Reading Lists: Adults

While it has gotten a lot of press for its frank sex scenes and exploration of the BDSM lifestyle, Fifty Shades of Grey is, still, at its heart a story about two people trying to find themselves and discovering one another in a complicated relationship. While you wait for your hold to come in for this extremely popular title, we hope you'll enjoy some of our other suggestions.

So you've read Stieg Larsson's explosive Millennium Trilogy series featuring the antisocial, but lethal Lisbeth Salandar, and Henning Mankell's series starring the rumpled, introspective Kurt Wallander. Maybe you know about the Inspector Martin Beck series by grandmasters of Swedish detective fiction, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Expand your reading horizons and try some of these other Scandinavian authors.