I had yet another not-so-good blogging month, but I have faith that I can get back into the swing of things. I had a decent reading month. I finally decided on getting a Storytel account, which is like Audible except it’s Nordic. I decided to go with this and not Audible because I want to read more nordic noir. Storytel has a good selection of English audio books too so I think it fits my needs pretty well.
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
I read this as part of a read-along with Trang @ bookidote. We both enjoyed this book, I definitely liked it way more than I thought I would.
by Abigail Haas
This was phenomenal. I love thrillers about dangerous/murderous teens. I haven’t written the review yet but I’ll think I’ll write it straight after this post and have it up tomorrow. I really enjoyed this book. And the ending. Ohhh man. I hope Haas’ Dangerous Boys is just as good as this.
Hvis Du Lyver
by Thomas Marco Blatt
This was a really random read. I had two hours before I had to be at work and went to the library, as per usual. I picked this up on a whim from the children’s section because I saw it was about a 12 year old girl in love with another girl. I read it, and it was alright. Nothing special, it could have been longer and a little bit deeper even though it’s middle grade. An important read for kids though.
172 Hours on the Moon
by Johan Harstad
This is a horror/thriller book about three teens from all over the world who gets selected by NASA to join a super mysterious trip to the moon. Shit goes down and nightmares unfold. If you have a lot of knowledge about space travel and space things in general this book might annoy you, because I have a feeling not everything makes logical sense, but I’m not a space person. This book reminded me a little bit about the Doctor Who episode Water on Mars. Kind of. I read (or listened) to the Norwegian version because it’s originally written in Norwegian. It’s available to read in English though, so if it sounds interesting you should go for it.
The Boy in the Dress
by David Walliams
Another really random one. I’ve seen David Walliams’ children’s books being compared to Roald Dahl, so I decided to try one out. I went with this one because it sounded like an important story with an important message for children. I listened to it on Storytel, read by David himself, and it was very enjoyable. It was funny and had a lot of heart.
Days of Blood and Starlight
by Laini Taylor
As you might already know, I really loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I’m about 280 pages into the sequel and I’m really enjoying this one too. I love Zuzana and I also love the two deer sisters, Sveva and Sarazel. They seem adorable.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by JK Rowling
The re-read continues. I’m only reading a little bit here and there, like during lunch at work, but eventually I’ll try to get through the whole series again, chronologically for once.
Eva’s Eye/In the Darkness
by Karin Fossum
Apparently this book has two English titles. Weird. I’m listening to this in Norwegian on Storytel, because I used to really love Detective Sejer as a kid when it was sent on TV. So I figured it was time to read the books.
Other posts written this month
Top Ten Tuesday
Top 5 Wednesday
- Fairyloot Unboxing! (bookish subscription box)
- The Playlist Shuffle Tag
- Harry Potter Tag
- March Wrap-Up
Ahhh, I desperately need to get better at scheduling posts. Someone give me good blogging vibes for May.
What’s the best and worst book you read in April?