Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Alice's adventures in wonderland - Lewis CarrollOriginal book title: Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Gildan Media Corp
Year of publication: 2010
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 2 h 53 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

The first time I came in contact with Alice’s adventure in wonderland was through the Disney film and I remember thinking it was weird and incoherent. Reading the book, now almost 20 years later I still feel that it’s weird and incoherent. Continue reading

Hausfrau – Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau - Jill Alexander EssbaumOriginal book title: Hausfrau
Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
Publisher: Brombergs
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

In Hausfrau we follow Anna Benz, an American living in Switzerland with her husband and their three children. Anna lives a relatively comfortable life but she is miserable inside. She is emotionally disabled and cannot be bothered to engage in either her own life or her family’s life. To suppress the turmoil going on within her Anna begins to go to therapy and takes on multiple lovers. Continue reading

The Light Between Oceans – M.L Stedman

The Light Between Oceans - M.L Stedman

Original book title: The light between oceans
Author: M. L. Stedman
Publisher: Ponto Pocket
Year of publication: 2012
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

Never before have a book made me feel so much as The Light Between Oceans have. This book got a hold of all of my emotions from the first page and throws them all over the place. I’ve never experienced that in my entire life. I was going from heartbreak to anger, to despair, to happiness and then to some more heartbreak. Continue reading

Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson

Original book title: Mistborn Trilogy
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Gollancz
Year of publication: 2006 – 2008
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This trilogy got me from the start! I loved the concept of these books, where evil has already won and starting from there was awesome.

Brandon Sanderson is brilliant in every way. He is an excellent storyteller, a magician when it comes to both crafting plots and world building and lets talk about his characters. You have a bunch of characters with their own unique quality that brings depth to the story. Continue reading

Monsieur Linh and His Child – Philippe Claudel

Monsieur Linh and his child - Philippe Claudel

Original book title: La petite fille de Monsieur Linh
Author: Philippe Claudel
Publisher: Norstedt, 144 pages
Year of publication: 2005
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This is the story of an old man who leaves his homeland on a boat. In his arms he holds a light suitcase and a newborn baby. The old man is called Monsieur Linh. He is the only one who knows he is called so, for all who have known it is dead. So begins this short but oh so wonderful book. Continue reading

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