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46 popular dutch books
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 Netherlands. 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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Aleksandra by Lisa Weeda NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Met verbluffend vertelplezier en met alle literaire stijlmiddelen die tot haar beschikking staan vertelt Lisa Weeda een uitzonderlijke familiegeschiedenis, die begint bij haar grootmoeder Aleksandra. In 1942 wordt zij vanuit Oekraïne gedeporteerd en in Duitsland in de oorlogsindustrie tewerkgesteld. Haar kleindochter Lisa reist later naar haar grootmoeders geboorteplaats en ontmoet, op de vleugels van haar verbeelding, haar overgrootvader Nikolaj, die al bijna driekwart eeuw op zijn dochter zit te wachten. Samen met hem gaat ze op zoek naar sporen van haar neef, die tijdens het recentelijk opg... continue

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All Souls' Day by Cees Nooteboom EN

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Arthur Daane, a documentary film-maker and inveterate globetrotter, has lost his wife and child in a plane crash. This title follows Arthur as he wonders the streets of Berlin, a city which provides the backdrop for a self-funded film that will show the world through his eyes.
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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum EN

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A collection of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-43) who lived in Amsterdam that were composed in the shadow of the Holocaust, but their interest lies in the light-filled mind that pervades them and in the internal journey they chart.

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Boven is het stil by Gerbrand Bakker NL

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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Op een afgelegen boerderij in het veenweidegebied ten noordoosten van Amsterdam verzorgt een vijftigjarige boerenzoon zijn doodzieke vader.

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D : (a Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber EN

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It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo's parents' conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners. Set between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures

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De erfenis van Richard Grenville

De erfenis van Richard Grenville by Natalie Koch NL

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Als de negentienjarige Alexa Westerhof een semester aan een kleine Londense universiteit gaat studeren, ontdekt ze al snel dat het gotische gebouw geheimen herbergt, geheimen die ook haar leven voorgoed zullen veranderen. Een dramatische gebeurtenis op de campus brengt haar in contact met magi, mensen met bijzondere krachten, waar ze zelf ook over blijkt te beschikken. Terwijl ze colleges volgt en van het studentenleven geniet, bestudeert ze in het geheim magie en leert haar krachten ontwikkelen. Ze ontdekt dat Londen vol geheime plekken zit, van verborgen kelders en kroegen tot spookmetrostat... continue

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Escape Room by Maren Stoffels EN

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There's no getting away from this unputdownable thriller about teens being held captive in an escape room where the stakes are all too real. Perfect for spooky season! All they need to do is get out. Alissa, Sky, Miles and Mint are ready for a night of fun at the Escape Room. It's simple. Choose their game. Get locked in a room. Find the clues. Solve the puzzles. And escape the room in 60 minutes. But what happens if the Game Master has no intention of letting them go? Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furio... continue

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Extinction by Thomas Bernhard EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
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LRB BOOKSHOP'S AUTHOR OF THE MONTH ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY GEOFF DYER'If you haven't read Bernhard, you will not know of the most radical advance in fiction since Joyce ... My advice: dive in.' Lucy Ellmann'I absolutely love Bernhard: he is one of the darkest and funniest writers ... A must read for everybody.' Karl Ove KnausgaardFranz-Josef Murau is the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. He now lives in Rome in self-imposed exile, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister'... continue

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Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus, Clara Bell, Edmund Gosse EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Couperus (1863-1923) is considered one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. This novel was originally published in 1890 and appeared in Clara Bell's English translation with an introduction by Edmund Gosse in the following year.
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