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Recommended books (19)
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 Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Poland. 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.

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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
Soon to be a major Netflix original series! The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, becomes the guardian of Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution and prophesied savior of the world, in the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix series and the blockbuster video games. For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as the Witcher, ha... continue
Recommended: 13 Dec 2022

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Detective Nosegoode and the Museum Robbery

Detective Nosegood and the Museum Robbery by Marian Ortan EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
The third in a series of irresistibly charming, beautifully illustrated children's classics - the adventures of Detective Nosegoode and his talking dog, Cody. A famous picture is in danger of being stolen, the headquarters of the Circle of the Aficionados of Checkers has been robbed and an elusive pickpocket strikes at the celebrations to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Lower Limewood. This small town seems to have a attracted quite a number of thieves - a good job they can count the brilliant Detective Nosegoode and his faithful Cody among their residents.
Genre Comic
Recommended: 04 Mar 2018

3.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk EN

Rating: 3.5     45 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune "Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals ov... continue
Genre
Recommended: 03 Jan 2020

4.

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk EN

Rating: 3.5     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx) "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — Washington Post From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death... continue
Genre Travel
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

5.

Greetings from Novorossiya: Eyewitness to the War in Ukraine by Pawel Pieniazek EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

6.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad EN

Rating: 3.5     158 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
A republication of the great Joseph Conrad novel
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

7.

I'd Like to Say Sorry, But There's No One to Say Sorry To : Stories by Mikolaj Grynberg EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
An exquisitely original collection of darkly funny stories that explore the panorama of Jewish experience in contemporary Poland, from a world-class contemporary writer "These small, searing prose pieces are moving and unsettling at the same time. If the diagnosis they present is right, then we have a great problem in Poland." --Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize laureate and author of Flights Mikołaj Grynberg is a psychologist and photographer who has been collecting and publishing oral histories of Polish Jews. In his first work of fiction--a book that has been widely praised by critics and was sho... continue
Recommended: 09 Dec 2022

8.
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland

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Solaris by Stanisław Lem EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
The first of Lem’s novels to be published in americanca and still the best known. A scientist examining the ocean that covers the surface of the planet Solaris is forced to confront the incarnation of a painful, hitherto unconscious memory, inexplicably created by the ocean. An undisputed SF classic. Translated by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

10.
Swimming in the Dark

Swimming in the Dark : A Novel by Tomasz Jedrowski EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
"When university student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp, he is fascinated yet wary of this handsome, carefree stranger. But a chance meeting by the river soon becomes an intense, exhilarating, and all-consuming affair. After their camp duties are fulfilled, the pair spend a dreamlike few weeks camping in the countryside, bonding over an illicit copy of James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room. Inhabiting a beautiful natural world removed from society and its constraints, Ludwik and Janusz fall deeply in love. But in their repressive communist and Catholic society, the passion they sh... continue
Recommended: 02 Jan 2023


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