February 2018 TBR

I can’t believe we’re already in the second month of 2018! Time is flying by way too fast… And it’s already time for my second monthly TBR post this year. Last month’s TBR was a moderate success with 6 out of 10 books read… Not bad considering I’ve decided to pospone The Bear And The Nightingale until book three is out and with Nicki @ Secret Library we are planning to do a Lilac Girls buddy read this month so I was saving this title for that. The other two go straight to my February TBR! Especially since I’m hoping to binge read the Raven Cycle books depending on how I like the sequels.

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

Four of the titles below are ARCs that either I was ment to have read ages ago (sorry!) or are NG titles that are coming up soon. The other titles are mostly series I want to finally finish, but also an upcoming buddy read and a thriller I have been meaning to read for ages. Looking forward to these!

# TBR #

    • The Lot Of A Nobody by Dave Johnston (256 pages) ARC
    • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (528 pages)
    • As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender (448 pages)
    • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (487 pages)
    • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (439 pages)

    • The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton (272 pages) NETGALLEY ARC
    • The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat (309 pages) ARC
    • The Last Star by Rick Yancey (338 pages)
    • Take The Key And Lock Her Up by Ally Carter (336 pages)
    • Barbed Wire Heart by Barbara Sharpe (416 pages) NETGALLEY ARC

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


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January 2018 TBR

It’s been three months since I last wrote one of these posts… Oops? The slump monster really had me in its claws, because I always love my monthly TBR posts even if I don’t always read the books I put on there straight away. My last Monthly TBR last year wasn’t that big of a success with only 5 out of 10 titles read even after three! months, but I guess that’s the slump talking right there. I still want to read the other five, but I’m going to take it slow with them and see if a fresh TBR will help me recover completely. 😉

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

Four of the titles below are actually ARCs (my very last pending Netgalley ARCs!!), and the other titles belong to a mix of genres and are all books I’ve been meaning to pick up for ages. I can’t wait to finally do so!

# TBR #

  • Born A Crime by Trevor Noah (304 pages)
  • Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany (288 pages) NETGALLEY ARC
  • The Silent Girls by Dylan Young (? pages) NETGALLEY ARC
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (439 pages)
  • The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (322 pages)

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (387 pages)
  • Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker (285 pages) NETGALLEY ARC
  • The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (288 pages) NETGALLEY ARC
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (528 pages)
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (487 pages)

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


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October 2017 TBR

I just can’t believe it’s October already!! This year is flying by way too fast… Despite my recent slump, I still managed to read quite a lot, although less than the previous month. Six of these were on my September TBR, so all in all not too bad even though I really need to read the other four as well. Hopefully soon… Although I haven’t put most of the titles on the next TBR for now.

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

Bookouture keeps putting up new thriller titles I’m dying to read on Netgalley, so I have been reading more ARCs than would have liked… But since they are anticipated reads in the first place I’m not complaining. 😉 Four of the titles below are ARCs and the rest of them a mix of more Halloween themed reads and books I’ve been looking forward to read.  I’m also hoping to read all the titles on my ‘non-ARC titles I have on my need-to-read-ASAP‘ list before the end of this year!

# TBR #

  • The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman (384 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Halfway by Lokesh Sharma (218 pages) ARC
  • Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (354 pages)
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (336 pages)
  • The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland (241 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney (483 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Hollow City by Madeleine Roux (428 pages)
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman (262 pages)
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (528 pages)
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (487 pages)

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


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10 More TBR Jar Picks: The Numbers

I have been using my TBR jar for a long time now, although I only started keeping track of them just before the end of 2014. I have had mixed results with the ‘official’ rules, and therefore decided that I would create my own more relaxed rules and a shiny new TBR jar as well. I have been reading a lot of randomly chosen books since, and last year I finally made it to magic number of 25 TBR jar picks. It took me way longer than expected to read the next ten titles though, but now it’s finally time to present the following ten TBR jar picks to the world.

First of all, let me introduce you to the 10 books that have made it to this list:

26. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (May 13th 2016) (4 stars)
27. The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan (June 11th 2016) (3,5 stars)
28. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (July 23rd 2016) (2 stars)
29. Secret Letters by Leah Scheier (August 21st 2016) (3 stars)
30. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (November 2nd 2016) (3,5 stars)

31. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (November 22nd 2017) (5 stars)
32. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (June 30th 2017) (2,5 stars)
33. The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson (February 14th 2017) (3,5 stars)
34. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (August 2nd 2017) (2,5 stars)
35. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (August 20th 2017) (4,5 stars)

Let’s review my TBR jar choices, shall we? On to the numbers…

First of all some quick facts. The 10 books on this list have a total page count of 3.384 pages; an average of about 338 pages per book. The average rating is 3,4 stars, which is actually quite low considering 2 books had a 4,5 or 5 star rating and only 3 books received a rating below 3 stars. Still it seems like my TBR jar in general gives me pretty good choices.

And now some graphics for those who like them as much as I do. 😉

This graphic is actually quite surprising since I have been reading a lot of Adult books this year, but I guess my TBR jar wants me to read mostly YA? The MG number isn’t all that strange because I hardly read books belonging to that age group in the first place.

I somehow seem to read a lot more books written by female authors in general, so this graphic isn’t all that surprising. I still do wish to balance this number more in the future, but with the TBR jar making the choices it won’t be easy. xD

The main genre is basically the most dominant genre I think each book belongs to. I’m actually surprised so many books were contemporary romance, because it’s not my favorite genre… Historical fiction isn’t a surprise, but what was unexpected is the fact only one of the books belonged to the mystery/thriller genre.

I have been reading less series in general, so I’m not all that surprised most TBR jar picks were stand-alones. I do have a few series I really want to get to, but in general it’s not the TBR jar that makes me pick them up. 😉

Most books that belong to my list of TBR jar picks are recently published, which is no surprise since I’m guilty of reading a lot of recently published books in the first place. It did surprise me books were published in 2014 or before! And one of them was a classic published in the 19th century.

Last graphic: unsurprisingly most books I’ve read have between 300 and 399 pages, which seems to be the norm with the books I’ve read so far this year as well. No short and very long reads here, although two titles did have 400 pages or more.

Tired of numbers yet? I know I am! That’s it for this TBR jar picks review; I’m looking forward to the next 10… Do you have a TBR jar and does it work for you? Feel free to comment. 🙂


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September 2017 TBR

I just can’t believe it’s September already!! This year is flying by way too fast… Despite my recent slump, I still managed to read a lot, although most of them weren’t actually on my August TBR. I only read four of those; oops? The other six went straight to this months TBR though because I’m happy to say that I finally have almost no pending Netgalley ARC left! Which means I’m taking a break from ARCs and will mostly read my own books during the final months of 2017. 😀

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

I admit I have been reading more ARCs than planned last month, but by doing so I finally have brought the pending NG ARCs number below five. Something that hasn’t happened in a looooong time haha. So September will be all about reading my own books! *happy dance* There are three ARCs on my list, but the other are all books I have been wanting to read for a long time (and a TBR jar pick). I’m definitely hoping to read all the titles on my ‘non-ARC titles I have on my need-to-read-ASAP‘ list before the end of this year!

# TBR #

  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (510 pages)
  • I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist (544 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni (366 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Dollmaker Of Krakow by R.M. Romero (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (371 pages)

  • Flowers For Algérnon by Daniel Keyes (311 pages)
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (382 pages)
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer (453 pages)
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (386 pages)
  • Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (354 pages)

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


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August 2017 TBR

I just can’t believe we’ll be starting month number 8 of 2017 tomorrow already!! This year is flying by way too fast… Despite my recent slump, I somehow managed to read and review all TEN books on my July TBR! I don’t think this has happened before, although I guess it did help that most titles were ARCs with upcoming deadlines haha.

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

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve decided to dedicate August mostly to my own books and finally read those titles I’ve been posponing for way too long due to my ARC overload. True, two of these are still ARCs, but I’m excited for both so they don’t count right? I’ve also added five more titles of my ‘non-ARC titles I have on my need-to-read-ASAP‘ list, which will hopefully mean I will have made a huge dent in the list (9/15 if I read all) by the end of the month. Also I might reread This Savage Song as well before I read the sequel.

# TBR #

  • Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (510 pages)
  • The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness (536 pages)
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (371 pages)
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (322 pages)

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (386 pages)
  • Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (354 pages)
  • The Other Girl by Erica Spindler (352 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (382 pages)
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer (453 pages)

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


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July 2017 TBR

I just can’t believe it’s July already… It seems like only last week we celebrated New Years, but I guess the calendar doesn’t lie haha. I managed to read quite a lot of books in June, although I did pretty bad actually sticking to my monthly TBR. Only five out of ten this time, and the fact I feel terrible that I didn’t read the two non-ARCs I promised myself I would read. Shame on me! All these titles go straight to my July TBR though. 😉

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

I was hoping to make a true dent into my ARC mountain last month, but even though I read lots of ARCs last month I still have a huge pile left. So I guess it will be another month with a lot of ARCs… Although I’m determined to read at least a few titles of my ‘non-ARC titles I have on my need-to-read-ASAP‘ list this time as well as possibly a classic and/or Dutch/Spanish book.

# TBR #

  • Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton (400 pages)
  • The Breakdown by B.A. Paris (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney (459 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Reported Missing by Sarah Wray (356 pages) NETGALLEY
  • The Girls In The Water by Victoria Jenkins (328 pages) NETGALLEY

  • The Lost Book Of The Grail by Charlie Lovett (336 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Court Of Lions by Jane Johnson (500 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Aristotle And  Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (359 pages)
  • Slip by David Estes (416 pages) NETGALLEY
  • Little Monsters by Kara Thomas (336 pages) NETGALLEY

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


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