Spring 2020 with Lars Kepler, Ida Warg, Anders Borg, Camilla Läckberg and Extreme Ownership.

  1. Ida Warg – Min Egen Väg.

    My 12-year-old daughter comes to me and says that I need to read Ida Warg’s book. I am hesitant after being disappointed with Margaux Dietz book. Still, being curious about young successful influencers and of respect to my daughter I go for it and enjoy it, to my surprise. Ida has a drive to get inspired of that brought her success, she is a hard-working person focused at winning and finding own ways of doing things. As a bonus you get confessions from someone with eating disorders which is a must for every little girl to know.

    Elena’s rating: 3 out of 5.
  2. Lars Kepler – Lazarus.

    I used to be a big fan of Lars Kepler but it felt like I have become more spoiled. Same brutal detailed crime scenes, and an annoying feeling of knowing what happens next. After having read all their previous books and having The Hypnotist as one of my favourite novels I got disappointed with Lazarus, as it felt like more of the same but with a lower quality.

    Elena’s rating: 2 out of 5.
  3. Anders Borg – Finansministern.

    For someone not working with neither finance not politics this was a fascinating though heavy reading.

    Elena’s rating: 4 out of 5.
  4. Jocko Willink – Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

    The book is based on one idea – as a leader you have to own it, the decisions and actions of anyone being led by you. Never blame on someone else, take full responsibility. The book is based on real-life stories where extreme ownership was a game-changer. This is not a novel idea for me, as I have learnt to both give extreme freedom and take extreme ownership for my organisations. Moreover, in every role I was aspiring for, I took the ownership even before getting it. When working in a global company one needs to start taking ownership even beyond your sphere of direct influence.

    Elena’s rating: 3 out of 5.
  5. Camilla Läckberg – Vingar of Silver

    I was really waiting for it after Camilla’s “En Bur Av Guld” that i loved. This one is an easy read, on one breath, girls-only. The story was not worked though as good as in the predecessor, and there were some inconsistencies in the book that I reacted upon (when Faye met the guy at the bar and fell in love immediately (which is not her thing to start with) the readers immediately realize there is something fishy with the guy). BUT the details, and the empowerment that the book gives you is priceless!

    Elena’s rating: 3.5 out of 5.