English books from Europe

Recommended English books (1296)
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".
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Papi : My Story by David Ortiz, Michael Holley EN

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An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game's greatest, most clutch sluggers at the end of his career, written with best-selling sports writer and talk show host Michael Holley

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Paradise Lost by John Milton EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
John Milton's celebrated epic poem exploring the cosmological, moral and spiritual origins of man's existence A Penguin Classic In Paradise Lost Milton produced poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time, populated by a memorable gallery of grotesques. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked, innocent Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and in danger of executio... continue

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Paradise Rot : A Novel by Jenny Hval EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Jo’s sensitivity and all her senses become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh. This debut novel from critically acclaimed artist and musician Jenny Hval presents a heady and hyper-sensual portray... continue

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Paranoia : A Novel by Victor Martinovich EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Banned in Belarus two days after it was published, Paranoia is a thriller, a love story, and a harrowing journey into one of the world's last closed societies. The book never mentions Belarus or its capital, Minsk, but the setting is unmistakable.

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Pardalita by Joana Estrela EN

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
"16-year-old Raquel lives in a small town in Portugal, the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else's business. Her parents are divorced and she's just been suspended for cursing out a school aide asking about her father's new marriage. She has two best friends, Luísa and Fred, but wants something more. Then, from afar, she sees Pardalita, a senior and a gifted artist who's moving to Lisbon to study in the fall. The two girls get to know each other while working on a play. And Raquel falls in love. Using a gorgeous blend of prose poems, illustrations, and graphic novel format, Estrela ... continue

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Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Serbia flag Serbia
Description:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times bestselling rom-com by Lana Harper. Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn't been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to forge her own way in the world, and only the very tiniest bit to do with Gareth Blackmoore, heir to the most powerful magical family in town and casual breaker of hearts and destroyer of dreams. But when a spellcasting tournament that her family serves ... continue

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Penance by Eliza Clark EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
On a beach in a run-down seaside town on the Yorkshire coastline, sixteen-year-old Joan Wilson is set on fire by three other schoolgirls. Nearly a decade after the horrifying murder, journalist Alec Z. Carelli has written the definitive account of the crime, drawn from hours of interviews with witnesses and family members, painstaking historical research, and most notably, correspondence with the killers themselves. The result is a riveting snapshot of lives rocked by tragedy, and a town left in turmoil. But how much of the story is true? Compulsively readable, provocative, and distur... continue

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Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac EN

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Country: Europe / France flag France
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This is a magnum-opus and one of the most widely read novels written by Balzac. It is a story of a young and eager man, Rastignac, who is determined to succeed at any cost. The novel contains deep sense of family values where a father sacrifices his all means for his two daughters. Moreover, Balzacâe(tm)s portrayal of Parisian aristocracy and human behaviour is conspicuous. Worth-read!

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Perfume : The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind EN

Rating: 4 (12 votes)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
'Born in sweaty, fetid eighteenth-century Paris, Genouille is distinctive even in infancy. He has "the finest nose in Paris and no personal odour". With wit, a Gothic imagination and considerable originality, Suskind has developed this simple idea into a fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity . . . Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review

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Petersburg Tales: New Translation by Nikolai Gogol EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant façade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached itself from his face and risen the ranks to become a state councillor (‘The Nose’), a painter and a lieutenant whose romantic pursuits meet with contrasting degrees of success (‘Nevsky Prospect’) and a lowly civil servant whose existence desperately unravels when he loses his prized new coat (‘The Overcoat’). Also including the ‘Diary of Madman’, thes... continue


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