Are you a fan of Scandinavian crime fiction or Scandinavian fiction, and wonders what the Scandinavians themselves read in 2011? Well – it differs a lot from country to country. Here is the list of bestselling books in Denmark for January 9-15, 2011:
- Paganinikontrakten, Lars Kepler
- Flaskepost fra P, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Kvinden i buret, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Fasandræberne, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Minilæseuglen 1-6 Serie 1
- Jordens søjler, Ken Follett
- Uendelige verden, (Kjempenes fall (Norwegian text) Ken Follett
- Alfabethuset, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Og hun takkede guderne, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Washington dekretet, Jussi Adler-Olsen
So the answer as far as the Danes are concerned: The primarily read Lars Kepler (Kepler’s second book) and Jussi Adler-Olsen. Six of books on the top 10 list are written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, who also won the Glass Key award for 2010! There seems to be a Adler-Olsen flu in Denmark for the moment. His books are outstand and very suspenseful, so I actually expect the flu to spread to the other Scandinavian countries as well!
And, in addition, the Danes read Ken Follett’s historical fiction novels. So now you know!