Many of you might be wondering what the first word of this title means, so allow me to explain: Påskekrim (literaly: Easter-Crime) is the name of a Norwegian tradition, which consists of reading thriller and crime books during Easter season. As an avid reader of these genres, I was very interested upon reading Mel’s post about this tradition, and I wanted to bring you some content based on it during Easter week. If you’re interested in learning more about Påskekrim, here is a very enlightening post about it.
The first Påskekrim post is my TBR for this week, which is the first week of Spring Break (hallelujah!), and you know what that means – I get to be home all day and I actually have time to read!! 🎉 I tried to pick out some books that were sent to me by publishers, since I have a few reviews that are overdue. Well, without further rambling, here are the books I’d like to read this week…
O Hospital de Todos os Santos
This is a tiny little thriller/horror book by a Portuguese author. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of it when it first came out, but never got around to pick it up. Well, this time, I’m determined to finally read it! 💪🏼
I know virtually nothing about this story, except for the fact that it takes place in a psychiatric hospital, which is what drew me to it. Based on its size, this will be the first read of Påskekrim 😁
The Brighton Mermaid
Another book sent my way by a national publisher – and which I should’ve reviewed months ago! From what I’ve gathered, Koomson’s latest novel is a thriller in which the body of a girl is found on the beach in Brighton, hence the nickname “Brighton Mermaid”. When it first came out, I saw many positive reviews, which made me want to read it as well. Hopefully, I’ll like it as much as they did 😄
The Secretary is a book that I came across pretty randomly while browsing through social media. The cover drew me in, and the synopsis won me over. If I got it right, this is about a woman who is very quiet and does her job well (working as a secretary, I assume), making her go almost unnoticed most of the time, but is secretly plotting some kind of revenge. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, take a look at the “hidden” meaning in the cover of this book 😉
Now, if a book involves secrets and lies, I am all in, so I am ecstatic to finally start this beauty and dive into whatever secret The Secretary is hiding. Big thanks to HarperCollins for sending this book my way 💕
And that’s all for the first day of Påskekrim, folks! Make sure you stay in tune for the rest of this week’s posts, I’ve been preparing a bunch of them for you 🤭
Who’s joining me in Påskekrim? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments down below!
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post! ♡