#ScandiReadingChallenge: 1930s

March – 1930s

In March, the focus of the 2022 Scandinavian Reading Challenge is books that take place in the 1930s. Find below some highlights and a link to photos from that time period along with book suggestions.

The title in bold is the one I plan to read. Do you have any Scandinavian books that take place during this time period that you recommend or know of? Leave a comment or email me any suggestions. I’d love to hear them.

Some highlights from this decade:

  • Whaling – “In the winter of 1930-1931, Norway produced 2,316,962 barrels of whale oil, the best-ever Antarctic season.” (Source: The Norwegian American)
  • The Great Depression – Unemployment increased even more; by 1933, at least one-third of the workforce was unemployed. (Source: Britannica)
  • Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica – 1938
  • With outbreak of World War II in 1939, Norway along with Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland declare themselves neutral

Photos of the decade:

Books to consider:

Return to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1900/1910s.

Return to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1920s.

Jump to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1940s.

Jump to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1950s (coming soon).

Happy reading!


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