Ah yes, finally a theme from The Broke and the Bookish that appeals to me! This week’s topic: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately.
I could easily list well more than 10, because I’ve been completely out of control with the buying of the books lately + I’ve been gifted a few as well.
I will limit it to this pile though, coincidentally consisting of ten books. How convenient.
- Kris by Karin Boye. For unknown reasons I’ve yet to read this book; Karin Boye is hardly a new acquaintance. But reading Kallocain this time around I was suddenly inspired to read more of her non-poetry work, and stumbled upon this one in a bookshop in Gothenburg, as well as…
- Astarte by Karin Boye. Yes. Same as above. Could also mention: I do love Swedish lit from the 30s-40s. The language just reads like poetry. (That’s a generalization I’m sure is true.)
- När duvorna försvann by Sofi Oksanen. Also from my Gothenburg book haul. I just kept stumbling on good books. I thought. I’ve actually started reading this book, and I’m not that impressed. Might be the translation. I’ll never know tho, I don’t exactly read Finnish. It feels as if at least part of the problem is the translation. Kinda of disappointed, I loved the other three novels I’ve read by Oksanen.
- Expeditionen – Min kärlekshistoria by Bea Uusma. I’ve been meaning to buy this book for ages, a favorite for sure. I am so looking forward to diving into the world of Andrée and his foolish venture again.
- Ravencliffe by Carol Goodman. Part two in the Blythewood trilogy.
- Estrid by Johanne Hildebrandt. I figured if I go on about this book enough, eventually, eventually someone else will have to read it too, just too see what the hell I’m on about. I expect it to be every bit as good as the previous 4 parts. Basically, it’s about vikings.
- Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny. I just keep going on and on about the same books, clearly I’m not reading at a fast enough pace. I finally get to read this beautiful book in the original language. Yay!
- Odinsbarn by Siri Pettersen. Erm. I forget what this book was actually about; I vaguely recall something about maybe magic…? And, clearly, it takes place during the viking age. Kinda obsessed with the vikings. It’s all Johannes fault.
- Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg. Might have planned this entry a while back. Might have read this one. Basically, it’s texts from a number of fictional characters, my faves are Achilles, Medea, Katniss, the Sweet Valley twins – oh it’s all good, absolutely hilarious. Takes like two minutes to read, well worth while.
- The Girls by Emma Cline. Present, haven’t the faintest what it’s about, so that’ll be exciting!?