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This novel is the first of a trilogy – the Lewis Trilogy. There is a murder involved which draws the main character, a policeman called Fin Macleod back to the island of Lewis - having been absent for nearly 20 years. Yet there is so much more in this book than a murder – it is a family saga and it is the saga of the inhabitants of a small village on the island. The story within this novel is simply amazing and beautifully written. I loved seeing the island through May's eyes and Fin's memories of growing up there.
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Noen bøker vi leser får oppfølgere og blir til triologier, kvartetter og serier. Har samlet mine favoritter her + noen jeg kunne tenke meg å lese :)
En bok utgitt i 2017: Zeshan Shakar: Tante Ulrikkes vei
En bok skrevet av en afrikansk forfatter: Chigozie Obioma: Den forbudte elva
En bok som har vunnet The Man Booker Prize: Kazuo Ishiguro: En kjempe begravd
En bok utgitt det året du fylte 18: Haruki Murakami: Hear the Wind Sing (1979)
En bok med gult omslag: Agnes Ravatn si "Operasjon sjølvdisiplin"
En bok utgitt det året moren eller faren din ble født: Graham Greene: Brighton Rock (1938)
En bok utgitt under et pseudonym: Arne Dahl: Innland (+ Elena Ferrante)
En bok med en tittel som begynner på F: Javier Marías: Forelskelsene
Bok med handling i en annen verden: J.K.Rowling: Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone
En bok med kvinnelig hovedperson: Elena Ferrante: Kvelande kjærleik
En bok med en farge i tittelen: Peter May: The Black House
En bok skrevet for barn: C.S.Lewis: Narnia: Løven, heksa og klesskapet + the voyage of....
1: A book made into a movie already seen: John Boyne "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
2: True crime: Karin Fossum, "Elskede Poona" (The indian bride)
3: The next book in a series you started: Peter May, "The Lewis Man"
4: A book involving a heist: J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (#7)
5: Nordic noir: Arne Dahl, "Innland" (English title: "Hunted")
6: A novel based on a real person: Thomas Keneally, "Schindlers Liste"
7: A book set in a country that fascinates you: Peter May, "The firemaker" (China)
8: A book with a time of day in title: Kazuo Ishiguro, "The remains of the day"
9: A book about a villain or antihero: Javier Marias, "Forelskelsene" (The Infatuations)
10: A book about death/grief: P. Carmona-Alvarez "The weather changed, summer came...
11: A book w. a female author who uses male pseudonym: Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling
12: A book with an LGBTO+protagonist: David Ebershoff, "The danish girl
13: A book that is also a stage play or musical: Nikos Kazantzakis, "Fortell, Zorbas, fortell"
14: A book by author of different ethnicity than you: Chigozie Obioma,"The fishermen
15: A book about feminism 1: Vigdis Hjorth «Arv og Miljø»" (Wills and Testaments)
16: A book about feminism 2: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "we should all be feminists"
17: A book about mental health: Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
18: A book you borrowed or was given to you as a gift: Zeshan Shakar, Tante Ulrikkes Vei
19: A book by two authors: Kepler, "Stalker"
20: A book about/involving sport: J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (#2)
21: A book by a local author: Agnes Ravatn, "Fugletribunalet" (the bird tribunal)
22: A book with your favorite color in the title: Peter May "The Black House"
23: A book with alliteration in title: J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (#1)
24: A book about time travel: J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#3)
25: A book w. a weather element in title: Ninni Schulman, The girl with snow in her hair
26: A book set at sea: Jón Kalman Stefánsson, "Himmelrike og helvete" (Heaven and hell)
27: A book with animal in the title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5
28: A book set on a different planet: Douglas Adam "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
29: A book with song lyrics in the title: Haruki Murakami, "Norwegian Wood"
30: A book about or set on Halloween: Agatha Christie, "Hallowe’en Party"
31: A book w. characters who are twins: JK.Rowling,Harry Potter&the Half-Blood Prince(6)
32: A book mentioned in another book: Graham Greene, "Brighton Rock" (in "Matilda")
33: A book f. celebrity book club: Haddon,The Curious Incident of the Dog in t. Night-time
34: A childhood classic you've never read: C.S. Lewis: Narnia (Løven, heksa&kleskapet)
35: A book that's published in 2018: Elena Ferrante, "Kvelande kjærleik (Troubeling love)
36: A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Paula Hawkins, Piken på toget
37: A book set in the decade you were born: Sue Monk Kidd, Bienes hemmelige liv
38: A book you ment to read in 2017 but didn't get to: Margareth Atwood, Oryx and Crake
39: A book with an ugly cover: Erlend Loe, "Naiv, Super"
40: A book that involves a bookstore or library: Gabrielle Zevin: «Herr Fikrys litterære liv»
41: Your favorite prompt f. the 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenges: Robert Harris, Pompeii
42: A bestseller f. year you graduated high school: Haruki Murakami "Hear the wind sing"
43: A cyberpunk book: Axel Jensen, "Lul".
44: A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: Peter May, The Chessmen
45: A book tied to your ancestry: Anne K. Elstad, Folket på Innhaug (People of Innhaug)
46: A book with fruit/vegetable in the title: Kris Holloway, "Monique and the Mango Rains"
47: An allegory: Kazuo Ishiguro: En kjempe begravd (a buried giant)
48: A book by author with same first name as you: TORILL Brekke, Alle elsket moren din
49: A microhistory: Giulia Enders, "Sjarmen med tarmen" (...charming science of your gut)
50: A book about a problem facing society today: D. Vitanzas, "Dette livet eller det neste"
51: A book recommended by someone else taking the Popsugar Reading Challenge: J.K.Rowlings: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4)"
my 52 books in 52 weeks challenge:
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc): The gut
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (author
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, etc..
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you.
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee.
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list.
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character is of a different ethnic origin,... or sexual identity..
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, ..)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists.
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018
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Reading the World: Read a book from every country in the world. Here's my growing list of titles and recommendations.