One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

One Plus One - Jojo Moyes

Original book title: One Plus One 
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Printz Publishing
Year of publication2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 11 h 26 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

Having read and really enjoyed Me before you I thought it was time for another novel by Jojo Moyes.
This is a fast, easy and fun little romance adventure. You have Jess, a single mom with two kids struggling through a life filled with nothing but hardship; a daughter who is a math genius and a Goth stepson who doesn’t fit in and is bullied.

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Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Original book title: Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Harper Collins US
Year of publication2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 39 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is the first book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. I wanted to read this book for a while and was very excited when I finally got it. But I was a bit disappointed after finishing it. Continue reading

Beyond the Kingdoms – Chris Colfer

Original book title: Beyond the Kingdoms (Land of stories #4)
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Year of publication2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 8 h 43 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I have waited a long time for this fourth book in The Land of Stories to come out and I was very excited to finally read it – or listen to it in this case. I choose to listen to this book because Chris Colfer is the one reading it and he does an awesome job.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me - Mindy Kaling

Original book title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? 
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publisher: Radnom House UK
Year of publication2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 4 h 37 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I like Mindy Kaling, I found her to be very funny and that’s why I wanted to read her book. It’s not that I’m disappointed because i really didn’t have any expectations before reading this book it’s just that I found her to be predictable.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Original book title: The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Bonnier Audio
Year of publication2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 18 h 54 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

The only reason I gave this book two stars is because the writing is great, the story, however, isn’t!
I feel disappointed because I thought the plot sounded intriguing and I thought I would read a murder mystery. Instead, I got dialogue after dialogue! Continue reading

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Sharp object - Gillian Flynn

Original book title: Sharp Objects 
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Penguin Random House US
Year of publication: 2006
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 9 h 34 min
Language: 
English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge

I was so impressed by Gone Girl that I wanted to read more by Gillian Flynn. Sharp Objects is a dark story.
The protagonist, Camille is a complicated and troubled character and it was hard to connect with her as a reader. I couldn’t relate to her, but I was curious about her.

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2016 Reading Challenge

My library

I had such a good time last year with popsugar reading challenge and decided to take their new challenge this year as well!
Let’s do the reading challenge 2016! =D

  1. A book based on a fairy tale (Beyond the Kingdoms – Chris Colfer)
  2. A National Book Award winner
  3. A YA bestseller (Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas)
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school (The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman)
  5. A book set in your home state (Djävulens tonsteg – Hans-Olov Öberg)
  6. A book translated to English (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami)
  7. A romance set in the future (Delirium – Lauren Oliver)
  8. A book set in Europe (Us – David Nicholls)
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages (Ru – Kim Thúy)
  10. A New York Times bestseller (The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins)
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year (Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver)
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met (Kvinnan på övervåningen – Clair Messud)
  13. A Self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day (De fördrivna – Negar Naseh)
  15. A book written by a celebrity
  16. A political memoir (Interventions – Kofi Annan)
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you (Alice’s adventure in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll)
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages (Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas)
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  20. A science-fiction novel
  21. A book recommended by a family member (Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier)
  22. A graphic novel (Angel: After The Fall – Brian Lynch)
  23. A book that is published in 2016 (Min fantastiska vännina – Elena Ferrante)
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation (Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn)
  25. A book that takes place during Summer (Wake – Amanda Hocking)
  26. A book and it’s prequel (Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas)
  27. A murder mystery (The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith)
  28. A book written by a comedian (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Mindy Kaling)
  29. A dystopian novel (Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard)
  30. A book with a blue cover (Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater)
  31. A book of poetry (Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur)
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore (Fury – Shirley Marr)
  33. A classic from the 20th century (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou)
  34. A book from the library (The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield)
  35. A autobiography (The measure of a man – Sidney Poitier)
  36. A book about a road trip (One Plus One – Jojo Moyes)
  37. A book about a culture you´re unfamiliar with (Shogun – James Clavell)
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book that takes place on an island (We Were Liars – E. Lockhart)
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy (Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas)

/Elza*

*Did not finish!