I haven’t discussed a book in a long time. Simply because I haven’t finished a good book in a really long time. Last year, I read one book in total: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. But I did not like it. So I am not writing a blog post about it. Roy […]
This section is filled with books that inspired me, or made me wonder. A lot of them were handpicked by Mallory Kronlund, my personal book advisor and friend. See ‘A Booklover’.
Homegoing. By Yaa Gyasi
I finally managed to finish a book again! Hurray! And what a book! Homegoing. By Yaa Gyasi. The book, first published in 2016, follows the paths of two halfsisters from Ghana over their descendants for eight generations. While one sister marries an English slave trader, her halfsister – unknown to her – is imprisoned and […]
Call Me by Your Name.
I have been wanting to present you a new book for some time now, but I haven’t been able to find one worthy of a blog post. Mallory sent me ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ by George Saunders which I thought would be a winner as it won the Man Booker Prize. But it just made […]
Autobiography in Five Chapters. By Portia Nelson.
I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. II I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see […]
Fates and Furies. By Lauren Groff
A thick drizzle from the sky, like a curtain’s sudden sweeping. The seabirds stopped their tuning, the ocean went mute. House-lights over the water dimmed to gray. Two people were coming up the beach. She was fair and sharp in a green bikini, though it was May in Maine and cold. He was tall, vivid; […]