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

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

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

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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