MORE HAPPY THAN NOT

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

more-happy-than-not.jpg‘More Happy Than Not’ by Adam Silvera, published by Soho Teen, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Before you read this review, know that this book contains trigger warnings against: depression, suicide and abuse

More Happy than Not was a lot harder to read than I had expected. The book starts out entertaining and all cutesy. At some point you (really meaning me) might be fooled to think this is just another light contemporary teenage book, but that is so far from what this really is. Continue reading

ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS // IT ENDS WITH US

This discussion contains mild spoilers regarding the theme and plot in It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. If you are interested in reading that book, I wouldn’t recommend you reading this discussion. I would, however, not recommend this book to anyone and I gave it 2/5 stars. I thought the romance was done very poorly. I did not enjoy the majority of it, but it did change my views and leave me with an important message I want to discuss. Continue reading

WORST BOOKS OF 2016

I recently shared my favorite books of the year (link), and now it is time to talk about the worst. I read so many amazing books this year, but some did disappoint, and today I am here to talk about them. These are the ones that disappointed me the most, the ones that failed my expectations. Let’s get into it! Continue reading

I’VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT?

(Danish edition below // dansk version nedenunder)skaermbillede-2017-01-02-kl-18-53-15I’ve Got My Period. So What?’ by Clara Henry (org. title, ‘Ja, jag har mens hur så?’), published by Skyhorse Publishing August 1, 2017, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

This book really got me thinking. I have lately been very aware of the feminist issues in our society, and this book really touched and inspired me.

Clara Henry talked about everything I wanted her to. She talked about the scientific explanations behind the actual period, cramps and PMS. She also talked about the practicalities like wearing a pad or putting up a tampon, where she included a lot of her own stories and experiences. She was overall good at talking about it in an open and freely manner, which everyone really are supposed to talk about it. She also focused a lot on the tabu it is in our society, and tips to help us all break that. I recently made a blog post about it including periods in books (link), and I am ready to keep fighting for this issue in my daily life as well. Continue reading

NEW YEARS BOOKISH RESOLUTIONS

It is 2017. New year, new me or something like that. I have some goals I want to put for this year, but first let’s quickly talk about 2016.

In 2016 I set my reading challenge to 52 and then later bumped it up to 75. I exactly reached that goal, and I am very happy about that fact. I, however, recently made a post about the pros and cons of having a reading challenge (link), and I have therefore this year decided to put my goal on 52 books again. My ultimate goal this year is that I want my relationship with reading to become more relaxed. I often read because it is relaxing, but I also way too often do it because it feels like a duty, and that is exactly why I don’t aim to read 75 books again this year, but only 52.

This year, however, I have some further goals involving the content of what I read. Continue reading

NEW STAR RATING SYSTEM

I have decided to change my star rating system and make it more strict. I want to become better at using every star more, and in that way make my rating more precise and express more through it. I just quickly wanted to let you all know, and give you an overview so you understand my ratings better!

1 star – Waste of time. I hated it, and it was painful to get through.

2 stars – It was ok, but there were many things that bothered me. Continue reading

DECEMBER WRAP UP 2016

Happy New Years everybody! December and 2016 has ended and it’s time for another wrap up. I read some really good books this month, which I am excited to share with you!

The Lucky Hat Mine by J. v. L Bell – This book came very unexpectedly into my life, and it was absolutely incredible. The historical setting and the romance in this book were amazing, and I would recommend it to everyone! I have a full review here. 4.5/5 stars Continue reading

UNDERRATED BOOK: THE LUCKY HAT MINE BY J. V. L. Bell

Skærmbillede 2016-12-31 kl. 19.17.13.png“The Lucky Hat Mine” by J. V. L. Bell, published by Hansen Publishing Group in 2016, 4.5/5 stars– thanks to the author for providing me with an audiobook of this – you can buy it here.

The Lucky Hat Mine is a light historical mystery set in the Colorado territory in 1863. If you aren’t sold by that description alone I honestly don’t know what’s wong with you. Like that sounds so awesome. But if you aren’t yet, don’t worry. This book has so much more to offer than that. Continue reading

FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2016

It is almost 2017, and it is time to talk about my favorite reads of 2016. It seems like yesterday I started my Bookstagram, and now, today, it is exactly a year ago. Due to this community I have so much more this year than I normally do. I completed 75 books, and I am excited to share my favorites with you. I am aware it is a rather short list. I did feel like I read a ton of amazing books, but these are the ones that truly deserve a spot on my all time favorites list. I also made a longer list back in July with my mid-year favorites (link). I will be counting down from number 4 to 1. Now let’s get into it! Continue reading