Literary Junkies March 2014 Edition

March 22, 2014 | 2 comments


Literary Junkies is an online book club that once a month meet to chat about bookish things.

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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I just finished Hopeless by Colleen Hoover earlier today. I’ve had it on my Kindle forever, but never gotten around to reading it. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I got completely hooked and couldn’t put it down. I liked it so much I had to buy the sequel Losing Hope (which isn’t quite a sequel since it is the same story but told from another character’s point of view). I’m also reading Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. I read a few of Mankell’s novels when I was younger, but never the thrillers that he is most famous for. It’s always a bit weird to read a book by a Swedish author in English, but I’m actually really enjoying the book so far.

2. What was your favourite series to read when you were a kid?
My absolute favourite was Skuggserien (the Shadow series) by Maria Gripe. It consists of four books (“The shadow on the stone bench”, “… and the white shadows in the forest”, “The children of the shadows”, and “Shadow-hide”) and they were so scary but so beautifully written. I also loved the Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene and the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton.

3. The world is ending: What 3 books do you save from your collection in hopes to contribute to whatever new society forms?
Obviously it’s impossible to only pick 3… Some books I’d definitely have to save are Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, The Wonderful Adventure of Nils by Selma Lagerlof, and everything by Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson.

4. What is your favorite genre to read? Why?
I’m an equally big fan of romance and mystery. I love contemporary romance set in a small town where everyone knows everyone, and I am also a big fan of British crime/mystery novels where the protagonist is a tragic police officer you cannot help but like. I guess I love both books where you know there will be a happy ending and books where there is a mystery I can try to solve.

5. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
No idea, but it would likely be very long. Alternatively, it would be a one word title, maybe “confusion” or “contradiction”.

6. What is next on your “to read” list? Tell us about it!
I want to reread the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson, and the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.

Link up through the hosts Christine (Life with a Side of Coffee), Taylor (Pink Heels Pink Truck), or this month’s co-host Sara (A Plethora of Ponderings).

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