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The sun is finally back

Well, maybe. In Denmark, you never know. However, if the sun is out, we are, so reading might not be your first priority. Fortunately, short books are a thing, so you can still indulge in lovely literature. Enjoy.

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele

Old tale, new take

A Spindle Splintered

By Alix E. Harrow

Zennia is dying, and her twenty-first birthday will be her last. A friend arranges a perfect Sleeping Beauty event, but something happens, and Zennia is transported to another universe. Here she finds a princess who refuses to go to sleep.

Weird, brutal and angry

Flowers for the Sea

By Zin E. Rocklyn

Iraxi is stuck on an ark on a hostile sea, under a hostile sky with a pregnancy she does not want, in a dying world. She is angry and set apart from the other passengers, partly because she is near term and the only one able to.

Graphic, honest and disturbing

At Night All Blood is Black

By David Diop

Alfa and Mandemba leave their home in Senegal for the first time to fight for France in the Great War. But, when Alfa cannot kill his friend when he is dying in agony in no man’s land, he slowly descends into madness.

Gruesome crime with punch


By Stuart MacBride

A serial killer kidnaps, tortures, and kills young women across the US. The police are chasing him with no luck. Then he kidnaps the wrong victim, the daughter of a notorious gangster. And daddy knows just who to send after the killer.

Did you know?

If you want to get outside but still enjoy reading, you can get thousands of great free audiobooks (and e-books) in English through your local library. has an app called Libby that gives you easy access. Here you have levels from children’s books to adult novels and many genres: eReolen Global - OverDrive

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