March was quite a good reading month for me. Although the majority of the books I read were
graphic novels, I still had a wonderful flow. I managed to finish the Harry Potter series (which I
still miss) and I finished this lovely book, A Man Called Ove.
It basically follows a grumpy old man named Ove, who believes that only driving a Saab and holding
strict routines is the right way around. When a boisterous young family moves in next door, his world
suddenly changes its side. It also tells the tales of loss, unexpected friendship and to accept one another.
I fell in love with this. Really. It’s such a humorous, cosy, heartwarming and touching story.
Fredrik Backman is also a splendid writer, every chapter is like an individual and very thought-trough
story. And he has definitely won my ”book” heart. If you get the chance to pick this up, I really
recommend to do it. It is available in english for those who can’t understand swedish (although I truly
wish you all could just read it in swedish, cause it is rather glorious in it’s original language).
I actually love Fredrik’s writing so much that I bought another one of his books and I’m planning to
read all of his works in the near future.
This month I’m planning on getting some novel reading done and try to skip the graphic
novels. I have too many novels waiting for me on my bookshelf at the moment, and the situation
doesn’t get better when mom suddenly says, ”If that’s a book you really want you should get it.”
But then again, if there’s something I don’t feel a shamed of spending a lot of money on, it’s books.
Anyway, I’m starting April with this beautiful and delightful book. For those who might not know I’m
a huge fan of Wes Anderson’s films and can’t really get enough of them. When I found this at our local
library I literally gasped and reserved it right away. And for the last couple of days I’ve had my nose
stuck in. It’s so interesting to get to know Wes Anderson’s thoughts and ideas, as well as seeing all
the behind the scenes photographs that are included in the book.
Matt Zoller Seitz (the author who inteviewed Wes) just recently published an individual book for
The Grand Budapest hotel, which is my favorite Wes film, and I just need it in my life. Definitely on
my wishlist right now!
Are you reading any books this month, and if so, do you have any to recommend?
I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you soon and stay positive!