Sri Lanka flag Books from Sri Lanka

Recommended books (10)
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 Sri Lanka. 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.

1.

A Passage North by Anuk Audpragasam EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

2.

In the Skin of a Lion : A Novel by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5     30 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

3.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors : A Novel by Nayomi Munaweera EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Genre
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

4.

My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Recommended: 26 Oct 2022

5.

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

6.

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4.3     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocati... continue
Recommended: 23 Dec 2022

7.

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Genre
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

8.

The White City by Roma Tearne EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Hera has known great loss over decades of endless winter. The first snows coincided with the arrest of her brother on terrorism charges, and since then she has witnessed the total collapse of normal life in a devastated London. Her only source of comfort through it all has been her relationship with Raphael. Now, as the thaw begins, can she at last track down her elusive lover? Within this compelling vision of a dystopian near-future, Roma Tearne offers us a moving study of human endurance --
Recommended: 27 Jan 2018

9.
Warlight

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5     52 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlightis a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends- men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, a... continue
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

10.

Wave by Sonali Daraniyagala FR

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Genre
Recommended: 25 Jan 2023


FIND BOOKS FROM SRI LANKA BY LANGUAGE

English · French

Mastodon logo