June Summary

The books

John Green, Lauren Myracle & Maureen Johnson’s Let it Snow
Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3)
Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Kristina Lugns Bekantskap önskas med äldre bildad herre
C.J. Sansom’s Winter in Madrid

So I finally read the Oathbringer, the third part in my favorite fantasy storyline, and of course it did not disappoint. I dream that the story will be made in to a series some day, since it’s much better than GoT. Rubenhold’s story was very interesting, and gave the victims a voice, rather than their murderer(s).

The shows

Space Force
The Man in the High Castle
Queer Eye: We’re in Japan
Gossip Girl
Queer Eye
Brooklyn 99

Well, to keep it short, I like all of the above.

The movies

Anna & the Apocalypse
Love Wedding Repeat
Time Freak
Begin Again
The Half of It
I Capture the Castle
Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga
Feel the Beat

I totally loved the Eurovision movie, and I’m not ashamed about it. Sure, it’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but it has heart and it entertained me.

The workouts

Kept going strong with Lucy Sewell’s Home Strength program, only skipped the week where it was too hot.

May wrap-up


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus
Tom Phillips’ Humans: A Brief History of How We F**ked It All Up
Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Obviously not my best reading month, but also not the worst.


Stranger Things
Never Have I Ever
The Man in the High Castle
Normal People
James May: our man in Japan
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Really enjoyed Never Have I Ever and Mrs Maisel (and yes, it took me 2 full seasons to realize that the people behind Mrs Maisel are the same ones that created Gilmore Girls). Looking forward to season 4 of the show!

The other shows were also all good, but I have to say that Sidney Parker in Sanditon is a fucking jerk and I at no point did he win me back over on his side. (Also doesn’t help that the actor playing him make me cringe. He looks mean.)




Slowly but steady. Still doing Home Strength, but not very often (1-2 times a week). Better than nothing!

March Wrap-up


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck
Jenny Colgan’s Christmas at Little Beach Street… (Little Beach Street Bakery #3)
Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up
Johanna Mos Svarta änkan

Meh. The first book was not as good as her others. The one by Angie Thomas was not as good as The Hate U Give. The one by Johanna Mo was not as good as the previous ones. And the one by Jenny Colgan is the least nice in that series. So yeah.


På Spåret
Bäst i Test
Star Trek: Picard
After Life
Jills Veranda
Downton Abbey
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Valhalla Murders
Agents of SHIELD

Yeah, this is social distancing while working from home (and having been sick). Favorites are Unorthodox and Miranda. (Although, to be fair, I’ve only watched 1 episode of After Life. I’m sure I’ll love it.)


The Post
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
Life of the Party
Game Night
The Intern
MIB International
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Infinity Wars
Avengers: Endgame
The Christmas Cottage
Where’d you go, Bernadette?
Mary Queen of Scots

Yep. Favorites: Game Night & (surprisingly) The Intern. Worst were Men in Black: International & The Christmas Cottage.


I did some Gateway to Gains, and then the gyms closed and then I was sick. And that was March. Let’s hope April will be better.

February summary


Halldór Laxness’ The Fish Can Sing
Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archives #2)
Brandon Sanderson Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)
Johanne Hildebrandt Idun (Sagan om Valhalla #2)
Robert Harris An Officer and a Spy
Alice Broadway Ink (Skin Books #1)
Jenny Colgan Det lilla bageriet på stranden (Little Beach Street Bakery #1)
Jenny Colgan Sommar i det lilla… (Little Beach Street Bakery #2)

Oh, wow. I had to double check if this was correct as it seems like so many books. But it is. 3 of them are re-reads, and 3 I may have read when having nothing to do at work. (Handy with Bookbeat on my phone…)
And Brandon Sanderson is my by far favorite fantasy author. It was a re-read of Words of Radiance, and it was still as great!


Nobody’s Looking
Fake or Fortune
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
A Confession
Jills veranda

Ragnarok was great, and I’m really enjoying  the Marvelous Mrs Maisel so far. Turning Norwegian detective Wisting into a TV-show was done pretty nicely I think (as in, remained true enough to the books).


Shaun of the Dead
Dolly Parton: Here I am
Now More Than Ever: the History of Chicago
Last Christmas

Cargo! I’d had it on my list for quite a while, after seeing a short film version of it. Martin Freeman is great as always, and it’s zombies without being too scary. Thumbs up!

January wrap-up


Jørn Lier Horst’s Blindgång (William Wisting #10)
Jørn Lier Horst’s Katharinakoden (Cold Case #1)
Bill Bryson’s The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Jørn Lier Horst’s Det innersta rummet (Cold Case #2)

Well, I read. 1 physical book (Bryson) and 3 on BookBeat. Nothing from my TBR pile.


The Man in the High Castle
Russian Doll
The end of the F***ing World
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Umbrella Academy
The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

The first 2 episodes of The end of the F***ing World did not have me convinced. As they weren’t very long however, I still kept watching, and by the end of the season I quite enjoyed it. Russian Doll did also not have me convinced until the end of episode 3. If you’re asking why I keep watching shows I’m not that into, I don’t have a good answer for you, but I can report that I’m also not that into Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


The Light Between Oceans
Marriage Story
The Hustle
Jojo Rabbit
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hearts Beat Loud
Dog Days

Did I develop a celebrity crush on Taika Waititi and proceed with watching all his movies? Yes, yes I did. My favorite was Boy, but also Hunt for the Wilderpeople has stayed with me. Yesterday was also pretty cute and worth watching.


I mean… not much!

December wrap-up

The books

Nattmannen by Jørn Lier Horst

The movies

The Great Hack
Some kind of monster
Andy Murray: Resurfacing
Mission: Impossible Fallout
National Lampoon

Some re-watching, some (read: Frozen) that my sister-in-law insisted little brother needed to see.

The shows

30 Rock
Parks & Recreation
Shine on with Reese
Virgin River
Alias Grace
Home for Christmas
The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Did anyone else watch Men in Trees (2006-2008)? Doesn’t Virgin River have the same vibe? City woman moves to the wild, meets charming man?
Apart from that – FLEABAG. Please watch it if you haven’t. I loved it, easily best show I’ve seen this year. Alias Grace was also very good, and it probably helped that I’d forgotten most of the book, so had no idea where it was going.



October wrap-up

The books

Kristin Emilssons Den som väntar
Bernhard Nordhs Undan frostpiskan

Meh. I don’t even have an excuse – I spent a week reading on the beach and all. I just don’t feel like it?

The shows

The Orville
Jessica Jones (finished!)

The movies

Wine Country
Jem & the Holograms
Step Sisters
Whitney Cummings: Can I touch it?
Iron Man
Iron Man 2

Can we talk about how cute Dumplin’ was? And how it’s the best role I’ve seen Jennifer Aniston in? And how the fat girl got the cute guy (not the other way around)? The main character is Danielle Macdonald, who was also the lead in Patticake$, which I quite enjoyed as well. We have Disney+ for free until November, so obviously had to re-watch some Marvel stuff.

The workouts/progress

Also this was nothing spectacular, but I did go twice a week, every week (except the first when I was lying on the beach).


September summary

The books

Bernhard Nordhs Fjällfolk
Jenny Colgan’s The Little Shop of Happy Ever After (Scottish Bookshop #1)
Kristin Emilssons In i minsta detalj
Johanna Mos Jag var tvungen att gå

The shows

Jessica Jones
The Orville (season 2)
Disenchantment (season 2)

Wow, the Orville! While the first season was fine, this second one was really good.

The movies

13th Amendment
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Mute was meh (yes, OK, I watched it because Paul Rudd is in it and he’s adorkable). 13th Amendment was an eye-opening documentary. The great takeaway – Katherine Ryan! Man, she’s now in my top list of stand-ups. Watch her!

The workouts/progress

Well, the squats make me hate Stronglifts. I guess I will try something new?

week 38 / “glitter room” & gym progress



I watched Katherine Ryan’s “Glitter Room” special on Netflix and laughed out loud several times. That’s no small feat, I usually only laugh on the inside. Watch it!

Also watched Amy Schumer’s Netflix special and it was.. ok. I enjoyed the above one far more. (Look, I find Amy the funniest when she gets critical, rather than the Moran-style “don’t be scared of me” feminist approach, and she did that for a total of like 2-3 minutes. The rest was quite “meh”.)


Yeah! I went to the gym! More than once! Also had to wait to use equipment (for the first time in the new gym). Apparently Wednesdays are chest days? I’m now dislike squats (only cause it’s getting heavy for me? Maybe), but quite like benching. I’m sure that’ll change soon enough though.

Also wore leggings to the gym for the first time ever (no, let me stress – I wore leggings in public for the first time ever. turns out it’s very uneventful).