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th_scandinaviamap-1 I have just sign for a new challenge hosted by Amy at The Black Sheep Dances.

The goal is to read 6 books by Scandinavian authors before December 31, 2010.

I take for granted that we can consider Scandinavian countries, for the purpose of this challenge, not only Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, but also Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. (Wikipedia).

Paraphrasing Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise, I’m also seriously addicted to crime fiction, therefore I’m restricting my participation in the 2010 Scandinavian Reading Challenge to crime fiction titles. I’m not sure whether participants can use books of any other genre.

Why? “Because Murder is More Fun Away From Home“, Peter Rozovsky dixit at Detectives Beyond Borders

To join this Challenge click here

I have so far in my TBR pile 4 books:

1) Silence of the Grave (2001) by Arnaldur Indriðason (Iceland)

2) Nemesis (2008) by Jo Nesbø (Norway)

3) Sun Storm (aka The Savage Altar) (2006) by Asa Larsson (Sweden)

4) The Fire Engine That Disappeared (2009) by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (Sweden)

For the balance I was thinking to choose one book from Leif G.W. Persson and another one from Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Your suggestions are welcome.

Don’t know what to read? The following links will provide some useful tips.

Scandinavian Crime Fiction in English

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Salomonsson Agency

Mystery Readers Journal Scandinavian Mysteries

Petrona: The enduring appeal of Nordic novels

International Noir Fiction

DJs krimiblog

Crime Scraps