Top Ten Tuesday - Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Winter TBR

So happy that we are only a few days from the Christmas weekend. I'm really looking forward to relaxing, have a cozy time with the family and eat good food. We will have a gathering here in our house on Christmas Eve (in Sweden we celebrate the actual Christmas on Christmas Eve :)), my parents are coming and my mother in law and they all will also sleep over. 

Now, over to my Winter TBR, cause I know that is what you are actually is curious about...right?! :)

I don't have a long setup list for the books I want to read next this winter, cause I do read after what mood I'm in and what I feel like for that moment. I don't listen to audiobooks now, cause I can't focus and prefer reading books right now. So, I can only read books from NetGalley and my bookshelf. Also, book review copies from book publishers have a small impact on my TBR. I have 4 books now that I know about and that I can share with you.

 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Joanna Bolouri
A hilarious and heartwarming Christmas comedy.

Her Pretty Bones - Carla Kovach (Netgalley book)
New Thriller by the author of  The Next Girl.

Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

I'll Be There For You - Kelsey Miller
The definitive retrospective of Friends, exploring all aspects of the show from its unlikely origins to the elusive reasons why we still watch it.

Two fiction and two non-fiction books are my reading plan for the next month ahead. I'm actually starting The Most Wonderful Time of the Year today cause I haven't read any Christmas related books yet and this will actually be my only one this year :) It sounds really sweet, so I'm excited to start this one.

How many Christmas books have you read/will read this year?

Friend Request - Laura Marshall

Happy Friday Bookworms!

Are you looking forward to the weekend?! I'm pretty sure you do :) I've been home with my sick daughter this week, but I will actually work both Saturday and Sunday, cause I do work every other weekend. Now I only have 6 workdays before my holiday break.

I have a book review for you and this book really surprised me.

Friend Request - Laura Marshall 

This book blew me away right from the start. I really didn't know much about it, but I was curious and this is pretty new released and translated into Swedish. So I kindly made a request from the book publisher if I could get a review copy of it, and they were nice and send me one :)

This was such a "bladvändare", the Swedish word for "I didn't want to put it down". It still took me a few days, of course, to read it, cause there are rarely days where I can read a book in one sitting with a toddler that is home with me when I'm home :) It can happen, but like twice so far that I've managed to read a book in just one sitting. 

But what I mean is that this is the kind of book that I could fly through quickly, cause it was so exciting. It's a Psychological Thriller, so I had this weird, creepy feeling the whole time I was reading it. LOVE IT :)

The ending...I wasn't prepared for it at all. It really was surprising. I still laughing at myself when I think of it, cause I had no idea it was coming. That's why I really loved this book, I couldn't imagine the ending to be like that. Crazy!!

This is a good example of how I wish a Psychological Thriller should be, so I'm so happy I was able to get my hands on a review copy of this. Thanks to Nona.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Freebie

My book blog has been paused since the summer and I was starting to miss writing about books, cause I still read a lot of course so I haven't stopped just because I haven't been blogging about it for a while :) 
I wanted to join Top Ten Tuesday and this week topic is Freebie, which means anything book-related or not book-related. 

I love to be part of the book community and even if I still have a lot to learn when it comes to book blogging it sure is fun...when I'm motivated which I absolutely am right now. I feel excited to get back into it and can find a great blog schedule that will work great a line with everything else.

To write about books is so much fun, but there is so much more about it. For example, all other great book bloggers who are out there :) I want to share the top on my list of book blogs that I follow and enjoy visiting.

1. Paper Fury 

2. That Artsy Reader Girl

3. BooksNest

4. Jenniely

5. Smart Bitches Trashy Books

I could go on with a longer list, but these 5 are on my top list of favorite book bloggers but believe me when I say I sure enjoy so many more great blogs :) I follow many more than these. 

As I said, I really looking forward to moving along with my blog and I really hope to stay this time and not let myself get too overwhelmed and pressured, cause it really takes away the fun part of blogging. So I will work on a nice blog schedule for me and this blog so I will be able to share nice content, book reviews, book tips and so on a hopefully regular basis.

As to maybe ask for some feedback, I'm curious how often you update your book blog and what feels like a fair and good number of posts in a week? :) You are also welcome to share your favorite book blogger/bloggers below.

The Sunday Post

Hope your week has been good. I've had a good week and I think the two biggest events is that our daughter had her 9th birthday and we've switched bed for our 2-year-old. She has moved out from her crib and now she has a junior bed :) Our girls are getting bigger ♥

Another small thing is that I'm trying to start a book journal, where I write down all books I've read, tbr list, author pages (with information) with my favorite authors and lists with all the books they've written. I will also write review pages of books that I've enjoyed a lot, like 4 and 5 stars books :)

I found inspiration for a journal like this on Facebook and it looked like fun to create and to keep for yourself. Do you have a book journal?

Time for the Wrap Up for week 27!

A Book I've Finished

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I truly loved this book and by reading this I feel pretty hooked by the author and can't wait to read more from her.

Book I'm Currently Reading

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bannett. I'm a little over 100 pages in this book and like it so far. A book who is great to read during the summer.

The Audiobook I'm Currently Listening To

Right now I'm listening to another Colleen Hoover book called Maybe Someday. I just started this audiobook, but as the other two that I've listened to by her, I think this won't be less good :)

Bookstagram Account I Like

@bokelskerinnen is a person/account that I've followed for awhile and she reads a lot of darker books, like crime, thriller, and mystery. She as a pretty and an appealing account and really glad I've connected with her.

Book Review

This week I posted a review for Saint Anything which also was the book that I was able to finish this week :) If you want to check it of you can find the review here.

Favorite Booktube Video

For this week I have to say it is the June Book Haul from the channel Books and Smiles. Really like to get tips of books I've not heard of before.

New Book I Got This Week

I had a great luck to get two new books in the mail this week and I got them for free :) 

Kyssfaktorn is the Swedish copy for The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and I knew I was getting this as I did request this review copy, but still, it is just as fun to open those book packages. I do have this already in English, but I was eager to get it as it is just released in Sweden :)

Demonviskaren is a fantasy sequel by the Swedish author Lovisa Wistrand which I connected with on Instagram. I have the first book called Drakviskaren and I still haven't finished that one, cause these books are big :) But I've picked up Drakviskaren again and will finish it so I can continue with Demonviskaren.

I wasn't prepared to get Demonviskaren, so I was really surprised when I got it ♥

Let's Chat

Now I'm curious to know if you follow any bookish accounts on Instagram you would like to recommend?

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Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen

Happy Wednesday to you and I can't believe we already are in the month of July. I'm happy for it cause it means that my vacation is close :)
I have a new book review and recommendation for you today.

My Thoughts

I've heard, watched reviews of her books of a booktuber I follow who love Sarah Dessen books and seen her books time to time but until last week, I hadn't still read anything by her. Now I feel a little ashamed, cause I can't see why I've waited so long :)

For June I made an order of 4 of her books in Swedish copies and Saint Anything is the first book I've finished and read by Sarah Dessen for now and I honestly loved it. A wonderful story which is both sad and happy. 

And I can recommend you to not read this while you are hungry, cause the name pizza is mentioned a lot of times :) 

A great first summer read for me and I highly recommend it for anyone to read if you love contemporary books. It sure will be a book that will be stuck in my mind for some time. I'm pretty sure that Sarah Dessen is a favorite author of mine now and I can't wait to pick up another book by her ♥

My rate is 5 by 5

June Book Wrap Up

Let's give a warm welcome to July. Been looking forward to this month for a while, since soon my summer vacation will start :) I work until July 20 and then I'll have 5 long weeks of a summer break.

Now, let's talk about books and I would love to share what I have been reading through the last month, so this is my June book wrap up.

Everland by Wendy Spinale (4 stars of 5)
Need To Know by Karen Cleveland (4 stars of 5)
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (3 stars of 5)
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (5 stars of 5)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (5 stars of 5)
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (3 stars of 5)
Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West (3 stars of 5)
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (2 stars of 5)

So, this is my collection of 8 books that I read in June.

How many books did you read in the month of June? :)

The Sunday Post

Happy Sunday readers, hope your week has been great. My week as pretty chill as I was at home 2 days from work as my little girl wasn't feeling well, so mostly I just enjoyed the great summer weather we've been having :) 
But this weekend has been my work weekend (I work every other weekend beside from a few days a week), so the weekend has been busier for me. 

Time to do a nice wrap up for week 26 ♥

A Book I've Finished

Everland by Wendy Spinale I listen to on audiobook and I'm glad I started this nice trilogy that is a Peter Pan retelling. Really enjoyed it.

Book I'm Currently Reading

I'm reading right now Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen and I've read 298 pages of 417, so I think I will finish it pretty soon cause it's a book that I've been able to read fast.

The Audiobook I'm Currently Listening To

I started this week the audiobook The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I've had my eye on this book for a while and it's been on my Goodreads tbr list, so a couple of days ago I just decided it is time to check it out :)

Bookstagram Account I Like

@kimmersbook is a pretty new account for me as I discovered him a few days ago. But I like what he is doing as he features other bookstagrammers pictures on his account and link to them. So that's nice and it's a good way for his followers to find new great accounts.

He also does a lot of Insta stories live and have a podcast :)

Book Review

This week book review I published is for the book Need To Know by Karen Cleveland and you can find the review here.

Favorite Booktube Video

Bookables is a Youtube channel by Heather and I've followed her since last year and always enjoy watching her stuff :) Booktube is my favorite kind of videos.
One of the videos she posted this week is about her giving some summer read recommendations and you can watch the video here.

New Book I Got This Week

A book that I got in the mail this week that I bought with several other books this month is The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Wanted to read it since I first heard of it and it's a great book to read now in the summer (that's what I've heard :)), so I just had to order it and I'm saving it cause I want to read it when my summer vacation starts from week 30.

Let's Chat

Now I'm curious to hear what book you finished this week and what your current read are? 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly@Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. 
A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we 
have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! 

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

This week's question is from Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:

Do you have an Instagram account? If so, do you only follow book folks?

I do have a personal account where I post more family life and lifestyle. But I also have a Bookstagram account where I only share my obsession about books and I only follow other bookish people on that account. My Bookstagram account is @latteandabook.