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 Finland.
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.
Zoals elk jaar keert Elina Ylijaako terug naar haar geboortedorp in het oosten van Lapland, een lege moerassige wereld die werkt volgens zijn eigen regels. Daar heeft ze drie dagen de tijd om haar jaarlijkse snoek te vangen. Maar dit jaar gaat niets zoals gepland. Wanneer een watergeest uit een meertje verschijnt en Elina’s opdracht in de weg staat, wordt haar zomerse traditie plotseling een avontuur op leven en dood. Ondertussen zoekt een politieagente haar op verdenking van moord en raakt ze zelf betrokken bij het reilen en zeilen van mysterieuze wezens waardoor de magische wereld en de real... continue
In the summer of 1947, a young priest, Petter, his wife and baby daughter, arrive by mail boat at a tiny island. They are to take over its drafty homestead from where Petter is to minister to the scattered community. In this evocative tale, Ulla-Lena Lundberg draws us into the minutiae of an austere yet purposeful life where the demands of self-sufficiency - cows to milk and sheep to graze - are tempered by the kindness of neighbours. With each season, the family's love of the island grows and when the winter brings ice a new and tentative link is created. Told through the eyes of Petter, the ... continue
The award-winning speculative debut novel, now in English for the first time! In the far north of the Scandinavian Union, now occupied by the power state of New Qian, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio studies to become a tea master like her father. It is a position that holds great responsibility and a dangerous secret. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that once provided water for her whole village. When Noria's father dies, the secret of the spring reaches the new military commander . . . and the power of the army is vast indeed. But the ... continue
Maria Kallio has just been assigned her first murder investigation. To prove to herself and her squad that she has what it takes to be a detective, she'll have to solve the death of Tommi Peltonen. Found floating facedown at the water's edge of his Helsinki villa, Tommi had invited his choir group to spend a weekend at his retreat. But beneath the choir's seemingly tight-knit bonds seethed bitter passion and jealousy. As Maria sets out to determine the difference between friends and foes, she uncovers the victim's unsavory past - and motives for all seven suspects. Now it's up to her to untang... continue