Bokklubben Magnus | The Librarian

It is assumed that Bokklubben Magnus was started around 2013, when Magnus, a librarian at a library in Oslo, met a young woman in the library who was confused about what to read. Eager to help, librarian he was, to spare her the choices between the endless shelves of books, they agreed he’d reserve (and later, when the pandemic hit: send) her a new book for every book she finished.

“It’s like a masochism of the mind!” exclaimed a woman who first heard about this agreement. The reader did after hall have to finish all the books in order to get new ones, whether she liked them or not. This way she would be exposed to thoughts and worlds she would never otherwise have visited.

Previous books: (we are working on updating this list)

2016
Den blå Flue – Valerij Tarsis
Klatrebaronen – Italo Calvino


2017
Det merkelige tilfellet Leira og Dr Didriksen – Martin Tesli
Last Things – Jenny Offill

2018
The Heart is a lonely hunter – Carson McCullers
Mr Fox – Helen Oyeyemi
What is not yours is not yours – Helen Oyeyemi

2020
Styrtet engel – Per Olov Enquist
Piranesi – Susanna Clarke
Weather – Jenny Offill

2021
The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward
Albert The Whale – Philip Hoare
Kaplevej 97 – Lilian Munk Rösing
Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter
The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth
Stargate, en julefortelling – Ingvild H. Rishøi
Vonde Blomar – Gunhild Øyehaug

2022