DAY 23. - Anne Holt - "Finse 1222" and Camilla Lackberg - "The Drowning" Holt, a former Norwegian Minister of Justice and Journalist, is a brilliant writer. Her book set in a Norwegian hotel, where survivors of a train wreck at a remote altitude (1222 metres), face the prospect of being 'snowed in' with a… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Best book you’ve read in the last 12 months.
Book Challenge Day 22- Wordy Title but I get it and the least favourite plot device is....
Day 20 - Harry Potter Series Okay, I admit it - I haven't read them!!! My kids have, and I half listened to their reading aloud, in their primary school years, so that counts??? and I read the first three chapters, but that was it. This series just didn't grab me like it did the… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t
Day 20 - Winnie The Pooh Its a tad embarrassing but yes, it is Winnie The Pooh!!!! The challenge did ask for the favourite childhood book, as opposed to favourite children's book. That's my childhood, right?
Day 19 - Karin Fossum Often called the Norwegian Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum is undoubtedly my favourite, although she does have competition from the likes of other Scandinavian writers. I have read all but two of her 13 books that have been translated to English, most of them featuring the strong and dependable Police… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Favourite Author
DAY 16 - Endearing Love by Ian McEwan This story is a surprising book about obsessional love and the actual psychiatric condition that underpinned the story added realism to the plotlines. It really make me think a lot about the mechanisms in the brain that trigger mental illness and those feelings and action that may… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Most thought-provoking book.
DAY 15. - A character who you can relate to the most. The Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks I read a lot of thrillers/mystery fiction so I can't say I relate to the victims, in those stories, but Anna in Geraldine Brook's historical fiction novel: The Year of Wonders, grabbed my attention, for she… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book Character Who You Can Relate to the Most.
Day 14 - A Book that Made You Cry The Potato Factory - Bryce Courtenay Cry? How about bawl my eyes out? Because that is what I did when I read this book released in 1995. And I really can't remember much about why? It was some years back and I know that it affected… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that Made You Cry