July 2020 TBR

Once again, let’s just focus on bookish June instead… I think this is the first time in a long long time I actually managed to read all the books on my monthly TBR! This is probably partly because a lot them were pending ARCs, but I also read more than usual last month as books helped me escape the chaos and COVID-19 fear in our town and the world for a little while…

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

I’m still trying to get my ARC pile under control, and I have a bunch of blog tour reads and other ARCs coming up this month. I do hope to find time for a couple of 20 Books Of Summer titles as well as some other titles I’ve been wanting to read too… I’m not sure how many of these I will be able to read though, as we have a huge DIY and home improvement project coming up this month (and maybe the next too) and I’m not sure how much free time/energy I’ll have left to read. xD

# TBR #

  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (302 pages)
  • The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith (379 pages)
  • The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone (300 pages) BLOG TOUR 27/07
  • Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks (384 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 03/08
  • Sandra Ireland by Sight Unseen (? pages) BLOG TOUR 12/08

  • Dark Pines by Will Dean (323 pages)
  • I Am The Night by Ethan Cross (? pages) NETGALLEY
  • Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney (432 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Manhunters by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña (352 pages)
  • The Silence by Luca Veste (384 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Beach Read by Emily Henry (384 pages)
  • A Boy And His Dog At The End Of The World by C.A. Fletcher (384 pages)
  • Lobizona by Romina Garber (400 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 07/08
  • The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (400 pages)
  • Fruit Of The Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (304 pages)

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


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June 2020 TBR

May May, what to say about you? Let’s just focus on bookish May instead… I managed to read most of the books on my May TBR, which is at least something positive I guess. The final ones I didn’t read either because I wasn’t in the mood for the genre or because I decided to save them for later…

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My whole ARC situation is quickly spinning out of control, so I’ve decided to mostly focus on getting some of those ARCs read in June. The majority of the titles below are therefore ARCs/blog tours due either in June or July… I’ve managed to squeeze in a few new releases and backlist titles as well though.

# TBR #

  • Left For Dead by Caroline Mitchell (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Bone Jar by SW Kane (336 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 07/07
  • Turn To Dust by Rachel Amphlett (403 pages) BLOG TOUR 13/07
  • Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (416 pages)
  • When She Was Good by Michael Robotham (352 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Good Girl by Miranda Smith (285 pages) NETGALLEY
  • How To Save A Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke (303 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Switch by Beth O’Leary (400 pages)
  • Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (288 pages)
  • The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda (336 pages) BLOG TOUR 08/07

  • The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey (352 pages)
  • Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer (? pages) NETGALLEY
  • Someone’s Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass (352 pages) NG BLOG TOUR 24/07
  • Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (368 pages)
  • Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West (352 pages) NETGALLEY

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


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March 2020 TBR

Damn, February seems to have passed in a blink! With the new lifestyle changes and an impromptu camping trip, I haven’t been able to read as much as usual, but I’m definitely happy I was still able to get to most of the books on my February TBR. My Eddie Flynn series binge-read will probably have to wait until April as I don’t think I’ll have time for it in March, but I’m reading J.D. Barker‘s newest without fail as it’s due this month. The same goes for Strangers, which I’m starting right now!

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

Like I mentioned in January, I’m still taking it easy with all things blogging this year and I’ll be mostly focusing on my own books again… Although I do have a number of ARCs and two blog tours I will need to get to in March. Other than that, I have quite a few titles lined up that I have been wanting to read for a while now, and I’m also planning on starting my Spanish reread of the final Harry Potter book in March! With this month being my birthday month and a possible trip happening in the second half of March, I don’t think I can actually read all of these, but it is always nice to have a list of options ready right? 😉

# TBR #

  • Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb (320 pages) BLOG TOUR 30/03
  • The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott (384 pages)
  • Love And Other Words by Christina Lauren (433 pages)
  • The Outsider by Stephen King (475 pages)
  • The Missing Sister by Elle Marr (300 pages) NETGALLEY

  • Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan (432 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Manhunters by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña (352 pages)
  • Night By Night by Jack Jordan (366 pages)
  • Mexico Street by Simone Buchholz (276 pages) BLOG TOUR 23/03
  • The Body In The Garden by Katherine Schellman (? pages) NETGALLEY

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman (196 pages)
  • The Secret Admirer by Carol Wyer (413 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick (331 pages)
  • The Girl In The Tree by Sebnem Isigüzel (366 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Harry Potter Y Las Reliquias De La Muerte by J.K. Rowling (640 pages) REREAD

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


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February 2020 TBR

How is it February already? Already the second month of a new decade, and time seems to keep flying… My January TBR went pretty well and I managed to read most of the titles on it. I decided to save The Defence for February as I will be binge-reading a couple of series, and the other two I still hope to get to soon (although I’m not sure if I will be able to do so in February).

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

Like I mentioned a few days ago, I’m taking it easy with all things blogging this year and I’ll be mostly reading my own books again with the exception of a select few ARCs of most-anticipated titles… February will be mostly about binge-reading a couple of series in preparation for two Orenda blog tours in March as well as a most-anticipated sequel coming out later this year. I’m also planning to read a few most-anticipated ARCs I just can’t resist any longer, a classic I still can’t believe I haven’t read (or at least I don’t remember doing so when I was little) and another title I’ve been wanting to read for a while.

# TBR #

  • Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet by Jamie Ford (300 pages)
  • Where The Lost Wander by Amy Harmon (348 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben (400 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (207 pages) 
  • She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be by J.D. Barker (774 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Defence by Steve Cavanagh (321 pages)
  • The Plea by Steve Cavanagh (400 pages)
  • The Liar by Steve Cavanagh (336 pages)
  • Blue Night by Simone Buchholz (276 pages)
  • Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz (276 pages)

  • Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb (350 pages)
  • Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb (320 pages) REREAD
  • Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb (320 pages)
  • Death Deserved by Jorn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger (276 pages) BLOG TOUR 20/02
  • Strangers by C.L. Taylor (400 pages) NETGALLEY

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


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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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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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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. 😉

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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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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.

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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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