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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 Asia Challenge were written by authors from Saudi Arabia. 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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Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
Description:
“Alsanea's wisdom and insight into the female experience seem surreal. She captures the core, universal truths of the complications in finding and holding a life partner. Her characters provide wisdom to each other that are astounding in their accuracy, and Alsanea thus speaks for countless women everywhere.” —Bookreporter.com When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world. Now in English, Alsanea’s tale of the personal struggles of four young up... continue
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Recommended: 01 May 2022

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My Thousand and One Nights : A Novel of Mecca by Raja Alem EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
Description:
The distinguished Middle Eastern author Raja Alem grew up in Mecca at a time when the holy city was on the cusp of changing from medieval to modern. In this vanished Mecca, vividly brought to life again in My Thousand and One Nights, women hold center stage—especially Jummo, the wildly passionate daughter of the Water Carriers’ Sheik. This faraway time and setting become compellingly real as we follow the intimate drama of Jummo’s life, the tragic arc of her affair with her childhood sweetheart and her lifelong love for the mysterious Sidi Wadhana, a more-than-human emissary from the Netherwor... continue
Recommended: 01 May 2022


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