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Recommended books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Jordan. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif, Abd al-Raḥmān Munīf EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
When oil is discovered in a poor 1930s Arab village, the religious, historical, and cultural confrontations that occur between the natives and the American colonizers threaten to destroy a way of life
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022


Honor Lost : Love and Death in Modern-day Jordan by Norma Khouri EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
The author relates the tragic story of her best friend, Dalia, who was murdered by her own father for falling in love with a young Catholic man, and speaks out against the ancient practice of honor killing.
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022

The Cry of the Dove

The cry of the dove by Fadia Faqir EN

Rating: 3.8     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
Left pregnant after an illicit love affair, Saalma, a young Bedouin woman from Hima in the Levant flees her people to escape the honor killing waiting for her at the hands of her tribe and seeks asylum in England. Original.
Genre Adult
Recommended: 27 Nov 2022

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