Read Around Europe Challenge

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46 countries in Europe means 46 books to read for this challenge.
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Read Around Europe Challenge

Read at least one book by an author from each country in Europe.

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Best books from Europe (1431)
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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 4     31 Votes
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabrie... continue

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The Maidens by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves. 'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY 'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY 'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER 'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE * * * * * YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE MAIDENS. The Maidens are Cambridge University's most exclusive society, whose members are selected by the charismatic professor of Greek tragedy, Edward Fosca. A SECRETIVE SET OF THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CAPTIVATING STUDENTS. When one of the Maidens is murdered, grieving young therapist Mariana Andros is drawn back to the idyllic campus where she was o... continue

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Zangvogels : roman by Christy Lefteri NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
Nisha, die als hulp op Cyprus werkt, is zeeën overgestoken om haar kind in Sri Lanka een toekomst te geven. Overdag zorgt ze voor de dochter van Petra, een alleenstaande moeder; haar eigen kleine meisje probeert ze 's nachts via het schermpje van haar telefoon op te voeden. Nisha's geliefde Yiannis is stroper. Hij vangt kleine zangvogeltjes die onderweg van Afrika naar Europa op Cyprus neerstrijken. Maar hij droomt van een nieuw leven samen met Nisha - een droom die in rook opgaat als zij plotseling spoorloos verdwenen is. Als de politie weigert de zaak te onderzoeken, gaan Pet... continue
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5.

Ledra Street : Stories by Nora Nadjarian EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
A first collection of short stories by award-winning Cypriot poet and writer Nora Nadjarian. For the title story 'Ledra Street', Nadjarian created a fictional fatal accident whose absurdity mirrors the tragic lack of logic with which a street in Nicosia has been cut in half by the partition of the capital city. The story was Runner-Up in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition in 2001. The stories in Ledra Street range from evocative single lines to sardonic yet compassionate accounts of life in the world's last divided capital. Whether she writes about couples falling in and o... continue

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The Fury by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder — from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient This is a tale of murder. Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it? Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island. I tell you this because you may think you know this story... continue

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Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare EN

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Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic of beautiful women and literature, a boy must endure the deprivations of war as he suffers the hardships of growing up. His sleepy country has just thrown off centuries of tyranny, but new waves of domination inundate his city. Through the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of World War II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the many faces of human cruelty—as well as the simple pleasures of life. ... continue

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Avril Brisé by Ismail Kadaré FR

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
Deux histoires s'entrecroisent ici: celle de Gjorg, le jeune montagnard qui vient de venger la mort de son frère et qui attend le châtiment selon les termes du Kanun, et celle d'un jeune couple en voyage de noces, venu dans cette mème région pour étudier les coutumes ancestrales et sanglantes de cette vendetta d'honneur. L'action a beau se situer au début du xxe siècle, la vie sur les hauts plateaux d'Albanie nous enfonce dans le Moyen Age. Le choc est si grand pour la jeune mariée qu'il sera fatal à son bonheur. Et cette expérience tragique va faire basculer son époux, écrivain mondain, dans ... continue

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The Siege by Ismail Kadare EN

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Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
In the early fifteenth century, as winter falls away, the people of Albania know that their fate is sealed. They have refused to negotiate with the Ottoman Empire, and war is now inevitable. Soon enough dust kicked up by Turkish horses is spotted from a citadel. Brightly coloured banners, hastily constructed minarets and tens of thousands of men fill the plain below. From this moment on, the world is waiting to hear that the fortress has fallen.The Siege tells the enthralling story of the weeks and months that follow ' of the exhilaration and despair of the battlefield, the constantly shifting... continue

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Broken April by Ismail Kadare EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
Gjorg is a young mountaineer who (much against his will) has just killed a man in order to avenge the death of his older brother, and who expects to be killed himself in accordance with the Code that regulates life in the Albanian highlands. A young couple on their honeymoon has come to this place to study its age-old customs-including the blood feud. In Broken April, Ismail Kadare intersects the fates of both Gjorg and the young couple with visions of an unending cycle of obligatory murder and the horrifying effects it has on their respective lives. "Dostoevskian in its dark vision."--Kirkus ... continue