Top 5: Books I Want To Buy

It’s been a while since I’ve made a Top 5 post and since I’ve gotten some interesting books on my wish list, I thought I’d share five of them with you guys. I have recently been wanting to find books that aren’t hyped or popular on bookstagram (at least my little corner of it), mostly to expand my reading list and experience new “unknown” authors, so I hope you haven’t heard of these titles before either. And by “unknown”, I mean authors that are unknown to me.

Rise And FallThe Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve BrusatteGoodreads
This book (with an extremely stunning cover) has just been published here in April and from what I understand it’s written by a young paleontologist. He has been studying dinosaurs for a decade now, so I guess that’s isn’t much in that field, but still he has managed to travel the world and write this book that explains how dinosaurs came to life, how they evolved and why they became extinct. Most of my followers from my bookstagram account knows that I love dinosaurs, Jurassic Park is my all-time favourite book, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this book on my Top 5 list.

Extinction TrialsThe Extinction Trials by S. M. WilsonGoodreads
One of my followers messaged me about this book because she thought it might interest me since it had dinosaurs in it, and she was not wrong! (Hej Nadia!) This book is described as Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park, and that is exactly what got me hooked. It is difficult to find a decent synopsis of this book, because they seem very short on Goodreads, Book Depository and Amazon. Basically it is about two characters, that are in a competition and from what I understand they have to get to point A to point B, and that means they have to move through lands where dinosaurs live. I will  definitely order this book sometime soon! It’s pretty cheap too.

FablehavenFablehaven by Brandon MullGoodsreads
Now, let me be honest with how I came across this middle grade/young adult fantasy book. I follow this extremely sweet and happy booktuber, NayaReadsandSmiles, and during one of her recommendationsvideos she was holding this one and it surprised me because at first I thought that it was Brandon Sanderson who had written a middle grade book and I immediately checked it out. Turns out it’s a different Brandon, but I was still very interested. It sounds like a magical series filled with adventure and magical creatures. I’d love to read them, because it’s not often I come across middle grade adventure books set in a fantasy world and the synopsis sounds pretty good.

An Excess MaleAn Excess Male by Maggie Shen KingGoodreads
Ever since I read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood I’ve been wanting to read similar dystopian novels, that also has this theme where the government rules over everybody. I then found this debut novel and instantly fell in love with the synopsis. It’s about a 40 year old man in a not-so-distant future China, where the consequences of the One-Child policy has hit the country hard. 40 million men can’t find wives, which is 25 percent of all men, and our main character is one of them. It sounds really interesting, and I think it would be a very scary insight to how the world could look like if people kept favoring boys over girls.

Red ClocksRed Clocks by Leni ZumasGoodreads
This is also a book I found in my search for something similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, and wow this sounds like it could hit me hard in the feels! The story is set in an America where abortion is once again illegal, fertilization is banned and even small embryos have the right to live. We will follow five different women and see how all of the above affects their lives individually. I have personally never had an abortion, but I have never been against it either, because I am all for people believing in what’s right for their life and their body. So it will be interesting to see how an entire country will live under such a dark rule where women have no rights over their own bodies and form their own decisions.


Now, that was my short list of “unknown” books I want to buy and add to my collection. Have you seen or heard about any of these books before? Or read them? What did you think of it/them?
Also, if you have any recommendations with underrated and/or unknown books, please let me know in the comments down below.

– Avi

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Boganmeldelse: Askeprinsen

Min rating: 1 stjerne

Jeg giver meget sjældent bøger 1 stjerne, og jeg kan faktisk ikke huske hvornår jeg sidst gav en bog en enkelt stjerne. Men den her bog… Askeprinsen… allerede fra starten af var jeg klar med min sølle, ensomme stjerne. Normalt vil jeg kun bruge tid på at skrive anmeldelser hvis de er positive, men denne her omgang syntes jeg at jeg står med en ret problematisk bog som der skal råbes lidt op om.

Denne anmeldelse er måske lidt spoilery. Read More »

January Wrap Up

January was a crazy reading month for me! I read a total of 9 books. NINE! And that is with a full time job and a toddler son. Three of the books were read as audio books but still, that means six physical books. Here are my ratings:

The Changeling’s Journey by Christine Spoor – 4.5 stars
Søvn og Torne by Neil Gaiman – 4 stars
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie – 3 stars
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – 5 stars
Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling – 5 stars
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – 3 stars
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – 3 stars
Askeprinsen by Erin Watt – 1 star
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – 4 stars

I really enjoyed most of the books, while there were some books that were a bit ‘meh’. My favorite books were The Changeling’s Journey, Very Good Lives (a re-read), Shadow and Bone and The Cruel Prince. I was a bit disappointed with the Agatha Christie books, but then again, they are usually a hit or a miss for me.

I will post individual reviews of some of the books later this week and the next.
What books did you read in January? And did you enjoy them?

Boganmeldelse: The Hate U Give

Titel: The Hate U Give | Forfatter: Angie Thomas | Udgave: Softback
Antal sider: 383 | Sprog: Dansk | Udgivet: 2017 | Forlag: Gyldendal

“Hey, vent lige lidt,” siger min mor. “Er i ved at anklage Khalil og Starr eller den betjent, der slog ham ihjel?”
Wilkes ser op fra sine noter.
“Jeg… jeg forstår ikke helt?” Udbryder Gomez.
“I har ikke spurgt min datter om ham betjenten endnu,” siger min mor. “Du bliver ved at spørge om Khalil, som om han selv er grunden til, at han er død. Som min datter sagde, skød han jo ikke sig selv.”

Kender i følelsen af at glæde sig helt vildt til en bog, fordi man af en eller anden grund allerede ved at den vil knuse ens hjerte på den gode måde? Det er sådan jeg havde det med The Hate U Give indtil jeg fik fingrene i den, og jeg blev bestemt ikke skuffet!Read More »

Top 5: Kommende Danske Udgivelser

Så! Endelig kom mit første danske blog indlæg!

*ahøm* Det var også på tide *ahøm ahøm*

Jeg har nogle danske udgivelser som jeg glæder mig rigtig meget til, og dem vil jeg naturligvis lige dele med jer. Nogle af dem fandt jeg helt tilfældigt da jeg kiggede rundt på plusbog.dk – som jeg personligt syntes er bedre at navigere rundt i end saxo.dk – for de har en side der hedder Kommende Bøger. Meget praktisk for en der elsker bøger!

Lad mig vise jer hvilke bøger jeg glæder mig allermest til.Read More »