Saturday 9th August: International Book Lovers Day

International Book Loverd DayToday is dedicated to all of you who just love to read. The International Book Lovers Day encourages readers all over the world to take the time to sit down and read a great book. Your favorite – which you have read before – or a book you haven’t heard of until today: There’s no better way to celebrate this day than to while the hours away lost in a fantasy.

Happy Book Lovers Day!



Don’t know what to read?

ThorNews think several Norwegian authors are underestimated, and would like to share an extract from the Norwegian Literary Canon for you to enjoy.

In chronological order:

*Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt (1867)

*Fridtjof Nansen: På ski over Grønland (The First Crossing of Greenland) (1890)

*Knut Hamsun: Sult (Hunger) (1890)

*Amalie Skram: Forraadt (Betrayed) (1892)

*Kristofer Uppdal: Dansen gjenom skuggeheimen (The Dance through the Shadow Land) (1911–24)

*Olav Duun: Juvikfolke (The People of Juvik) (1918–23)

*Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter (1920–22)

*Aksel Sandemose: En flyktning krysser sitt spor (A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks) (1933)

*Claes Gill: Fragment av et magisk liv (Fragment of a Magic Life) (1939)

*Cora Sandel: Kranes konditori (Krane’s Café) (1945)

*Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki Expedition (1948)

*Agnar Mykle: Sangen om den røde rubin (The Song of the Red Ruby) (1956)

*Tarjei Vesaas: Fuglane (The Birds) (1957)

*Lars Saabye Christensen: Beatles (1984)


Text and photo by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Categories: Culture, Reading

2 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing this excellent reading list! 🙂
    Do you like Knausgård?
    Have a happy weekend,

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