Thursday, October 21, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Foreign

 Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

This week's question is:

Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren’t there any?

Oh dear. I'm Norwegian, and almost all my favourite books are foreign. I don't read many Norwegian authors these days, and when I do, it's mostly crime novels. I read so many books from English-speaking countries that I don't actually think of them as foreign. Here are a few I love that aren't from the English-speaking world:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Záfon (Spain)
The Inkspell Trilogy by Cornelia Funke (Germany)
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (France)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (France)
Mio, My Mio and The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren (Sweden)
Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (Iceland)

I tried to find some from other continents than Europe, but I couldn't think of any. Seems I'm firmly rooted in Western culture.

2 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I've read the French, Spanish and Swedish ones on your list :)

Since my first language is Swedish but I've been reading in English for forty years, I had to make this question more challenging for myself by excluding English/American writers as well as Swedish. If you like, read my answer here

GREYZ said...

It is always great to discover great reads regardless of the country or nationality of the author. Here's my BTT for this week.

Clandestine Sanctuary

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