I love to read therefor I love books. I have plenty of them but I choose to only have a selected assortment on my bookshelf. Mostly because I have books from all ages of my life so some of them I’ve simply outgrown but will keep in case I have the chance to read them for someone else one day. The other reason is that for the longerst time I couldn’t find books that I found interesting. I was simply in a book drought. That has fortunately passed and I now have several books on my “to read” list (if that is something you would be interested in seeing let me know in the comments).

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As you can see I don’t just have one place to storage my books. I have several shelfs I use as bookshelf and they are spread around my room.

As I’m bilingual you’ll also see that I have books both in English and in Danish (and a single french one).

I’m also a great fan of good cookbooks so of cause I have some of them too

What's-on-my-bookshelfThis is my current read at home. I’m totally in love with the Game of Thrones book series, tv series and world in general. But I have to say these books are some serious thick boys and I did not feel like bringing it with me on holiday. This is the second book by the way for those of you unfamiliar with the danish languageWhat's-on-my-bookshelf

My picks for a great summer reads

I always go on summer holiday with a verity of summer reads to choose from. Partly because I tend to read a lot on vacation and partly because I can’t make up my mind when I’m packing. This year there are both some new never before read books, and some that have been well loved before. I’m the type of person that can easily read a book several times if I like the story.

The Last Song

That is the case with my first summer pick The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I simply love this book. I think I’ve read it at least four times and watched the movie several times as well. I think I’ve read it on my vacations these past two summers and it makes for a great summer read. If you don’t know this book (which would be slightly surprising if you are a girl) it is about Ronnie and her relationship with her father, her brother, her mother and her fist love Will. A cheesy fell-good (but it also might bring you to tears) love story.

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Paper Towns

My second pick is the novel Paper Towns by John Green, who also wrote the Fault in Our Stars and many other incredible YA books. I haven’t read this one yet so I can’t tell you much about it. But I can tell you that it has gotten great reviews online. Plus it is now a motion picture as well. That ought to count for something.

Not That Kind of Girl

My third pick is the autobiography Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. I don’t know much about Dunham. Neither have I had the chance to watch her show Girls. But I do admire her for the success she has had in the film industry as a woman. I’ve read about half of it as I write this and so far I like it. Yet I have to admit that her style of writing leaves me confused as to what has happened at times. Although it might be because of the translation as I’m reading a danish version.

We Should Hang Out Sometime

My last pick is also somewhat an autobiography. We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist is a witty tale of his failed relationships. In the book he revisit all of his past relationships to figure out why they didn’t work out. I’ve read this before with great pleasure and look forward to rereading it this summer.