Saturday, January 2, 2016

Book Challenge: 26 Books to Read in 2015 - Part 2

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Back in April I chose to pursue a challenge: 26 books to read in 2015.

From the beginning I knew, that it would be impossible to do nr. 19 on the list: "A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t" - I loved books, so I always read the books we were told to read and we did not have a list of suggested reading (most schools here do not make such a list - even though I like the idea) - but I have completed the remaining 26 requirements :o)

1.    A book you own but haven’t read: From a Buick 8 – Stephen King

2.    A book that was made into a movie: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemmingway

3.    A book you pick solely because of the cover: Murder of a Needled Knitter – Denise Swanson

4.    A book your friend loves: The Rose Labyrinth – Titania Hardie

5.    A book published this year: A Vintage Wedding – Katie Fforde

6.    A book by an author you’ve never read before: Becoming Dickens - Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

7.    A book by an author you love: Peter Pan Must Die – John Verdon

8.    A book at the bottom at your “to be read” pile: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

9.    A book with a color in the title: Hvidsten Gruppen - Axel Holm – hvid is white in Danish

10.  A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: The Perfect Match – Katie Fforde - Cotswold, UK

11.  A book you started but never finished: Always Looking Up – Michael J Fox - started February 2013

12.  A book a lion, a witch or a wardrobe: Brobyggerne – Jan Guillou - lion

13.  A book with a female heroine: The Fire – Katherine Neville 

14.  A book set in the summer: Purl Up and Die - Maggie Sefton

15.  A book of poems: Stik - Stine Dige & Marie Ladefoged

16.  A book you learned about because of this challenge: The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant

17.  A book that will make you smarter: Vælg Fra - Birgitte Sally

18.  A book with a blue cover: Always Looking Up – Michael J Fox

19.  A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: **DOES NOT EXIST**

20.  A book “everyone” but you have read: All the Light we Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

21.  A book with a great first line: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"

22.  A book with pictures :11 meter frihed – Christian Liebergreen

23.  A book from the library: Library of Souls - Random Riggs

24.  A book you loved…read it again: Le Petit Price – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

25.  A book that is more than 10 years old: Hallo'ween - Agatha Christie

26.  A book based on a true story: Team Tvilling – Peder & Steen Mondrup

I could have mentioned several books next to some of the 25 requirements completed, but having read 102 books throughout the entire year I have chosen only to list one book

Friday, January 1, 2016

December 2015 in books

Happy New Year 2016

The first book read this month is a signed edition. Was in a shopping mall when I discovered that the American Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, was signing the book that has just been published about him - it was on my wishlist so grabbed the chance to get it signed.

Now, looking back on 2015 I am surprised, that I have read 102 books! Surely that number makes me happy, as it means that I have done one of the things I cherish the most throughout the year: reading. Already in April I first surpassed the number of books that I managed to read in 2013 (26 books) and 2014 (23 books) - I am back in my old reading habits.

A few eBooks was read, but my preferred media is the printed book - call me old fashioned but the printed book never runs out of battery. In 2016 some audio books will be added - simply because it will be the easiest when I go for a week long MS treatment at the local hospital.

The books read in December were:

The Ambassador - The story About an American Dream  by Stephanie Surrugue
(Original Title: Ambassadøren - Historien om en amerikansk drøm)

Koushi's Angels by Koushi Radhakrishnan
(Original title: Koushi's Engle)

A Small World* by Åsa Hellberg
(Original title: En liten värld)
Library Book / December Bookfriend Book

Simple Living by Nadia Plesner
Library Book

The Oddest Little Christmas Cake Shop by Beth Good

Revival by Stephen King
Library Book

Team Twin* by Peder and Steen Mondrup
(Original title: Team Tvilling)

A Murder in Mohair by Anne Canadeo

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Library Book

*Literal title: the book has not been published in English version, so title is not an official title of the book