Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Original book title: Moby Dick or The Whale
Author: Herman Melville 
Publisher: Wordsworth Classic, 544 pages
Year of publication: 1992
Format: Paperback
Language:
English

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

I’ve always wanted to read this classic story of Moby Dick and I finally did. I liked it more than I thought I would and it was a pretty darn good adventure story.

The story is about captain Ahab, who is on a quest for revenge against a great white whale. He takes his crew on a ruthless pursuit of his white whale and risks their lives. And this “white whale” of his represents everything that went wrong in his life. Beautiful!

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Lotus Blues – Kristina Ohlsson

Lotus Blues

Book title: Lotus Blues
Author: Kristina Ohlsson
Publisher: Piratförlaget
Year of publication: 2014
Format: E-book
Language:
Swedish

This book is a review copy from the publisher Piratförlaget

This is my first book written by Kristina Ohlsson and I both liked and disliked this book. This is the story of Martin Bennet, a lawyer that has everything; money, looks, women and even a child. But when a desperate man comes into his office and says that his sister needs help is the day everything goes to hell. His sister took her own life and before she did that she admitted five murders. Bennet finds himself in a game where his life and the life of everyone he loves are in danger.

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The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Original book title: Le Petit Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher: Rabén & Sjögren Bokförlag, 117 pages
Year of publication: 1993
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

I’ve always wanted to read this book and I finally got around to read it and I’m not disappointed.

This children’s book is loved by most grown-up people and is about The Little Prince, who leaves his home planet to explore the world and ends up on earth. On earth he meets different kind of people and animals that he talks to. Continue reading

2015 Reading Challenge

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I need a challenge, so I thought a reading challenge would be nice. I got this list from popsugar. Lets begin!

  1. A book with more than 500 pages (The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan)
  2. A classic romance (Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare)
  3. A book that became a movie (Divergent – Veronica Roth)
  4. A book published this year (Rogue – Julie Kagawa)
  5. A book with a number in the title (What is Art and 100 other very important questions – Ernst Billgren)
  6. A book written by someone under 30 (Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  7. A book with nonhuman characters (The Golem and The Djinni – Helene Wecker)
  8. A funny book (Britt-Marie var här – Fredrik Backman)
  9. A book by a female author (Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  10. A mystery or a thriller (The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes)
  11. A book with a one-word title (Insurgent – Veronica Roth)
  12. A book of short stories (The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami)
  13. A book set in a different country (Vi kom över havet – Julie Otsuka)
  14. A nonfiction book (The Underground Girls of Kabul – Jenny Nordberg)
  15. A popular author’s first book (Outlander – Diana Gabaldon)
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet (Revival – Stephen King)
  17. A book a friend recommended (The Appeal – John Grisham)
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book (Tinkers – Paul Harding)
  19. A book based on a true story (Bokklubben vid livets slut – Will Schwalbe)
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list (Jag heter inte Miriam – Majgull Axelsson)
  21. A book your mom loves (Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell)
  22. A book that scares you (House of Dark Shadows – Robert Liparulo)
  23. A book more than 100 years old (Frankenstein – Mary Shelley)
  24. A book based entirely on its cover (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith)
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t (Lord of the Flies – William Golding)
  26. A memoir (I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai)
  27. A book you can finish in a day (The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  28. A book with antonyms in the title (Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia)
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (The Ice Twins – S.K Tremayne)
  30. A book that came out the year you were born (Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones)
  31. A book with bad reviews (Modelland – Tyra Banks)
  32. A trilogy (Legend Trilogy – Marie Lu)
  33. A book from your childhood (Agnes Cecilia – Maria Gripe)
  34. A book with a love triangle (Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire)
  35. A book set in the future (Partials – Dan Wells)
  36. A book set in high school (Jag blundar tills jag finns – Marie Björk)
  37. A book with a color in the title (The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine)
  38. A book that made you cry (Fault in our stars – John Green) 
  39. A book with magic (The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern)
  40. A graphic novel (Walking Dead Vol. 3 – Robert Kirkman)
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before (Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty – Alain Mabanckou)
  42. A book you own but never read (Bellman and Black – Diane Setterfield)
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown (Mig Äger Ingen – Åsa Linderborg)
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language (Lilla Smycket – Patrick Modiano)
  45. A book set during Christmas (Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – Agatha Christie)
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials (Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola)
  47. A play (The respectful prostitute – Jean-Paul Sartre)
  48. A banned book (The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky)
  49. A book based on a or turned into a TV show (Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris)
  50. A book you started but never finished (Moby Dick – Herman Melville)

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