No matter how much I hate to admit it, summer is over. I've been back to school for a week now, and I already feel drained.

However, my summer was great, and thankfully only have one year left of high school.

So, summer reads. I had all these plans and a massive TBR when summer started. I was motivated and my plan was to read as much as possible, because nothing can stop me now. But boy how wrong I was. I was in the biggest reading slump this summer, which sucked. And I badly wish I would have read a lot more.

The books I read this summer was:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. (5 stars)

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatric (2,8 stars)

Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Hapiily Ever After, all by Stephanie Perkins. (all 5 stars)

In other words, not that many. At least not for me. I did however start five (5... I know.. Shame on me.) other books that I simply didn't finish completely. This has lead me to be three books behind my reading goals on goodreads, something that I've never been before. I'm usually like three books ahead of schedule.

I will try my very best to finish the ones I've started, but also to push myself to read things I am actually interested in. I want to read the rest of the bones season series, I want to read the Name of the Wind, I want to finish Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I want to read Lord of the Rings.

I think it's important to read what you enjoy to read. Far too many times I've tried to push myself to read things I am not in the mood for, which only leads me into another reading slump.

I've read some of my all time favourite books this year, and it's so hard to find decent books to enjoy when your favourites are so fresh in your mind. Or am I the only one who feels like this?

Updates to come about my reading slump, hopefully I'll drag myself out of it asap.

If you have any recommendations on what you want or think I should read, please leave them down below! Also tell me about your summer reads, and what you thought about the books I've read.

Thanks for reading.

See you next time.

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Hello!

Ida here with some book updates.

What am I currently reading? Which fictional world am I currently stuck in?

I'll tell you - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

For those of you that haven't heard about this wonderful novel, here's a short little plot overview:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is about Karoo, a seventeen-year-old art student with bright blue hair. She's a normal girl, but at the same time she isn't. She grew up with the chimaera Brimstone, who has doors all over the world that leads straight into his magical Elsewhere. Karoo lives an extraordinary life: an art student with a job in which she collects teeth from all over the world for Brimstone's weird collection. It's her life, and it's all she knows. Until weird and myserious handprints shows up on the doors that leads to Elsewhere. Things are about to change, and Karoo is forced to make some hard decisions.

Sounds intriguing? You can add it to your goodreads want-to-read by clicking here!

So far I am loving it. I am 282 out of 418 pages in. It's a beautifully written story, not that I had expected anything less from Laini Taylor. If you havent already I strongly suggest that you read her most recent novel Strange the Dreamer which has been one of my best reads of 2017 so far (link here). I highly appreciate YA-authors that writes with such a beautiful language that you just get sucked into the story right away. Laini Taylor is by far the best at doing that for me. her plots are perfect, and I have a habit of falling head over heels for all of her characters.

I am plannning on finishing this one as soon as possible, but school work stops me from sitting down to read. I might write a review for this one, I am however thinking about doing an entire series review when I've finsihed the entire trilogy? Thoughts on that?

Updates to come, guys! You can follow my goodreads to see more daily updates from yours truly.

Also!! Is anyone interested in a review for Strange the Dreamer? Let me know and I will try my best to get to it.

See you next time.

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Here's a post about me.

My name is Ida and I'm from Sweden. I recently turned 18 on the 28th of July. I have a twin brother who's 30 minutes older than me, a two year older sister and two parents.

I'm almost 5'3, I have brown hair, glasses and blue/green/yellow eyes.

I'm currentöy in my senior year of High School, where I study the IB program. School takes over most of my time, but I try my best to make time for the things I love.

But what do I love? The most obvious thing is books. My love for reading started when I was young, probably around the age of seven or eight. My dad has always loved books, so he probably passed that to me (thanks, dad). I read my first book in english when I was 12 or 13, and the book was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. After that I've abandoned books in swedish, and my bookshelves consists only of english literature.

My favourite genres are fantasy and contemporary, but fantasy takes the number one spot.

My favourite book is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (If you haven't read it already, do yourself a favour and READ IT!), it's a beautifully written book filled with everything fantasy is all about. It's a fantasy version of Ocean's Eleven in book form. It's the most amazing thing I have ever come across.

Except from books and fictional characters I love music. I have a mixed taste in music, here's some examples: Ed Sheeran, 5 second of summer, one direction, Taylor Swift, all time low, mayday parade, Lauv, Troye SIvan, Halsey, The vamps, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes... Music is one of few things I simply can't live without.

I love movies and TV shows. I love sleeping. I love scented candles and fairy lights. I love Psychology. I love being in a car when it's dark outside. I love sunsets. I love daisies. I love the smell of new books. I love concerts and the feeling live music gives you. I love the colour yellow. I love jeans with rips in them. I love lipsticks. I love nailpolish. I love mason jars. I love plants, especially cactuses. I love notebooks, but I have a hard time deciding what I want to write in them. I love to write. I love to draw and paint. I love tea - both warm and iced. I love cats (I have one myself called Simba and he is the cutest). I love vans, my current ones are so used my pinky toe is visible.

I don't know what else to say. I guess you will just get to know me more and more for each post. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them down below and I will answer them!

Here's a picture of my current situation - a book, my notebook, some peach iced tea and youtube. A great start to my day.

See you next time.

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This is bookland.

A blog run by an 18-year-old with a love for books.

Now, what is this bookland, you may ask. Let me explain:

Bookland is a blog in which I will share my love for mostly books, but also for whatever else life has to offer. There will be reading updates as well as tbr's and all the other plans I have for my reading, there will be pictures and reviews and rants about characters and plots. Bookland is a place for me to exppress my feelings about what I love the most - books. It is a place in which I can share this love with all of you.

I hope you will want to be a part of this journey with me.

Oh, and the name is Ida.

See you next time.

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