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book of june: raska på alfons åberg 

Here he is again! Loveable Alfons Åberg! Since my first Alfons post (or Alfie if you’re reading the English translation) a lot has happened. Including the current residence of a small toddler in our home. K loves Alfons. She actually loves a wide myriad of books of all shapes an sizes. (She frequently brings me my textbooks for me to read to her – and sits for much longer than expected and listens as I read aloud). What we’re here today to talk about is my personal favorite Alfons book – Raska på Alfons Åberg! Which translates to Hurry up Alfie Atkins! 

Left: first post – Good night Alfie Atkins. Right: Hurry up Alfie Atkins!

Not to give away the plot of the ending, I do want to say it ends in a lot of laughs. Which means I laugh a little while reading (always the dutiful actress), K laughs a lot at me, and I start genuinely laughing. Just a jolly good show for all. I, yet again, recommend Alfons, Alfie, Mikko or whatever language you prefer to read in with your little one. 


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eighteen. read a book a month

I hope you didn’t think I’d break the count down, just because it was book of the month time!

No siree Bob.

I have now read a book every month since my 25 before 25 lists inception. I thought it would be fun, in this final review post, to list them in order of my personal preference. If you’re looking for a book to read, I recommend the following:

  1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  5. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  6. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  7. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  10. Inferno by Dan Brown
  11. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  12. The Shortest Way Home by Juliette Fay
  13. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barak Obama by David Remnick
  14. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  15. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
  16. Promises to Keep by Jane Greene
  17. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  18. The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
  19. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  20. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  21. James Potter by G. Norman Lippert
  22. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  23. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  24. Godnatt, Alfons Åberg by Gunilla Bergström
  25. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  26. Mödrar och Söner by Theodor Kallifatides
  27. Läroplan för förskolan Lpfö 98 by Skolverket

Now that was fun, wasn’t it?

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