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February Wrap-up

February is a short month, but it was a good reading month for me. I managed to read 13 books, of which five were from my TBR shelves (in italic below). There were nine Fiction and four Nonfiction. Four of them were Audio (I am getting there!), and two were E-books.

  • Horowitz, Anthony - Magpie Murders (audio)

  • Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (e-book)

  • Frykman, Jonas & Löfgren, Orvar - Kärlek och kärnfamilj i folkhemmet (NF)

  • Gómez-Jurado, Juan - Röd drottning (Reina Roja/Red Queen)

  • Christie, Agatha - Five Little Pigs (audio)

  • Henry, Emily - Book Lovers

  • Karlsson, Ingmar - Det omaka paret, Tjeckernas och slovakernas historia (NF)

  • Christie, Agatha - The Mystery of the Blue Train (audio)

  • Bythell, Shaun - Seven Kinds of People You Find In a Bookshop (e-book) (NF)

  • Norup, Pia - Aldrig mer trött (Never again tired, my transl.) (NF)

  • Christie, Agatha - The Secret Adversary (audio)

  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Idiot

  • Boye, Karin - Kallocain

My challenge

I did change back my TBRs to be only paper versions. After all, they are the ones taking up space. I must admit I did not follow too much the reading prospects from January.

  • a nonfiction from my TBR shelves - Aldrig mera trött (Never again tired) by Danish doctor and life style pedagog Pia Norup. It was a new purchase trying to find a cure for my continuous tiredness. It is a very good book, with practical advice and a four week menu to help you recover. The food is very healthy and I do feel must better and not so tired as before. Excellent choice of book in other words.

  • a fiction from my TBR shelves - Kallocain by Karin Boye. Her famous dystopian/SF take on a dark future. Thank you Marianne @ Let's Read for the gift.

  • a translated novel outside English- and Swedish speaking countries - Röd drottning (Reina Roja/Red Queen) by Juan Gómez-Jurado. A new to me Spanish author of thrillers. First in a series about the Red Queen, a lady with extra ordinary skills. I liked it.

  • a classic tale - The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. A real classic. I loved his Crime and Punishement, but this was something totally different. I will try to review it later on.

  • a book from my Wish list - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Excellent who dunnit story.

Rather pleased with my February reading, considering it contains quite a variety of genres.

Plans for March

I will be travelling in March and will not be able to bring too many paper books with me. I will probably stick to audio and e-books. But, why not make a list nevertheless. I am reading two other books as well which should be finished before I go; The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa and Grand Final i skojarbranchen by Kerstin Ekman.

  • a nonfiction from my TBR shelves - Odödliga ord och deras historia by Stig Wallerman (Immortal words and their history my transl.)

  • a fiction from my TBR shelves - Fingersmith by Waters, Sarah

  • a translated novel outside English- and Swedish speaking countries - Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig (e-book)

  • a classic tale - Vera by Elizabeth von Arnheim (e-book)

  • a book from my Wish list - Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audio)

Reading an author's work

I want to read all, or almost all, of certain author's work. I have started with Agatha Christie. Easy in a way, since the books are rather short and easy to read and listen to. With her, I am able to listen to audio books, they work very well. I have read three so far (although I have read some earlier).

  • Five Little Pigs (HP)

  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (HP)

  • The Secret Adversary (TT)

Further on my list of authors are Daphne du Maurier and Haruki Murakami. Lots to look forward to.

I hope you also had a good reading month. I am looking forward to see what you have been up to.

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