Book Review | Homegoing

One day I found this book amongst the books in the bookshelf at work and I just knew that I had to take it home with me. Everyone I know have told me to read it and this is one of the books that got most votes by you in my Unread Books Challenge so I thought that it was a great read to start this year with.

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We get to know alot of characters in this book, several generations actually, starting with the sisters that don´t even know that the other exist Effia and Esi. One sister is sold as a slave and the other becomes a slave traders wife and from there we get to know a different person in every new chapter. This was something I didn´t like with this book. I liked how it followed someone in relations to some other in the book but it wasn´t in chronological order and it took me a while to figure out how they where related and honestly I soon stopped trying to figure out who belonged to who and just read the story about the person I got to follow for a few pages forward.

What about the story itself then? It was an interesting read and even though it was a hard topic it was easy to read because Yaa Gyasi wrote a beautiful book. I do have to say that I had to take some time and put the book away though to actually think about what was happening to these people and all the horrible things they lived through. If you like these kind of books I can highly recommend this one as well.

Have you read it and what did you think? How did you find reading about this particular topic of history? 

WWW Wednesday #3

Hello bookish nerds and welcome to my first WWW Wednesday for this year. This Meme is hosted by Taking On A World of Books and we all know how it works right? You answer the three W:s and tell everyone about your current reading status. Easy right?

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
Still Me by Jojo Moyes

What did you recently finish reading?
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

What do you think you’ll read next?
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer


So far my I have only read great books so I´m hoping it will continue like this January out at least. What do you read right now?

Tag | The New Year

I found this fun little tag over at For Books Sake and though I would be cheeky and tag myself in it. Maybe this will be a recurring tag every year who knows. But let´s do this and if you would like to do it, feel free to say I tagged you!

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How many books are you planning on reading in 2020?
I sat my goal on Goodreads to 40 books but I´m going to challenge myself a bit more to see if I can read 50 this year. 

Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2019 but want to make a priority in 2020?
Lancelot – Giles Kristian
Slayer – Kiersten White
Talking as fast as I can – Lauren Graham
Heartstopper: Volume 2 – Alice Oseman
Night Cirkus – Erin Morgenstern

Name a genre you want to read more of in 2020?
I kind of miss reading Dystopian, please send your favourite books in the comments so I can check them out!

Three non-book related goals for 2020?
Do something fun for myself at least once a month
Start exercising more
Say Yes more

What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
Delirium – Lauren Oliver

One word that you’re hoping 2020 will be?
Happy

AudioBook Review – The Reader On The 6.27

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This is the story about Guylain Vignolles a man who hates his work but finds happiness in his life by sitting on the 6.27 train each day and read aloud for people. One morning he finds a diary from a lonely young woman called Julie.

Wow how can I even begin a review of this book. Reading the synopsis I felt like this could have been a great book in my opinion but there was just something big missing. Don´t get me wrong here, I did enjoy the story alot while listening but I feel like this will be that kind of a book I imidiately will forget now that I have read it. I do love the idea of this story more than the story itself sadly. This could have been so great and maybe it was because of the length of the book, because it is a short and fast read, that I felt something was missing. I belive it could have been better if it was filled out a bit more.

But one thing I like to tell you was, while listening and getting to learn of and know Julie as a character, I just had the biggest smile on my face. So if you want a fast and enjoyable read give it a chance.

2020 | Reading Hopes & Goals

Dear fellow bookworms, we have arrived to a new year and with it I hope it comes with alot of new adventures both in life and in the bookish worlds. Last year I started this blog and I couldn´t be happier, the love and support I got from you guys are amazing. I also decided to make an Instagram to try and challenge myself with my photography and man I did not expect that overwelming amount of followers to keep discussing bookish things with. Thank you so much!

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2020 will be a new year and I will try to set some goals for myself both here on the blog with my reading and blogging and some more private about my writing. So many year ago I sat hour and hours into the night and just wrote short stories. But that have dissappeared and it makes me kind of sad. Because I loved it. No matter what I wrote I always put 110% into everything and was so proud of it. So that is something I want to start doing again.

For my reading this year I think I will challenge me a bit more and try to read 50 books. Last year I put down 40 and manage to surpass it alot so hopefully the reading time will make me match my 2020 goal this year. I will also have a Unread Books Challenge where I focus 100% on all of the unread books I have at home. The only book I plan to buy next year is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the new Panem novel by Suzanne Collins. I am so excited to go back to this world and I have missed Suzannes books because they are so adventurus and fun to read!

Combined with my own reading challenges I will also check of some of the ones in the Always Fully Booked Planner. There are 3 different ones that I will try to check of during the year as well as the ones I have already planned out on doing. This might be something I will show over at my Instagram as well. 

Man that was alot but I hope all of your reading goals and years will be stuffed with amazing reading experiances and have a great day, let´s do this!

Book Releases | January, 2020

Well my bookish little friends, we have arrived to a new year and that means so many new book releases coming out. Some new to us authors and stories and some old but gold ones coming back with new books. Exciting!

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Young Adult
The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2) – Melissa Albert
Chosen (Slayer #2) – Kiersten White
Going The Distance (The Kissing Booth #2) – Beth Reekles
This Light Between Us – Andrew Fukuda
Neverland – Meagan Spooner

Adult
If I Never Met You – Mhairi McFarlane
Twenty – Debra Landwehr Engle
Westering Women – Sandra Dallas
Dreamland – Nancy Bilyeau
House on Endless Waters – Emuna Elon
Lady Clementine – Marie Benedict

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The book I found most interesting this month
I belive House on Endless Waters can be a great read for me. A wartime family discovery story do sound interesting and I have read similar books in the past and really enjoyed them. So if I´m only going to choose one book to read during January it would be this one!

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Have you found some interesting books coming out in January? 

To Be Reads | January, 2020

Hello fellow booknerds and welcome to my first To Be Read list for the year. As usuall I do this list and put way to many books on them every month and just hope to get to half of them, but hey at least that is some kind of planning right? How do you keep to your To Be Read lists? I´m a major mood reader and have been all of my life but after a huge unhaul I only kept the books I really wanted to get to straight away so it shouldn´t be any problems finding a new read right?

I´m going to be nice to myself in January and only put two books on the list and then mood read the rest of the books.

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The Things We Cannot Say – Kelly Rimmer
Still Me – JoJo Moyes

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