When my students ask me what to read in Finnish, I always recommend a detective novel, because the plot is usually quite catchy, or an autobiography, because the true story should be easy to follow. It might also be fun to read a non-Finnish novel that has been translated into Finnish, and then compare it to the original version. I'm not too picky about books. Whichever book I want to finish is good for its purpose.
Here are some Finnish books that you might find interesting to read.
Books by immigrants:
- Mikä ihmeen uussuomalainen? - A collection of short stories
- Saeed Warsame and Esa Salminen - Mohammed, suomalainen
- Inna Patrakova: Tulkki
- Umayya Abu-Hanna: Sinut
- Roman Schatz: Suomesta, rakkaudella / From Finland, with love
Finnish authors writing about immigrants in Finland:
- Jari Tervo: Layla
- Anja Snellman: Parvekejumalat
- Leena Lehtolainen: Minne tytöt kadonneet
- Kati Hiekkapelto: Kolibri
Finnish novels (re)written in easy Finnish:
- Leena Lehtolainen: Ensimmäinen murhani
- Leena Lehtolainen: Harmin paikka
- Anna-Leena Härkönen: Häräntappoase
- Saraleena Aarnitaival: Kirjailijan murha
Swedish detective stories written in easy Finnish:
Which books have you read in Finnish? Please help me to complete this post by leaving a message in the comment box. Kiitos!