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Challenges 2023

A new year, new challenges. I will keep to just a few of them, on top of my own, where I aim at reducing my TBRs, including audio- and e-books

I will join my favourite challenges: Paris in July, Nonfiction November, Novellas in November and German Literature Month, all in November. Looking forward seeing you around during this year's challenges.

The Content Reader Challenge 2023

My own challenge will be guided by a theme for each month, and I hope to read a couple of books within that theme. Furthermore, for each month I would like to read at least:

  • a nonfiction from my TBR shelves chosen by a random generator

  • a fiction from my TBR shelves chosen by a random generator

  • a translated novel outside English- and Swedish speaking countries 

  • a classic tale

  • a book from my Wish list


I am so happy that AnnaBookBel is hosting the Nordic FINDS again in the beginning of 2023. AnnaBookBel says: ”For 2023, I will aim to read one book per country, and will simply encourage anyone who’d like to join in to pick up one or more titles from FINDS authors at any time during the month.”

Here are my choices for books from each country.

  • Finland - They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen - Read

  • Iceland - Cold as Hell (1st Áróra series) by Lilja Sigurdadottir - Read

  • Norway - The Ice Palace by Tarjej Vesaas - Read

  • Denmark - Silence in October by Jens Christian Gröndahl Not read

  • Sweden - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald Read

The Classic Club


My Classic Spin List (as of 1 January 2023)


1. The Master and Margarita by Michail Bulgakov

2. The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott 

3. Daisy Miller by Henry James

4. The Seahawk by Rafael Sabatini.   

5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoj

6. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence - Reading

7. Child Harold by Lord Byron

8. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

9. The Red and the Black by Stendhal

10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

11. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 

12. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (last spin)

13. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

14. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

15. To Have and Have not by Ernest Hemingway

16. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

17. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

18. The Brothers Karamazov by Fjodor Dostoevsky

19. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier

20. A Writer's Notebook by Somerset Maugham

Reading from my TBR shelves


  1. The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago

  2. Tychonium, Upptäckten by Jan Johannesson

  3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

  4. Det omaka paret by Ingmar Karlsson (NF)

  5. Aldrig mer trött by Pia Norup (NF)

  6. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  7. Kallocain by Karin Boy

  8. Aktier, 3 steg till ekonomiskt oberoende by Ola Lauritzson (NF)

  9. Tusen år i Uppåkra by Dick Harrison (NF)

10. Vikingarna i det frankiska riket, En jämförande studie av några källor från 800-talet

by Inga Christensen (NF)

11. Grand final i skojarbranchen by Kerstin Ekman

12. Casanova in Venice by M. Delon & M. Sajous D'Oria

13. Messages From a Lost World, Europe on the Brink by Stefan Zweig

14. The Master of Petersburg by J.M. Coetzee

15. Love in a Time of Hate by Florian Illies

16. Sanningen är alltid oförskämd by Göran Hägg

17. The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie

18. The King's General by Daphne du Maurier

19. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

20. The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier

21. Van Gogh's Ear by Bernadette Murphy

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