Finally! I’ve looked forward to this for quite some time. To be around thousands of books, talented people and feel the love of literature and reading. It’s wonderful to be among others that love books as much as I do.
In September, I’ll be one of the participants in a blog relay organized by B. Whalströms (Swedish publisher) for the book One by Sarah Crossan, which is the first book by Sarah Crossan to be translated into Swedish.
It is about two twin sisters that share everything, literally. They are conjoined twins, joined at the waist. Although they share the same bones and blood are two different people with their own thoughts, secrets, and emotions, just like any teenager anywhere. Due to their condition, they’ve been homeschooled their whole lives, but as their family can’t afford the twins to be homeschooled any longer, they are forced to start a regular school. Although this change brings a lot of difficulties, it also forces the twins to get out of their comfort zones in a positive way, making them experience things the haven’t been able to before.
I’m really looking forward to reading this. I’ve heard great things about it. On September 24, it is my turn to blog about the book, and I’ll tell you about my thoughts about it. We are a total of nine Swedish bloggers participating in the relay and we’ll blog about the book every day from 17th to 25th of September.
17th of September – Maddes bokhylla
18th of Septemberer – Agnes bokblogg
19th of September – Petras bokblogg
20th of September – drawreadandtakeaphoto
21st of September – Booze ‘n’ Books
22nd of September – Book Obsession
23rd of September – Bibliotekarier
24th of September – Little Tree of Stories
25th of September – Bookish Glimmer
Since I was 13 years old I’ve mainly read English literature, and to be honest I can name more American and British authors than Swedish ones which are ridiculous considering me being Swedish and all.
A few weeks ago it was finally time for The Gothenburg Book Fair which I’d been looking forward to for a long time. The Gothenburg Book Fair is a, well, a book fair held for four days in September every year, and is a place where publishers, authors, illustrators, readers, educators and so on, gather to breath, talk, discuss and of course, to buy books. Thus, it’s the highlight of every September and I’d managed to get a hold of a free ticket (which wouldn’t really have mattered since I happily would’ve paid for one myself, but still) and I had the most amazingly confusing and nerve-wracking day filled with everything books.
For you non-Swedish-speakers, it says ”Books change the world” on the orange wall, and I couldn’t agree more.
As was expected, I bought a few books and got a few of them signed, which was a really traumatic experience for everyone involved (at least for me). I met Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren, the authors of the Engelsfors Trilogy and Lars Wilderäng, the author of Stjärnklart (i.e starlit (?)). I was so nervous and completely starstruck, I didn’t know what to say which made it all very awkward. Hopefully, they didn’t notice, they were really nice! I also saw and listen to Paula Hawkins talk about her novel The Girl on the Train but didn’t manage to meet her.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you’ve had a similar (awkward) encounter with an author or a person you idolize, it can’t just be me, right?
I love writing lists, lists of books to read, what to do next and so on. I’ve been working on a list of what books I’d like to read this summer and I thought I’d share it with you. A few of them has been around for years, I just haven’t got to them yet.
I’ve heard so many great things about this book but been unsure about whether or not I’d like it. Yet, it’s been on my list a long time now.
Also a book I’ve heard great thing about and I’ve been trying to get my hands on it last summer but the book shops only had it in Swedish.
I read this book about five years ago and liked it. I didn’t think much about it, but since I finished The Remains of the Day by the same author, I’d like to read it again.
I read Eleanor and Park by the same author last summer and thought it was a really sweet story. It wasn’t my favourite to be honest, but there has been such a buzz around Fangirl, I’ve to know what it’s all about. Maybe I’ll love it!
I stumbled across this book when I was taking Snapchats of Harry Potter books, trying to torment a friend into reading them, which didn’t work by the way, but I’m not giving up! Anyway, I read the back and thought, yes, this sounds like something I’d like.
I just love the title and the thought of writing letters to the dead, which I’ve done a few times. I don’t know much about this book, more than the title, because I’m trying to pick at least one book in a different way. That is, only based on the title.
It’s thanks to BookTube I found this one. It sounds very exciting, I mean, magic, do I need to say anything more?
What’s on your summer reading list?
If you’ve any suggestions on what I or others should read, feel free to leave a comment or tweet me!
Little Tree of Stories full to-read list on Goodreads