TBR 2017

Instead of starting another reading challenge, I’ve decided it’s probably a much better idea to make a dent in my to-read list. Top of my TBR pile:

Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie. This could turn out to be a massive mistake, these types of books frequently are, but I will give it a go. I’ve been on the search for a good book about Cathereine the Great since I saw Young Catherine in my teens. (Not to be confused with the godawful movie where Catherine Zeta Jones plays Catherine.)

The Creation of Patriarchy by Gerda Lerner. One can never read too many feminist works.

Daughters of Isis by Joyce A. Tyldesley. About women in ancient Egypt, that’s all I need to know.

Den vita staden [The white city] by Karolina Ramqvist. This book contiues where Flickvännen left off.

Det är något som inte stämmer [Something’s not right] by Martina Haag. I’ve been meaning to write something by Martina for a while now. Must get to it. This one is about, as DN.se puts it “life falling apart”, which appeals to me. Misery, I like reading about it.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’m giving her another chance, desperately hoping I’ll like this one better than Landlines. I do want to like her.

Girl in a Band by Kim Godon. Because why wouldn’t you want to read about Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon? Regarless of whether you listen to Sonic Youth or not. (I don’t.)

Grejen med verb [The thing about verbs] by Sara Lövenstam. Because I love people who are passionate about grammar.

Grundläggande studier i hoppfullhet och hopplöshet by Linn Spross. Because the brilliant title aside, it’s about Hanna who’s studying political science at Uppsala University. I do love the uni setting.

Hawthorne by Carol Goodman. Last installment in her Blythewood trilogy. I’ve already read the first two parts, can’t very well not read the last one then, can I? Even if the wings the main character suddenly developed bothers me no end.

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood. Heard good things and I’m a fan of Atwood. All I need to know to be interested really.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. I like biographies and I like feminist texts. This book should be a perfect fit, unless I’ve been misinformed.

Mr Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange. You had me at Mr Darcy.

The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan. I have not been reading enough Tan in my life. Considering how much I love The Joy Luck Club this is a mystery. Will try to rectify this mistake.

Spectacles by Sue Perkins. For the 2016 Reading Challange I was researching books by comedians and this one struck my fancy for whatever reason.

Vad ska en flicka göra? [What’s a girl to do?] by Annika Lantz. Annika did a radio talk on this subject, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, despite having been for her smear tests religiously; loved it so I’m betting this is going to be a brilliant read.

Århundradets kärlekskrig [The love war of the century] by Ebba Witt-Brattström. Because who doesn’t love Ebba? Also, the format is kind of quirky, v. v. keen to see how it reads.

Norrland by PO Tidholm. Recommendation for the 2016 reading challenge, still interested in reading it even if I abandoned the challenge. Who doesn’t want to read a book about Norrland?

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Another feminist work. Loved Bad Feminist so I have high hopes.

The H-Spot: The Feminist Persuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic. Any comment is starting to seem redundant.

House of Names by Colm Tóibín. It’s based on the story about Electra, one of my favorite characters in Greek tragedy.

Additions, questions, comments?

5 thoughts on “TBR 2017”

  1. Jag är ju inget fan av grammatik rent generellt, men läste Lövestams bok ändå – och hon lyckas göra det roligt. Bra initiativ tycker jag! Jag brukar låtsas att min TBR-hög inte finns ganska ofta.



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