welcome to another Random Thursday! I hope you are all having a fabulous week! I am so excited for this week's topic!
As a huge lover of books I have a lot to say about this. But I guess recommending all the books I love is a bit much so I try to keep it short. But I do feel like I should talk about books some more on my blog....just an idea.
Scandinavian and Icelandic crime novels.
I guess it is not a secret that I love crime novels more than any other book. Well, I love all kinds of books but I can never get sick of a good crime novel. I guess at least 70% of the books I own are crime-related. I definitely recommend reading the books of my favorite authors which are the following: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Arnaldur Indriðason (both from Iceland) and Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Åke Edwardson, Helene Tursten (all from Sweden). There is something special about Icelandic and Scandinavian crime.
"Eating animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer
Everybody should read this book because it makes you think and see the world with other eyes. I think it gives a good first introduction to topics like factory farming, the meat and egg and dairy industry, the intelligence of animals and philosophical aspects of eating meat. I also recommend reading "Why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows" by Melanie Joy.
The Harry Potter series.
These books just never get old. I have read them countless times, in English and German and I am currently listening to the audio books and they fascinate me over and over again. I think I will still enjoy reading them when I am ancient.
The Adrian Mole diaries.
Seriously, if you need a good laugh then these diaries are perfect for you. Adrian Mole from Leicester, England starts his first diary when he is 13 3/4 years old and we are allowed to follow him through his whole hilarious life. I am soooo in love with the books. I bought all of them in English and in German and in different editions.
Das alte Haus.
...which means "The old house" in English. One of my favorite books from my childhood, full of beautiful fairy tales. My Mom always read the stories for me when I was a baby and I still own this book. One of my biggest treasures. Talking animals, witches and wizards, giants, magical glasses....lots of beautiful stories. I definitely recommend it to anybody who has kids or is still a kid. Like me.
So now I am curious: What are your favorite books? Books everyone should read! I am excited to read your recommendations and see my book wishlist growing!