Shogun – James Clavell

Shogun - James Clavell

Original book title: Shogun (Asian Saga #3)
Author: James Clavell
Publisher: Norstedt, 1014 pages
Year of publication: 1981
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

A friend of mine recommended this book to me because I love Japan and specifically historical novels about Japan, so she thought I would like Shogun and she was right! Continue reading

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur

Original book title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 challenge!

I must admit that I don’t like to read a lot of poetry, but I’m so thankful that I read this amazing book! Continue reading

Angel: After the Fall – Brian Lynch

Angel: After the Fall - Brian Lynch

Original book title: Angel: After the Fall (volume #1)
Author: Brian Lynch with Joss Whedon
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Year of publication: 2008
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

After finishing watching the TV-series, I felt empty and wanted more of Angel and his crew. There were so many loose ends, so many losses, and so many questions. The last season was intense in so many ways. Continue reading

Djävulens tonsteg – Hans-Olov Öberg

Djävulens tonsteg - Hans-Olov Öberg

Original book title: Djävulens tonsteg
Author: Hans-olov Öberg
Publisher: Lind & Co
Year of publication: 2016
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 7 h 20 min
Language: Swedish

The fact that this book is set in my home state intrigued me. The plot and the storyline did not; I’m not so much into crime stories. Continue reading

De fördrivna – Negar Naseh

De fördrivna - Negar Naseh

Original book title: De fördrivna
Author: Negar Naseh
Publisher: Natur & Kultur, 174 pages
Year of publication: 2016
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I’ve had a very hard time writing this review because I really don’t know what I think about this book. It’s not bad but it’s not good either. Continue reading

The measure of a man – Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a man - Sidney Poitier

Original book title: The Measure of a man
Author: Sidney Poitier
Publisher: Harper Collins US
Year of publication: 2007
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 7 h 59 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I decided to listen to the audiobook when I saw that Sidney Poitier himself was narrating it. I went into this book not knowing much about Poitier. I was curious about him and his life in Hollywood. Continue reading

Ru – Kim Thúy

Ru - Kim Thúy

Original book title: Ru
Author: Kim Thúy
Publisher: Sekwa, 140 pages
Year of publication: 2011
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

Ru by Kim Thúy is beautifully written, almost poetic. Reading this book is like taking a journey through somebody else’s painful and sometimes funny memories. You can sense deep wounds between the lines in this thin little book. There is so much pain hidden between the lines. Continue reading

Interventions: A Life in War and Peace – Kofi Annan

Interventions - Kofi Annan

Original book title: Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
Author: Kofi Annan
Publisher: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 353
Year of publication: 2012
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is Kofi Annan’s memoir, focusing on an aspect of his work as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN. Continue reading

The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass - Philip PullmanOriginal book title: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials series #1)
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Rabén & Sjögren
Year of publication: 2007
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 15 h 59 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I was around 14 years old when I read this book for the first time and reading it now, over 15 years later I can’t help but love this book even more. It’s just as good as I remembered it. Continue reading

Välkommen Peter som ny medlem i juryn till Bengt Hjelmqvists pris

Intervju Johanna Andersson

När Peter Alsbjer blev ny medlem i juryn till Bengt Hjelmqvists pris fick jag en chans att intervjua honom för Biblioteksbladet.

Här kan du läsa hela intervjun!

/Elza*