Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Reading update ...

 Good morning! :)

I have finished 17 books this year thus far. I read 9 books in January and so far in February I have read 8 books. For some reason February is often a very good reading month for me. I read a lot often in February. I love big books and I cannot lie, is my motto and it often puts me in a slump and often makes me a slow reader, because longer books and longer HAHA and take more time to finish :D I know, I am very funny...

This was a short update, will write more soon. 

Take care! XOXO, C

Friday, February 11, 2022

Goodreads shelves

 Good afternoon! 

I am part of a group on goodreads, and I am trying to catch up on the books they've read 📚.

Here is my list. 


If I could read all books on every tbr and for every goal, that would be a lot... haha! 

Have a good reading weekend! 

Friday, February 4, 2022

HELMET reading challenge TBR :)

 Hello there! :)

Here is my ever-changing and unfinished list of books I want to read for the HELMET reading challenge this year. If you have recs for those prompts with question marks, feel free to suggest me some books. Thank you! :)

The Helmet Reading Challenge 2022

1. A book combining fact and fiction

Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol

2. A book where ice or snow plays a major role

Cecelia Ahern: The gift

3. A book with events in which you would like to be involved in

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone by JK Rowling (re-read) READ 1.1.2022

4. A book with events in which you would not like to be involved in

Good neighbors by Sarah Langan READ 3.1.2022

5. A book featuring someone falling seriously ill

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuch Hogan

6. A book by an author whose work you have never read before

Kaikki oikein by Anna-Leena HÀrkönen READ 5.1.2022

7. A book about friendship

JK Rowling: the Christmas pig

8. A book where something that is lost, or thought to be lost, is found

Kitty fÄr en utmaning by Carolyn Keene (re-read) READ 13.1.2022

9. A book whose protagonist belongs to an ethnic minority

GURU by RuPaul Charles READ 23.1.2022

10. A book with a title you find boring

Elton John: ME

11. A book whose events are not recounted in chronological order

Stuart Turton: the seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

12. A poetry book published within the last five years


13. A children’s or young adult’s book published in the 2000s

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

14. A book about a historical event

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

15. A book about a topic you want to learn more about

Johanna HuhtamÀki & Vappu PimiÀ: Valonantajat

16. A book with chapters with titles

Taru Luojola: Myöhempien aikojen liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia

17. A book that has stirred public debate or caused a scandal

Anne Frank

18. A book written by a journalist

The lost child of Philomena Lee by Martn Sixsmith (re-read)

19. A book has at least three different narrators

the bible

20. A book with characters who have supernatural abilities

Leigh Bardugo: SIx of crows

21. A book that relates to your childhood

Sweet valley Saga part one by Francine Pascal (re-read)

22. A book containing text messages, emails or social media updates

Sophie KInsella: the confessions of a shopaholic

23. A small book

Pocket wisdom by RuPaul Charles (re-read)

24. A book written by an author from the Middle East

Khaled Hosseini: a thousand splendid suns

25. A book with a title that includes a cardinal direction

Northanger Abby by Jane Austen

26. A book related to civic activism

Jay Asher: 13 reasons why

27. A book recommended by another Reading Challenge participant


28. A book with a minor as its protagonist

Delia Owens: Where the crawdads sing

29. A book that describes good and evil

V. E. Schwab: The invisible life of Addie Larue

30. A book featuring relocating to a new country

Wilhelm Moberg: Utvandrarna

31. A book that includes something you find important

The world according to Garp by John Irving (re-read)

32. A book that breaks community standards

Brady Udall: The lonely polygamist

33. A book set in Africa

Alexander McCall Smith: Ladies number one detective agency

34. A book written by an author whose name includes a nature word

Gunilla Back: GrÀnsgÄngare

35. A book including a trial

Stieg Larsson: MĂ€n som hatar kvinnor (re-read)

36. A book that follows the lives of many generations

Monika Fagerholm: Den amerikanska flickan (re-read)

37. A book with a cover or title that makes you feel good

Johanna HuhtamÀki: pakkopositiivusuudesta tasapainoon

38. A book where a dream or goal is achieved

Francine Pascal: Teacher's pet (re-read)

39. A collection of short stories

ÄÀnellÀ jonka kuulet by Heidi Airaksinen, Edi Kabon and Taru Luojola

40. A book about a country that no longer exists

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

41. A comic book or book about a superhero

Marissa Meyer: Renegades

42. A book about living in a commune or shared flat

Rainbow Rowell: Carry on

43. A book that meets at least three of the challenge items

Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf

44. A book with a title that includes a name of a city

Anne pÄ Ingleside by LM Montgomery (re-read)

45. An award-winning debut novel


46. A book with a cover that is mostly red or a title that includes the word red

JRR Tolkien: The lord of the rings

47.–⁠48. Two books written by authors belonging to the same family or related to one another

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

49. A book published in 2022


50. A book recommended by library staff

Julia Quinn: The Duke and I AND Petra Olli -painija by Mikko KekÀlÀinen

My personal reading challenge 2022

 Good morning (part two) :D

So, I just remembered my reading challenge I set for myself lol. I think I will try to find options for each prompt:

1. a really big book (like huge in size, not thick)

Narnia by CS Lewis (collection)

2. a really small book (not just with a few pages but tiny in size)

Pocket RuPaul wisdom

3. Two books in a series

Anne pÄ Grönkulla and VÄr vÀn Anne by LM Montgomery (in Swedish)

4. a fantasy stand-alone

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

5. a book written originally in another language than your mother tongue

The seven sisters by Lucinda Riley

6. a book written in verse

True believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff

7.  a classic

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

8. a chick-lit book

The gift by Cecelia Ahern

9. a YA book

The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon

10. a book written in your mother tongue (if you have two mother tongues like me, you can choose which one or do both)¨

Utvandrarna by Wilhelm Moberg and/or Putkinotko by Joel Lehtonen

There. This is my TBR for my own challenge but there might be changes :)

Books are better than people :D

 Good morning from Finland! :)

I have been in a semi-slump, which is nothing new. I am very often in a reading slump... I am just worried I am getting too behind on my reading challenge. I need to sharpen up and focus! Wish me luck! I can make it, I just need to continue and not give up. 

I have read and listened to 10 books this year so far. It is pretty good. I have so many books that I am currently reading and listening to. I love being a poly-reader lol :D I could never only read one at a time... Here are a few books I am currently reading:¨

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (re-read)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (re-read)

City on fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

Anne pÄ Grönkulla by LM Montgomery (re-read) (Anne of Green Gables in Swedish)

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

I am participating in the Helmet -reading challenge but I need to try to figure out which books can fit into which category on the list. There are 50 different prompts and I will try to read one book per prompt, not combine them.

I have a problem with reading: I really love BIG books :D I need to start reading fewer big books so it will be easier to finish my goals. It is a struggle... Audiobooks help a lot. Even the biggest books can be read and listened to with the help of the audiobook. 

More later! :)