#ScandiReadingChallenge: 1980s

In August, the focus of the 2022 Scandinavian Reading Challenge is books that take place in the 1980s. Below you’ll find some highlights from that time period along with some reading suggestions.

Some decades have been easier than others to find reading selections in English translation. This was a tough one. Do you have any Scandinavian books that take place during this time period that you recommend or know of? Leave a comment or email me any suggestions. I’d love to hear them.

Some highlights from this decade:

  • 4 February 1981 – Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway’s first female prime minister, took office for first time, served 3 separate terms
  • 12 June 1987 – Norway’s Parliament passed The Sámi Act, allowing for the creation of the Sami Parliament that first convened two years later.
  • In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Norway complied with the International Whaling Commission’s total ban on commercial whaling.

Books to consider:

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1900/1910s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1920s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1930s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1940s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1950s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1960s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1970s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 1990s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 2000s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: 2010s

Go to #ScandiReadingChallenge: Multiple Decades or Places

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