Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EDITED: Update on the Scandinavian Reading Challenge

So far we have 23 participants, and the list grows daily.  This is a hearty bunch who is ready to explore new works and new authors. Remember, you must be a follower to participate in the giveaway and prizes at the end of the Reading Challenge.  Please email me your titles as you read them, so I have more titles to recommend and we can all keep track. 
To assist in this, I've added a few websites where you can locate information on Scandinavian titles:
  • Eurocrime.co.uk has a section on Scandinavian crime
  • Scandinavianbooks.com has author info and suggested titles
  • Archipelagobooks.org has a number of translated titles
  • http://homepages.gac.edu/~fister/scandcrime/  Scandinavian crime fiction lists of authors
A few new ones and old favorites of mine: 
  • Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, by Maile Chapman (Finland)
  • The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch)
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (Norwegian)
  • Voices: A Reykjavik Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason (a Reykjavik series)
  • Peter Hoeg and Jo Nesbo have new titles
  • Growth of the Soil, my most favorite Knut Hamsun epic story
Just a reminder, tomorrow concludes the Henning Mankell giveaway, with a winner announced Wed evening Pacific time.  The next Giveaway will start the very next day, another Scandinavian title!  Stay tuned!


  1. i'm still in, i promise i'll get your button up on my blog soon!

  2. It does sound tempting to join this challenge but I have no idea about any Scandinavian authors or books and I have signed up for too many challenges already and don't want to fail at yet another one. Maybe when I do compile a list of Scandinavian reads then I'll join :)

  3. I have emailed you my link to my challenge post with my goal (6) and list of recommended reading. I have completed Benny and Shrimp so far. Thank you.


  4. I'm joining. I'm not good at challenges. I will try very hard.