Get to know the author (through books)

My mum read to me books about pricing strategies as a baby. She read a lot to me. It seems to have stuck. You will always find me with my nose in a book. Or possible three at once. When I want to figure out what I’m reading at the moment I have to open my goodreads to check. You just have to know where you can find the answer.

When my dad and I have a conversation, he already counts down the minutes it takes for me to say this sentence: “I have read a book about this, and …” What better way to get to know me than through the books I love?

Favourite environmental book: This changes everything by Naomi Klein (A book about climate change, it’s brilliant)

Favourite crime novel: Millennium-Series by Stieg Larson (Which motivated me to try non-fiction writing)

Favourite memoir: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (You will not read a single article written by me without quoting her. No, honestly, this book is a treasure)

Favourite play: The physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (It’s so clever, so witty. Oh, and I love physics by the way)

Favourite humorous book: The Martian by Andy Weir. (I laughed so loud at 3 at night my neighbour woke up)

Favourite children’s book: The Six Bullerby Children by Astrid Lindgren (I don’t know how often I have read it. But now, finally, I can read it in the original Swedish version. There has to be some benefit of learning a new language)

Favourite let’s-change-the-world! book: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (I read every line in absolute awe of the strength and the courage of this young woman)

Favourite cry-my-heart-out book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (I nearly didn’t finish it. My dad had to ask me every ten minutes if everything was ok because I was crying so hard)

Favourite I’m-sad-give-me-poetry book: The complete poems by Emily Dickinson (I felt a funeral in my brain… you know)

Favourite life-changer: The Starch Solution by John A. McDougall (This made me go vegan. Pretty life changing I guess.)

Favourite eye opener: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (I understand so many things now. You have to re-read this book every two weeks, though, because there is so much wisdom in there. Otherwise your mind explodes)

Favourite Iiiiii-will-always-love-youuuuuuu books: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (I bet you just waited for these. How could I not mention them? They always leave me with a buzz, a deep-felt joy, and also a sadness that again, their stories are over. Until the next time. My fondest memory is starting the first book under the table in musics class in school when outside it rained… A new world opened to me.)

Now you have got a little insight into how my brain works and which books I enjoy. Which books would you connect to the categories I mentioned? Do you have any suggestions for the humble bookworm?