Ten Popular Swedish Novels Posted by Marcus Cederström on Aug 6, 2012 in Swedish Language
Pocketbok. Or just pocket. It’s exactly what you think it is. A book that will essentially fit in your pocket with soft covers. It’s a paperback really. In Sweden, you can find them in their own little section in everything from bookstores to convenience stores to grocery stores. Tibor introduced a list of ten of the most popular books way back at the beginning of 2011, but as the summer starts to wind down, a nice new list to keep everyone up-to-date on what is popular in Sweden right now seemed like a good idea.
Reading in Swedish can be a great way to improve your language skills when you’re trying to learn Swedish, especially if you already have a good base to work from. If you don’t, don’t worry. Look for books that might already be available in both Swedish and English. Check out one of our older posts here about a good way to work on your Swedish by reading.
The list you’ll find below describes ten of the most popular books in Sweden right now. You’ll notice that, aside from the first book on the list, the remaining nine are all written by Swedish authors in the original Swedish. Many of the names might even be familiar – Jan Guillou, Mari Jungstedt, Jens Lapidus, Håkan Nesser.
You can find links below to a quick summary (in Swedish) of the books at Akademibokhandeln:
- MORGON I JENIN Susan Abulhawa
- SANKTA PSYKO Johan Theorin
- DET FJÄRDE OFFRET Mari Jungstedt
- NÅGONSTANS INOM OSS Kajsa Ingemarsson
- LÄRJUNGEN Mikael Hjort & Hans Rosenfeldt
- MODERSPASSION Majgull Axelsson
- LIVET DELUXE Jens Lapidus
- DEN FEMTE ÅRSTIDEN Mons Kallentoft
- BROBYGGARNA Jan Guillou
- HIMMEL ÖVER LONDON Håkan Nesser
Have you read any of these books? Or maybe read some of the other books written by the authors on this list? If so, which is your favorite? Do you have any suggestions for others?
P.S. If you’re trying to get these books in the US, it can be tough. That being said, www.ordochbok.se does ship internationally to the US and their customer service is super helpful!
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