My favourite yearly event has finally arrived: the Gothenburg Book Fair! This is the largest literary event in Scandinavia and the second largest book fair in Europe. I never miss it (in non-pandemic times) and this year was no exception.
To await buying more books than I can afford, I have imposed on myself the rules of only attending one day of the event and buying a maximum of five books. Here are my finds for this year:
‘Migrationsmyten’ by Peo Hansen. This book written by a political science professor tackles the myth that taking in refugees damages a country’s economy. Important in these times when far-right talking points have become mainstream.
A classic I’ve been curious about but haven’t read yet.
A book on the Hindu concept of darshan.
One of my favourite aspects of the Gothenburg Book Fair is that it gives you the opportunity to come across indie authors and smaller publishing companies which you might not have been aware of before. I have found some of the best and worst books that way. You never know which way it’s going to go but it’s usually an interesting read. Can’t wait to start with these novels:
The first book in a series which involves time travel and a lot of LGBTQ+ themes.
Okay, so that’s technically six books but I was given a discount for the second book, so I decided to cheat a little bit. This is after all a fantasy series that is heavily influenced by Norse Polytheist beliefs and I’m always here for that.
Depending on time and what I think about the books, I might write reviews on them. Let’s get reading!