The other day I asked you which Jo Nesbo book I should read for the Norway leg of the Scandinavian Reading Challenge and 81% of you said I should give The Redbreast another go despite having abandoned it once before. Even though the challenge’s host, Amy, promised she wouldn’t send the book challenge police around to my place if I failed to read a book set in Norway I shall make this one of those rare occasions when I do what I am told and will tackle The Redbreast some time soon.
I have already read these four books for the challenge
- Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland)
- The Serbian Dane by Leif Davidsen (Denmark)
- The Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser (Sweden)
- The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin (Sweden)
In addition to The Redbreast I am also planning to read Snow Angels by James Thompson which is set in Finland. This will be a particularly good challenge for me to complete because all the books were either on my TBR shelves already or obtainable from the library.
Of course Scandinavian blogger and writer Dorte from the excellent DJs krimiblog tells us that Iceland and Finland aren’t officially Scandinavian (though they are Nordic countries) but they were on the map that Amy used as the image for the challenge so I am going to count them for the challenge with sincere apologies to any offended Scandinavians.