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!

Final Girls, Sindstequila, A Wrinkle in Time, Call Me by Your Name, Hot Mess og Hvis der skulle komme et menneske forbi spredt ud på en gråt underlag.

Dewey’s Readathon 2018 Spring #1

Dewey’s Readathon is coming up and I am so excited! Last time I had a birthday to attend to in the middle of it all and when I came back home I was really tired. Sunday morning though, I read like a crazy until the end and had a blast! I ended up reading 496 pages and did reach some of my reading goals for the event. If you’re interested in seeing how I did and what I read last time, you can see it here. But last time was my first time participating ever, so this time I walk into it a little wiser.

What is Dewey’s Readathon?

Okay, so basically Dewey’s Readathon is a 24-hours-readathon where you read as much as you can for 24 hours at a specific time. This time we start on Saturday April 28. People from all over the world participates and we all start at the same time. In Denmark that time is at 2pm. We then read until 2pm on Sunday April 29. If you are not located in Denmark you can find your start time here.

But it is not just about reading! People who participate bond over blog posts and Twitter updates or Instagram stories – or whereever else they decide to share their experience. Furthermore, every hour there will be a little challenge available that you can either do or decide not to do. It is completely up to you! Sometimes it is nice to have a little break from reading, but at other times, you cannot be bothered to look up from your book. And that is completely fine!

If you do want the chance to do these small challenges, you should sin up for the readathon here. If you just want to read and interact with other readers, you don’t have to sign up. If you do sign up though, you will have access to a list of places where you can follow other readers.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask them! Leave a comment or send it to me via my contact form!

My readathon

So last year I read an astounding amount of 496 pages. This year my list is a little more extensive than that. I have 1.748 pages on my list right now Not counting the books I’ve put in my “maybe” pile. It is important for me, to have a mix of genres and to have shorter books. I do not read plenty of books at the same time well. Therefore I need to have books in my stack, that I can hope to finish.

Despite being quite fond of graphic novels I actually haven’t put any in my readathon stack this time.

The stack

My stack contains a variety of books by both Danish and international authors. Only one book is in English though. This also means, that title with no English translation will appear. I will quickly list the books here in no particular order and afterwards write a few words about why these books are in my stack.

  • Final Girls by Riley Sager. 440 pages.
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. 207 pages.
  • Sindstequila by Sofie Riis Endahl. 267 pages.
  • Hvis der skulle komme et menneske forbi by Thomas Korsgaard. 314 pages.
  • Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman. 248 pages.
  • Hot Mess by Lucy Vine. 272 pages.

I do not think I will get through all of these, but I needed something to choose between, that wasn’t my entire book collection. I think I have gotten the perfect mix between different genres and styles and hope it’ll help with my motivation. I rarely read for this long. Final Girls is a crime fiction novel and I think I will start with that one, since it’s supposed to be trhilling and captivating. I might also start with Hvis der skulle komme et menneske forbi but I’ve heard it should be a rather tough read, so maybe it’s a little hard to start with that one. On the other hand, I do not want to get to this in the darkest hours of the night.

A Wrinkle in Time is a children’s book that I have heard a lot of great things about and I really think it could make my readathon a little magic. Hot Mess is supposed to be hilarious, and I believe I will really need that at some point. I hvae plenty og sweet and funny books in my maybe pile, that I will also be able to go to, in case I need more of that when I get started.

Call Me by Your Name should be amazing and sweet, and I really want to read it. Moreover, I can also listen to this on audiobook if I get too tired and need to read in other ways. Sindstequila is a tough book too, but it sounds incredible and important, and I am really excited to read this! I think I will end with this one, but I am not entirely sure. It of course also depends on how much I will actually manage to read.

The snacks

I am not a big snacker when I read, but I do need to have something. I will make sure to have plenty of fruit, vegetables and hummus (I love hummus), but also some cookies and dried fruit. And of course a little candy, because I know I will crave it despite trying to live a little healthier.

My go-to drink is water, so that won’t be a problem, and I am also fully stocked up on tea. I am still not drinking sodas, and water and tea will therefore have to do.

The Updates

I will update here on my blog and on instagram throughout the event. And if you want to follow me, just swing by. I will be more than happy to share this readathong with you! Find me on Instagram here.

What about you?

If you are participating, please leave your Instagram handle or website address in a comment below! I would love to follow you too!

 

My February TBR consists of: Red Queen, The Alienist, Twilight, and on my Kindle: A Wild and Unremarkable Thing and Wildwood

February TBR

I do not normally make TBR’s for entire months. Actually, I don’t even make TBR’s very often with the intend of reading something at a specific time or in a particular order. However, this time I have done something new. I have joined a book club (three actually) and I have signed up at a publishing house to read two of their books and submit reviews. Also I have joined a read-along. This then demands a TBR, because without it I would be caught up in reading whatever I can get my hands on and not reading any of the books that was originally intended.

Book Club Books

I have joined three book clubs on Goodreads and I expect to follow at least two of them in February in their monthly read. In the first book club we are reading The Alienist by Caleb Carr and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I have gotten a hold of The Alienist, but am still waiting for the other. Not that I have to read them both, I just want to read them both! That’s the big problem for me with books; I find it hard to limit myself.

In another book club we are reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter. I have wanted to read both of these for so long! However, I am number 21 on the wait list for The Good Daughter and since I have so many other books I want to read in February I have decided that this one will not be a mandatory part of my February TBR, but more of an extra. I really want to read the book some day and I have been close to buying it more than once, so in case I finish all the other books early (as if), then I’ll probably buy The Good Daughter and begin this as well. Maybe. Or maybe I’ll just read it some other time.

Books to Review

This headline may be a little misleading, since I also plan on reviewing some of the other books I get to read in February. However, these are the books I have promised to review before a certain date.

The first book is A Wild and Unremarkable Thing by Jen Castleberry. I pre-ordered it back on January 2nd and has been waiting excitedly ever since. On January 23rd it was finally released and it is the next one I will begin after finishing the book I am currently reading (which is Krokodillevogteren (The Egyptian Plover) by Katrine Engberg). Then Parliament House Publishing announced that they needed people to review some of their titles and since this was one of them, I signed up to do that!

While signing up another title caught my eye and I therefore also signed up to write a review of Wildwood by Jadie Jones. Wildwood is the first book in a trilogy (also known as The Hightower trilogy) and the second book Windswept comes out this year. I am so thrilled to be reading these books and I hope the whole experience of writing a review because someone asked for it and not because I just wanted to share the book with you will be awesome.

Read Along

I have never before taken part in a read along. Nor have I ever even buddy-read something. I mean, sure I have read books for my classes in school, but that’s not really the same thing. Therefore I am plenty excited! We are reading the Twilight saga – a series I haven’t read yet despite loving the films. That’s not entirely true. I read New Moon once on a holiday, becaue it was the only book around, but I found it so dull I didn’t bother with the rest of the series when I got back home. However, many have now told me that that was a mistake, and that despite the second book in the series is very dull (they agree with me on this), then the rest of the books are great! I hope they are right. Now I will see for my self by reading Twilight in February. Hopefully I will want to move on and read the rest of the series too.

February TBR

  1. A Wild and Unremarkable Thing (Jen Castleberry)
  2. Wildwood (Jadie Jones)
  3. Red Queen (Victorie Aveyard)
  4. The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
  5. Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
  6. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
  7. The Good Daughter (Karin Slaughter)

The list is in order of priority; ranging from my most anticipated reads to the least (however still very anticipated) reads. I look forward to keeping you updated on instagram and here!

 

My summer reads on a table here amongst are Tell the Wolves I'm home, The Girl at Midnight and the Prince of Soul and The Lighthouse.

Summer Reads 2017

I am quite the disorganised reader. My book picks are always pretty random and are pretty much just based on what I feel like reading in the moment. This year, however, I wanted to try something new and did therefore actually create a ToBeRead-list of the books I want to read this summer. My summer reads, if you like, were actually not my picks, but instead I decided to trust a librarian. After the holiday I will go into further details about this, because there is a very specific reason as to why I am suddenly trying to be all organised and practical, and why I let somebody else pick my summer reads for me.

For now, though, I’d like to present to you – in no particular order – the books that ended up in my TBR pile for this summer. Some of the titles are Danish and are not (as far as I can tell) translated into English, but I will provide you with a (somewhat) direct translation of the title, should you not be familiar with the Danish language.

My summer reads in 2017 are (drumroll)

  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Regnfaldet (The Rainfall) by Gudrun Østergaard
  • The Prince of Soul and The Lighthouse by Fredrik Brounéus
  • De utilpassede (The Maladjusted) by John Kenn Mortensen
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Det bliver pinligt uanset hvad (It will be awkward no matter what) by Tyra Teodora Tronstad

It is a good blend of YA novels and fantasy, which are some of my favourite genres. Despite the fact that these all sound very interesting, I especially have high expectations for “Det bliver pinligt uanset hvad”, “Tell the Wolves I’m home” and “The Girl at Midnight”.

I am so excited to begin these and already wonder if my list is long enough for the summer. But if it isn’t, then I guess it is at least a good start to being a more organised reader.