En bogstk med de bøger, jeg forventer at læse i januar.

Januars TBR 2019

Jeg har sagt det før, nu siger jeg det igen; Jeg kan ikke rigtig arbejde med TBR-lister. Jeg får altid lyst til at læse noget andet end planlagt. Denne gang vil jeg dog gøre det lidt anderledes end jeg plejer. Jeg vil nøjes med at have en eller to bøger på listen, og så lade resten være op til mit humør. Samtidig vil jeg også forsøge at have nogle forskellige genrer på listen, så jeg bedre kan omstrukturere min læsning.

Derfor kan jeg med glæde fortælle at min TBR for januar ser ud som følger:

Døde piger sladrer ikke

Kort før jul var jeg på biblioteket for at hente en reservation. En reservation jeg havde foretaget på baggrund af et instagramopslag fra en bruger, der var ved at læse Døde piger sladrer ikke. Den lød utroligt spændende, og så er jeg blevet ret glad for krimier. Samtidig fik jeg indtryk af, bogen var skrevet til et lidt yngre publikum end normale krimiromaner, hvilket gjorde mig virkelig glad. Men jeg erfarede at bogen er placeret på voksenafdelingen på biblioteket, så den er nok ikke så meget en ungdomskrimi, som jeg håbede på.

Da det er en biblioteksbog, der skal afleveres efter 30 dage, gik jeg i gang med bogen to dage efter nytår og derfor figurerer den altså på min januar TBR.

Døde piger sladrer ikke af Christine Jønck.

Døde piger sladrer ikke handler om menneskehandel til prostitution. På bagsiden står bl.a.:

Kvindehandel er en af de største industrier i verden. Der er stor profit i at handle med sexslaver, for de kan sælges om og om igen, mens våben og narko kun kan sælges én gang.

The Roses of May

Jeg læste The Butterfly Garden for snart to år siden og den tog mig med storm! (Og enhver krimielsker med respekt for sig selv bør læse den!) Det er en af de allerbedste bøger (ikke bare krimier) jeg nogensinde har læst. Den er uhyggelig, spændende, super klam og virkelig velskrevet. Derfor må jeg naturligt nok også læse bog nr. 2 i serien. Serien startede som en trilogi kaldet “The Collector Trilogy”, men til maj udkommer fjerde bog i serien. Derfor er det ikke længere en trilogi, men en serie på uanet længde. Jeg er megaspændt på om denne toer kan leve bare lidt op til sin forgænger, og så er jeg spændt på, hvad Dot Hutchison ellers kan finde på af uhyggelige samler-historier.

I The Roses of May følger vi de samme detektiver, som var med i The Butterfly Garden. Denne gang følger vi dem i jagten på en seriemorder, der slår til en gang om året. Morderen lader politiet finde liget af en ung kvinde med halsen skåret over, omringet af blomster i en kirke et sted i landet.

Dragon Ball #6

Det skal ikke bare være krimi det hele, og da jeg endelig er kommet i gang med den meget roste og meget læste serie Dragon Ball må jeg jo nødvendigvis også fortsætte. Dragon Ball er blevet en serie jeg læser, når vi går i seng om aftenen. Så ligger jeg og griner og ryster på hovedet ved siden af min kæreste indtil han må lægge sin egen bog og læse med i min. Det er nu meget hyggeligt. Især fordi han selv har læst serien mange gange og kan hjælpe mig med at forstå de ting, jeg syne er åndssvage eller mærkelige.

Son Goku er på vej ud for at lede efter sin bedstefars Dragon Ball, men som altid med disse rejser byder de på farer og modstand for den unge og uskyldige dreng.

Blodmåne

Blodmåne af Katrine Engberg er andet bind i Kørner/Werner-serien.

Denne bog er en lille ekstra een, som jeg håber på at begynde, men som ikke har same status i denne måned som de tre andre. Hvis jeg ikke starter den, kommer den dog øverst på listen i næste måned.

Blodmåne er også en toer i en serie, jeg er i gang med. Denne gang er det Katrine Engbergs roste serie om Werner og Kørner, der står for skud. Jeg var rigtig glad for Krokodillevogteren og selv om jeg ikke har hørt så meget om Blodmåne (jeg er nok lige nogle år for sent i gang), så har jeg hørt rigtig meget godt om Glasvinge, der er den næste i serien. Derfor må jeg jo nødvendigvis også komme videre i denne serie. Derudover er både Blodmåne, Dragon Ball og The Roses of May bøger, der står på min egen reol (om end Dragon Ball nok mest er min kærestes), og jeg kan derfor også rykke et skridt nærmere mit nytårsforsæt om at læse mindst 12 bøger fra mine egne reoler.

I Blodmåne findes en mand død i en snedrive i Ørstedparken, og det går op for politiet at manden ikke er en hjemløs, der desværre er frosset ihjel i vinterkulden. Det er derimod en kendt mand fra modeverden, hvilket får politiet til at genoverveje deres tilgang til sagen. Samtidig forsvinder Kørners ven Johannes Ledmark og spørgsmålet er nu, om Johannes er i fare eller på flugt.

God læsning

Det er de fire bøger, der står på min TBR for januar. Det er lidt mere end jeg forventer at have fremover, men januar er lidt særlig, da jeg ikke skal til eksamen og derfor har lidt ekstra tid at læse i, mens de andre fra min uddannelse går op.

God læsning til jer alle!

The twelve books I have bought or received in November lying in two stacks on a table

November Book Haul

November has been a crazy book-shopping month for me. I rarely buy many books, since I am an avid user of the local library. Often my buys in one month does not exceed three books, and thus rarely calls for a post dedicated to the “book haul”. This month, however, I bought books like it was my last chance to ever add new books to my collection.

There was a slight delay on one of my purchases, which means that I didn’t pay for the books (nor did I receive them) in November, and so they will not be mentioned in this post, even though I ordered them in November. This will also make my book haul seem less crazy 😉

I will put my book haul as a list at the end of this post, for those of you, who just stopped by out of curiosity, but cannot stay to read the entire thing.

Book haul

The first book I got my hands on was Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaitre. It was in one of the goodie bags I picked up at Bogforum. This one was from Krimimessen. I love to receive smalle books or reading samples from the different stands, because it can make me read authors I have never read before – or never heard about before.

The first book I bought was Cutter by Peter Solberg Dirksen. I found it while visiting Bogforum and bought it after a very pleasant and personal conversation with the author himself. He generously signed the book and I was ecstatic when I turned homeward.

The third book to land in my lap was The Glass Spare. I subscribe to owlcrate and this was their pick for November to the theme “Castles, Courts and Kingdoms”. I am so excited (have you noticed, how I am always excited? Rarely thrilled or ecstatic. Maybe I should work on this…) to read it, since it sounds so amazing! Moreover, this month’s owlcrate was so well put together (as they always are)!

Books from Plusbog

Ever since Bogforum, I have had plusbog.dk constantly entering my mind. I spoke with a very nice lady from Plusbog at Bogforum, who told me that there was no minimum contract term when signing up, and that I could get my books delievered carriage free. This was the bit of information I needed to stop by their site once again, but this time with the intention of actually buying something. I ordered a total of six books; one of which was a Christmas present for my grandmother, and waited only 36 hours or so before the postman knocked on my door to deliver my books.

I bought the first three books in Emelie Schepp’s crime fiction series about Jana Berzelius; Marked for Life, Marked for Revenge and Marked for Death (I believe these are the proper English titles, but since the books are originally Swedish and I read them in Danish, it is hard to tell what the books are actually called in English). I have been looking at this series for quite some time now, and I found them so cheap at Plusbog that I decided to buy them.

In my parcel was also Krokodillevogteren (The Crocodile Herdsman – maybe) by Katrine Engberg, which I do so look forward to reading! I don’t know what it is, but lately I have turned into this major crime fiction lover. It seems I cannot get enough of it. I have also ordered the next in the series Blodmåne (Blood Moon), but it is in my delayed order.

The last book for me in this parcel was Anne Mette Hancock’s Ligblomsten (Titan Arum – it’s a flower. Do look it up.) This is the first in a series and also Hancock’s debut (crime) novel and it has received a generous amount of praise. I cannot wait to dig into this one either. I don’t know when I’ll get the time to do so. But isn’t that every bookworm’s problem?

The last bunch

Lastly one of the students at my former University sold a great deal of her books and I ‘accidently’ bought four of them. I wasn’t supposed to buy any more books, since I had already bought seven books just for me. However, done is done, and I am one happy (yet poor) bookworm.

In this stack I have: The Graces by Laure Eve, which I have heard many good things about this year, but never got around to borrow (or buy). Moreover I bought We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, which is also one of those books I have been wanting to read, but never gotten around to, and then suddenly it was way down on my TBR and I almost forgot it was even on it.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones was also one of the books I bought from her. I haven’t really heard about this, but it sounds amazing and the cover is just so wonderful! Lastly, I got a hold of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. This buy was not very well-planned, but I have not regretted it. (Not yet). The story sounds awesome and enchanting, and I really look forward to reading something I haven’t actually heard about from others yet.

On the very last day of November I received a parcel from author M.P. Tonnesen. It was her newest book Desert Skies, Rebel Souls, which I am so happy to now own! It has such a beautiful cover, and the story is so sweet. The book was sent to me, because I was part of her book launch blog tour in mid-November.

Wrap-up

All in all these are the books I added to my collection i November (with their official titles):

  • Cutter by Peter Solberg Dirksen
  • Desert Skies, Rebel Souls by M.P. Tonnesen
  • Hvide spor by Emelie Schepp
  • Krokodillevogteren by Katrine Engberg
  • Ligblomsten by Anne Mette Hancock
  • Mærket for livet by Emelie Schepp
  • Ondt blod by Emelie Schepp
  • Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaitre
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  • The Graces by Laure Eve
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

I could add a few more books to the list if I also added the books I have bought for people as Christmas or birthday gifts, but I choose to not do so.

Please leave a comment if you feel like sharing your experiences with or opinions on any of these books. Have a pleasant day 🙂