Reading Recap | April 2017

May 3, 2017 | No comments


April was another impending-reading-slump month filled with mostly forgettable 2-to-3-star books. I did read 3 books in Swedish, but did not even pretend to attempt making any progress on Les Miserables. Out of the 21 books I read in April, two Scandinavian crime novels were the highlights.

Den man älskar by Mari Jungstedt ★★★★
Ebook | 348 pages (Read April 10-11)

Police inspector Anders Knutas in Visby returns from sick leave and his first case is to investigate the murder of a realtor with ties to a family with a past filled of secrets. I’ve been reading this series out of order, and this book (#12 out of 13) was the last for me to read to finish the series and it did not disappoint.

Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen ★★★★
Ebook | 285 pages (Read April 25-27)

The 18th book about private investigator Varg Veum in Bergen, Norway, in which Veum is hired to investigate the disappearance of a 3 year old girl 25 years earlier. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, but I definitely will. Veum is the epitome of my favourite type of investigator – melancholic, misunderstood, and heavily flawed (but brilliant).


Wild Crush by Simone Elkeles | Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles | Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs (audio) | The Precipice by Paul Doiron | The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (audio) | Borderline by Nevada Barr | A Slaying in Savannah by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain (audio) | Madison Avenue Shoot by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain (audio) | Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs (audio) | Mord och mandeldoft by Camilla Läckberg | En midsommarnattsdröm by Arne Dahl | Bones on Ice by Kathy Reichs (audio) | Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie (audio) | A Vote for Murder by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain (audio) | The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn | A Superior Death by Nevada Barr | Virals by Kathy Reichs (audio)

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles | Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover