Does anyone not know about Top Ten Tuesday at this point? Weekly feature created by The Broke and Bookish und so weiter? Ja? We all know right? More info here, if you haven’t a clue what I’m on about.
This weeks topic: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far
I have read a total of 19 books so far, nine of which were just bloody brilliant.
Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders. Oh you know Jennifer Saunders. How could you not want to read about the creator of AbFab?
She’s very good at sticking to the funny bits, the bits you want to know, rather than telling every tedious detail of her life. Soo..yay?
Except for that chapter about procrastination. That was…ill-advised.
Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding. I’m mad about Fielding’s style (oh. how. witty.). I just love it. Never mind that this is basically antifeminist crap, and that I’m confused as to whether main character Bridget truly is concerned and knows about feminism, or if Fielding is mocking feminism through her character, oooor…I’m sure there are more options but I just don’t get it. Which makes me not like that particular detail very much.
Still. I do like it. This is probably because it is relatable. I feel like the mess Bridget is. Sure, I’m a different type of mess entirely, but that doesn’t seem to make any difference to me.
One But. It could have ended when the boytoy dumped her. It would have been a better ending.
Bitterfittan 2 by Maria Sveland. This is something as rare as a book about sisterhood. It also has a very obvious feminist agenda. I like obvious books. I like books that say what they mean. I like books that erm. shoot straight and speak the truth to quote Entombed…
This book turns me into a gushing fangirl and I don’t know where to begin or what to say. It’s the kind of book I want to use to hit people over the head with.
Reviewers seems to mainly dislike it. Like a lot. I take that as a sign that this is a true feminist work. This is my logic: because we live in a patriarchy a book that is a threat to the current order will be disliked by people in general. Flawless reasoning on my part indeed.
Fördömd by Johanne Hildebrandt. I think we’ve established my love for Hildebrandt’s work is unconditional. She can do no wrong. I wrote about it here.
Horror, archeology and Norse mythology all at once. In addition to a strong female cast. What more could one ask for?
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I think I called this the best love story I’ve ever read? Or something to that effect. Still valid.
Vad ska en flicka göra? by Annika Lantz. I’ve already told you about how I love this book. Here.
I kroppen min by Kristian Gidlund. A book about dying. I like books about dying? Talked about this one before too, here.
Röta by Siri Pettersen. It starts by quoting Nine Inch Nail’s Ruiner. If it was bad I would never admit it. It’s not though, best of the three in the trilogy I would say.
So basically. I don’t really need to read any more books this year. Or at least not any good one.