I’m looking for books set in Iceland and other Nordic countries. Ideas?I’m looking for books set in Iceland and other Nordic countries. Ideas? Brandy #recommend
If you go to http://tripfiction.com/, put in Iceland, you may find some books that appeal to you.
Awesome! Thanks for the website!
Just checked out Snowblind. Ragnar jonasson from the library.
Oh, yes! Great book!
The Greenlanders by Smiley
Independent People by Laxness. From the 50’s. Nobel prize for Lit.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
-The Perfect Landscape by Ragna Sigurdardottir
-Reply To A Letter From Helga by Bergsvein Birgisson
If you are up for the old Viking Sagas, The Sagas of Icelanders, A Selection from Viking Published by Penguin Group is amazing
Anything by Sjón!
-The Exception by Christian Jungersen
-We The Drowned by Carsten Jensen
-The Nina Borg Trilogy by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
All of Arnaldur Indriðason’s books are terrific, I just kept reading them one after the other, and I’m not even that into crime, but these are great
The Dark Blue Overcoat – short story collection from various Nordic countries
Oh great!!! Like I don’t have too many already, another bunch of books to check up on.
Tell me about it! I love Scandi noir, but I have too many other books to read already!
Glad I am not the only one ?
@Linda Definitely not lol.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is set in Iceland. If Nordic includes Scandanavia, Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Dept Q mysteries never dissappoint.
Books (mysteries) by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
Burial Rites- Hannah Kent
The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning by Halgrimur Helgason, it was an Audible deal of the day at one point, it was quirky and enjoyable.
“Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman is a great read and an even better audiobook.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Norwegian and wonderful.
I haven’t read this yet (there’s a huge queue at the library to hold it) but it’s meant to be great,
This sounds marvelous! I’ve read a couple of the sagas in translation – fascinating!
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I loved it so much I read it twice!
The Fish can Sing and Independent People by Halldor Laxness
The Swarm by Frank Schatzing is a sci -fi thriller based partially in Norway and Iceland. Don’t be intimidated by its size, it was really good!
Kristen Lavransdatter is a great book by Sigrid Undset…a Norwegian saga…I have read it at least four times.
Oooh yes, forgot about this! My aunt’s favourite series!
”Be Still the Water” by Karen Emilson. Disclaimer, I have not read it yet, I just got it yesterday when it was free on Kindle, but I read two others by this author and really enjoyed them.
ETA Oooh it’s still free on Kindle as of right now!
Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. 🙂
burial rites hannah kent x
Kristin Lavransdottir by Sigrid Undset
I Remember You: A Ghost Story. Fantastically spooky!
I love Norse Mythology. Have you given it a try. Also, Beowulf if you are looking for a classic
Burial Rites https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/900008325
Guess what just came in the mail.
The Father: made in sweden and
The son: made in sweden vol 2
by Anton Svensson. Hope they as good as I think they will be. ?
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
Books by Jo Nesbo
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series