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

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

Min fantastiska väninna – Elena Ferrante

Min fantastiska väninna - Elena Ferrante

Original book title: L’amica geniale (L’amica geniale #1)
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Norstedts
Year of publication2016
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 15 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

After hearing so much about this book I knew I had to read it. Not knowing much about the plot or the author I went into this book with hardly any expectations, except pure curiosity. Continue reading

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Delirium - Lauren Oliver

Original book title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins US
Year of publication2011
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 11 h 42 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I’m a big fan of Lauren Oliver and I really loved Before I Fall. I’ve heard so much about this trilogy and I had to read it.

This is the first book in the Delirium series. Oliver has created a dystopian world where love is a disease and people need to be cured of it. The main character, Lena can’t wait to be cured and counts down the days. But then she meets Alex and nothing is ever the same again. Continue reading

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart

Original book title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Author: E. Lochart
Publisher: Lavender Lit, 289 pages
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

After finishing We Were Liars by E. Lockhart I knew I had to read more from her. I loved her writing and the story was great.
When I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued. Continue reading