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Recommended books (13)
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.

1.

Children of the Cave by Virve Sammalkorpi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Recommended: 31 Dec 2019

2.
De jacht op het snoekje

De jacht op het snoekje by Juhani Karila NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
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
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Recommended: 23 Nov 2022

3.
De zelfmoordclub / druk 1

De zelfmoordclub / druk 1 by Arto Paasilinna NL

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
Twee mannen met zelfmoordplannen besluiten een club op te richten van gelijkgestemden.
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Recommended: 25 Oct 2022

4.

Fair Play by Tove Jansson EN

Rating: 3.6     20 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
'Fair Play' portrays a love between two older women, a writer and artist, as they work side-by-side in their Helsinki studios, travel together and share summers on a remote island.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

5.

Ice by Ulla-Lena Lundberg EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
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
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Recommended: 13 Aug 2022

6.

Memory of Water : A Novel by Emmi Itäranta EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
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
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

7.

My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
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
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Recommended: 06 Feb 2018

8.

Purge by Sofi Oksanen EN

Rating: 3.5     32 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
A blowfly. Unusually large, loud, and eager to lay its eggs. It was lying in wait to get into the kitchen, rubbing its wings and feet against the curtain as if preparing to feast. It was after meat, nothing else but meat. Deep in an overgrown Estonian forest, two women, one young, one old, are hiding. Zara, a murderer and a victim of sex-trafficking, is on the run from brutal captors. Aliide, a communist sympathizer and a blood traitor, has endured a life of abuse and the country's brutal Soviet years. Their survival now depends on exposing the one thing that kept them hidden... the truth.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

9.

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
An atmospheric love story with a twist by the author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society. In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen - publisher and discontented husband - is constantly losing umbrellas. He has also joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta's, and his wife and son are dragged into the aftermath of this teenage romance, Olli is forced to make a horrible choice. But does he really want to know what the secret passages are? Can he be sure that Greta is who she seems to be? And what actually happen... continue
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Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

10.

The Beggar and the Hare by Tuomas Kyro EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker, wants a future for himself and a pair of football boots for his son. So off he goes to a cold, dark country to beg. He knows a little about Finland from the novels of Arto Paasilinna, but he has no idea what he is letting himself in for and soon he is kneeling on the asphalt in Helsinki. The wretchedness of living on the streets is lifted when he and his fellow beggars throw a sumptuous feast from the contents of a dumpster. However, their employer, the Russian human trafficker Jegor Kugar, profoundly disapproves of this bacchanal. A conflict en... continue
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Recommended: 28 Jan 2018


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