[Top three] Katja Gilljam recommends

Comfortably tucked between Sweden and Finland, Åland sits as the crown jewel of the Baltic Sea. From here, Katja runs the blog Bokhuset, focusing mainly on YA and children’s literature and more often than not from independent publishers. We asked her for her top three Swedish books from 2016.


Curly Bracket: Corpuratus hemlighet by Johan Wendt, Tor Moström, 2016


The Curly Bracket books introduce the reader to computational thinking to provide a foundation for programming, a skill which today is regarded just as important as reading or writing. In the book, the main characters Curly and Pascal are faced with challenges which the reader can attempt to solve as well. The book also includes exercises in computational thinking.

Du, bara by Anna Ahlund, 2016



The story of Frank and John is a highly praised debut novel celebrating love regardless of gender with a beautiful language, almost musical at times. Expect great things from this author in the future!

Snack Parrows intergalaktiska rymdbyrå för underliga mysterier och piratbestyr by Camilla Linde, 2016


This is the first in a series about the space pirate Snack Parrow and his misadventures in space. It comes across as a wonderful mix of “The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy”, Tintin and the TV-show “Firefly” and is a great read for children as well as their parents.

About the blogger:

Katja Gilljam

Katja runs the blog Bokhuset and has emigrated to Åland from Stockholm by way of Madeira. A speed reader, it is more than likely that you will find plenty of reviews regarding YA, dystopia, zombies, vampires and science fiction at her blog.

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