English books from Europe

Recommended English books (1350)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Europe for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".

Ledra Street : Stories by Nora Nadjarian EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
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


Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
A disarming novel that asks a simple question: Can gentle people change the world? In this charming and truly unique debut, popular Irish musician Ronan Hession tells the story of two single, thirty-something men who still live with their parents and who are . . . nice. They take care of their parents and play board games together. They like to read. They take satisfaction from their work. They are resolutely kind. And they realize that none of this is considered . . . normal. Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what’s meaningful in ... continue


Les Miserables by Victor Hugo EN

Rating: 4 (9 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
A thrilling tale of narrow escapes, romance in the midst of a revolution, and heroism at Waterloo, this classic forms a parable of a morally empty state that values retribution rather than justice.


Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Continues the story of Oskar and Eli from the author's "Let the Right One In," and includes "Equinox," in which a woman makes a disturbing discovery while taking care of her vacationing neighbor's house.


Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
'What matters is to live everything. Live the questions for now.' A hugely influential collection for writers and artists of all kinds, Rilke's profound and lyrical letters to a young friend advise on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles an... continue


Lie With Me : A Novel by Philippe Besson EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
The award-winning, bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson—“the French Brokeback Mountain” (Elle)—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald. We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him out... continue


Lies of Silence by Brian Moore EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
When the IRA orders Dillon to park his car at a Belfast hotel, he knows he's planting a bomb that will kill and maim dozens. He also knows his wife will be killed if he disobeys.The choice is complicated by the fact that the action takes place on the day Dillon plans to tell his wife he is leaving her to go to London to live with his girlfriend, Andrea, a researcher with the BBC. His decision has far reaching implications that play themselves out over the course of the novel, culminating in a horrific ending.


Life After Life : A Novel by Kate Atkinson EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
The award-winning author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum follows the experiences of a woman who after being born on a snowy night in 1910 repeated dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and ultimately save the world. 75,000 first printing.


Life Begins on Friday by Ioana Pârvulescu EN

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Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Parvulescus' book is a magical tale full of enchanting characters who can carry the reader to another time. A time-travel book for the romantic.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel EN

Rating: 4 (8 votes)
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Yann Martel's beloved Life of Pi-- recently made into a stunning 3D film directed by Ang Lee-- is now available in a deluxe pocket edition with leatherette cover.


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