Read Around Europe Challenge

Pride and Prejudice
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  • Part of the "Read Around The World Challenge"
  • Join book lovers like you from all over the world who want to read at least one book written by an author from each of the 45 countries in Europe.
  • Track your reading progress on a world map which is automatically created for you
  • Leave your reading comfort zone and expand your reading horizon.
  • Make 2022 the year you:
    • will read more books,
    • discover new authors,
    • learn more about Europe.
  • Register to join the " Read Around Europe Challenge"

45 countries in Europe means 45 books to read for this challenge
Reading progress by all challenge participants
5.3%
94.7%

Read Around Europe Challenge

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

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1.

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk EN

Rating: 3.5     64 Votes
Country: Europe / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK ** Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Award 'Wonderful' The Spectator 'Magnificent' Observer 'Sumptuous' New Yorker 'Unforgettable' Guardian My Name is Red is an unforgettable murder mystery, set amid the splendour of sixteenth century Istanbul, from the Nobel prizewinning author In the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. At a time of violent fundame... continue
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2.

Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
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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3.

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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4.

The Siege by Ismail Kadare EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
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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5.

Broken April by Ismail Kadare EN

Rating: 3.5     13 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
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6.

The Teacher of Cheops by Albert Salvado EN

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Country: Europe / Andorra flag Andorra
Description:
Winner of the NESTOR LUJÁN HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE."I was nervous about this book. Finding a good novel in translation from the tiny state of Andorra, nestling in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, was always going to be tricky... I was in for a pleasant surprise... Salvadó has certainly done his homework: the book is painstakingly researched... By and large, the level of detail and historical knowledge is well-handled... The text itself felt professional and slick... this is a highly readable light novel... powerful flashes of insight into human greed, pride and ambition..." (ANN MORGAN, A... continue
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7.

The Phaeton Report by Albert Salvado EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Andorra flag Andorra
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8.

La confusion des sentiments by Stefan Zweig FR

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
Alors qu'il fête son soixantième anniversaire, un vieil universitaire se remémore un professeur qui, dans sa jeunesse, lui a donné le goût de la littérature. Il se souvient alors des souvenirs partagés avec cet homme plein de mystères. Mais leur lien d'amitié n'était-il que cela ? La Confusion des sentiments est l'une des nouvelles les plus longues de l'écrivain Stefan Zweig. Tout n'y est que passion et attachement. Ce livre numérique, spécialement édité pour la lecture numérique, contient : - Un sommaire dynamique - La biographie de Stefan Zweig - La Confusion des sentiments Traduction de Val... continue
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9.

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
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10.

The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
Madness lurks behind the pretty façade of everyday life. An elderly lady offers a young woman a piece of cake. She accepts. The lady resembles the Austrian Empress Elisabeth and lives with her servant in an apartment full of bizarre souvenirs. More invitations follow. A seemingly harmless visit to the museum turns into a meticulously planned raid to steal a royal cocaine syringe. Without realizing, the young woman has become the lady’s accomplice. Does she realize she is losing control? Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'On the surface this is a clever thriller-cum-horror story of three ... continue
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