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Mer ungdomsböcker till folket

Denna vecka borta på Kultorukollo är det ungdomsböcker som sätts i fokus, högt och lågt och från alla vinklar. I måndags så listade de 100 bra böcker för unga. Åhhh vilken fantastisk lista det är, så många läsminnen, tankar och så många upplevelser!!!

Ok, det var den första känslan som infann sig när jag scrollade ner igenom alla dessa titlar och författare, men när jag i detalj börjar går igenom och räknar inser jag raskt att det inte var så många lästa som jag initialt trodde! Visst, de flesta känner jag till, var enbart några få som jag var tvungen att slå upp, men antalet jag fysiskt har läst… oj nästan lite pinsamt.

Eller nja, det beror kanske på hur man ser det, jag läser en hel del ungdomsböcker som säkert märks här på bloggen, men de är kanske i en något smalare genre än listan Kulturkollo har + att det är väldigt mycket svenska författare med och det är lite av en Akilleshäl hos mig, läser på tok för få svenska författare. Det är mest böcker från UK/ US som får följa med mig hem och hamna i mina hyllor. Men även om listan kanske inte är de jag läser så innehåller den så många fantastiska titlar och det räcker rätt långt eller hur.

Här kommer hela listan, de i fet stil har jag läst, är enbart författaren fet (ja texten då inte den fysiska personen) då har jag läst men en annan titel. De jag markerat i rött ligger sedan (på tok för länge) i min att-läsa-hög.

  1. Låt vargarna komma,Carol Rifka Brunt
  2. Kaninhjärta, Christin Ljungqvist
  3. Här ligger jag och blöder, Jenny Jägerfeld
  4. Onanisterna, Patrik Lundberg
  5. Hungerspelen, Suzanne Collins
  6. Divergent, Veronica Roth
  7. Cirkeln, Mats Strandberg, Sara Bergmark Elfgren
  8. Det handlar om dig, Sandra Beijer
  9. Fel grav och andra berättelser, Kelly Link
  10. Förr eller senare exploderar jag, John Green
  11. Jag, En, David Levithan
  12. En ö i havet, Annika Thor
  13. Boktjuven, Marcus Zusak
  14. Om jag kunde drömma, Stephanie Meyer
  15. Skuggan över stenbänken, Maria Gripe
  16. Den långa vägen hem, Cynthia Voigt
  17. Jag är tyvärr död och kan inte komma till skolan idag, Sara Ohlsson
  18. Imorgon när kriget kom, John Marsden
  19. Dansa på min grav, Aidan Chambers
  20. I taket lyser stjärnorna, Johanna Thydell
  21. Jag behöver dig mer än jag älskar dig och jag älskar dig så himla mycket, Gunnar Ardelius
  22. Tänk om det där är jag, Johanna Lindbäck
  23. Godnatt Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
  24. Pojkarna, Jessica Schiefauer
  25. Det händer nu, Sofia Nordin
  26. Momo, eller kampen om tiden, Michael Ende
  27. Hjärtans fröjd, Per Nilsson
  28. Guldkompassen, Philip Pullman
  29. Kanske är det allt du behöver veta, E. Lockhart
  30. Du glömde säga hej då, Sarah Dessen
  31. Konsten att ha sjukt låga förväntningar, Åsa Asptjärn
  32. Isnätterna, Malin Isaksson
  33. Frost, Maggie Stiefvater
  34. Wallflower, Stephen Chbolsky
  35. Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  36. Antiloper, Ellen Roxberg
  37. Hitta Violet Park, Jenny Valentine
  38. Om jag stannar, Gayle Forman
  39. Stjärnmärktosv, Jessica Spotswood
  40. Nick & Norahs oändliga låtlista, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  41. 13 skäl varför, Jay Asher
  42. Kurt Cobain finns inte mer, Hanna Jedvik
  43. Min hemliga dagbok – Adrian Mole 13 ¾ år – Sue Townsend
  44. Fråga Alice, anonym
  45. Cinder, Marissa Meyer
  46. Det är så logiskt alla fattar utom du, Lisa Bjärbo
  47. Ondvinter, Anders Björkelid
  48. Vad mina vänner inte vet, Sonya Sones
  49. Hur kär får man bli?, Katarina von Bredow
  50. Isdraken, Mikael Engström
  51. Anna och den franska kyssen, Stephanie Perkins
  52. Intet, Janne Teller
  53. Jag saknar dig, Jag saknar dig, Peter Pohl, Kinna Gieth
  54. Livets outgrundliga mysterier, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  55. Jag ger dig solen, Jandy Nelson
  56. Tankeläsaren (De utvalda), Kristin Cashore
  57. Ramona, Marta Söderberg
  58. Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta
  59. Innan jag dör, Jenny Downham
  60. Oceanen vid vägen slut, Neil Gaiman
  61. Önska bort önska nytt, Ingrid Olsson
  62. Peters baby,Gun Jacobsson
  63. Foxfire, Joyce Carol Oates
  64. Legend, Marie Lu
  65. Mörkrets tjänare, Holly Black
  66. Fjäril, Sonya Harnett
  67. Delirium, Lauren Oliver
  68. Outsiders, E. Hinton
  69. Odinsbarn, Siri Pettersen
  70. Dårfinkar och dönickar, Ulf Stark
  71. Simon och Sophie, Emma Granholm
  72. Sandor slash Ida, Sara Kadefors
  73. Ulrike och kriget, Vibeke Olsson
  74. Den absolut sanna historien om mitt liv som halvtidsindian, Sherman Alexie
  75. Darkside, Tom Becker
  76. Väktarens lärling, Joseph Delaney
  77. Pojken i randig pyjamas, John Boyne
  78. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  79. Dyk i, Kate Cann
  80. Över näktergalens golv, Lian Hearn
  81. Den utvalde, Lois Lowry
  82. Spelkortsmysteriet, Jostein Gaarder
  83. Vargbröder, Michelle Paver
  84. Mörk ängel, Laini Taylor
  85. Ful, Scott Westerfeld
  86. Kära tjejer, Jacqueline Wilson
  87. Berättelser från yttre förorten, Shaun Tan
  88. Amuletten från Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud
  89. Matchad, Ally Condie
  90. Ser mitt huvud tjockt ut i den här?, Randa Abdel-Fattah
  91. Molnet, Gudrun Pausewang
  92. Flyg ollonborre, flyg, Christine Nöstlinger
  93. Coconut, Copano Matlwa
  94. Systrar i jeans, Ann Brashares
  95. Sommaren jag blev vacker, Jenny Han
  96. Ljus, ljus, ljus, Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen
  97. Vinterviken, Mats Wahl
  98. Chokladkriget, Robert Cormier
  99. De vassa tändernas skog, Carrie Ryan
  100. Kram, Hans-Erik Hellberg

10 av 100 böcker ( + 5 författare med andra titlar), inte riktigt vad jag hade väntat mig.
Ja ja, jag måste erkänna att jag saknar många utav mina favoriter men vi har alla olika smak och ovan listade ungdomsböcker är riktigt bra val.

Men en tanke och fundering, var är Harry Potter?!! 😀

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Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 

I’m so out of sync, new week and Thursday already! A bit too much happening in my life now, most if it fun, but the days seems too disappeared into…
Oh well, a bit late, but here is this week’s TTT.

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc).

I loooove quotes! It could be something philosophical, whimsical, witty or just plain and simple beautiful. So in no particular order, here is my top ten!

I’ll start with a classic, Oscar Wilde is such a source of great quotations, and this one is one of my favorite (and a bit how I look upon random people 😉 )
1.“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious”
– Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

From one of my all-time favorite graphic novel! The character Hob Gadling argues with friends about the nature of death.
2. “The only reason people die, is because EVERYONE does it. You all just go along with it.
It’s RUBBISH, death. It’s STUPID. I don’t want nothing to do with it.”

– Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House

The works of Douglas Adams is filled with so many great passages and quotes, this is one of my favorite, and tells you how you learn how to fly! Epic.
3. “The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
– Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Great series and an awesome kick-ass heroine.
4. “I am stronger than my trials.”
– Dan Wells, Partials

From the witty ones over to some more philosophical and amazing quotes, starting with Tahereh Mafi’s beautiful words.
5. “I always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder about how they’re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It’s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn’t seem to care where the contents fall, doesn’t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.

I am a raindrop.

My parents emptied their pockets of me and left me to evaporate on a concrete slab.”
– Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

6. “Hope.

It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.”
– Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

7. “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.”

– Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Maggie Stiefvater is also one of those authors that makes great art, her Raven Circle series is amazing.
8. “A secret is a strange thing.

There are three kinds of secrets. One is the sort everyone knows about, the sort you need at least two people for. One to keep it. One to never know. The second is a harder kind of secret: one you keep from yourself. Every day, thousands of confessions are kept from their would-be confessors, none of these people knowing that their never-admitted secrets all boil down to the same three words: I am afraid.

And then there is the third kind of secret, the most hidden kind. A secret no one knows about. Perhaps it was known once, but was taken to the grave. Or maybe it is a useless mystery, arcane and lonely, unfound because no one ever looked for it.

Sometimes, some rare times, a secret stays undiscovered because it is something too big for the mind to hold. It is too strange, too vast, too terrifying to contemplate.

All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or kept from, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Well, it’s no secret that one of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, to many great books filled with row upon row of great words.
9. “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
– Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Penryn and the end of days series is filled with a bunch of great one liners and lots of humor in a darker than dark post-apocalyptic world, and I just had to include the Pooky Bear to today’s list.
10. “He glares at me as if he already hates it. “What is it?” I consider lying but what’s the point? I clear my throat. “Pooky Bear”
He’s silent for so long I’m beginning to think he didn’t hear me when he finally says, “Pooky. Bear.” “It was just a little joke. I didn’t know.”
“I’ve mentioned that names have power, right? Do you realize that when she fights battles, she’s going to have to announce herself to the opposing sword? She’ll be forced to say something ridiculous like, ‘I am Pooky Bear, from an ancient line of archangel swords.’ Or, ‘Bow down to me, Pooky Bear, who has only two other equals in all the worlds.’ ” He shakes his head. “How is she going to get any respect?”

– Susan Ee, World After

There you have it, fun, thoughtful, strange, beautiful and to the point!
Do you have a favorite book that you like to quote from?

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Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 

After a weekend filled with games it’s time to get back to my books (and some work), so let’s start this week with Top Ten Tuesday, today it’s all about characters.

Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With (meaning, the book or series is over and you so just wish you could peek in on the “life” you imagine they are leading years down the line after the story ends).

First one is easy, Harry Potter! I do miss that world and would love to see all of the characters again.

Juliette and Warner from Shatter me, the ending left me breathless and just wanting more. What happen to our heroes after we left them? Did they go to war and what was the outcome of it. Is there really any hope for humanity, Juliette and her friends?

Lettie Hempstock and her mother and grandmother from Gaiman’s magical The ocean at the end of the lane. Who or what are the Hempstock? I’d love to know more of these magical characters.

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko from Apparatus Infernum, don’t know if there actually will be a third book, but book two left us with many questions. Will Mikani and Celeste go back to just being partners or will they embrace their newly discovered love for each other? Can they go back to the department? What are the ramifications of their actions.

Then there is the absolute hilarious world of Alexia Tarabotti in Parasol Protectorate, just can’t get enough of it. Luckily there are two spin of series so we can get more of the world and some of the character from the origninal series (can’t wait to start on Prudence), but it would be fun to read more about Alexia (in) famous father Alessandro Tarabotti and catch up with some of the character that we said goodbye in Timeless.

There are far too many series that I need to complete, but when I do there probably will be some that are harder to say goodbye to then others.

Like our friends from the The raven cycle and the beatuiful and magical world of Maggie Stiefvater. Or Kira and Sam (if they survive) from the post-apoclyptic America in Partials Sequence. Lily, Calder and the merpeople from Lies Beneath and last but not least, the most anticipated book of the year, the last book in Penryn and the end of days series, no matter how it will end I definitely miss Penryn, the toughest girl I’ve ever meet.


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