July 2016 TBR // Bookish lists

Currently I am trying something new with my TBR’s. I set myself a goal of five books I want to read and if I don’t manage to read all of the set five books, the rest of it goes right to next month’s TBR. At the end of the year I want to read all of the books I challenged myself to read over the months of the year. There are four books which I am taking over from June. I didn’t make a post about my June TBR, but I posted a picture of it on my Instagram account. You can find it here.

IMG_45581. Numbers by Rachel Ward
This book has been on my shelf probably the longest since I started reading and collecting books in the English language. It is time to finally read it!

2. George by Alex Gino
I am very much interested in this story, which is targeted towards more younger readers. I want to see how the topic of a transgender girl very early in her life will play out.

3. The Princess Diaries: Sixsational by Meg Cabot
I read book five last month and I loved being back in Mia’s world. It is time to get more into this series. Also, these books are a lot of fun and very quick to read.

4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
#MonthofMatson continues. I loved her first two books and am more than exited to read this book. Bucket lists, best friends and first loves: this definitely sounds like my cup of iced tea!

I really hope to read all of these books as well as the books I didn’t get to last month. We’ll see how that will go at the end of the month.

Until next time: happy reading! 🙂

The Next Five Books #1 // Bookish lists

It is time to show you what I plan to read. Although I do love monthly TBR’s, I rarely stick to them in its entirety and it stresses me out if I am still on book two of my monthly TBR at the end of the month and have five more books to go. So I wanted to try out something different. This is not an idea I came up with. I saw this on BookRatMisty’s Youtube channel and knew I had to try it out (I have her approval to do my own blog version of it, I asked ;)). This means I am going to show you five books that I want to read and as soon as I’ve read all of them there will be a wrap-up and then there will be a new TBR. This could lead to more productive reading time and more productive blogging time as well. So here goes my first list for the next five books I want to read:

January 2016 TBR1. Cress by Marissa Meyer
I started this book in the beginning of November and I’m still only about 100 pages into the story. I got into a reading slump and put the book down for now. It is time to continue with it as I really enjoy this series and Cress seems to be quite an interesting character so far.

2. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
My sister got me all of the companion novels for Christmas 2014. I have read the first two books last year and it is time to finally read this novel.

3. Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott
I don’t know much about this book. I think it is historical fiction and Da Vinci’s a character in it, but that’s about all I know about this novel. I got in my December OwlCrate and I have to read it, otherwise there’s no use in getting a subscription box if I don’t read the book included.

4. Mia Goes Fourth by Meg Cabot
I miss Mia Thermopolis and her family and her friends. It has been too long since I’ve read the previous book and I need to continue with this hilariously funny series.

5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This book has gotten quite a few mixed reviews. Either people love it or they hate it. There seems to be no middle ground to it. This book has been on my shelf for far too long and as the sequel comes out pretty soon, I have to get to it and maybe get to the sequel as well.

We’ll see how long it will take me to finish these books.

Until next time: happy reading! 🙂

July 2015 TBR // Bookish lists

I know the month is almost over, but I still wanted to share the books I’ve planned on reading in July. As there are quite a few read-a-thons going on this month and at the beginning of next month, I thought that setting myself a somewhat smaller TBR would be best. So here’s my TBR:

July-TBR 20151. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I actually wanted to read this for a read-a-long at the end of June and the beginning of July and unfortunately I didn’t manage to read it then. I am still planning on reading it at the end of this month and get done with this behemoth.

2. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Throwing in a summer-y contemporary YA fiction novel as I really love this genre and I definitely need to read more summer-y books this summer and not wait until autumn.

3. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
This book was chosen as the book pick of the month for the We the Book Dragons book club over on Goodreads. I had this book forever and I am intrigued by the interactive aspects of it, so I definitely have to read this.

4. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
I got this book in my Owlcrate last month and as I am already behind on reading the book I receive in a monthly subscription, I definitely wanted to dive into this one.

I hope to get to read all of these books this month or rather finish off my TBR for this month; you’ll definitely know as soon as I’ll post my wrap-up.

Until next time: happy reading! 🙂

June 2015 TBR & #TBRTakedown // Bookish lists

For this month I only have one TBR so far and it is for the #TBRTakedown, that was created by Shannon over at leaninglights on Youtube and it goes from Monday to Sunday (1st – 7th June). There are five challenges and I hope to tackle those. I will also post updates; mainly on my Instagram and on Goodreads. But I will also post my wrap-up on Sunday and show you how much I managed to read. So here goes:

june2015-tbr1. A book that’s been on your TBR shelf over a year! – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
I still have the receipt from when I bought this book. I bought it in April 2014 and I still haven’t read it. I know that it’s a rather heart-breaking and sad story, but I need to read it and I am in the mood for crying my eyes out because of a story.

2. An unread sequel sitting on your TBR shelf. – Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I have only just finished re-reading Cinder (review here) and before I ‘forget’ to continue with the series, I should get to it as soon as I can.

3. A first book in a series on your TBR shelf. – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This is one of the most hyped books I could find on Instagram and I had to get it as well. It just seems so intriguing and I cannot wait to get my mind warped by this Mara Dyer person and fall in love with Noah Shaw.

4. An ‘out of your comfort zone’ book on le TBR shelf! – Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
This is a literary fiction novella that I once received in a Bookriot Quarterly box and still haven’t read. I don’t know whether this might be something I would like, but I can’t say without having read it. I know nothing about it and maybe that’s a good thing in this case.

5. A book from your most recent book haul! – Simon Vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This is one of the books I have lusted after as soon as I saw other people getting ARC’s of it. It is a YA contemporary novel that involves LGBTQ themes and I think that I need to read more about this topic and it’s also a contemporary. If I feel slumpy some time during the read-a-thon, the best cure for me is mostly a YA contemporary.

I really, really hope that I manage to read all of these books throughout the week. I have Thursday and the weekend off and I hope that there will be a lot of reading during those days. If I don’t manage to read all of these books, then it is what it is. I tried at least. But even if I don’t manage to read these during the read-a-thon, I will read them throughout the month and let you know what I thought of every one of these books.

Until next time: happy reading! 🙂

April 2015 TBR // Bookish lists

This time around I set my TBR pretty high and I hope to finish all of the books that I put on my February and March TBR that I didn’t get to read in these months as well as more books that I want to get to in April. I have two weeks off, starting on Friday and I want to read as much as possible this month. I am in a big reading mood and I want to finally get on track with my Goodreads challenge so that I can sleep soundly at night again and don’t have to panic. I know that no one will die and nothing will happen if I don’t complete this challenge, I just want to finish it and as long as I don’t force myself and still have fun reading, I’ll read as much as I can 😉 Here goes my list:

april-tbr1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I haven’t read a classic since January and I wanted to read this book for a long time. It’s also very short, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

2. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
There is a lot of talk about Colleen Hoover. Her novels get a lot of attention and everyone seems to love her books. I want to read her first published novel to see whether I like her writing and her stories or not.

3. The Humans by Matt Haig
Stefani @ Caught Read Handed has raved about this book and it made me curious to pick up this book. Now I cannot wait to finally start reading it!

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee
This book has been on my shelf for about two years and now that the third book will come out in May, I want to finally get into it. It’s also the book of the month in the Young Adult Book Club, so it’s the perfect time to read it.

5. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Another Colleen Hoover book, that is correct. This is the book of the month for The Elite Readers book club. I heard great things about this book as well, so I’d like to see what I think of it.

6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Now is the time to finally start reading this series. I feel in the mood for a longer fantasy/paranormal series and I’m excited to see what I think of it.

7. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
This was the book pick of March for the Bloggers’ Book Club, but I didn’t get to read it. The premise sounds very intriguing, so I want to get to it as soon as possible.

8. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
I’m excited to continue with this trilogy! The first book wasn’t particularly a favorite of mine, but I heard that the second book is much better. The end of the first book ended on a cliffhanger and I want to know what will happen next.

9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
There is so much hype surrounding this new release and it made me curious and now I want to read it. It’s also the book of the month for the Books Have Power book club. I probably will read this very soon.

I have quite the big TBR list, but I hope that I can power through and read all of the books!

Until next time: happy reading! 🙂