December 2016 To Be Read

There is so many books I want to read before the end of the year. I hope I get to finish all of them, but I doubt that I will. I don’t usually read this many books in one month, and December is always hectic.


Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Book 4 in the Harry Potter series

This book has been on my TBR list for many months now. I always want to continue it, but I never pick it up. It would be great to finish it before 2016 is over. I have 400 pages left in this book.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Book 2 in The Illuminae Files series

I started this book in the Tome Topple readathon that I participated in last month. I loved Illuminea, book one in the series. I have high hopes for this book. I’m about halfway through, and I’m loving it so far.

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Book 2 in the Gentleman Bastards series

I loved book one in the Gentleman Bastard series. I have read 80 % of this book, and I don’t like it as much as book 1. But it is still a really good story, combined with Scott Lynch beautiful writing that I love so much.


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Book 1 in the His Dark Materials series

I have the feeling that this book is going to fit perfect for the holiday season. I don’t know why, probably because there is an polar bear on the cover haha.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Book 3 in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

I read book 2 in this series in November. I think it is so much fun to read, so I want to read book 3 this month.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Book 3 in the Red Rising trilogy

Finally I’m going to read the last book in this series. I’m going to buddy read it with a friend. The world and story is really interesting. I have to know what’s going to happen to Darrow and the rest of the gang, because book 2 ended on a cliffhanger. I’m really eager to start this book.

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Book 2 in Dash & Lily

I read book 1 last year for Christmas, and loved it. I want a Christmas themed book to read for the holiday, and this book fits perfectly.

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Book 3 in the Gentleman Bastard series

I want to continue with this series. 

❤ -Rakel

-What Are You Planning To Read This Month?

A Trip To The Library + Library Haul

Yesterday I went on a trip to my city’s main library. I really love the library, I used to go there all the time to hang out and to borrow books. Unfortunately the last years I haven’t been able to use it at all, because it has been difficult for me to get there. Now I’m finally healthy enough to go, and that brings me so much joy.

I also wanted to write a post about it to remind people to use the library if they can. Libraries are awesome, and I think it is very important that we use and support our local libraries. From now on I’m going to borrow more and buy less books, especially if my library has a copy of the one I want to read.

The library is located right by the river, in this beautiful building they call Papirbredden. Papirbredden was open for the public in 2007, and the area around has grown since then with a lot of new modern buildings. The building contains not only the library but also a cafe, a bookshop, and it is the school campus for the university college in town.

I don’t have a picture of the other side of the building, so I borrowed one from their wiki page HERE. This view of the building from the other side of the river is beautiful.


Papirbredden is one of my favorite architectural builds in the city. I love the mix of the bricks from the old paper factory that used to be there and the new modern glass building.

My final test for the library is to check out their fantasy section. I was pleasantly surprised that they have a good amount of fantasy books in English.


Before I found the fantasy section, I found the section with books to learn languages. I’m currently trying to learn french by myself online. I grabbed the biggest book on the shelves, and looked through it. It is a book on french grammar, which is just what I needed. I didn’t have time to look through the rest of the books because I was so eager to find the fantasy section.

I borrowed The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, because I want to read it now in December. I also want to read Morning Star the last book in the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. It was already loaned out, so I’m on a waiting list for it.

– Do You Use Your Local Library?

❤ -Rakel