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Recommended books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from Belgium. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Die Arbeit der Nacht : Roman by Thomas Glavinic DE

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
Ein Mensch wacht auf und ist allein. Auf der ganzen Welt gibt es keine lebende Seele mehr - ausser ihn. Was kann er noch tun, dieser letzte Mensch? Als Jonas begreift, dass ein Weiterleben so nicht mehr möglich ist, bricht er mit einem Truck zu einer Reise auf, in eine leere, fremdgewordene Welt, zu einer Suche nach Spuren der Menschen, und diese Reise wird zu einer Expedition in die menschliche Existenz schlechthin.
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Recommended: 26 Jul 2022

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Madhouse at the End of the Earth : The Belgica's Journey Into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
In August 1897 young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. After a series of costly setbacks the commandant faced two bad options: turn back in defeat and spare his men the devastating Antarctic winter, or recklessly chase fame by sailing deeper into the freezing waters. Sanction tells the harrowing true survival story of an expedition that went terribly awry, of the ship stuck fast in the icy hold of the Bellingshausen Sea... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Noah's Child by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
From one of the world's biggest selling authors comes another million-copy worldwide bestseller: A beautiful and tender fable seen through the eyes of a Jewish child living in Belgium under the Nazi occupation. It is 1942 and the Jews are being deported from Belgium. Separated from his parents, seven-year-old Joseph must go into hiding. He is taken in the dead of night to an orphanage, the Villa Jaune, where the benign and enigmatic Father Pons presides over a motley assortment of children. With the ever-present threat of the Gestapo growing closer, Joseph learns that the secret of survival is... continue
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Recommended: 02 Mar 2018



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