Ashley Bell – Dean Koontz

Original book title: Ashley Bell
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Harper, 656 pages
Year of publication: 2016
Format: Paperback
Language: English

I haven’t read anything by Dean Koontz for a while now and reading the blurb for Ashley Bell got me intrigued. And the cover is pretty awesome! Continue reading

Hausfrau – Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau - Jill Alexander EssbaumOriginal book title: Hausfrau
Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
Publisher: Brombergs
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

In Hausfrau we follow Anna Benz, an American living in Switzerland with her husband and their three children. Anna lives a relatively comfortable life but she is miserable inside. She is emotionally disabled and cannot be bothered to engage in either her own life or her family’s life. To suppress the turmoil going on within her Anna begins to go to therapy and takes on multiple lovers. Continue reading

The Light Between Oceans – M.L Stedman

The Light Between Oceans - M.L Stedman

Original book title: The light between oceans
Author: M. L. Stedman
Publisher: Ponto Pocket
Year of publication: 2012
Format: Paperback
Language: Swedish

Never before have a book made me feel so much as The Light Between Oceans have. This book got a hold of all of my emotions from the first page and throws them all over the place. I’ve never experienced that in my entire life. I was going from heartbreak to anger, to despair, to happiness and then to some more heartbreak. Continue reading

Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson

Original book title: Mistborn Trilogy
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Gollancz
Year of publication: 2006 – 2008
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This trilogy got me from the start! I loved the concept of these books, where evil has already won and starting from there was awesome.

Brandon Sanderson is brilliant in every way. He is an excellent storyteller, a magician when it comes to both crafting plots and world building and lets talk about his characters. You have a bunch of characters with their own unique quality that brings depth to the story. Continue reading

Monsieur Linh and His Child – Philippe Claudel

Monsieur Linh and his child - Philippe Claudel

Original book title: La petite fille de Monsieur Linh
Author: Philippe Claudel
Publisher: Norstedt, 144 pages
Year of publication: 2005
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This is the story of an old man who leaves his homeland on a boat. In his arms he holds a light suitcase and a newborn baby. The old man is called Monsieur Linh. He is the only one who knows he is called so, for all who have known it is dead. So begins this short but oh so wonderful book. 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

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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Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadow - Sarah J. Maas

Original book title: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 656 pages
Year of publication2014
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

Just like the other books in the Throne of Glass series, this fourth book is full of adventure, action, and mystery. A lot of things happen in this book and I’m a bit confused about my review because on one hand, I really love this book and series, but on the other hand Queen of Shadows was a bit of a disappointment.

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Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas

Original book title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 576 pages
Year of publication2014
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

Sarah J. Maas introduces some new awesome characters in this book and let us get to know Celaena much better.
I found this book being slower and not as much action as Crown of Midnight but in a good way. This book is more about character development and it is phenomenal. Each and every character in this book develops and grows into someone much more complex and interesting.

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The Wicked Girls – Alex Marwood

The Wicked Girls - Alex Marwood

Original book title: The Wicked Girls
Author: Alex Marwood
Publisher: HörOpp
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 13 hours 13 minutes
Language: Swedish

This is the story of one summer morning in 1986 when two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder.
25 years later their paths cross and they both struggle to keep their wicked secret hidden from friends and family. Continue reading