as you already know I love reading a lot. Lovely Vanisha from Vanisha's life in Australia told me about her 30 days of books challenge. I think this is a fantastic idea so I want to participate! Thank you, Vanisha!
Like her I want to eliminate the work related books. I just want to talk about all the books I read for fun and entertainment.
Day 1 - The best book you have read last year
I think I have finished this book in 2 days. I am completely addicted to crime novels. Especially Skandinavian ones. I have read all books of Hakan Nesser, Henning Mankell and Ake Edwardson at least 2 times. They are so suspensefull.
Hakan Nesser is a Swedish writer and he published two different crime book series. The first one takes place in a city called Maardam. He never mentions where the city is located but it sounds like a Dutch city. The main character is Inspector Van Veeteren. I love Nesser's characters. They all have their faults but you must love them.
Nesser's second main character is Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti. "Die Einsamen" is Barbarotti's latest case. It starts with a road trip of 6 friends through Europe in the 70's. 40 years later one of the friends was found dead. At the same place a young girl was found dead 35 years ago. A difficult case for Barbarotti.
I wasn't able to stop reading. If you like crime novels you should consider reading this book.
Day 2 - A book that you've read more than 3 times
Actually, this is a series of books. In German they are called Crazy Days, Crazy Nights and Crazy times. They have different names in English and I have no idea why. It is a German thing to give English books and movies really weird names. But whatever, the first one is called "Youth in revolt" and I have learned that there is a movie! The first book was published in 1993 and they made a movie out of it in 2010. I am not sure why they waited that long but okay. The protagonist of the books is the 14 year old Nick Twisp whose life is a complete mess when he meets Sheeni Saunders on a camping trip and falls in love with her. There are sex and drugs and crime and you will definitely laugh a lot. I read the series at least once a year. I loved them as a teenager and I can't get enough of them. You don't want to see how my books look....
Day 3 - Your favorite series
Okay, I can't talk about one book. I just can't decide. The Nick Twisp series is definitely one of my favorites. There is also the Adrian Mole series. I have talked about that one before. I can read them over and over again.
As I have told you before, I am a huge fan of crime novels. My favorite writers are Henning Mankell, Ake Edwardson, Arnaldur Indridason and Hakan Nesser. I have read all of their books, some of them two or three times. They are all very thrilling and you should definitely check them out.
Day 4 - Favorite book of your favorite series
I know, I know....I repeat myself. But I can't get enough of the Adrian Mole books. "The secret diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4" is the first book of the series and I have honestly read it at least 20 times. And it is still funny. Trust me.
Again: Thank you Vanisha for giving me the opportunity to talk about my favorite books.
Do you have a favorite book series?