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Scandinavian Readers

Scandinavian Readers meet monthly to discuss a book of the month. The topic is usually Scandinavian fiction or nonfiction that has been translated into English, but other books are occasionally selected. The Readers group meets on the 3rd Monday morning of every month. If interested in Scandinavian books you're welcome to join us at any of our meetings. We welcome anyone with an interest in Scandinavian literature. Please contact Liv Ramstad at for more information.

Our next meeting will be on Monday September 20th at 11 a.m. at Forest Park Library meeting room, 655 Waycross Road, 45250. Please RSVP to Liv at

Book: The Notorious RBG: by Irin Carmon; She was a fierce dissenter with a serious collar game. A legendary, self-described “flaming feminist litigator” who made the world more equal. And an intergenerational icon affectionately known as the Notorious RBG. As the nation mourns the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, discover the story of a remarkable woman and learn how to carry on her legacy.

Previous book selections:

August: The Story of More by Hope Jahren; Praise to the natural world and encouragement for others to follow, with consideration of climate change, by the esteemed author of the March 2021 book selection.

July: A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson, a murder mystery; Publisher states: Told in an unusual three-part structure, A Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them?

May: Anxious People, a novel by Swedish author Fredrick Backman; Publisher Simon & Schuster says: Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.

April: What Linnaeus Saw is a scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil, a biography of Carl Linnaeus

March: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, an American of Norwegian descent is a scientist's memoir and expression of praise to the natural world. A geochemist and geobiologist, Professor Jahren now teaches and has established the Jahren Lab at the University of Oslo in Norway.

February 2021: Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford, historical fiction. This is not a Scandinavian book. It takes place in London, 1924, and involves the beginning years of the BBC.