Books in January

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
I’ve been reading this book for a very long time, but it’s long and I fell a bit out of it. Then I watched both seasons of Game of Thrones and got very excited so I’m back in action, and I’ll finish it now. It’s the most recent book in the Song of Ice and Fire series and it’s very exciting. Most of my favorite characters are in it, Dany and Tyrion for example, which is good. I’m excited to see what’s happening, and I’m looking forward to the next book.

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey is a dystopian novel about a world where your ability to see different shades of colors denotes where you are on the social ladder. Eddie Russet is a low standing red, he can see red, but other colors are just shades of grey and have to be colorized by artificial means. Eddie’s life seems to be going completely okay until he falls for a Grey woman named Jane. Everything is not right with the world, and maybe there should be revolution. It sounds exciting, I’m excited.

Metro 2033 by Dimitry Glukhovsky
It’s a novel set in 2033 and the world is a bit crap. Humanity is almost extinct and the book follows people living in the Moscow underground system. The surface is full of radiation and the metro works as an air raid shelter. There is some sort of danger in the fringes of the metro and the young man Artyom is made to enter to the center of the metro, the Polis, to alert people to the danger and ask for help. I’ve read some of it, and it seems freaking awesome.

Jonas by Jens Bjørneboe
I’m trying to read more Norwegian books, and I thought I’d read Jonas, by Jens Bjørneboe. Jonas is an eight-year-old boy who doesn’t fit into Norwegian public school system. He runs away and is found and put into a more specialized school where he can get more help to learn. It is also about different people and problems, but the main focus is on Jonas. It’s an important Norwegian book and it’s something you “should” read, so that’s fun.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I will try to read this one if I have the time. This is a dystopian novel about the world in 2044, when people spend their time jacked into a cyber-utopia where you can be whoever you want and try to find the ultimate lottery ticket. If you find and solve the puzzle you can win a lot of money and a lot of power. The book centers around Wade, who suddenly stumbles upon the first riddle.