English books from Europe

Recommended English books (690)
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".

The Mad Women's Ball by Victoria Mas EN

Rating: 3.3     4 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Soon to be a major film from Amazon Studios, the prizewinning French bestseller "In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma, and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris's infamous Salpêtrière hospital." --Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train The Salpetriere Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated--these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost somet... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

The Maidens

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
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
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023


The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thrill... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022


The Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirähk EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Estonia flag Estonia
Unfortunately people and tribes degenerate. They lose their teeth, forget their language, until finally they're bending meekly on the fields and cutting straw with a scythe. Leemut, a young boy growing up in the forest, is content living with his hunter-gatherer family. But when incomprehensible outsiders arrive aboard ships and settle nearby, with an intriguing new religion, the forest begins to empty - people are moving to the village and breaking their backs tilling fields to make bread. Meanwhile, Leemut and the last forest-dwelling humans refuse to adapt: with bare-bottomed primates and t... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

The Man with the Golden Touch

The Man with the Golden Touch by Mór Jókai EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
Recommended: 22 May 2023

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by J. S. Drangsholt EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
"A neurotic Norwegian mother of three small children and an overworked literature professor with an overactive imagination, Ingrid feels like her life's always on the brink of chaos. Forced to join an academic mission to Saint Petersburg to promote international cooperation, Ingrid finds herself at a crossroads while drinking too much cough syrup"--
Genre Humor
Recommended: 26 May 2023


The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov EN

Rating: 5     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
Genre Satire
Recommended: 01 Jul 2022


The Mechanic : The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
In the high-octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every World Champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences. That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high-spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hai... continue
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022


The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai EN

Rating: 4     10 Votes
Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International PrizeThe Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town.A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumours. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find - music, cosmology, fascism.The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting her takeover of the ... continue
Recommended: 03 Sep 2023


The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck EN

Rating: 3     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
From the award-winning author of Amatka and Jagannath—a fantastical tour de force about friendship, interdimensional theater, and a magical place where no one ages, except the young In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It’s a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of masters, it’s a decadent paradise where time stands still. But for those who serve them, it’s a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink. In a bid to escape before their ... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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