Pocket Top Ten – That´s what most Swedes read 2011 january Posted by Tibor on Jan 26, 2011 in Culture
Topplista 2011 januari
Do you know what the hottest books are in Sweden right now? Do you know what the most Swedes read at the moment? There was a few months ago when someone mailed me if I could recommend some Swedish books that are popular at the moment. Well, these are not all Swedish authors but it doesn´t make them less interesting. Not for Swedes at least. These are the ten most popular books right now. You can order them at cdon.com, or www.bokus.se, www.ordochbok.se, www.adlibris.com, and there is also info about the books. It is not on the list though but you can surely find the book called Blondie by Birgitta Andersson. The book is based on a true story. It is about a woman´s true faith and life. It is about things that most of us can´t even imagine. You´ll be sweating! So, if you aren´t in a top mood right now…read it some other time.
There are plenty of interesting books out there so you don´t have to go after this list. If you have a recommendation on a book that has made a deep impact on you or just simply find it amazing, please do share it with us. Did you guys know it by the way that Pocket books are an American invention, but it was revolutionized by Sweden in Europe? These books are very handy when you travel and you can easily recognize Swedes at airports reading pocket books. The days are getting longer in Sweden so the arrival of the sunny days is close. So another way to point out the Swede in a crowd is to look for people who turn their faces towards the sun. This is how I could ask for directions in Swedish in Barcelona, hehe.
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret … – Jonas Jonasson 404 pages 75 SEK
Igelkottens elegans – Muriel Barbery 345 pages 75 SEK
Utrensning – Sofi Oksanen 362 pages 77 SEK (Tibor´s choice)
Lyckan, kärleken och meningen med livet – Elizabeth Gilbert 344 pages 75 SEK
Postcard killers – Marklund & Patterson 366 pages 75 SEK
Alfahannen – Katarina Wennstam 366 pages 77 SEK
Gamla Stan-morden – Lars-Bill Lundholm 438 pages 75 SEK
Vyssan Lull – Karin Gerhardsen 295 pages 77 SEK
Hoppas du trifs bra i fengelset – Susanna Alakoski 342 pages 77 SEK
Jorden de ärvde – Björn af Kleen 344 pages 77 SEK