May 2017 Wrap Up

This has been a great month! A lot of stuff read, and thanks to my work, I can fly through audiobooks! I continued with my guilty pleasure read (The Academy), read two books for reviews and started Sanderson’s epic masterpiece – The Stormlight Archive. As I said, it has been an amazing month!

  • First Days by C.L. Stone (✮✮✮✮)
  • Meeting Sang: Kota by C.L. Stone (✮✮✮)
  • Meeting Sang: Victor by C.L. Stone (✮✮✮)

June 2017 TBR

Last month went so well! I hope the summer will continue like that 😀 I want to read even more! Please warmth, come to all of Finland and not just the south part!

Anyway, I am already a good way through many of the books I have on my already started part of this tbr, so might be that I will have a long wrap up by the end of June. Anyway, here are the books I want to read this upcoming month.


The books I’ve already started

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – I started, and oh how I love Maas’ writing style! Her characters and storytelling just sucks you in and they never let you go. Gonna fly through this one! Already a fifth of the way through.

Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone – Guilty pleasure. This story seriously needs some editing, but I still cannot help loving it. It is adorable and silly. Perfect as a counter to all of the fantasy.

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson – 80 % done already. Listening to it. Loving it. I don’t know what I’ll do after this. The third book isn’t out yet! Might very well finish it tomorrow.

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan – Oh… The Wheel of Time… I want to get through you, but this book just kills me. 400 pages in and my brain has gone to mush. It is just so boring! I’ll probably read a few pages this month and slowly get through this bastard.


Books I want to get to

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – I got this in the April Magic Chest and I really want to pick it up! Sounds like a perfect adventure when spending time at our summerhouse by the sea.

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume – This one I got from the author in exchange for an honest review. It’s pitched as a perfect book for people “suffering from HARRY POTTER withdrawals”, so I had to say yes.

Icefall: Episodes 1-6 by Walt Stone and Mica Stone – Still haven’t gotten to this one. NetGalley, sorry for leaving you behind. Anyway, still love the cover, still want to read the story.

Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow – Another NetGalley pickup. I was thinking about this one as a “guilty pleasure read”, but then I got stuck with The Academy instead. Let’s see if I get to this one.


What do you have on your June tbr?

May 2017 TBR

So since I didn’t finish any of the books on my last tbr, they will appear here again + one more. But let’s start with the books I’d like to finish. I have so little left in them so it shouldn’t be a problem.


Books I’d like to finish

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan  I should seriously finish this one. It just drags so much! Almost 400 pages in and I just get stuck. The second book in this series (Wheel of Time) was definitely the best one so far. Hopefully this one will get going soon.

Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney – This is one of the ARCs I had planned to read this month. 70% done, it as had some good moments, but I still haven’t finished it. Close to the end though 🙂

First Days by C.L. Stone – Got the first book (Introductions) for free and have to say this has become something of a guilty pleasure. There are so many flaws, but I cannot help but like it! Very much nothing like what I usually read.


TBR

Icefall: Episodes 1-6 by Walt Stone and Mica Stone – If this book isn’t good I’ll be more than disappointed! I have such high hopes for it. The cover and synopsis really have me sold. *Applause to the publisher.*

Nomadplaneten by Emanuel Blume – This is one of the certain reads this month. A Swedish sci-fi debut with a Swedish-Kenyan scientist as the main protagonist. A little out of my comfort zone, but I have high hopes.

Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow – This I think might fall a little bit under the same umbrella as “First Days”, it might be a guilty read. Something about it makes me think that. But I really feel like reading something like that.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – WHEN I GET THIS BOOK I’LL PUT EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN! This is probably my most anticipated book of the year. It is on its way to me from BookDepository, and it cannot get here soon enough.


So many books. I’ve (almost) finished the semester so now I just have summer job = more free time for reading. High hopes in other words!

March 2017 Wrap Up

March has come to an end, and it did go better than February. I finished the Powder Mage Trilogy and started another. I got a review offer for a physical book, I couldn’t believe it! Spring finally came to Finland and I got a summer job. It really has been a good month.

And during this better-than-average month I read these book:

What did you read this month? Read any of the ones I’ve read?

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.