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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 Vietnam. 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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Build Your House Around My Body : A Novel by Violet Kupersmith EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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Part puzzle, part revenge tale, part ghost story, this ingenious novel spins half a century of Vietnamese history and folklore into “a thrilling read, acrobatic and filled with verve” (The New York Times Editors’ Choice). FINALIST FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION’S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Good Housekeeping, Kirkus Reviews “Fiction as daring and accomplished as Violet Kupersmith’s first novel reignites my love of the form and its kaleidoscopic possibilities.”—David Mitchell, author of Cl... continue

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Moon Fevers by Nhã Thuyên EN

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Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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Recommended: 10 Apr 2022

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Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong EN

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Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is a book of poetry unlike any other. Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects - love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire - and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: '...the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/b... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous : A Novel by Ocean Vuong EN

Rating: 4     52 Votes
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. “A lyrical work of self-di... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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Lucidly and beautifully written, PEACE IN EVERY STEP contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is - in the kitc
Recommended: 15 Dec 2022

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The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

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The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh EN

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Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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The Sympathizer : Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction by Viet Thanh Nguyen EN

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Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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*** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016*** WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2016 WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION 2016 'A fierce novel written in a refreshingly high style and charged with intelligent rage' Financial Times It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware tha... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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Warring Visions : Photography and Vietnam by Thy Phu EN

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Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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Thy Phu explores photographs produced by dispersed communities throughout Vietnam and the Vietnamese diaspora, both during and after the Vietnam War, to complicate prominent narratives of conflict and memory and to expand understandings of how war is waged, experienced, and resolved.
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

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When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East : A Novel by Quan Barry EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
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From the acclaimed author of We Ride Upon Sticks comes a luminous novel that moves across a windswept Mongolia, as estranged twin brothers make a journey of duty, conflict, and renewed understanding. Tasked with finding the reincarnation of a great lama—a spiritual teacher who may have been born anywhere in the vast Mongolian landscape—the young monk Chuluun sets out with his identical twin, Mun, who has rejected the monastic life they once shared. Their relationship will be tested on this journey through their homeland as each possesses the ability to hear the other’s thoughts. Proving once a... continue


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