Recommended English books

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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.

1961.

The Fortress by Meša Selimović EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
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The Fortress is one of the most significant and fascinating novels to come out of the former Yugoslavia. Ahmet Shabo returns home to eighteenth-century Sarajevo from the war in Russia, numbed by the death in battle or suicide of nearly his entire military unit. In time he overcomes the anguish of war, only to find that he has emerged a reflective and contemplative man in a society that does not value, and will not tolerate, the subversive implications of these qualities.
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1962.

The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed EN

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Country: Africa / Somalia flag Somalia
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022 'Chilling and utterly compelling, The Fortune Men shines an essential light on a much-neglected period of our national life' Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, some-time petty thief. He is many things, in fact, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all e... continue

1963.

The Fortunes of Wangrin by Amadou Hampaté Bâ, Amadou Hampat鈋·B鉧, ́ Amadou Hampat.̌ B, Deceased Amadou Hampaté Bâ EN

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Country: Africa / Mali flag Mali
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A novel on the evils of white colonialism in Africa. Set in French-ruled Mali, the hero is a young teacher who plays the white man's idea of a good black in order to advance his career.
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1964.
The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Discover the forty rules of love . . . Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us ... continue
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1965.

The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Identifies four self-limiting beliefs that impede one's experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
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1966.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
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When Julio finally decided to fight, the world and his family knew him for a different man. In the end, a spoiled son of privilege became a man of honor and integrity, a noble soldier in the war to end all wars.
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1967.

The Fox Hunt : A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America by Mohammed Al Samawi EN

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Country: Asia / Yemen flag Yemen
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“Nail-bitingly suspenseful. ... Inspiring. ... Essential reading.” — Booklist, starred review The Fox Hunt tells one young man’s unforgettable story of war, unlikely friendship, and his harrowing escape from Yemen's brutal civial war with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West. Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what h... continue

1968.

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
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“VIVIDLY POETIC . . . MÜLLER HAS EXERCISED HER VOICE WITH A FURY THAT VIBRATES OFF THE PAGE.”—THE BOSTON GLOBE 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 the others. One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox-fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion, it’s the hind leg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur is a taunting sign that she is being watched by the secret police—the fox was ever the hunter. Im... continue
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1969.

The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
Description:
First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth SuLin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore. 1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin's daughter dies suddenly - and in mysterious circumstances - mission school-educated local girl SuLin - an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage - is invited to take her place. But then another murder at the residence occur... continue

1970.

The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
Description:
A working-class woman who infiltrates Singapore’s high society to fulfill her dreams risks losing everything in the process—including herself—in this propulsive novel by debut author Kyla Zhao. For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status cause her dream to feel like a distant fantasy. Now Samantha finds herself working at a drab PR firm. Living vicariously through her wealthy coworker and friend, Anya Chen, is the closest s... continue


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