Literature

I tend to spend a decent abount of time reading and listening to books, and, combining this with my favourite hobby of writing, implies a large output, both of reviews and of original material. In this category I have sorted everything which has to do with the written word. Should you feel magnanimous, I keep an updated wish list of literature I would like to have. I've also catalogued most of my books on LybraryThing, and you can reach an easly browsable list of my books if you click here.

Published in this category


2016-08-19: The 2016 Hugo Award for best novel
2016-08-10: 2016 half-way novel reading round-up
2015-06-01: Books I read in May and what I thought about them
2015-05-02: Books I read in April and what I thought about them
2015-04-02: Books I read in March and what I thought about them
2015-03-06: Books I read in February and what I thought about them
2015-02-02: Books I read in January and what I thought about them
2013-05-18: Introducing creative Saturdays
2013-03-21: Books I’ve read in Chinese so far
2013-03-16: Taking my Chinese reading ability to the next level
2013-03-13: Exploring Chinese science fiction: Ni Kuang
2011-02-27: 27 and counting
2010-11-27: Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence
2010-09-17: Reading my first full-length novel in Chinese
2010-09-05: The 2010 Hugo Award for best novel
2010-08-30: Catherynne M. Valente – Palimpsest
2010-08-21: Robert Charles Wilson – Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
2010-08-17: Bedevilled books
2010-08-08: Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Fooled by Randomness
2010-07-30: Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
2010-06-30: The Cat Returns and Spirited Away
2010-06-25: Robert J. Sawyer – Wake
2010-05-31: ????? – ??????
2010-05-21: Arthur C. Clarke – A Fall of Moondust
2010-05-17: Toni Morrison – Jazz
2010-05-13: Cherie Priest – Boneshaker
2010-04-19: George R. Stewart – Earth Abides
2010-03-29: Richard Matheson – What Dreams May Come
2010-03-27: Richard Matheson – I Am Legend
2010-03-23: A.E. van Vogt – The World of Null-A
2010-03-19: Paulo Bacigalupi – The Windup Girl
2010-03-15: Osamu Tezuka – ????????? (Black Jack)
2010-03-13: Greg Bear – The Forge of God
2010-03-07: Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
2010-03-03: Michael Pollan – The Botany of Desire
2010-02-27: 26 years and counting
2010-02-19: ??? – ???????
2010-01-20: ??? (???) – ???
2009-12-03: Salman Rushdie – Shalimar the Clown
2009-11-17: ???? – ????
2009-11-13: ?? – ???????????
2009-11-10: ????? – ????
2009-11-09: John Steinbeck – East of Eden
2009-11-07: Karin Boye – Kallocain
2009-11-04: Richard Adams – Watership Down
2009-10-31: Samuel R. Delany – The Einstein Intersection
2009-10-28: Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49
2009-10-26: John Steinbeck – The Pearl
2009-10-24: Cormac McCarthy – All the Pretty Horses
2009-10-17: Li Rui – Släktgården
2009-10-14: Cormac McCarthy – The Road
2009-10-11: Unique reading experiences
2009-10-10: Gabriel García Márquez – The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother
2009-10-05: Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny – Deus Irae
2009-10-02: Iain M. Banks – Excession
2009-09-22: Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 4
2009-09-17: Graham Greene – Monsignor Quixote
2009-09-01: China Miéville – The City & the City
2009-08-28: The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
2009-08-25: Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men
2009-08-21: Lars Gustafsson – Bernard Foys tredje rockad
2009-08-19: Iain M. Banks – Use of Weapons
2009-08-17: The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite
2009-08-11: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses
2009-08-10: Samuel Beckett – All That Fall
2009-08-06: Tove Jansson – Vem ska trösta knyttet?
2009-08-02: Miguel Cervantes – Don Quijote
2009-08-01: Jorge Luis Borges – Ficciones
2009-07-29: ??? – ??????: ????????
2009-07-24: Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas
2009-07-21: Lars Gustafsson – Tennisspelarna
2009-07-20: Haruki Murakami – Kafka on the Shore
2009-07-13: Mark Lynas – Six Degrees
2009-07-08: Tove Jansson – Sent i november
2009-07-05: Matthew Glass – Ultimatum
2009-06-28: Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2009-06-16: Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
2009-06-12: Frank Herbert – The Dosadi Experiment
2009-06-08: 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart
2009-06-03: Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow
2009-06-01: Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time
2009-05-29: Connie Willis – Bellwether
2009-05-21: Dan Simmons – The Fall of Hyperion
2009-05-15: Iain Banks – The Steep Approach to Garbadale
2009-05-12: Stephen R. Donaldson – A Man Rides Through
2009-05-09: ?????? – ????
2009-05-06: Stephen R. Donaldson – The Mirror of Her Dreams
2009-05-04: ?????? – ????
2009-05-01: ?????? – ????
2009-04-28: ??? (???) – ???
2009-04-23: ????? – ????: ????
2009-04-19: Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Course
2009-04-16: ????? – ???????
2009-04-13: ????? – ????: ?????
2009-04-12: ????? – ?????: ??
2009-04-11: Edgar Rice Burroughs – A Princess of Mars
2009-03-30: Tsai Chin Chung – The Dao of Zhuangzi
2009-03-28: Iain Banks – The Wasp Factory
2009-03-26: Practical Audio-Visual Chinese volume 1, 2 and 3
2009-03-24: ?????? – ????
2009-03-19: Neil Gaiman – Smoke and Mirrors
2009-02-27: 25 years and still going strong
2009-02-20: Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
2009-02-15: Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse-Five
2009-02-12: H.G. Wells – The Invisible Man
2009-02-11: Terry Pratchett – Thud!
2009-02-09: John Scalzi – The Last Colony
2009-01-27: John Scalzi – The Ghost Brigades
2009-01-21: John Scalzi – Old Man’s War
2009-01-18: Stephen Baxter – The Time Ships
2009-01-17: Lois McMaster Bujold – Memory
2009-01-15: C.S. Lewis – Out of the Silent Planet
2009-01-14: H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds
2009-01-13: Iain M. Banks – Matter
2009-01-11: Chuck Palahniuk – Choke
2009-01-08: Iain M. Banks – Inversions
2008-12-26: Beloved books
2008-12-21: Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
2008-11-07: Jerome K. Jerome – Three Men in a Boat
2008-10-17: Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin
2008-10-12: Frank Herbert – Whipping Star
2008-10-10: Philip K. Dick – We Can Build You
2008-09-23: Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse
2008-09-22: Roger Zelazny – This Immortal
2008-09-19: James Blish – A Case of Conscience
2008-09-11: Terry Pratchett – Going Postal
2008-09-10: Vonda N. McIntyre – Dreamsnake
2008-08-07: Daniel Pennac – Messieurs Les Enfants
2008-07-26: Clifford D. Simak – Way Station
2008-07-23: John Milton – Paradise Lost
2008-07-19: Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
2008-07-08: Vernor Vinge – Rainbows End
2008-07-02: Read 10 work by Nobel Prize winners
2008-06-29: Doris Lessing – The Grass is Singing
2008-06-28: Orhan Pamuk – Snow
2008-06-27: Joan D. Vinge – The Snow Queen
2008-06-26: Eyvind Johnson – Drömmar om rosor och eld
2008-06-20: The Bible – New Testament
2008-06-18: The Bible – Old Testament
2008-05-21: The Koran
2008-05-18: Short-term Spoken Chinese – Elementary
2008-04-29: Kelly Bulkeley – An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming
2008-04-22: Read ten different comics
2008-04-21: The Filth
2008-04-18: Graham Greene – Brighton Rock
2008-04-17: Joe Haldeman – Forever Peace
2008-04-14: Organise and catalogue all my books
2008-04-13: Read 10 books in Swedish
2008-04-11: Vilhelm Moberg – Rid i natt!
2008-04-10: Dr. Seuss – The Cat in the Hat
2008-04-08: Fritz Leiber – The Wanderer
2008-04-07: Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake
2008-04-06: Roger Zelazny – A Night in the Lonesome October
2008-04-05: Robert Charles Wilson – Spin
2008-04-04: Iain M. Banks – Look to Windward
2008-03-25: Kid Eternity
2008-03-24: Neil Gaiman – The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Gold Fish
2008-03-20: Neil Gaiman – Odd and the Frost Giants
2008-03-19: Kate Wilhelm – Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
2008-02-28: Ernest Hemingway – A Farewell to Arms
2008-02-24: Gao Xingjian – One Man’s Bible
2008-02-23: Neil Gaiman – The Wolves in the Walls
2008-02-22: J.G. Ballard – Empire of the Sun
2008-02-19: Terry Pratchett – Monstrous Regiment
2008-02-16: Michail Bulgakov – Mästaren och Margarita
2008-02-05: Alexander Solsjenitsyn – En dag i Ivan Denisovitjs liv
2008-01-25: The Books of Magic
2008-01-17: Isaac Asimov – The Gods Themselves
2008-01-08: Hjalmar Söderberg – Doktor Glas
2007-12-30: Sleeper – Out in the Cold
2007-12-29: Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
2007-12-26: Fritz Leiber – The Big Time
2007-12-21: Färden till Västern, del 1, Den gyllene cikadan
2007-12-16: John Brunner – Stand on Zanzibar
2007-11-19: Short-term Spoken Chinese – Threshold Volume 1 and 2
2007-11-15: Graham Greene – The Heart of the Matter
2007-11-05: Richard Dawkins – The God Delusion
2007-10-30: Roger Zelazny – Frost & Fire
2007-10-27: Isaac Asimov – Foundation’s Edge
2007-10-23: Lois McMaster Bujold – Mirror Dance
2007-10-18: Lois McMaster Bujold – Brothers in Arms
2007-10-14: Connie Willis – To Say Nothing of the Dog
2007-10-03: Catharina Lilliehöök – Mei wenti!
2007-09-23: Robert J. Sawyer – Hominids
2007-09-18: Vernor Vinge – A Deepness in the Sky
2007-09-17: Vernor Vinge – A Fire upon the Deep
2007-08-25: Connie Willis – Doomsday Book
2007-08-23: Why I dislike long novels
2007-08-17: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2007-08-14: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Dispossessed
2007-08-09: Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell
2007-08-06: Buy a really good book and pass it on…
2007-07-18: C.J. Cherryh – Cyteen
2007-06-28: Neal Stephenson – Cryptonomicon
2007-06-24: Joseph Heller – Catch 22
2007-06-20: Joint account and update of 101 in 1001
2007-06-16: Philip K. Dick – Valis
2007-06-14: Orson Scott Card – Speaker for the Dead
2007-06-12: Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
2007-06-10: Gene Wolfe – The Citadel of the Autarch
2007-06-06: Lois McMaster Bujold – Paladin of Souls
2007-05-31: Gene Wolfe – The Sword of the Lictor
2007-05-24: Gene Wolfe – The Claw of the Conciliator
2007-05-23: Philip K. Dick – The Father-thing
2007-05-10: Gene Wolfe – The Shadow of the Torturer
2007-05-08: Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks) – Go Ask Alice
2007-05-06: Berlie Doherty – Dear Nobody
2007-05-05: Roald Dahl – Boy
2007-05-03: Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea
2007-04-30: Alfred Bester – The Demolished Man
2007-04-27: Neil Gaiman – Anansi Boys
2007-04-26: Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon
2007-04-25: Iain M. Banks – The Player of Games
2007-04-24: Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere
2007-04-06: Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman
2007-04-04: F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
2007-03-15: Charles Dickens – Hard Times
2007-03-06: Tove Jansson – Pappan och havet
2007-03-03: Umberto Eco – Foucault’s Pendulum
2007-03-02: Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
2007-02-26: Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
2007-02-25: Graham Greene – The Power and the Glory
2007-02-13: Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises
2007-02-10: Dan Simmons – Hyperion
2007-02-05: William Shakespeare – Macbeth
2007-02-02: Graham Greene – Our Man in Havana
2007-02-01: Terry Pratchett – Night Watch
2007-01-31: We3
2007-01-30: Albert Camus – Främlingen
2007-01-29: Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
2007-01-25: William Gibson – Virtual Light
2007-01-24: The Authority – Under New Management
2007-01-23: Gabriel García Márquez – Hundra år av ensamhet
2007-01-21: The Authority – Relentless
2007-01-20: Roger Zelazny – The Courts of Chaos
2007-01-15: Roger Zelazny – The Hand of Oberon
2007-01-05: Roger Zelazny – Sign of the Unicorn
2007-01-02: Roger Zelazny – The Guns of Avalon
2006-12-27: Philip K. Dick – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
2006-12-26: Roger Zelazny – Nine Princes in Amber
2006-12-23: Terry Pratchett – The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
2006-12-22: Lois McMaster Bujold – Barrayar
2006-12-19: Willy Russell – Educating Rita
2006-12-17: George Bernard Shaw – Pygmalion
2006-12-14: Philip K. Dick – A Maze of Death
2006-12-13: Terry Pratchett – Carpe Jugulum
2006-12-12: Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
2006-12-09: Joe Haldeman – The Forever War
2006-12-08: Roger Zelazny – Lord of Light
2006-12-07: Arthur Conan Doyle – The Hound of the Baskervilles
2006-12-02: Arthur Conan Doyle – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
2006-12-01: David Lodge – Nice Work
2006-11-30: Lois McMaster Bujold – The Vor Game
2006-11-26: Watchmen
2006-11-25: Iain M. Banks – The Algebraist
2006-10-22: Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
2006-10-13: Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2006-10-10: Franz Kafka – The Metamorphosis
2006-10-08: Arthur Conan Doyle – The Sign of Four
2006-10-02: Arthur Conan Doyle – A Study in Scarlet
2006-09-29: Neil Gaiman – Stardust
2006-09-28: Philip K. Dick – Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
2006-09-25: David Brin – The Uplift War
2006-09-22: Anne Tyler – The Accidental Tourist
2006-09-21: Douglas Adams – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
2006-09-20: Frederik Pohl – Gateway
2006-09-11: Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2006-08-23: Hellboy – Seed of Destruction
2006-08-22: The Sandman – The Wake
2006-08-19: The Sandman – The Kindly Ones
2006-08-18: Stephen R. Donaldson – This Day All Gods Die
2006-08-16: Terry Pratchett – Maskerade
2006-08-15: The Sandman – Worlds’ End
2006-08-14: Terry Pratchett – Lords and Ladies
2006-08-12: The Sandman – Brief Lives
2006-08-11: C.J. Cherryh – Downbelow Station
2006-08-06: The Sandman – Fables and Reflections
2006-07-26: Robert A. Heinlein – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
2006-07-11: Kim Stanley Robinson – Blue Mars
2006-07-03: Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
2006-06-29: The Sandman – A Game of You
2006-06-22: Kim Stanley Robinson – Red Mars
2006-06-11: Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine – Last Chance to See
2006-06-08: The Sandman – Season of Mists
2006-06-06: David Brin – Startide Rising
2006-06-05: The Sandman – Dream Country
2006-06-04: The Sandman – The Doll’s House
2006-05-27: The Sandman – Preludes and Nocturnes
2006-05-26: Philip José Farmer – To Your Scattered Bodies Go
2006-05-21: Robert M. Pirsig – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
2006-05-14: Walter M. Miller, Jr. – A Canticle for Leibowitz
2006-05-02: Ray Bradbury – I Sing the Body Electric!
2006-04-29: Stephen R. Donaldson – Chaos and Order
2006-04-27: Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles
2006-04-23: Harry Martinson – Aniara
2006-04-21: Philip Pullman – The Amber Spyglass
2006-04-08: Philip Pullman – The Subtle Knife
2006-04-07: Philip Pullman – Northern Lights
2006-04-01: Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code
2006-03-28: Stephen R. Donaldson – A Dark and Hungry God Arises
2006-03-26: Larry Niven – Ringworld
2006-03-21: Terry Jones – Douglas Adams’ Starship Titanic
2006-03-17: Philip K. Dick – Martian Time-Slip
2006-03-14: Chuck Palahniuk – Diary a Novel
2006-03-11: Dave Pelzer – Pojken som kallades Det
2006-03-10: Philip K. Dick – Galactic Pot-healer
2006-03-09: Theodor Kallifatides – Ett nytt land utanför mitt fönster
2006-03-08: Douglas Adams – The Salmon of Doubt
2006-03-02: Ray Bradbury – From The Dust Returned
2006-02-26: Mikael Niemi – Populärmusik från Vittula
2006-02-24: Ray Bradbury – Something Wicked This Way Comes
2006-02-22: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett – Good Omens
2006-02-14: Ursula K. Le Guin – Tehanu
2006-02-13: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Farthest Shore
2006-02-11: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Tombs of Atuan
2006-02-10: Ulsula K. Le Guin – A Wizard of Earthsea
2006-02-08: Douglas Adams – The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
2006-02-07: Stephen R. Donaldson – Forbidden Knowledge
2006-02-06: Terry Pratchett – Witches Abroad
2006-02-03: Arthur C. Clarke – The Hammer of God
2006-02-01: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg – The Positronic Man
2006-01-31: Robert A. Heinlein – Time for the Stars
2006-01-30: J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2006-01-26: Neil Gaiman – Coraline
2006-01-25: Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
2006-01-24: Terry Pratchett – The Last Hero
2006-01-23: Robert A. Heinlein – Stranger in a Strange Land
2006-01-21: Alfred Bester – The Stars My Destination
2006-01-20: Chuck Palahniuk – Stranger Than Fiction
2006-01-19: J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2006-01-15: H.G. Wells – The Time Machine
2006-01-12: Philip K. Dick – Ubik
2006-01-11: George Orwell – 1984
2006-01-10: J.k. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2006-01-09: Robert A. Heinlein – Double Star
2006-01-05: Robert A. Heinlein – The Puppet Masters
2006-01-02: J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2005-12-29: Robert A. Heinlein – Starship Troopers
2005-12-28: Terry Pratchett – The Last Continent
2005-12-26: Terry Pratchett – Thief of Time
2005-12-25: Isaac Asimov – I, Robot
2005-12-23: Robert A. Heinlein – Farmer in the Sky
2005-12-22: Terry Pratchett – Hogfather
2005-12-21: Terry Pratchett – Wyrd Sisters
2005-12-12: Terry Pratchett – The Truth
2005-12-03: Terry Pratchett – Men at Arms
2005-11-30: Fredrik Lindström – Världens dåligaste språk
2005-11-29: Ray Bradbury – S is for Space
2005-11-28: Terry Pratchett – Interesting Times
2005-10-27: Ray Bradbury – The Day it Rained Forever
2005-10-15: More Stories from the Hugo Winners – Volume 2
2005-10-12: Stories from the Hugo Winners – Volume 2
2005-10-11: The Hugo Winners – Volume 1
2005-10-07: Neal Stephenson – The Diamond Age
2005-10-04: Terry Pratchett – Eric
2005-09-28: Terry Pratchett – Soul Music
2005-09-11: Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man
2005-08-28: Terry Pratchett – Moving Pictures
2005-08-27: Mats Berggren – Det finns inga skridskor i öknen
2005-08-13: Terry Pratchett – Sourcery
2005-08-09: Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant
2005-07-04: Philip K. Dick – A Scanner Darkly
2005-06-22: Terry Pratchett – Guards! Guards!
2005-06-12: Ett annorlunda sätt att läsa
2005-06-11: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Left Hand of Darkness
2005-06-05: Philip K. Dick – The Man in the High Castle
2005-05-28: Anchee Min – Röd azalea (Red Azalea)
2005-05-25: Arthur C. Clarke – The Fountains of Paradise
2005-04-20: Arthur C. Clarke – Rendez-vous with Rama
2005-03-20: Terry Pratchett – Mort
2005-03-18: Frank Herbert – Chapter House Dune
2005-01-07: Chuck Palahniuk – Fight Club
2004-11-28: Terry Pratchett – The Light Fantastic
2004-11-15: Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic
2004-09-20: Stephen R. Donaldson – The Real Story
2004-09-13: Frank Herbert – Heretics of Dune
2004-09-06: Terry Pratchett – Jingo
2004-08-05: Terry Pratchett – Pyramids
2004-08-04: Frank Herbert – God Emperor of Dune
2004-07-24: Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash
2004-06-29: Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites
2004-06-22: Terry Pratchett – Feet of Clay
2004-06-15: Terry Pratchett – Small Gods
2004-06-10: Neil Gaiman – American Gods
2004-05-18: Isaac Asimov – Foundation
2004-05-17: Miyamoto Musashi – Go rin no sho
2004-05-16: Alan Watts – Myth and Religion
2004-05-10: Isaac Asimov – Nemesis
2004-05-08: William Gibson – Mona Lisa Overdrive
2004-05-02: Isaac Asimov – It’s such a beautiful day
2004-05-01: William Gibson – Count Zero
2004-04-25: William Gibson – Neuromancer
2004-04-14: Philip K. Dick – Do androids dream of electric sheep?
2003-12-31: Frank Herbert – Children of Dune
2003-12-28: Frank Herbert – Dune Messiah
2003-11-30: Frank Herbert – Dune
2002-01-31: Stanislaw Lem – Solaris
2000-11-30: Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451
2000-07-31: Imre Kertész – Mannen utan öde (Sorstalanság)
2000-05-16: Stephen R. Donaldson – Den andra krönikan om Thomas Covenant (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
2000-01-01: Wish list
1999-11-30: Carl Sagan – Kontakt (Contact)
1999-02-24: Stephen R. Donaldson – Krönikorna om Thomas Covenant (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
1998-11-30: Jack Vance – Stjärnfursten (The Star King)
1998-10-13: Poul Anderson – Tau Zero
1998-01-02: Sam J. Lundwall – Uppdrag i universum
1997-11-30: Erich Maria Remarque – Livsgnistan (Der Funke Leben)
1995-11-30: Robert A. Heinlein – Vintergatans son (Citizen of the Galaxy)