Listopia: Best of Finnish Fiction

“You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.”
~Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Moikka! I could not help but check out the list on Finnish fiction on Goodreads. Check out the Top 25 list below.

Now I turn to you. What is your all-time favorite Finnish book? Is it one of the Top 2 from below or something else? Vote below, let me know by the end of the month (31 March).

Have a good weekend and take care!

Top 25 of Finnish Fiction according to Goodreads

  1. Sofi Oksanen: Purge (2008)
  2. Johanna Sinisalo: Troll: A Love Story (2000)
  3. Väinö Linna: The Unknown Soldier (1954)
  4. Mika Waltari: The Egyptian (1945)
  5. Arto Paasilinna: The Year of the Hare (1975)
  6. Tove Jansson: Moominsummer Madness (1954)
  7. Aleksis Kivi: Seven Brothers (1870)
  8. Tuomas Kyrö: Mielensäpahoittaja (The Grump / ‘The Man Who Gets Upset About Things’, 2010)
  9. Emmi Itäranta: Memory of Water (2012)
  10. Elias Lönnrot: The Kalevala (1835)
  11. Tove Jansson: Tales from Moominvalley (1962)
  12. Tove Jansson: Comet in Moominland (1946)
  13. Tove Jansson: Moominpappa’s Memoirs (1950)
  14. Arto Paasilinna: A Charming Mass Suicide (1990)
  15. Tove Jansson: The Summer Book (1972)
  16. Tove Jansson: Finn Family Moomintroll (1948)
  17. Arto Paasilinna: The Howling Miller (1981)
  18. Aino Kallas: Sudenmorsian (1928)
  19. Tove Jansson: Who Will Comfort Toffle? (1960)
  20. Veikko Huovinen: Havukka-ahon ajattelija (1952)
  21. Johanna Sinisalo: The Core of the Sun (2013)
  22. Hannu Rajaniemi: The Quantum Thief (2010)
  23. Riikka Pulkkinen: True (2010)
  24. Väinö Linna: Under the North Star (1959)
  25. F.E. Sillanpää: People in the Summer Night (1934)

“Puheesi on kuin kärpäsen surinaa korvissani.”
~Mika Waltari, The Egyptian

Knowledge. Photo: Public Domain
Knowledge. Photo: Public Domain

Author: fictivestina

Hey, I'm a native Helsinkian but a cosmopolitan at heart :) Outdoors, reading, writing and cultural attractions are my passion. Hiking in Lapland cannot be competed with!

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