The July bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of July sees Anders Roslund feature on the Swedish bestseller lists with his novel Sweet Dreams, which claims the No. 1 spot on both the hardcover and the e-book list, as well as the No. 2 spot on the audiobook list. Sweet Dreams’s predecessor, Knock Knock, grabs the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, as well as the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Also on the paperback list is Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Bit More, claiming No. 7. Lina Bengtsdotter’s Beatrice nabs No. 5 on the audiobook list.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller list

Unhinged, the third Blix & Ramm novel by Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, keeps going strong on the Norwegian bestseller lists for week 31, coming in at No. 4 in e-book and No. 6 in hardcover. Also on the hardcover list is Jørn Lier Horst and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Last Dinosaur, nabbing the No. 5 spot. In the paperback category, we see Jo Nesbø’s Knife on the No. 3 spot for the fourth consecutive week, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 6, and lastly Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die at No. 7.

‘For the Dead’ No. 10 in Germany

Lina Bengtsdotter’s For the Dead claims the No. 10 spot on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for week 33. This marks the novel’s third consecutive week in the top 10.

‘Anxious People’ No. 1 on the Indie Next List

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People, to be published on September 8 in the US, is the No. 1 pick on the Indie Next List for September, as chosen by US booksellers across the country. The announcement of Anxious People as the winning title was paired with a quote from bookseller Lisa Driban, Hockessin Book Shelf:

“This book made me feel all the feels! It was sad, it was funny, it was hopeful, it was everything. The character development is incredible at revealing what’s inside each of the characters, and the way their stories link and interconnect is genius. It’s a story about sadness and hope and human connections. I couldn’t put it down and barreled to the end, but now I am sad it’s over. Anxious People is truly the best thing I’ve read in a long time!”

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‘For the Dead’ No. 9 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s second Charlie Lager novel For the Dead comes in at No. 9 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks in Germany. This is the novel's second consecutive week in top 10. Meanwhile, the title grabs the No. 8 spot on the Swiss bestseller list for paperbacks.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Anders Roslund land the No. 1 spot in e-book, No. 2 spot in hardcover and No. 3 spot in audio on the Swedish bestseller lists, with his novel Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock meanwhile features at No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. In the paperback category Roslund is also joined by Simona Ahrnstedt, who comes in at No. 8 with Just a bit More.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger's third Blix & Ramm novel Unhinged keeps going strong in Norway, coming in at No. 1 in e-book and No. 3 in hardcover on this week's bestseller lists. Horst also makes an appearance at No. 4 in hardcover, with his and Hans Jørgen Sandnes' The Search for the Last Dinosaur, as well as at No. 4 in paperback with The Inner Darkness. In paperback he is further joined by Jo Nesbø, who claims the No. 3 spot with Knife and Stefan Ahnhem who nabs the No. 5 spot with his_ X Ways to Die_.

‘For the Dead’ No. 8 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s second Charlie Lager novel For the Dead is No. 8 on this week’s Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks in Germany.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week Anders Roslund reigns the Swedish bestseller lists, claiming the No. 1 spot in both hardback and e-book as well as the No. 5 in audio with his recently published Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock also features at No. 2 in paperback and No. 8 in e-book. Lina Bengtsdotter's newly published Beatrice meanwhile makes an appearance in audio at No. 2, whilst Simona Ahrnstedt stays put at No. 6 in the paperback category with her Just a Bit More.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

This week Unhinged, the third and recently published Blix & Ramm novel by Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, stays firmly put in No. 1 in e-book and No. 2 in hardcover on the Norwegian bestseller lists, whilst its predecessor Smoke Screen makes an appearance at No. 9 in paperback. Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes' The Search for the Last Dinosaur features at No. 4 on the hardcover list. In the paperback category, for the second week running, we also find Jo Nesbø's Knife in the No. 3 spot, Jørn Lier Horst's The Inner Darkness at No. 4 and Stefan Ahnhem's_ X Ways to Die_ at No. 5.

Horst & Sandnes, Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers the most sold of the decade in Norway

There’s no disputing that the biggest children’s books duo of the decade in Norway is Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes. The author/illustrator duo’s series about Detective Agency No. 2 claims a whopping 17 placements on the top 100 list of most sold titles 2010-2020. Fourteen of those titles are in the top 50, and four in the top 10, with Operation Thundercloud coming in at No. 4, Operation Summer Island at No. 6, Operation Shadowman at No. 9, and Operation Sunset at No. 10.

Horst & Sandnes are not the only ones to feature several times over on the list: Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers also appear multiple times, staking their claim as trendsetters within children’s fiction. Jo Nesbø grabs 4 spots with his Doktor Proctor series, and Bobbie Peers nabs 2 with his William Wenton series.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders Roslund holds the most top placements on the official bestseller lists in Sweden. Roslund’s Sweet Dreams is not only No. 1 in hardcover, it’s No. 1 in e-book as well, and No. 2 in audio. The prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 2 in paperback and No. 4 in e-book. Joining Roslund on the paperback list is Simona Arhnstedt, whose Just A Bit More stays firmly put at No. 6.

The June bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of June saw Anders Roslund appear with two books on the bestseller lists: Knock Knock at No. 7 on the paperback list, and Sweet Dreams at No. 7 in audio and No. 10 in e-book. Stina Jackson likewise grabbed a spot on the e-book bestseller list, coming in at No. 8 with The Last Snow.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler among the most sold of the decade in Norway

It’s official: Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler are three of the most sold authorships in Norway during the last decade. On the top hundred list for best selling fiction titles, Nesbø claims a whopping 8 placements, while Horst grabs 7, and Kepler 3. Among Nesbø’s featured titles, two are in the top three: Police, at No. 2, and Phantom, at No. 3.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s just published third Blix & Ramm novel, Unhinged, jumps straight to No. 1 on the e-book bestseller list in Norway, and starts off its upcoming streak on the hardcover list at No. 2. Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Last Dinosaur meanwhile shifts one placement, to No. 3.

On the paperback list, Jo Nesbø’s Knife is No. 3, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4, and lastly Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die at No. 5.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund dominates the bestseller lists in Sweden this week, coming in at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book list with Sweet Dreams, which is also No. 5 in hardcover. The novel’s prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 3 on the paperback list, where Roslund is joined also by Simona Arhnstedt. Ahrnstedt’s just published paperback edition of Just a Bit More is No. 6 on the list.

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The June bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes once more make an appearance at No. 1 on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books in Norway. This time it is their most recent The Search for the Last Dinosaur, an activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, that grabs the top spot. Operation Trickster appears on the list as well, coming in at No. 6.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The sixth activity book in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series, The Search for the Last Dinosaur, stays firmly put at No. 1 on the weekly bestseller list for hardcovers in Norway. The paperback bestseller list sees more movement as Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die shoots to No. 3. Right after it comes Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4, and Jo Nesbø’s Knife at No. 5.

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen attached to Evil Doghouse Studios project

Evil Doghouse Studios has secured the rights to the popular Norwegian book series about eco-terrorist Rino Gulliksen, written by author Lars Lenth. Norwegian director Geir Henning Hopland (Netflix’s Lilyhammer, Magnus) and screenwriter Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen (Magnus, Cabin Life) are attached to the project, which is currently in development as a scripted series.