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67 popular danish books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Denmark. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen EN

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Description:
Comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. Sofie conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions. Part-memoir, part-social commentary, this book looks at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing

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Island by Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Description:
A young Danish woman explores her family's past and Faroe Islands ancestry across three generations. In the process she uncovers details of the passions and challenges her grandparents and their siblings confronted when they were her age, and considers universal themes of home and identity. Lush, lyrical prose transports the reader. Family brings the young woman back to the Faroe Islands - the windswept, rocky northern archipelago where she has never lived but which she has always called home. There she finds her stories entwining with those of her ancestors as she searches for a way to connec... continue

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Jenny by Sigrid Undset EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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First published in 1911 when the author was 29, this unsparing novel tells the story of Jenny Winge, a talented Norwegian painter whose search for artistic inspiration in Rome lands her in the arms of a married man. Her decision to have their baby out of wedlock and raise it by herself brought charges of immorality against the author, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1928, and the book. This is a new translation and the first English edition of Jenny since 1921, with censored passages restored. Everyone and everything leaps off the page. The New York Times Book Review
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Koude angst

Koude angst by Mads Peder Nordbo NL

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
upaarnaq is teruggekeerd naar Nuuk om haar enige vriend, Matthew Cave, te helpen zijn halfzus Arnaq te vinden, die tijdens een weekendtrip naar het verlaten stadje Færingehavn is verdwenen. De bloedvlekken in een van de vervallen huizen beloven niet veel goeds, maar pas wanneer Arnaqs moeder een telefoontje krijgt van een doodsbange Arnaq is het voor iedereen duidelijk dat er een vreselijk misdrijf dreigt plaats te vinden. Matthews vader, Tom, was in zijn jonge jaren op de militaire basis Thule betrokken bij een geheim experiment met dodelijke afloop. Tom werd verdacht van een dubbele m... continue


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La señorita Smila y su especial percepción de la nieve by Peter Hoeg, Ana Sofía Pascual ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Rigt facetteret spændingsroman om en grønlandsk-dansk kvindes forsøg på at afsløre den forbryderiske baggrund for en lille grønlandsk drengs død i København


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Last Night in Nuuk by Niviaq Korneliussen EN

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The story of a group of friends in Nuuk, Greenland, on the cusp of adulthood, exploring life, seeking authenticity and establishing their own queer identities



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