Next week (week 23) will be a week full of reading! I’m going to do my best to finish Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84 (all three books) – I’m currently halfway through the 1st book 🙂
The following week (24) I will read Yann Martel‘s Life of Pi. I’ve seen the movie, and I have extremely high hopes of the book!
Week 25 I’ll read something in Finnish – Sofi Oksanen‘s Stalinin Lehmät (Stalin’s Cows). It’s about bulimia and marriage-issues, as well as cultural differences between Finland and Estonia. I’m really looking forward to reading this book – it’s been on my to read-list for quite some time now 😉
Week 26 I’ll try to work my way through a Swedish book; Stieg Larsson‘s book Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played With Fire). You can read my post about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo here -> https://jenzzrandom.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/reading-non-stop-for-8-hours/.
Week 27 will be another English week as I will tackle Laurie Graff‘s novel You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs (I bought it at a thrift shop for 1,20€ today). I have no idea what to expect 😀 SURPRISE!!
Week 28 I will spend tons of time with Desirée and Vivian, so I don’t think I’ll be able to finish anything linguistically superb and mind-blowing. Instead I’ll take on a super-short novel; the Swedish translation of George Orwell‘s Animal farm. Since we discussed this quite a lot during one of my English courses I have to say that my expectations are quite high, but not up in space 🙂
Week 29 I’ll tackle another one of Murakami‘s novels; Kafka on the Shore! I started reading it when I first bought it a few years back, but due to lack of time I never managed to finish it (I’ve read around 90-100 pages). Can’t wait to get back to it!
Week 30 will be a week of translations. One of the books I’ll get through is Marie Desplechin‘s novel La belle Adèle although I’ll read the Swedish translation Ihop på låtsas – together “pretendingly” 😛 Also, since that book is quite short, I’ll read the Swedish translation of Jess Rothenberg‘s The Catastrophic History of You and Me. I have no expectations for these two 😀
Week 31 will be a Swedish week (again?) as I take on Jenny Jägerfeld’s novel Här ligger jag och blöder, which would translate into ”here I lie and bleed”. I’ve once read 1/5 of the book – I don’t remember any of it since this was in primary school or something?
I was also thinking I could read Johanna Thydell‘s novel Ursäkta att man vill bli lite älskad, which would translate into something like ”sorry for wanting to be a bit loved”. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, so I have some expectations.
Week 32 is reserved for quite a few books. 5 to be more precise 😛
Actually, since I’ll probably be able to finish a few books faster than I expected, I think there will be 3 left of these 5 for this week.
The 5 books are The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje, Tusen gånger starkare (= a thousand times stronger) by Christina Herrström, Tänk om det är jag (“what if it’s me”) and Min typ brorsa (“my like brother”) by Johanna Lindbäck and frost (the Swedish translation of Shiver) by Maggie Stiefwater.
After I finish a book I’ll write a short review with my reactions and thoughts 🙂 In other words “even if a book sucks I’ll read it in order to be able to write a post about it” 😉 Best of luck!!
Happy reading everyone! Now I’m returning to my maths (statistics and probability.. didn’t pass the exam so I’m off to try again tomorrow – yay… not!)