Read Around Europe Challenge

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

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Recommended Challenge Books (548)
31.

Lust by Elfriede Jelinek EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
In post-World War II Austria, Gerti, a woman on the verge of a breakdown due to her husband's relentless sexual attentions, wanders away from home one day and is rescued by an ambitious young man who turns out to be much like her husband.

32.
Les désarrois de l'élève Törless

Les désarrois de l'élève Törless by Robert Musil FR

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

33.

The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
Reprint of the detective novel starring Joseph Müller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police.
Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

34.

The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich EN

Rating: 4.6     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Description:
The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familia... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

35.

Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexiévich EN

Rating: 3.7     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Description:
The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

36.

Wave of Terror : A Novel by Theodore Odrach, Emma Odrach, T.F. Rigelhof EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Description:
This novel is a major literary discovery, and Odrach is drawing favorable comparisons with such eminent writers as Chekhov and Solzhenitsyn. Odrach wrote in Ukrainian, while living an exile's life in Toronto. This remarkable book is a microcosm of Soviet history, and Odrach provides a first-hand account of events during the Stalinist era that newsreels never covered. It has special value as a sensitive and realistic portrait of the times, while capturing the internal drama of the characters with psychological concision. Odrach creates a powerful and moving picture, and manages to show what lif... continue
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Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

37.
The Herbert Hoover Story

The Herbert Hoover Story by Eugene Lyons EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

38.

Dagen in Minsk : dagboek van een opstand by Julia Cimafiejeva NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022

39.

De ex-zoon by Sasja Filipenko NL

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022

40.
Pack of Wolves

Pack of Wolves by Vasil Bykov EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Recommended: 15 Dec 2022


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