Are you looking for some new books to read this fall and winter? Check out the November issue of Viking magazine, which features 15 books by Scandinavian authors to cozy up with this season. Here are three more recommendations.

“The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe”

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe are synonymous with Norwegian storytelling traditions. Their folktales started appearing in Norway in 1841. Countless editions of their tales have appeared in Norway and throughout Scandinavia. This book is the first full, modern English translation of all original 60 folktales collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe in more than 150 years. Set in Norway’s majestic landscape, readers will explore a world of myth, magic, mischief, humor and surprises in these folktales.

“The Boy at the Door”

Norwegian crime novelist Alex Dahl is known for her suspenseful novels. In this thriller, Cecilia Wilborg has it all—a great job, a lovely home in Sandefjord, a husband and two daughters. One day, she finds a little boy whose parents forgot to pick him up at the local pool. She takes the child home with her after discovering his house is abandoned. A series of events starts to unfold that brings Cecilia’s world crashing down.

“Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki”

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love bring Viking gods to life for young readers in this book. Explore the mischievous and fascinating stories of Norse mythology, including the tales of the all-powerful Odin, the mighty Thor and Loki.


For more book recommendations, check out these past issues of Viking:

April 2018

July 2016

July 2015