Nordic Book Club Meetings

Here you will find online meeting dates and selections from Nordic book clubs across the country. Selections include children’s literature, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, crime fiction, memoirs, short stories, and nonfiction. Do you know of a Nordic-themed online book club that might be of interest to readers? Please share the details in the comments or via email.


September Selections

Scroll down for the details on the September meetings for these books!

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National Danish Book Club & Literary Event Series

  • September 13: Justine by Iben Mondrup translated by Kerri A. Pierce
  • October 11: The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen translated by Tiina Nunnally
  • November: Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann
  • December: The Land of Short Sentences by Stine Pilgaard translated by Hunter Simpson
  • January: The Shadow Murders by Jussi Adler-Olsen translated by William Frost

Nordiska’s Book Club

  • September 29: Ronia, The Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren translated from the Swedish by Patricia Crampton

Scandinavia House’s Nordic Book Club

  • September 13: The Last Wild Horses: A Novel by Maja Lunde translated from the Norwegian by Diane Oatley
  • October 4: Carnality by Lina Wolff translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry
  • November 8: The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen translated from the Finnish by David Hackston

Swedish American Museum

  • September 24: The Swedish Bakery: A Feminine Ode by Mona Lisa Moru
  • October 29: Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley
  • November 19: The Historians: A Novel of War II by Cecilia Ekbäck
  • December 17: The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
  • January 28: We Know You Remember by Tove Alsterdal translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center in Illinois

  • September 13: Everyday Sisu: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life by Katja Pantzar
  • October 11: Shadows Over Bishop Hill: A Bishop Hill Mystery by Mary R. Davidsaver
  • November 8: An Elderly Lady Must Not be Crossed: Stories by Helene Tursten translated from the Danish by Marlaine Delargy
  • December 13: The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

Vesterheim’s Bokprat

  • September 21: Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder translated from the Norwegian by Paulette Møller
  • October 26: Heroes of the Primstav: The Princess and the Boatboy by Lucy O’Laughlin Tokheim (graphic novel)
  • November 16: A Frog in the Fjord: One Year in Norway by Lorelou Desjardins
  • December 14: Hjem til jul (Netflix series)

Happy reading!

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