Read Around Europe Challenge

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

Register to join the "Read Around Europe Challenge"

Girl reading Read Around The World Challenge book
Recommended Challenge Books (548)
61.
Zlata's Diary

Zlata's Diary : A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović EN

Rating: 3.5     13 Votes
Description:
Excerpts from the author's diary, begun when she was eleven, describes life in Sarajevo under siege
Recommended: 02 Jan 2023

62.

Sarajevo Blues by Semezdin Mehmedinovic EN

0 Ratings
Description:
From one of Bosnia's most prominent poets and writers: spare and haunting stories and poems that were written under the horrific circumstances of the recent war in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Semezdin Mehmedinovic remained a citizen of Sarajevo throughout...
Genre
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

63.

The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
In Bihac, Bosnia, in 1992, sixteen-year-old Amra and her family face starvation and the threat of brutal ethnic violence as Serbs and Bosnians clash, while a stray cat, Maci, provides solace --
Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

64.

Under the Yoke by Ivan Vazov EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Under the Yoke is a novel by Ivan Vazov written in 1888. It depicts the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and is the most famous piece of classic Bulgarian literature. The tranquillity in a Bulgarian village under Ottoman rule is only superficial: the people are quietly preparing for an uprising. The plot follows the story of Boicho Ognyanov, who, having escaped from a prison in Diarbekir, returns to the Bulgarian town of Byala Cherkva to take part in the rebellion. There he meets old friends, enemies, and the love of his life. The plot portrays the personal drama of the characters, their emotions, mot... continue

65.

Wolf Hunt by Ivailo Pretov EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Published in 1986, three years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wolf Hunt was the first novel to portray the human cost of Communist policies on Bulgarian villagers, forced by the government to abandon their land and traditional way of life. Darkly comic and tragic, the novel centers on an ill-fated winter hunting expedition of six neighbors whose history together is long and interwoven. The ensuing story takes the reader on a voyage of shifting perspectives that places the calamitous history of twentieth-century Bulgaria into a human context of helplessness and desperation.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

66.

Geography for the lost by Kapka kassabova EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Kapka Kassabova is a young Bulgarian émigré poet who writes in English but with a European imagination. Her well-travelled poems speak from different parts of the world and different moments of history, but they always speak of the many ways to be lost and disoriented: in a place, in the past, in fear, in love, in the very quickness of life. The voices speaking here - from a Roman housewife to a Chinese bar-owner in Berlin or an Argentine DJ - are the voices of the heart-sick, the culturally jet-lagged, people from photographs, the "tenants" of lives, cities and destinies. This is what we all ... continue
Genre Poetry
Recommended: 23 Feb 2022

67.

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.
Recommended: 25 Jul 2022

68.

East of the West : A Country in Stories by Miroslav Penkov EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Collects stories inspired by the author's native Bulgaria, including the tales of a grandson who tries to buy Lenin's corpse on eBay for his grandfather and a boy who meets a cousin every five years on the river that divides their village.

69.

The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti, James Amery Underwood EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Marrakesh through the eyes and ears of one of Europe's major writers.
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

70.

Natural Novel by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Resembling the complex and fragmented way a fly's eye works, Natural Novel contains a myriad of storylines, reflections, and digressions, including a history of toilets and the graffiti found there, a meditation on the relationship between bees and language, and an attempt to write a book using only verbs. Incredibly funny at times, this novel is driven by the narrator's need to come to terms with his dissolving marriage and his wife's infidelity with their close friend. Gospodinov's first novel is both broad in scope and intensely personal, illustrating the impossibility of presenting life tr... continue
Genre Humor
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022


FIND BOOKS FROM EUROPE BY LANGUAGE

Danish · English · French · German · Nederlands · Norwegian · Spanish · Swedish

Mastodon logo