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Comfort book recommendation: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

These current times demand comfort books, right? So this isn’t really a book review but a recommendation for one of those books that make you sigh with content for a while at least. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson offers us a glimpse of summer on a remote Finnish island. It’s full of nostalgia of those summer days when time seemed to slow down and you couldn’t tell if it was Monday or Saturday. ❤

“Every year, the bright summer nights fade without anyone’s noticing. One evening in August you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden it’s pitch-black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.”

Reading has always been the way to take my mind away from whatever stress or difficult times I’ve experienced. With the ongoing corona virus situation it has become even more important to be able to take a break from everything, and just have that time to read even if it’s just a few pages during a coffee break. So please don’t give up on reading even in these times when your mind can be filled with worry and stress. Take a break and whisk yourself away to wherever the pages might take you.

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Book review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I usually go for historical/cozy mysteries, but the author Stuart Turton created such an interesting twist to a very traditional mystery that I had to check it out. The setting is a familiar one: a murder happens in a manor house and there is a limited amount of suspects who could’ve done the murder.

In The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle the main character is stuck in this murder mystery setting and cannot leave until he has solved the murder. Feels like an escape room game, doesn’t it? Very interesting!

How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home?

Overall I enjoyed the book a lot. I think this was Stuart Turton’s first book, which is impressive, so I’m looking forward tho his next book. Hopefully it too will have a very unique idea!

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