#ScandiReadingChallenge: 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.

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:

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1900/1910s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1920s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1940s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1950s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1960s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1970s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1980s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1990s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 2000s (coming soon)

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 2010s (coming later)

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: Multiple Decades (coming later)


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