English books from Europe

Recommended English books (691)
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 Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Satirizes the bourgeois society of the Weimar Republic through the love story between Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Serbia flag Serbia
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop.”—Entertainment Weekly Look for Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, now available. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best A... continue

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum by Günter Grass EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
The publication of The Tin Drum in 1959 launched G-nther Grass as an author of international repute. Bitter and impassioned, it delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022


The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen EN

Rating: 2.5     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Andersen's bittersweet fairy tales propelled their troubled author to international fame and revolutionized children's writing.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


The Titanic Sisters by Patricia Falvey EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
“The enchanting saga of two Irish sisters…This new chapter of Titanic lore is worth plunging into.” —Publishers Weekly From the acclaimed author of The Girls of Ennismore comes a captivating and extraordinary tale of perseverance and bravery. This touching saga of sisterhood—perfect for fans of Fiona Davis and Marie Benedict—follows two young Irish women yearning for independence and adventure, as they set sail on RMS Titanic—the “ship of dreams”—only to be faced with the tragedy of that fabled maiden voyage… Delia Sweeney has always been unlike her older sister—fair and delicate compared to t... continue
Recommended: 03 Sep 2023


The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
'Set at a time of lengthening shadows, this is a novel about the sparks that illuminate the dark: of wisdom, compassion, defiance and courage. It is wry, piercing and also, fittingly, radiant.' Daily MailWhen seventeen-year-old Franz exchanges his home in the idyllic beauty of the Austrian lake district for the bustle of Vienna, his homesickness quickly dissolves amidst the thrum of the city. In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, he will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, who... continue
Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

The Traitor's Niche

The Traitor's Niche by Ismail Kadare EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. People flock to see the latest head and gossip about the state of the empire- the province of Albania is demanding independence again, and the niche awaits a new trophya Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting heads to the capital - a task he relishes and performs with fervour. But as he travels through obscure and impoverished territories, he makes money from illicit side-shows, offering villagers... continue
Recommended: 16 Mar 2023

The Tree and the Vine

The Tree and the Vine by Dola De Jong EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
A lesbian love story set during the Nazi occupation in Holland.

The Trial

The Trial by Franz Kafka EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment in a bureaucratic maze, based on an undisclosed charge.
Recommended: 08 Mar 2023


The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
An NPR Best Book of the Year Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As t... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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