The Read Around The World Challenge is a global challenge.
Anyone can join the challenge from anywhere in the world in any language they want.
This is the list of all English books added by participants of this reading challenge.
Eight years ago, Lisan the fisherman, who has always believed he was descended from royalty, left his wife and the Water Village. Now he’s back, and he says he can prove it. Six hundred years ago, a forbidden relationship between the royal children of Brunei set into motion a chain of events that will end with the death of a king...or the death of a god. As the story of Lisan’s true intentions – and what he was really doing in those years away – unravels, the story of those doomed royal children also spins to its inevitable conclusion.
"A sweeping and mesmerizing story that spans time and mortal space so expertly and elegantly." —Alan Cumming A deeply moving novel about a forbidden love between two boys in war-torn Syria and the fallout that ripples through their adult lives. Syria, 2003. A blooming romance leads to a tragic accident when Hussam’s father catches him acting on his feelings for his best friend, Wassim. In an instant, the course of their lives is changed forever. Ten years later, Hussam and Wassim are still struggling to find peace and belonging. Sponsored as a refugee by a controlling older man, Hussam is livi... continue
A writer of travel books, Herman Mussert, goes to bed one night in Amsterdam and wakes up in a Lisbon hotel in the very room where 20 years earlier he slept with another man's wife. Is he dead, or dreaming, or travelling backwards through time? A surrealistic tale by the author of The Knight Has Died.
After the war of independence against France, an Algerian woman returns to her village to discover the revolution is being betrayed. Moslem fundamentalists are turning back the clock on women's rights.
Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page. 1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene. Years later, Detective Min—Hwani's father—learns that thirteen girls have recently disappeared from the same forest that nearly stole his daughters. He travels to their hometown on the island of Jeju to investigate... only to vanish as well. Determined to fin... continue
An artist races to finish his forgery of a masterpiece while held captive in surreal, menacing splendor.
The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. 2018 At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief to realize that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can’t lie any long... continue
It is 2025, and A'jon Emir is honored to be the first Bruneian to travel to outer space. Selected by NASA to assist in a project to build a space station on the moon, A'jon has been tasked to install software with the potential to unlock the secrets of reading ancient languages and help its users observe the planet for potential threats. Although he must leave his fiancée behind, A'jon knows a life-changing opportunity awaits as he boards a plane bound for America. But little does he know that the world he is leaving behind is about to change--possibly forever. After he completes intense train... continue