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Recommended books (4)
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 Romania. 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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I must betray you by Ruta Sepetys EN

Rating: 4.5     14 Votes
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A bestselling YA thriller based on real events, from a prizewinning author. Cristian has lived his entire life in the grip of a repressive dictatorship. The country is governed by fear. When the secret police blackmail him, Cristian has an impossible choice. Save the life of his sick grandfather by informing on his family, or risk his life - and all of theirs - by resisting? At 17, Cristian dreams of being free but doesn't know where to turn. In this climate of constant ... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

2.

Night by Elie Wiesel EN

Rating: 4     3610 Votes
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

3.

The Appointment by Herta Müller EN

Rating: 3.5     14 Votes
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
'I've been summoned, Thursday, ten sharp.' So begins one day in the life of a young clothing-factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been questioned before, but this time she knows it will be worse. Her crime? Sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy. 'Marry me', the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of the country.As she rides the tram to her interrogation, her thoughts stray to her friend Lilli, shot while trying to flee to Hungary; to her grandparents, deported after her first husband informed on them; to Major Albu, her int... continue
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Recommended: 02 Mar 2018

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The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller EN

Rating: 3     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
Romania-the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on all of the group. One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it's the hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur is a sign that she is being tracked by the secret police-the fox was ever the hunter. Images of photographic precision combine into a kaleidoscope of terror as Adina and her friends struggle to keep mind ... continue
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Recommended: 21 Aug 2021


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