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51 popular iranian books
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 Iran. 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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A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi EN

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"A family. On the run. In a foreign country-- England"--Cover.


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Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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One woman’s harrowing story about life under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Shirin-Gol was just a young girl when her village was levelled by the Russians in 1979. When the men in her family joined the resistance, she fled with the other women and children to Kabul, and so began a life of day-to-day struggle in her war-torn country. A life that included a Pakistani refugee camp, a forced marriage to pay off her brother’s gambling debts, selling her body and begging for money to feed her growing family, an attempted suicide and an unsuccessful attempt to leave Afghanistan for Iran after the... continue

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Ben en el mundo by Doris May Lessing ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
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Doris Lessing retoma la inquietante narración iniciada en El quinto hijo sobre la vida de Ben Lovatt, un niño simiesco e inclasificable que al nacer quebró la paz de su modélica familia inglesa. Triste conocedor de la aversión y el rechazo desde pequeño, en Ben en el mundo nos encontramos ya a un adulto que ha experimentado el duro aprendizaje de la marginación social moderna: el mundo de los sin techo, los indocumentados, los despreciados. Ben es al mismo tiempo vulnerable y peligroso, potencialmente violento y dependiente de la aprobació... continue

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Blind Owl by Sadeq Hedayat EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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A new English translation of one of the most important, controversial Iranian novels of the twentieth century A Penguin Classic Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a two-part story of an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In first person, the narrator offers a string of hazy, dreamlike recollections fueled by opium and alcohol. He spends time painting the exact same scene on the covers of pen cases: an old man wearing a cape and turban sitting under a cypress tree, separated by a small stream from a beautifu... continue

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Calling a Wolf a Wolf : Poems by Kaveh Akbar EN

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Addiction. Recovery. Repeat. Akbar blazes the poetry scene with this introspective, powerful and passionate debut.

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy EN

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The “courageous and clarion” Booker Prize–winner “continues her analysis and documentation of the disastrous consequences of unchecked global capitalism” (Booklist). From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s one hundred richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic prod... continue


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Children of the Jacaranda Tree : A Novel by Sahar Delijani EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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A stunning debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran that gives voice to the men, women, and children who won a war only to find their livesNand those of their descendantsNimperiled by its aftermath.

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City of ashes by Cassandra Clare EN

Rating: 4.5 (14 votes)
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Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ... continue


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