5 Reasons to Read The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

 
 
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This year, I finally finished reading the last book of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, and I loved every single book. I know technically another book to the series just came out, but it’s not written by Larsson and I’m still unsure about whether I want to read it or not. It just doesn’t feel right to me. Anyway, I thought I would share with you some of the reasons why I think you should read these books. 
 
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1) Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist

The main characters in this series felt unbelieveble real. They were complex and captivating. Lisbeth Salander is one of the most interesting characters I have ever encountered; she was incredibly smart and at the same time it was mentioned often through the series that she likely suffered from asperger syndrome, which is in the autism spectrum.  Also, Lisbeth had a personal moral code that didn’t always fit in the conceptions of sociaty, but that just added to her character. Blomkvist also had a personal moral code and the fact that they both had one became a fascinating way of studying what people would do or wouldn’t do, what they found acceptable and what they didn’t. About Blomkvist as a character, I can say he had a lot of flaws, but he was so clever and did his job with such a passion that I forgot about them most of the time. 

2) The way it portrait some of the horrible things that happen in the world

There was never violence for the sake of violence in these books. There wasn’t an enjoyment in talking about the horrible things that happened. They were shown as facts because they were, horrible things happen all the time. But also, not only horrible things happen and Larsson showed that beautifully, he showed in his books there is still kindness, compassion, love. 

3) The way it portrait the relationship between society and gender 

The central subject of these books was men who don’t love women (that’s actually the original name of the first book!). In that sense, often in this series the author talked about discrimination, violence, and harrasment against women that was perpetrated by men who disregarded them as nothing. But at the same time, it had all kinds of amazing female characters that grew as individuals and that supported each other  though out the series. It was a equilibrium that showed all the things a lot of women have to go though in life and it also showed that women can overcome so much and that they are incredible. 

4)The secundary characters 

It wasn’t only Lisbeth and Michael that were engaging characters; I felt completely engrossed in the lives and work of a lot of other characters, each one of them had a unique personality that allowed them to be gripping and riveting. It could be a journalist, police officer or doctor, there was always something that made them stand out. 

5) The journalistic aspect of this series

I think this was one of my favorite parts of this series, because it wasn’t only a police or private detective investigation, it showed the rigorous investigation that a lot of journalists do everyday to hold accountable certain people that have been trusted with power. Nonetheless, it also showed the way media can become sensationalist and spread misinformation. It was entralling to see the opossite sides of the media and the series felt like an invitation to reflect on this, as well as many other things. 

 

 
Have you read this series? What did you think about it? or are you planning on reading it? 

 

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Favorite Secondary Couples | Bookish List



I have realised that a lot of times I end up shipping secondary couple (A.K.A the couples that don’t involve the main characters of the book) more or at least the same amount than the main couples. It’s just that I always want to know more about them, because as readers we always know a lot about the main couples( how they got together, what they do when they are together, what they fight about and things like that) and I’m always wishing to know those kind of things about secondary couples. Honestely, I think the reason why I like secondary couples is because we get so little information abou them that I’m left really intrigued.

Here are some of my favorite secondary couples (I would read entire series about these characters and their relationships if those books existed!):

Chubs and Vida (The Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken) 
They are the first couple I think about when I think about secondary couples. I wish there was more about them in the books, because it would make me extremely happy. Also, I just need to know what happened in the roadtrip they took. I JUST NEED TO KNOW!


Morrigan Azriel/ Cassian and Nesta (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas)

These were the couples that inspired this list, because I just read this book and it reminded me that a lot of times the secondary couples intrigued me more than the main couple (it’s not that I like them more or that I don’t ship Rhys and Feyre!). It’s just that we get a lot of Rhys and Feyre and I wanted to know more about the other couples. Also, I just wanted to say that the Target bonus chapter was the best thing ever and I’m so glad we got more of Cassian and Nesta.

Dorian and Manon / Aedion and Lysandra (Queen of Shadows by Sarah J, Maas) 

Sarah J, Maas is definitely a queen of secondary couples. I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy her books so much, she just gives me so many couples to ship. I don’t know why I always ship more the couples she tell us less about (in this case Aedion and Lysandra). But also, I can’t wait to see Manon in love in the next book. I CAN’T WAIT!
Eddie and Jill ( Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead) 
I think they woud have been such a great main couple for a series. Actually,  I feel like that with almost every couple in this list. I always like them individually as characters, especially Eddie, and I always wanted to know more about them together, but in the books there was so little information. 


Blake and Ginger (The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins) 
I was obsessed with them when I read this trilogy. I loved Ginger as a character, but I also liked the dynamic between this two, even if they were so different from each other.  



Tell me about your favorite secondary couples in the comments, I would love to know! 

Summer TBR list

My summer break has officially started and I’m so excited to have more time to read. Actually, last week I had enough free time (I only had one last paper to turn in) that it felt like my break had started already. I managed to read 6 books from my summer list during last week, which means they are no longer on the list, but I want to tell you which ones were they so you have an idea of the original list. The books were 1st to Die by James Patterson, the All for the Game series by Nora Sakavic (The Foxhole Court, The Raven King and The King’s Men), Emma by Jane Austen and The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.
Here is my remaining summer TBR list.


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The last book in this trilogy came out recently and a lot of people were saying good things about it, which made me want to read it. Also, I like to binge reading trilogies or series, so that’s probably what I’ll do with this one. 


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I’m currently reading this, I wanted a fun, fluffy contemporary, so I picked it up. Also, I have loved every single Morgan Matson book I have read, so I was anticipating this one. 



A Clash of Kings by George R.R Martin

I watched the first 3 season of the show and then stopped. But I was still intrigued, so I read the first book and really liked it. Now, I’m thinking of starting to watch the show again, and I definitely want to read this book. Even if it’s huge and very intimidating. 

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
This book is SO LONG, that’s why I saved it for summer break. I wanted to have the time to read it without having to stop every few pages. I’m a bit worried because I read the first book in this series a long time ago and I don’t remember it that well. But we’ll see…


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 

 This book won the Pulitzer Prize and I have found that I have enjoyed the Puitzer Prize winner that I have read so far. That’s why I decided to read this. Also, The writer and the main character are latinos, so that’s a plus for me. 

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A lot of people say this is there favorite classic, so I thought I would give it a chance. 



 

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
I have been meaning to read this since a bunch of booktubers read it and  loved it. That was a really long time ago and it’s time for me to finally read this. 



The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Someone said that this was similar to The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, so I decided to give it a chance. 

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

 I need more LGTBQ books in my life and this is were I’m starting. If anyone has recommendations, I would appreciate them. (contemporaries, please. YA or NA) 


If you posted a summer tbr list, let the link in the comments because I would love to check it out! If you didn’t, tell me what are you planning to read in the summer.