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message 1: by Dee, the Insanity Check (last edited Nov 03, 2014 08:12AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments hey guys
We (the mods) were discussing about how we wanted to approach AotM for next year. In the past, we have laid out our plan based on books we knew were being released, as well as trying to find a mix of lesser-known authors and more popular ones.

For 2015, we'd like to hear who you would like to feature?

Our only requirements:
- they must have at least 2 books published in English/available in the US (since the majority of our memebrs are here)
- have not been a featured author in the last year (so anyone we used from De 2013 and prior is fair game)

The mods will look at the list and pick one of those nominees each month

Nominations
Leif G.W. Persson
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir


message 2: by Brad (new)

Brad | 15 comments The Backstrom series (Leif Persson) is expected out sometime soon. Date not yet released but I'm guessing it'll be sometime around when the TV series comes out.

I'm just going through the first 3 Jorn Leir Horst releases, which are probably also worth while.


message 3: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments we did Jorn Leir Horst in Feb of this year


message 4: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Leif Persson is my very favourite Nordic author. Out of so many wonderful writers. I am delighted if he was selected. However, also love ]Yrsa Sigurdaroottier.


message 5: by Melissa (last edited Nov 03, 2014 09:07AM) (new)

Melissa | 20 comments I will second Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, she's one of my favorites.

Also, Michael Ridpath. I recently finished Where the Shadows Lie, the first in his Iceland series, and it was really good. My local library had it, so it might be fairly available?

I have a few books by Mons Kallentoft and Karin Fossum and haven't read any of them yet, but they look interesting.

I will also just throw out Åsa Larsson, Camilla Läckberg, Henning Mankell, Kristina Ohlsson, Helene Tursten and how about the sister team of Camilla Grebe & Åsa Träff?


message 6: by Janice (new)

Janice Sitts | 4 comments Melissa wrote: "I will second Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, she's one of my favorites.

Also, Michael Ridpath. I recently finished Where the Shadows Lie, the first in his Ice..."


Our home favourite is Henning Mankell - we've ready EVERYTHING of his. started Asa Larsson, great Nordic but am willing to start new detective/Nordic reads, will read any recommended..vote me in!


message 7: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Edwards | 3 comments I would also add Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, love her books. If not featured in 2014, what about Hakan Nesser, Karin Fossum (already mentioned) or Linn Ullmann...not exactly 'noir' but definitely Nordic.


message 8: by Elizabeth (last edited Nov 03, 2014 01:26PM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 19 comments I'd like to read both Leif G.W. Persson and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir next year, as well as Anne Holt, Asa Larsson, Hakan Nesser, Lisa Marklund, Arne Dahl and Karin Fossum.


message 9: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Gillian wrote: "I would also add Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, love her books. If not featured in 2014, what about Hakan Nesser, Karin Fossum (already mentioned) or Linn Ullmann...not exactly 'noir' but definitely Nordic."

Yes, we have had some many men, there are some marvelous female writers there.


message 10: by Susan (new)

Susan Davis | 14 comments My problem is I love them all.


message 11: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments Helen wrote: "Gillian wrote: "I would also add Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, love her books. If not featured in 2014, what about Hakan Nesser, Karin Fossum (already mentioned) or Linn Ullmann...not exactly 'noir' but de..."

we've had pretty equal male/female representation this year - 5 female/6 male with Dec being a catch-up month


message 12: by Lili (new)

Lili | 28 comments Perhaps Kristina Ohlsson who has 3 books translated into English


message 13: by Susan (new)

Susan Davis | 14 comments I just got Kristina's book: "The Silenced" from the library.


message 14: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Megraw (jmegraw) | 29 comments I'll definitely be reading Leif Persson because I finally got a hold of Lime's Photograph, which won the Glass Key for Scandicrime. I notice Wahloo/Sjowall's Martin Beck series hasn't been done yet, that would be fun. There's more Finnish authors being published in English lately, which is good. Maybe someone can recommend some good authors. I'm reading a book in the Helsinki Homicide series now by Jarkko Sipilä.


message 15: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Jeremy wrote: "I'll definitely be reading Leif Persson because I finally got a hold of Lime's Photograph, which won the Glass Key for Scandicrime. I notice Wahloo/Sjowall's Martin ..."

Yes you will enjoy Leif Persson horrified on one hand and amused at the same time at some of the character's behaviour (Backstrom) However, he did not write Lime's Photograph. it was Leif Davison.


message 16: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Megraw (jmegraw) | 29 comments Helen wrote: "Jeremy wrote: "I'll definitely be reading Leif Persson because I finally got a hold of Lime's Photograph, which won the Glass Key for Scandicrime. I notice Wahloo/Sj..."

Wrong Leif lol, thanks Helen I will have read both by next year


message 17: by Susan (new)

Susan (susanthomas) How about Mari Jungstedt? I'm reading through her Anders Knutas series and find it engaging.


message 18: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments We did Mari in March 2013 - so she'll be eligible again after March next year


message 19: by Jan (new)

Jan Wallcraft | 21 comments Definitely Mari when she is eligible again. How about Gunnar Staalesen?


message 20: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Jan wrote: "Definitely Mari when she is eligible again. How about Gunnar Staalesen?"

Yes, I like Gunnar Staalesen. Next year. It is Yrsa's turn.


message 21: by Jan (new)

Jan Wallcraft | 21 comments Fine I love Yrsa too


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth8921) | 20 comments Have we done Liza Marklund? If so Yrsa is wonderful!


message 23: by Olivier (new)

Olivier (icecageolivier) | 2 comments Kerstin Ekman for Blackwater? Dark but refreshing in the age of Noir pastiches


message 24: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments Naomi and I will be putting together the list of authors for next year in the next few days, so if you have any last minute additions, please let us know


message 25: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Don't forget Johan Theorin!


message 26: by Susan (new)

Susan Davis | 14 comments I cant wait for the list.


message 27: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments I can't promise who will be on the list - we will look at your ideas; release dates for reboots etc


message 28: by Lori (new)

Lori (goodreadscomlorik) | 5 comments I have just read my first Kristina Ohlsson "Hostage"- am already catching up on the others. I agree Persson is special. Now I must get my hands on Yrsa Sigurðardóttir . How could I not have read any?
I look forward to seeing the list. Thank you:)


message 29: by Tammy (new)

Tammy (anyone12345) I vote for Karin Fossum!


message 30: by Anna, the Enabler (new)

Anna (aetm) | 192 comments Wait, Iʻve missed the topics (and also all reads except beginners = uncontracted braille stories for children) for the past few weeks for some health issues. So what do we have for this month? :)


message 31: by Susan (new)

Susan Davis | 14 comments I just started the new Karin Fossum book but up for reading whatever the group decides.


message 32: by Dee, the Insanity Check (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 652 comments It's going to be Karin but Naomi is moving and I've had some stuff going on - will be up today


message 33: by Anna, the Enabler (new)

Anna (aetm) | 192 comments Letʻs try again for February - I just noticed Januaryʻs gone (with barely any reads done, and also my local library closed until December)....


message 34: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi D I would like to read some Yrsa in February.


message 35: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth8921) | 20 comments Yrsa absolutely


message 36: by Helen (new)

Helen | 55 comments Yrsa. She has a new book translated "Last Burial"


message 37: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth8921) | 20 comments How about Carin Gerhardsen? Fantastic books ! What nationality is she?


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