Books in March

March has arrived, almost, and there’s a new month of books. I’m going to read some more Norwegian books, cause you know, Norwegian stuff. Vampire book, pirate book, classic book and creepy Chaos Walking book, I’m very excited.

Darlah eller 172 timer på månen (Darlah or 172 hours on the moon) by Johan Harstad
In my attempt to read more Norwegian books I have decided it helps to read genres I like. I have had this for a while, but just never read it. And it is out in English, so that’s nice. It’s about three teenagers, Mia from Norway, Miori from Japan and Antoine from France, have been given an opportunity to go to the moon, where no one has gone for decades. They win a contest of some sort and get to go with NASA. And when they get there they find out something is wrong, and weird and there’s creepiness going on. Also, they’re on the moon, so no one will come to save them. I’m told it is absolutely amazing, and really creepy, so I’m excited about that. Looking forward to that.

Rydde ut (Clearing out) by Helene Uri (Mount TBR)
I went to a reading/signing with my favourite Norwegian writer. And what I didn’t know was that two other writers were there, one of whom was Helene Uri, who talked about her newest book, and her sheer awesomeness and storytelling ability made me buy this. It’s about language, which I find really interesting. It’s about a researcher going to the north of Norway to research the language of the Sea Sami (I have no idea if I’m translating that correctly by the way, and I profoundly and pre-emptively apologize to the aboriginal people of Norway). While she’s writing the book Helene Uri loses her mother and finds out her great-grandfather was also a Sami. At a certain point in Norwegian history we were complete shits to the Sami people so it was very hard for them to be honest about who they were, so Helene never knew. So it’s part fictional story and half autobiographical, about her losing her mother and learning about her heritage, and it sound amazeballs.

Dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King
I like pirates. I always have, because you know, pirates are cool. I don’t know how long this thing has been going on, but I bloody love pirates. I have heard good things about this book from Misty the Bookrat. It’s about a girl named Emer Morrisey, who was a pirate in the 17th century. She was about to escape the pirate life and live in ever lasting riches. Then she was cursed with the dust of 100 dogs and has to live 100 dog lives before she can be a human again. Now she’s an American teenager in the 21st century and needs a shovel and a ride to Jamaica, and it sounds bloody amazing. I love pirates. I’ll stop saying that now, but seriously.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
I got this book because of John Green, he did a book recommendation video, I can’t find it. And this book sounded amazing. I grew up in the era of Buffy, I love Dracula and I find Twilight annoying. I want vampires to be creepy and scary. If they’re not scary, then at least make them homicidal. I realize that that is a weird thing to say, but it makes sense in my disturbed mind. Like Drink, Slay, Love, they’re not scary necessarily, but they are maniacs. Anyway. This book is about Tana, she lives in a world where there are Coldtowns, and quarantined monsters and humans mingle there. You can never leave them. Tana wakes up after a party and she finds a room full of massacred people. And only three people survived; Tana, her ex-boyfriend, who is sort of infected, and a boy burdened with a creepy secret. Anyways. It sounds amazing.

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Just finished the second book in the series, and it’s so friggin’ amazing. Patrick Ness is a genius. This is the last book in the trilogy, and I’m worried about what will happen to my life when I finish it. Anyway, here follow some possible spoilers for book two: the Spackle army, the Ask, and the Answer are all sort of descending on New Prentisstown, and there will be war, at last (according to the Mayor). Viola and Todd are just sort of trapped in the middle. And I am so excited.

Emma by Jane Austen
I have decided to read more classics. And I had a good experience with Jane Austen last year. I read Pride and Prejudice, and I watched the Lizzie Bennett diaries. By the way, Hank Green is a genius, and we should all thank him. He also made Emma Approved, which is based on Emma by Austen. By the way, Lizzie Bennett Diaries and Emma Approved are web series. Emma is a rich, young, beautiful, single lady who sees no need for love and marriage, she does love setting people up though. And she loves meddling, she plays matchmaker. And obviously this leads to confusion and hijinks. The series is awesome, so that’ll be fun. I’m excited.