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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 North America Challenge" were written by authors from United States of America. 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.


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
First published in 1952 and immediately hailed as a masterpiece, Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature. For not only does Ralph Ellison's nightmare journey across the racial divide tell unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators, it gives us an entirely new model of what a novel can be. As he journeys from the Deep South to the streets and basements of Harlem, from a horrifying "battle royal" where black men are reduced to fighting animals, to a Communist ... continue


Kindred by Octavia E. Butler EN

Rating: 4     169 Votes
From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realiz... continue


La desaparición by Julia Phillips ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
"Una apacible tarde de agosto, Aliona y Sofia, hermanas de once y ocho años, juegan a orillas del mar. Cuando emprenden el camino de regreso a casa, un extraño se ofrece a llevarlas en su coche. Ellas, confiadas ante la amabilidad del desconocido, aceptan. Las niñas solo se alarman al ver que dejan atrás el desvío que debían haber tomado. Cuando Aliona saca su móvil y el hombre se lo arrebata de las manos, las hermanas comprenden que están en peligro. La pesadilla acaba de comenzar. Así arranca La desaparición, como un noir que transcurre a lo largo de un año en la gélida y remota región de Ka... continue


La perla by John Steinbeck ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Una pareja joven y pobre, que vive en una aldea junto al mar, necesita dinero para la salvar la vida de la mujer. Dinero que no pueden obtener a tiempo. Su esperanza está en encontrar una perla que les permita la salvación, aún cuando el posible hallazgo les abra la puerta de un mundo en el que pondrán a prueba su inocencia. Una historia con un buen ritmo dramático y una intención moralizadora.


La răsărit de Eden by John Steinbeck RO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
"La rasarit de Eden" este un roman inegalabil despre dragoste şi ură, inocenţă şi depravare, lupta omului pentru supravieţuire şi impulsul lui de autodistrugere şi, mai cu seamă, despre liberul-arbitru. Inspirându-se din "Geneză", Steinbeck reia în cheie modernă mitul lui Cain şi Abel şi îl transpune în Valea Salinas din California.


Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult EN

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner about a daughter’s search for her mother, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers. Includes the novella Larger Than Life Throughout her blockbuster career, Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in Leaving Time, she has delivered a book unlike anything she’s written before. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has neve... continue


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn EN

Rating: 4.5     13 Votes
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a m... continue

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Presents a love story and an epic of the frontier, richly authentic that makes readers laugh, weep, dream and remember.


Monștri invizibili by Chuck Palahniuk RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
The career of a model ends when she is disfigured in an accident. Suspecting the accident was the work of her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, she takes revenge by slipping him a drug to grow breasts.