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 Romania.
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.
Poveștile lui Creangă sunt delectabile deopotrivă pentru copii și pentru adulți. Însă numai cei din urmă le pot gusta pe deplin savoarea. Creanga pare a nu-și fi bătut capul să inventeze povești: avea deștul material la îndemână ca să mai fie nevoie de așa ceva. Cât datorează el creației folclorice anonime și cât îi este aceasta tributară după publicarea poveștilor și absorbția – sau reîntoarcerea – acestora în circuitul oralității e o chestiune ce poate interesa migăloase cercetări erudite. Farmecul poveștilor lui Creangă nu stă &ici... continue
A semi-autobiographical romance between a French engineer and the daughter of a Hindu family with which he stayed in India. A case of East meets West with all the joys and woes that such encounters bring. For her version of the story see her novel, It Does Not Die.
When Alina's brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help the wife of a communist leader and a secret practitioner of the old folk ways. Set in 1970s communist Romania, Sophie van Llewyn's novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles, that cant be put down.
Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on her grandparent's farm where food and laughter were plentiful. But eventually her father's behavior was too disturbing to ignore. He wept when listening to Radio Free Europe, hid pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. When she discovered he was a political dissident she became anxious for him to conform. However, with her mother in the hospital a... continue
a philosophical book about a man returning from Switzerland to his home country Romania. A book about lies, trust, love and friendship set in the early 2000s.
The lyrical, feminist novel that exploded onto the Romanian literary scene: a 21st-century Scheherazade recounts her life to a man whom she fears might leave her forever.
„El nu avea nevoie de imblanzitor, de cravasa si de semnale. Intra singur in arena, ca un om. Intra in doua labe, cat era de mare. Saluta in dreapta si in stanga, inainte si indarat. Pe urma facea un semn ca vrea liniste. Si incepea singur programul lui“.
Fram, ursul polar este povestea unui urs alb, „puternic, dar bland si glumet“, care isi traieste majoritatea vietii in circ, unde ani buni fusese principala atractie. Totusi dorul de a deveni un urs ca toti ursii, adica salbatic si liber, il duce spre casa, la Polul Nord, acolo unde poate sa se bucure de gheturi, de... continue