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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 South America Challenge" were written by authors from Brazil. 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.

O Avesso Da Pele

O Avesso Da Pele by Jeferson Tenório PT

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Um romance sobre identidade e as complexas relações raciais, sobre violência e negritude, O avesso da pele é uma obra contundente no panorama da nova ficção literária brasileira. O avesso da pele é a história de Pedro, que, após a morte do pai, assassinado numa desastrosa abordagem policial, sai em busca de resgatar o passado da família e refazer os caminhos paternos. Com uma narrativa sensível e por vezes brutal, Jeferson Tenório traz à superfície um país marcado pelo racismo e por um sistema educacional falido, e um denso relato sobre as relações entre pais e filhos. O que está em jogo é a v... continue
Recommended: 23 Feb 2023

Stjernens time

Stjernens time by Clarice Lispector NO

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Recommended: 21 Jan 2023


The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo EN

Rating: 3     28 Votes
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English ... continue

The Devil and Miss Prym

The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation by Paulo Coelho EN

Rating: 3     33 Votes
A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose a path. Will they choose good or evil? In the remote village of Viscos -- a village too small to be on any map, a place where time seems to stand still -- a stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In ... continue
Recommended: 11 May 2023


The Diary of “Helena Morley” by Helena Morley EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Originally published in 1942 under the title Minha Vida de Menina—Portuguese meaning “My Life as a Little Girl or “Young Girl”—this book is a diary that was kept by the author, Helena Morley (pseudonym of Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant), when she was between the ages of twelve and fifteen (1893-1895), and living in Diamantina, a small diamond mining town in southeastern Brazil. The little girl describes her homework, her love of parades and dresses, her father who could scarcely make a living in the mines, and her most beloved grandmother. The diary was admired by French Novelist Georges Bernano... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022


The Name of Death by Klester Cavalcanti EN

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The powerful true-life story of a Brazilian boy who could have been a fisherman but instead became the biggest professional killer known to the world--soon to be a major motion picture. Julio Santana as seen through the eyes of acclaimed investigative reporter Klester Cavalcanti is not a monster--he is a loyal son, a family man, a devout Christian who is tormented by his conscience with every shot. But in a cruel and lawless area of Brazil, where every life has its price, respect for life is a luxury that he can't afford. Trained by his uncle, an assassin, and initiated in murder at 17 years o... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022


Veronika Decides to Die : A Novel of Redemption by Paulo Coelho EN

Rating: 4     67 Votes
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman ... continue
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

Wie vermoordde Pacífico?

Wie vermoordde Pacífico? by Maria Alice Barroso NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Recommended: 19 Nov 2022

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