June 2018 TBR

So June is here, which means we’re nearing the middle of the year already. I can’t even believe it’s already June??? Every month I’m incredibly surprised that another month has gone by, it’s like it goes by so fast I don’t even notice it until it’s over 😧

I was able to read six books in May while I was studying for all of my tests, so I plan to read waaaaay more in June. I have tests up until the 14th, but after that, I’m absolutely free until September 🎊 So that leaves me with about 16 days in June to read whatever I want. I’m also very bummed that Goodreads keeps reminding me of how I’m 13 books behind schedule 😠 Because of this, I’ve built up an insanely big pile of books that I’m going to try and get to this month 📚

I’m telling you, it’s huge, so let’s jump right in! 👇🏼

805f3-aeneidvirgilThe Aeneid by Virgil

This is a required read for my Roman Culture class (the test is today 😬). Since I’ve already read it before, I just need to re-read the relevant chapters for the class, which means it’ll be a quick read.



This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons Image result for this does not leave this house cover

This book was sent to me by the author and I’ve been wanting to pick it up ever since it got here. It’s about the author’s journey through abuse and abusive relationships, and it’s a very short read, so it’s definitely one of the first books I’ll pick up 😊



Image result for erin bowman vengeance road coverVengeance Road by Erin Bowman

You might have seen this in this week’s IMWAYR post since it’s my current read. I started it a couple of weeks ago and have been slowly getting through it whenever I can or feel like it.

I’ve heard great things, and I’m enjoying it so far, so I’m looking forward to finishing it! 🙌🏼


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Image result for around the world in 80 days book cover

This is the book we picked for May and June in a Portuguese book club called ‘Clube dos Clássicos Vivos‘. I wanted to get to it in May but I never got to it, so I’m determined to read it on time for the discussion! 💪🏼



Image result for lies tm logan book coverLies by T.M. Logan

I got this as an ARC from NetGalley and it was on my May TBR. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to get to it, so I’m transferring it to my June TBR.

Maybe this time I’ll finally read it? It’s a thriller, so I’m 99% sure I’m going to enjoy it 😁


The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson Image result for the girl with a clock for a heart cover

As you may have noticed, I absolutely love Peter Swanson’s books. He has four out and I’ve read two of them. I’ll be buddy-reading this one with a friend of mine so I am veeeeery excited about it 😍

Oh, and today I bought his newest one, so I’ll probably read that one next month! 😁


Image result for three dark crowns coverThree Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I started this book a few months ago, but never picked it up again. I have a feeling I’m going to like this, so I need to get back to it already!

I buy books when they come out, start reading them and then I put them down and never resume my reading. It’s a terrible habit, really 😅


Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Image result for heir of fire cover

You already know Sarah J. Maas is my absolute favorite YA author, so it’s ridiculous that I haven’t read everything she’s ever written. I own about everything she’s ever written, but I still have like 5 unread books on my shelves 😒

I started this one a while ago, I think when I finished Crown of Midnight, so this is definitely a priority this month. I also plan to binge-read the whole Throne of Glass series in the summer, so I’m looking forward to that 💕

Image result for hollywood keegan allen coverHollywood by Keegan Allen

This was a book I received from St. Martin’s a couple weeks ago. It’s a beautiful photography book, so it’s a rather quick read, although it does have some text in it, such as lyrics or poems.

I’m excited for it, but I’ve yet to figure out how to review it here on the blog. If you have any suggestions of how I should format the review, please leave them in the comments below! 😋


The last books on my TBR are all by Portuguese authors and they’re not translated, so I’m just going to mention them 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Serpentina by Mário Zambujal
  • Ponto de Retorno by Gabriela Simões
  • O Luto de Elias Gro by João Tordo
  • Ensina-me a Voar Sobre os Telhados by João Tordo

As you can probably tell, I’ve chosen a few tiny or quick reads, as well as some books I’ve already started. That’s just my way of finishing as many books as I can 😝

I’m really hoping to finish all of these since I will have more free time. Please pray for my TBR! 😅

What are you going to read in June? Let me know in the comments!!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

The Guardian | 1000 (Crime) Novels Everyone Should Read

I came across this list on Raven’s blog (which I love!) and I thought it would be a great thing to use as a reference in the future.

I haven’t read any of these – I’ve only recently started getting into the crime genre – but I plan to, so this is my guide to “classic” crime books. The list features a book by a very famous Portuguese author, so that’s exciting! Although I wouldn’t really consider that a crime book – at least not a regular one since it’s about a moral crime, not an actual crime.

The plan here is to cross out the books I read as time goes by, kind of like a record to keep here on the blog.
Here are the books featured in the crime section:

  1. The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  2. Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  3. The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
  4. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
  5. Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler
  6. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  7. Trent’s Last Case by EC Bentley
  8. The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
  9. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  10. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary E Braddon
  11. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
  12. The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
  13. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  14. Greenmantle by John Buchan
  15. The Asphalt Jungle by WR Burnett
  16. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
  17. Double Indemnity by James M Cain
  18. True History of the Ned Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  19. The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
  20. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  21. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  22. No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase
  23. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  24. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  25. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  26. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  27. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  28. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  29. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  30. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  31. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  32. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  33. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  34. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
  35. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  36. Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
  37. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  38. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  39. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  40. Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross
  41. The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
  42. Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter
  43. The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
  44. Ratking by Michael Dibdin
  45. Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin
  46. Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin
  47. A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin
  48. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
  49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  50. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  51. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  52. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  53. The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  54. The Crime of Father Amaro by José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
  55. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  56. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  57. LA Confidential by James Ellroy
  58. The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
  59. A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory
  60. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  61. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  62. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  63. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
  64. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  65. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  66. A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene
  67. The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
  68. The Third Man by Graham Greene
  69. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  70. The King of Torts by John Grisham
  71. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
  72. The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
  73. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  74. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  75. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  76. Fatherland by Robert Harris
  77. Black Sunday by Thomas Harris
  78. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  79. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
  80. The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins
  81. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  82. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  83. Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill
  84. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
  85. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
  86. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
  87. Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
  88. Silence of the Grave by Arnadur Indridason
  89. Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
  90. Cover Her Face by PD James
  91. A Taste for Death by PD James
  92. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
  93. Misery by Stephen King
  94. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  95. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  96. The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
  97. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
  98. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
  99. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  100. 52 Pick-up by Elmore Leonard
  101. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
  102. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  103. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  104. Cop Hater by Ed McBain
  105. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  106. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  107. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
  108. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  109. The Great Impersonation by E Phillips Oppenheim
  110. The Strange Borders of Palace Crescent by E Phillips Oppenheim
  111. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  112. Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky
  113. Blacklist by Sara Paretsky
  114. Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace
  115. Nineteen Seventy Seven by David Peace
  116. The Big Blowdown by George Pelecanos
  117. Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
  118. Lush Life by Richard Price
  119. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  120. V by Thomas Pynchon
  121. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  122. Black and Blue by Ian Rankin
  123. The Hanging Gardens by Ian Rankin
  124. Exit Music by Ian Rankin
  125. Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell
  126. Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
  127. Dissolution by CJ Sansom
  128. Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
  129. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Le Sayers
  130. The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon
  131. The Blue Room by Georges Simenon
  132. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  133. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
  134. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  135. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
  136. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  137. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  138. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  139. The Getaway by Jim Thompson
  140. Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  141. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
  142. A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
  143. King Solomon’s Carpet by Barbara Vine
  144. The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
  145. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  146. Native Son by Richard Wright
  147. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

How many of these have you read? Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

March 2018 TBR

If you’ve seen my February wrap-up, you know I did not read much last month at all. Since March is longer and relatively light in terms of school work, my plan is to make up for the lack of reading up until now.


According to Goodreads, I am 7 books behind schedule, so I set my March TBR to 5 books, but I’ll hopefully be able to read more! Here they are:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)

heir-of-fire-3“Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land


“How far does the apple really fall from the tree?

Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.

But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.

The Aeneid by Virgil

“The Aeneid is an epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC.
Its hero is Aeneas, a Trojan who travels from Troy to Italy to eventually found Rome. Some argue that the Aeneid is Virgil’s answer to Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad, combining two genres of the day–travel and war–into one poem. Take that, Homer. No civilization is without a bit of revisionist history: so it was that Virgil picked up the story of Aeneas, which was already floating around at the time, and forged an epic founding myth for Rome. And the Aeneid fit the bill, as it linked Rome with the legends of ancient Troy, glorified stodgy Roman values, and legitimized its emperors as descendants of the heroes and gods of the past. George Washington probably didn’t chop down a cherry tree, but it’s a fun legend to tell the kids.”

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #4)

tbz2meq“Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?”


Strange Medicine by Mike Russell

“We recommend the following prescription: Strange Medicine – weird and wonderful stories for all that ails you. Strange Medicine is a fantastic collection of extraordinary tales of transformation by UK weird-fiction author Mike Russell. If you love the strange, surreal and unusual or if you are just looking for something different, Strange Medicine is for you.”



I’m really hoping to finish all of these since I won’t have any tests or assignments until April ♡ Just gotta get rid of this slump!! 😅

What are you going to read in March? Let me know in the comments!!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

January 2018 TBR & POLL

Welcome to the first TBR post of the year! If you read my latest post, you’ll know that I wanted to try something new for my TBRs in 2018. This involves you because I need your vote. Every month, I will be taking a few book titles out of my TBR jar, and I’ll add them to a poll (which you will see below). All you need to do is vote for the book you think I should read that month – and I’ll read whichever one is the winner! Sounds fun, right?

January will be a busy month for me because I have three exams coming up. This being the case, I don’t think I’ll be reading much, at least up until my last exam on the 18th. However, I still want to get some reading done, so I’m setting my TBR to three books + the book you choose. Let’s get right into it…

1. Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking


“Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos. 

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeousblueeyedd guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart.”

2. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

“When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.”

3. Evalene’s Number by Bethany Atazadeh


“Everyone in Eden is assigned a Number, tattooed on their neck, which determines their value and place in the world. 

On her Numbering Day, Evalene Vandereth anticipates joining the élite. Born in an upper-class family, she knows exactly who she is and what she is worth. Even as the needle breaks her skin, she is blissfully happy. She never considers another outcome, until it’s too late. 

Now 18-year-old Evalene lives in fear, struggling with her new identity, stripped of her freedom and basic human rights. Can she escape her Number? Is anyone else asking the same question?”

All of these books were sent to me, either by the publisher or the author, so this is quite a special reading month. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and to author Bethany Atazadeh, who is the sweetest ♡

Let’s vote, shall we?

What are you going to read in January? Do you like this format of TBR posts?

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

Beat the Blacklist 2018 + Happy New Year!! 🎆 🎉

Hi everyone!! So I just found a challenge through LFBooks’s blog and I couldn’t resist joining in on it. It’s perfect for me because it’s all about reading the books that have been on your TBR for a while.

My 2018 Goodreads challenge will most likely be 75 books – a big jump for me, since my goal this year was 30 😅 In this number I am including 40 books from the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and 25 books from this one, the Beat the Blacklist Challenge. That leaves me with 10 books to read outside any specific challenges besides the typical Goodreads goal.

My goal: 25 books from my “blacklist”

I will leave them all listed here once I go through my TBR! ♡

I’m in the Story Sorcerer’s team!!

On another note, since this will be my last post of 2017, I would like to wish all of you a happy new year 🎆 🎉 Here’s to an amazing new year, full of good things – and, especially, good books!! 😄

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you next year ♡

Most Anticipated Releases of 2018

As the new year approaches, it is time to start looking into all the new upcoming releases – and figuring out how many organs we need to sell in order to buy them all. I’ve compiled a list of my most anticipated releases of 2018, which I’m very, very excited about!! 😊🎉

Without further ado, let’s get right into the books…


Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Jan 2nd)

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Jan 9th)

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates (Jan 9th)

The Silent Room by Mari Hannah (Jan 16th)

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Jan 23rd)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (Jan 30th)


Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi (Mar 6th)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Mar 6th)

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (Mar 13th)


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (May 1st)

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (May 1st)

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall (May 8th)


Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent (June 12th)

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris (June 19th)

Providence by Caroline Kepnes (June 19th)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Various Authors (June 26th)


Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (Aug 7th)


Untitled by Sarah J. Maas, the final book in the Throne of Glass series (Sep 8th)

As you can probably tell, it’s not that huge of a huge list. If you’ve read my post about reading goals for 2018, you’ll know why 😉 I’ll definitely be reading most of these throughout the year (I even have ARCs for a couple of them, yay!), so I’m very optimistic about this list. Needless to say, my absolute top releases are Restore Me and A Court of Frost and Starlight 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of baking to do! 😄

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with lots of love and family – and books, of course 😋🎄🤶🏼

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡


2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

One of my favorite parts of a new year is setting goals and choosing challenges to try to complete. For 2018, besides the usual Goodreads reading challenge, I’ll also be joining the PopSugar Reading Challenge of 2018. This is my first time participating, and I had never even come across it until a few weeks ago so I’m very excited!! ❤

I chose to only do the regular 40-book challenge, not the advanced. If I end up finishing the challenge early enough, I’ll go for the extra prompts as well. You can check out all the prompts here.

A book made into a movie you’ve already seen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

True crime

Strangler by Corey Mitchell

The next book in a series you started

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

A book involving a heist

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Nordic noir

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

A novel based on a real person
The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him by Piers Dudgeon
A book set in a country that fascinates you

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

A book with a time of day in the title

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

A book about a villain or antihero

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

A book about death or grief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

A book that is also a stage play or musical

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

A book about feminism

#MeToo by Various Authors

A book about mental health

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift

Joyland by Stephen King

A book by two authors

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

A book about or involving a sport

Any Harry Potter book that I feel like picking up (Quidditch)

A book by a local author

Amor de Perdição by Camilo Castelo Branco, which is a Portuguese classic

A book with your favorite color in the title

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge (I’ve been loving red lately)

A book with alliteration in the title

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

A book about time travel

11.22.63 by Stephen King

A book with a weather element in the title

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

A book set at sea

The Aeneid by Virgil

A book with an animal in the title

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

A book set on a different planet

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (the moon is not a planet, but fuck it at least it’s not Earth lmao)

A book with song lyrics in the title

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

A book about or set on Halloween

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – there’s a Hallowe’en feast in this book, so I guess that counts!

A book with characters who are twins

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

A book mentioned in another book

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

A book from a celebrity book club

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Florence Welch’s book club)

A childhood classic you’ve never read

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

A book that’s published in 2018

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

A book set in the decade you were born

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A book with an ugly cover

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

A book that involves a bookstore or library

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book based on mythology (2017)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

So those are 40 of the books I plan to read in 2018. What are yours? Are you participating as well? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

December 2017 TBR

December is going to be a busy month for me, since I have tests and assignments up until the 26th (I know, kill me), and then exams in January. Considering I’ll have to study a lot, I don’t think I’ll have a lot of time to read the things I want to read, which is a bummer.

However, I still want to read a few books, and I’m still setting a TBR. School can kiss my ass 😀 I will mostly focus on books I’ve started but have yet to finish, so I can sort of start 2018 fresh.

Let’s get right to it…

The Dinner by Herman Koch

e1a11bc317c2459690bab95630fff168-the-dinner-kochI started this book last week and I really love it so far. It’s very addicting and intriguing, but since I haven’t had much time, I still haven’t finished it 😦

It’s a thriller that focuses on family drama, basically, and it’s very good. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to read it in one sitting!

Medea by Euripides

This is a required read for my Greek culture class. Itmedea-sandys tells the story of Medea, who kills her own children as revenge against her husband, who left her for another woman.

I know, Euripides sounds like a lovely author who loves and respects women 😀 Actually, fun fact: rumor has it Euripides hated women because he found his wife in bed with a slave (don’t quote me on that, though, I did say it was a rumor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

91zwrlyveylI’ve been reading this book for way too long, and I need to get on with it.

I absolutely love this series, it’s what my childhood was all about, and I seriously regret not reading the books earlier.

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

This will be a read-along with a booktube friend


of mine, Dora. You can check her channel out here.

She’s a big fan of The Kind Worth Killing by the same author, and we decided to give this one a try together. I really hope this one is as good as people have been saying, I’m super excited to read it!!



Alright y’all, those are all of the books I REALLY want to read/finish this month. I hope I can get to all of them *fingers crossed*

What books are on your TBR for December? Let me know in the comments below!


Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

Books I Want to Read Before 2018 & Goodreads challenge update

As we’re more than halfway through November already (I can’t believe it either), I’ve been making plans as to what books I’d like to read before 2017 comes to an end. I’m sure I won’t be able to read all of the books in this list because of school, but I will definitely pick up some of them!

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – which is totally a Christmas break read!
  • Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Brother by Ania Ahlborn
  • The Bat by Jo Nesbø
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Bricked In by Max Wannow
  • Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

On another note, can we talk about the fact that I actually hit my Goodreads goal yesterday? YAAAAAY!! And I’m almost done with another book!! I’m on fire hahaha

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Usually when I hit my goal before the end of the year, I bring my challenge up by 5 or 10 books, but since I’ll be rather busy with finals until mid January, I don’t think that’s a great idea.

What are books you want to read before 2018? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡


October Wrap Up & November TBR

Hi loves! Since November is upon us (this year is going by waaaay to fast), it is time to tell you all about the books I read in October, and the ones I plan to read in November.

I only read two books in October, because school has been taking all my time. However, they were both great books, so I’m happy about it. Quality over quantity, am I right?

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The first book I read was You by Caroline Kepnes. I absolutely LOVED this book, and devoured it in no time.

The story is so gripping, and the main character is so well thought-out that I didn’t want to do anything else besides read the whole thing.

You can read more of my thoughts in the review I wrote.

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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Afterwards, I decided to pick up The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn.

This was quite the disturbing read, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. The story is very unusual – at least I had never heard of anything like it – and the atmosphere is SO creepy. Ahlborn’s writing is very good, I could picture everything clearly in my head.

There is also a review up for this book, which you can find here.

★★★★☆ 4/5 stars

As of today, I have already finished three books. I didn’t have a set TBR for November, but I decided to pick up Throne of Glass on a whim, and now I can’t stop reading this series. I’m currently making my way into book three, Heir of Fire. I have also read a play for my English class, called Educating Rita.
If you’re interested in my thoughts, I have already posted my reviews for Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.

I have a feeling I will have all of Sarah J. Maas’s books read by the end of November!

However, there are some other books I’d like to pick up this month. Reading the same series might put me in a slump, so I think it’s a good idea to mix some other books in there. Here are my picks:


Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

A new Rainbow Rowell book?? Fuck me UUUUP!!

I had no idea this was even coming out until I saw it on BookDepository – and immediately ordered it, of course.
Also, it’s a hardcover with illustrations, and it’s on sale for like 35% off, so I had to get it!

If you’d like to take advantage of the sale, you can click here to buy it with free worldwide shipping.

The Bat by Jo Nesbø the-bat

This is the first book to a series I really want to start. From what I’ve gathered, it’s a thriller that follows a detective, which means I’ll probably love it.

I’ve been on a thriller kick lately, so I really want to get to this one soon! Along with a ton of other thrillers


Bricked In by Max Wannow

This book was sent to me by the author, and I am very intrigued about it.

I have no clue what it’s about, but out of the three books he’s released, he recommended that I start with this one. And isn’t this cover absolutely stunning?? I love it soooo much!

It’s relatively short, too, so I’m hoping I can read it this month!

If you’re interested, check Max’s Goodreads profile here.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

I am about a quarter of the way into this one, and I really want to finish it by the end of November.

The illustrated version is absolutely gorgeous, by the way. I’m in love!!

My plan is to read the rest of the series during Christmas break. I think Harry Potter is best read at Christmas time, don’t you agree?


Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

This is sequel to You by Caroline Kepnes, which I absolutely LOVED. You can read my review here.

I started it soon after I finished You, but still haven’t finished it. It’s not as good and gripping as the first one, so my interest has, unfortunately, gone down.

However, I really want to finish it, because it’s not like it’s a bad book, I’m just a bit disappointed because of my high expectations…

Atonement by Ian McEwan atonement

This is one of the books I have to read for school, and I actually should have already started it – oops!

I’m hoping I’ll be able to read it though, and I reaaaally hope it reads quickly. Nothing worse than reading because you’re obligated, instead of reading for fun.

I don’t know much about this story, but I’ll hopefully tell you all about it in my November wrap up post!


Here’s my Goodreads challenge at the moment. I’m pretty proud of it, and I might bring it up to 40 if I hit my goal soon, which I hope I’ll be able to do!!

What about you, what have you been reading? Do you see any of your favorites in this post? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡