Reading Recap | June 2017

July 5, 2017 | No comments


I read 20 books in June, of which four were in Swedish (for the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge). The following three were the highlights of the month:

Davidsstjärnor by Kristina Ohlsson ★★★★★
Ebook | 490 pages (Read June 10)
Published in English as “The Chosen”

In the fifth book about investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman and detective Alex Recht of the Stockholm police, the duo investigates three murders (of a pre-school teacher and two young boys) who all have connections to a Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. This book was a true page turner and it reminded me why I love this series. I cannot believe I waited so long to read this one.

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves ★★★★
Audiobook | 11 hours (Read June 10-11)

In the 7th, and last, book in the Shetland series, Inspector Jimmy Perez and his colleagues investigate a case with a dead body found in a small croft house following a landslide. This was a great read, and I’m kind of sad that there won’t be any more books in the series.

The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins ★★★★
Ebook | 328 pages (Read June 17-18)

In the first book about Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane, a serial killer is targeting women who all attended the same support group. It was a great introduction to the series, and I’m looking forward to reading more about this duo.


Thin Air by Ann Cleeves (audio) | Syndafloder by Kristina Ohlsson

The Boys of Everest by Clint Willis (audio) | Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie | Svart fjäril by Anna Jansson | Reported Missing by Sarah Wray | The Marx Sisters by Barry Maitland | Sherlock Holmes’ Rediscovered Railway Stories: Four original short stories by John Taylor | A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain | Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell | Blue Monday by Nicci French | The Private Patient by P.D. James (audio) | Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (audio) | Lärjungen by Michael Hjorth & Hans Rosenfeldt

One Mountain Thousand Summits by Freddie Wilkinson | Into the Water by Paula Hawkins | Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter