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Recommended books (12)
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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Babette's Feast by Karen Blixen EN

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Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last t... continue

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Crimson by Niviaq Korneliussen EN

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Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
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'Effortlessly cool, funny yet sad, breezy but thoughtful - this is an edgy and unputdownable work of modern literature' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'Crimson is written with immense courage - there's no faking the feeling of honesty on each page. It is a brave novel reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting' Laline Paull, author of The Bees The island has run out of oxygen. The island is swollen. The island is rotten. The island has taken my beloved from me. The island is a Greenlander. It's the fault of the Greenlander. In Nuuk, Greenland . . . Fia breaks up with her long-term boyfriend an... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

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Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
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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Silence in October

Silence in October by Jens Christian Grondahl EN

Rating: 3.7     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Stunned when his wife of eighteen years leaves him with no explanation, an art historian struggles to make sense of his life and marriage and begins to realize that two people can live together for years without ever really knowing each other, in the American debut novel by an acclaimed Danish author. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Recommended: 21 Nov 2022

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Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg EN

Rating: 4.4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Presents the story of Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson, who investigates a Danish company's files to uncover the mystery behind her six-year-old neighbor's deadly fall.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

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The Collector by Anne Mette Hancock EN

Rating: 3.6     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
For fans of Katrine Engberg and Lars Kepler, the second chilling novel in Anne Mette Hancock’s #1 bestselling Danish crime series is a psychological whirlwind that explores the nature of truth and what it means when we can no longer trust what we know to be real. When 10-year-old Lukas disappears from his Copenhagen school, police investigators discover that the boy had a peculiar obsession with pareidolia—a phenomenon that makes him see faces in random things. A photo on his phone posted just hours before his disappearance shows an old barn door that resembles a face. Journalist Heloise Kalda... continue
Recommended: 29 Nov 2022

7.

The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan EN

Rating: 3     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Biology graduate Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from defending her thesis on the origin of birds when her supervisor Lars Helland is found dead in his office, his severed tongue lying on his bloodied shirtfront, a copy of her thesis in his lap. Police Superintendent Søren Marhauge is assigned to unravel what appears to be a multitude of intrigues in the Biology Department of Copenhagen University. Helland had been deliberately infected with a rare parasite that only an expert in the field would have access to. But when Anna Bella's fellow graduate and close friend is also killed, the mu... continue
Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century by Olga Ravn EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Shortlisted for the International Booker prize, The Employees reshuffles a sci-fi voyage into a riotously original existential nightmare Funny and doom-drenched, The Employees chronicles the fate of the Six-Thousand Ship. The human and humanoid crew members complain about their daily tasks in a series of staff reports and memos. When the ship takes on a number of strange objects from the planet New Discovery, the crew becomes strangely and deeply attached to them, even as tensions boil toward mutiny, especially among the humanoids. Olga Ravn’s prose is chilling, crackling, exhilarating, and fo... continue
Recommended: 21 Jul 2022

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The Little Book of Hygge : Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking EN

Rating: 3.5     18 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
New York Times Bestseller Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe." Hygge is the sensation you g... continue
Recommended: 20 Jul 2022

10.

The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen EN

Rating: 2.5     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Andersen's bittersweet fairy tales propelled their troubled author to international fame and revolutionized children's writing.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


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