of ARCs pending so I’m not sure I will be able to. xD I’m hoping to read at least a couple new arrivals though including Circe and Six Stories.

# TBR #

  • Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small (304 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 17/05
  • The Vanishing Season by Dot Hutchison (320 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Breakers by Doug Johnstone (231 pages) ANNE CATER BLOG TOUR 23/05
  • Circe by Madeleine Miller (337 pages)
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (406 pages)

  • The East End by Jason Allen (304 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 09/05
  • Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley (304 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Dead Inside by Noelle Holten (350 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (225 pages)
  • Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain (328 pages)

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


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