Wake – Amanda Hocking

Wake - Amanda Hocking

Original book title: Wake (Watersong #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Year of publication2012
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 7 h 49 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is the story about Gemma, a young girl who loves to swim. During one summer she meets three mysteries girls – Penn, Lexi and Thea. And one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever.

This is the first book in the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking. I haven’t read anything by Hocking before, so I didn’t know what to expect. Continue reading

Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

Original book title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 344 pages
Year of publication: 2010
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

Meet Samantha Kingston – she has it all: three amazing best friends and schools hottest boyfriend. But Friday, February 12 is her last day on earth. Samantha dies, but gets a second chance; in fact, she gets seven chances. For seven days she relives her last day and discover the truth about her world and herself. Continue reading

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins

Original book title: The Girl On The Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Random House UK
Year of publication2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 57 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is the story of Rachel – a depressed, angry and bitter woman who takes the slow train from Asbury to Euston every day. And every day the train makes a stop and she sees “Jason and Jess” – the “perfect couple”. She makes up beautiful stories about their lives and lives in a fantasy world with them. Then one day she sees something that changes everything and Rachel is in over her head. Continue reading

Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier

Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier

Original book title: Girl With a Pearl Earring
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Månpocket, 246 pages
Year of publication: 1999
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time and I can finally remove it from my list.

This is the story of Griet, who becomes a maid in the Vermeer household. Her main task is to clean up the famous painter’s workstation. Continue reading

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami - Den färglösa herr Tazaki

Original book title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Norstedts, 340 pages
Year of publication2014
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I don’t know what it is about Haruki Murakami that I love. I guess it’s the way he writes and expresses himself in his novels that just got me hooked! He is weird, his characters are even weirder and his imagination is off the roof and I love it all! Continue reading

We were liars – E. Lockhart

We were liars - E. Lockhart

Original book title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publisher: Lavender Lit, 258 pages
Year of publication2014
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I had very high expectations when I started to read We Were Liars. All buzz about how great this book was made me yearn to read it! I fell completely and utterly in love with this book, but mostly with the writing. Continue reading

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

Original book title: The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Orion, 408 pages
Year of publication2006
Format: Hardcover
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time and when I finally did I was not disappointed! This novel is well written, mysterious and beautiful at the same time. Continue reading

Fury – Shirley Marr

Fury - Shirley Marr

Original book title: Fury
Author: Shirley Marr
Publisher: Black Dog Books, 280 pages
Year of publication2010
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I didn’t have any expectations when I started to read this book. I bought this book randomly in a bookstore a couple of months ago because I thought the cover and the blurb were interesting. Continue reading

The Women Upstairs – Claire Messud

The Women Upstairs - Claire Messud

Original book title: The Women Upstairs
Author: Claire Messud
Publisher: Månpocket, 333 pages
Year of publication2015
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is a very hard review to write for me because I have lots of thoughts and feelings that I can’t really sort out.
I liked the book, but I don’t think I understand it, does that make any sense?
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Us – David Nicholls

Us - David Nicholls

Original book title: Us 
Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: A Nice Noise
Year of publication2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 15 h 
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is a messy, funny and adventures story about a broken marriage and the need to fix it.
I was surprised how much of an adventure this book turned out to be and I found myself giggling at some parts, more than I thought I would. Continue reading