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 “(34) Britt-Marie Was Here // Bookish Blurb”
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
This book was recommended to me by my friend (Hi friend!) who read my review of A Man Called Ove and said it reminded her of this book. Although both books are about an old man and are written by Swedish authors that’s about as similar as they get.
The premise of this story is that Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his nursing home room on his 100th birthday. He then (accidentally) becomes involved in some very big events which we experience with him. However, between the story of what happens to him after he climbs out the window we also get the complex story of his entire life. Continue reading “(1)The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared // Bookish Blurb”
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”