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.

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A Gift for a Ghost by Borja Gonzalez EN

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Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
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"Originally published in 2018 in Spain by Penguin Random House as The black holes"--Copyright page

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A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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“Makumbi is such an honest, truthful writer. . . . I loved every single page.” —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage A Best Book of the Year at TIME; The Washington Post; O, the Oprah Magazine; BBC Winner of the Jhalak Prize In her thirteenth year, Kirabo confronts a piercing question: who is my mother? Kirabo has been raised by women in the small Ugandan village of Nattetta—her grandmother, her best friend, and her many aunts—but the absence of her mother follows her like a shadow. Seeking answers from Nsuuta, the local witch, Kirabo learns about the woman who birthed her, who she dis... continue
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A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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"Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy's most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned marks the English-language debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of... continue

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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam EN

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Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
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• Stunning new novel from an award-winning and internationally acclaimed writer• Prequel to The Good Muslim, A Golden Age is an unforgettable story of a country torn apart by war and the consequences for one family.• 'Tahmima Anam's unflinching examination of the agonies of post-colonial nation-building sets the intimacy of personal life against a backdrop of national and religious conflict. Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel of great poise and power.' Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory• Will attract stellar review and interview coverage in all major newspapers• The... continue
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A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Kenya flag Kenya
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A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africa's great writers, Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea, in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, le... continue

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A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life by George Konrad EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
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Winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Biography, Autobiography & Memoir A powerful memoir of war, politics, literature, and family life by one of Europe's leading intellectuals. When George Konrad was a child of eleven, he, his sister, and two cousins managed to flee to Budapest from the Hungarian countryside the day before deportations swept through his home town. Ultimately, they were the only Jewish children of the town to survive the Holocaust. A Guest in My Own Country recalls the life of one of Eastern Europe's most accomplished modern writers, beginning with h... continue

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A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism by Slavenka Drakulić EN

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Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors. Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post, Slavenka Drakulic-a native of Croatia-has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc. In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism, she offers a eight-part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Orwel... continue

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A Heart So White by Javier Marías EN

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Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
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A breathtaking novel about family secrets, winner of the 1997 Dublin IMPAC Prize for the best novel published worldwide in English, and arguably Javier Marías's masterpiece.
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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later 19th century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov. Lermotov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.



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