Currently Reading | Book Things

Hey! I’ve stopped doing the www wednesday posts recently, it doesn’t make sense to give a weekly update that strictly scheduled right now. But here’s a little update on what I’ve recently finished reading and my current reads.

 

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Mary Oliver’s new and selected poems vol. 2

A good poetry collection, generally I like these “best of” collections less than Mary Oliver’s other poetry collections like A Thousand Mornings.

Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

I couldn’t put this book down and ended up reading it, over three hundred pages, in one saturday. There was some crying, a lot of “aahhh” sounds in sympathy and some good humor in here. To be honest, the title as well as the “coming out” plot put me off this book for a long time. I read positive reviews and that the movie “love, simon” is coming out soon and decided it was now or never. No regrets, as this book is fantastic. A more in-depth review out soon.

Alt som ikke har blitt tjoret fast by Eirin Gundersen

I’ve read some more norwegian books lately, this one was good, but I had some thoughts on it. Review will be out soon, but only in norwegian probably (which will be weird, but the only thing that makes sense as it’s not translated)

Truly devious by Maureen Johnson

An incredibly murder mystery young adult book that I higly recommend! 5/5 stars definitely.

 

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The snow child by Eowyn Ivey

I rarely stop reading books, usually I skim-read to the end. But I couldn’t get into this, the plot wasn’t interesting to me, even with the lovely writing.

The faster I walk, the smaller I am by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

I read this in norwegian, and it seemed good, but the plot and theme wasn’t anything I wanted to read right now

 

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Trying to get through some more classics, but this one is slow and kind of boring, even if I’m wondering where the plot will go.

One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

I’m reading this in norwegian, just started and excited to see where it goes.

The collected poems of Emily Dickinson

Not much to say yet, except the poems are lovely.

Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale

It went really slow for a while, but I decided to try more again. Btw, I’m not very good at spanish, which is why I’m trying to read this book, but I am able to understand it surprisingly well. When did that happen? I’m 28% in, with 94 highlights/things I’ve translated, in one month. Could’ve been better.

 

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