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In the Company of the CourtesanIn the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had to travel all the way to Venice, Italy to come across this novel. Again a masterpiece. Not for the most prudish reader, yet not for one looking for explicit sexual descriptions either. Fine writing, gripping story and characters that will endure the test of time. A raw and intriguing journey into the underlying motives whether in business, politics or relationships and of course to Italian renaissance and Venice as the then financial capital of the world.

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The Little Paris BookshopThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, ok. This is a work of art. A book that starts slowly but builds up continuously and finally reaches a very emotional end. You will cry. That is guaranteed.

A thought-provoking book. One that develops the readers ability for empathy in ways no professional education can ever match while reordering your priorities in life. Read slowly and carefully with a cat in your lap and warm socks on your feet.

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The Catcher in the RyeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s actually pretty funny, or strange, that a fictional character can be known so widely without many people actually having read the book where the character originated.

I hadn’t read The Catcher in the Rye before. Still I had heard about Holden Caulfield. I knew what he represented and how the name was used to describe other characters or behavioural patterns.

Classic. Takes time to read. Takes time to digest. Worth the effort.

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Surprise MeSurprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

High quality chick lit. You get what you expect. No surprises there ;D

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Meet the villain

My eldest daughter wanted to have him as the villain of the story we’re developing. Doesn’t he look scary! 😱

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Clearly one of those works that endure the test of time. Characters are well developed and fascinating and their back stories are unveiled layer after layer as the story moves forward. The reason I gave this ‘only’ three stars is that the language feels, for a contemporary reader, old and at times difficult to fully appreciate.

Great book. Now I have the urge to see the movie.

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The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Everyone knows The Alchemist is a classic and has had a huge influence all ovet the world. Still, for me this one didn’t really open up. There were an abundance of deep and insightful quotes throughout the book but the overall plot and some of the events were too mystical for my taste. Also, I should say the internal logic of events and the main characters actions seemed to be irrational at times. Interesting read though and I can fully appreciate that for a lot of people this is a real literary experience.

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The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Uniquely exceptional!

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Working on a new story

This one is a super interesting project and something new to me. I’m developing a story together with my eldest daughter. She has the greatest plot on her mind and it all happens in space! 😁🌌

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