(39) My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry // Bookish Blurb

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

So this is actually Backman’s second book which is set right before Britt-Marie Was Here (which I didn’t realize when I started it). It follows the life of Elsa, a seven- almost eight year old girl who is different. She gets bullied in school and she’s super smart and her parents are divorced and she lives most of the time with her mom and her mom’s partner (and their soon to be born child – her half sibling- Halfie )in the same building as Britt-Marie.

Basically this book follows the events that unfold when Elsa’s eccentric grandmother dies. She was Elsa’s only real friend but when she dies she leaves Elsa with a letter which leads her on an adventure to discover the past of her grandmother’s life and also to learn more about the other people in her building. Continue reading “(39) My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry // Bookish Blurb”

(35) Britt-Marie Was Here // Bookish Blurb

Britt-Marie was here by Fredrik Backman

I picked up this book because it is by the same author as A Man Called Ove which I quite enjoyed. This book is all about Britt-Marie who essentially has to rebuild her life after she leaves her cheating husband. The only problem is that she’s not exactly young and she doesn’t have a lot of experience doing anything except cooking and cleaning. Somehow she finds a job as the caretaker of a recreation center in the tiniest town and (well organized) chaos ensues. Continue reading “(35) Britt-Marie Was Here // Bookish Blurb”

A Man Called Ove // Bookish Blurb

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

How to describe this book?… It’s a Swedish book which was translated into English. I don’t know if I’ve read something written by a Swede before. It didn’t make that much of a difference but there were a few very Swedish things (the main character puts on clogs and drives a Saab which I assume is a Swedish car brand). I’m not sure why I started off talking about how Swedish it is, that really has very little to do with the book. Continue reading “A Man Called Ove // Bookish Blurb”