Reading Circle

The Reading Circle meets every other month, six times a year. We discuss fiction and non-fiction books by Norwegian or Norwegian-American writers. Everyone is welcome.

Please email Christine Meloni at to confirm or for more information. Everyone is welcome. 

Meetings are 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., at the Norway House (directions) unless otherwise specified. It is important to RSVP to Christine Meloni at if you plan to attend, as the meeting place may vary or inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement.   

October Reading Circle Selection: Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 PM

Broken, by Karin Fossum

Broken: A Mystery by [Fossum, Karin]

Everyone is welcome to join our discussion. The selection is Karin Fossum's novel Broken. Fossum, Norway's Queen of Crime, has written a novel unlike her other crime stories. The protagonist is an author whose characters come alive and she encounters serious and often frightening moments with some of them. If you don’t want to buy the book, the Fairfax County library has several copies — perhaps other local libraries do too.The location will probably be the Norway House but contact Christine Meloni at to RSVP and learn the location.

Fossum crafts remarkably incisive psychological suspense: novels that carry the headlong momentum of thrillers and the acuity and weight of literary fiction.” —The Washington Post Book World

iI always eagerly await a new novel from Karin Fossum.” —Ruth Rendell 

“Claustrophobic and intense.” —The Independent (UK)

If you plan to attend, please contact Christine Meloni at . The meeting may be held at a member’s home in Northern Virginia.

2018 Book Selections

  • Tuesday, February 20 – Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø
  • Tuesday, April 24 – The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas
  • Tuesday, June 19– The Wife (Book II of Kristin Lavransdatter) by Sigrid Undset
  • Tuesday, August 21 – The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidal Sundstøl
  • Tuesday, October 23 – Broken by Karin Fossum
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

View summaries of the 2018 book selections

Cultural Skills Program

Many of the members of the Reading Circle are working for their pins in Norwegian Literature. You can work on the Cultural Skills Program even if you cannot attend the discussions. Contact Christine Meloni for more information at