Zee from Notes from the North is hosting a Nordic Book Challenge for next year and I will be joining in to put some more pressure on myself to read books I already own.
The challenge is simple enough: during 2011 read the number of books for you chosen level. The books must either be by any author born in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and/or Sweden) or set in a Nordic country.
There are several levels of the challenge but I think I will go for the Odin level which requires reading 11-20 books. I have 13 books in my TBR pile that would count as Nordic so all I have to do is read them right?
These are the books I either have or have ordered
- Ake Edwardson – The Shadow Woman (Sweden)
- Camilla Ceder – Frozen Moment (Sweden)
- Camilla Lackberg – The Preacher (Sweden)
- Hakan Nesser – Woman with Birthmark (Sweden)
- Helene Tursten – Detective Inspector Huss (Sweden)
- Henning Mankell – The White Lioness (Sweden)
- Jo Nesbo – Nemisis (Norway)
- K O Dahl – The Last Fix (Norway)
- Karin Alvtegen – Betrayel (Sweden)
- Karin Fossum – He Who Fears the Wolf (Norway)
- Lief Davidsen – The Woman from Bratislavia (Denmark)
- Maj Sjowall & Per Whaloo – The Man Who Went up in Smoke (Sweden)
- Michael Ridpath – Where the Shadows Lie (Iceland)
Plus I suspect I’ll be compelled to acquire Johan Theorin’s newest book when it is released next year and I might need to visit the library for an Arnuldur Indriðason or Jan Costin Wagner book to ensure a proper cross section of the region is covered