April 2017 TBR & ARC ReadAThon

About the ARC ReadAThon

An arc readathon is exactly what I need since I did the mistake to go onto NetGalley even though I had a few arcs. Now it’s time to get through all of them! (or at least a few…) This readathon is hosted by Aimal at Bookshelves & Paperbacks and goes on throughout April.

The readathon is meant to cause no stress, just put a little more focus on arcs this month and read as many as you feel like. And if you feel like sharing your arc reading, use #AVAReadathon on twitter and go and talk with people!

To top this off, Aimal is hosting a giveaway for participants! Click over to her blog (click the blog name) to find that one.

So on to the arcs I have collecting dust and I feel bad for not have picked up 🙂


April TBR

Icefall: Episodes 1-6 by Walt Stone and Mica Stone – I fell for the cover. Then I read the synopsis and really liked it. Climate change happened and humans are trying to outlive an ice-age. This feels very right up my alley.

Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney – I got this quite a while ago. And it has been in two of my TBRs already. Ashamed. But the release date isn’t until summer, so I’m not too stressed. A pilot during World War II going through a portal. This throws the main character into a completely different world, different struggles and a different conflict. It feels like this is a bit out of my comfort zone, probably why I haven’t picked it up yet.

Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow – This sounded like a decent, quick, entertaining read. Magic, demons, vampires and an oncoming apocalypse. It’s like an episode of Buffy! I really hope this is as enjoyable as I’m hoping.

Nomadplaneten by Emanuel Blume – A Swedish sci-fi. Already that got me intrigued. The main character a Swedish-Kenyan astrophysicist. Love it! Humanity having f*cked everything up and when trying to change something there are traitors. Can it be better? This I didn’t get from NetGalley, but straight from the author in exchange for an honest review.

How did it go? – Bookish Bingo Winter Edition

So I was participating in the Bookish Bingo Winter Edition (click here to see my attendance post) and I think it went well. I’m not the fastest reader, so I’m happy with what I managed. And this is how it went…


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Did you participate? How did it go?

October 2016 TBR

This month I’m participating in the Overlooked Genre challenge hosted by Closet Readers. This means I will read books that are a bit out of my comfort zone. A month without fantasy…how will I survive?


The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

This is a science fiction, post-apocalyptic story about a world where a fewer kills mothers and children and makes childbirth deadly. The few women who survive are sought after by tribes of men, who in fear seek control over them.

The synopsis intrigued me so I requested an ARC from NetGalley and was lucky enough to receive it.

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Book Challenge – Overlooked Genre (October 2016)

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This challenge (and blog hop) is hosted by the amazing women behind Closet Readers. The theme is Overlooked Genre. So if there is a genre you usually don’t read, now is the time to challenge yourself!

So how do you participate?

  1. Pick a few books (how many is up to you) from a genre you usually don’t go for
  2. Create a post/Goodreads shelf or similar to share your goal.
  3. Share the link to your goal on the Blog Hop page (Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…)
    • Sign up is open from September 1st and close on October 31st 2016
  4. Challenge starts on October 1st – Start reading!
    • Want to talk about what your reading? Use #THATgenre and we’ll find you!

I’ll hope to see you there! Going to start figuring out which books I should read…