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Recommended books (8)
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: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother''s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an activist he fell in love with four years earlier while living in Delhi, bringing with it the stirring of distant memories and desires. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral, so begins a passage into the so... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

2.

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

Rating: 3.5     29 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Arriving in Toronto in the 1920s from the Canadian wilderness, Patrick Lewis experiences a series of adventures as he makes a living searching for a missing millionaire, tunnels beneath Lake Ontario, and falls in love. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

3.

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

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Sar... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

4.

My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
'My Sweet Girl is like nothing else I've read. Set in San Francisco and Sri Lanka, this is a story about friendship, lies, and guilt. A stunning and original must-read' Samantha Downing, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife A girl in a new country. A dark secret left behind. A dead body which might tell all. Ever since she was adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka, Paloma has led a privileged Californian life: the best schools, a generous allowance and parents so perfect that Paloma fears she'll never live up to them. Now at thirty, Paloma has managed to disappoint her parents so... continue
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:
An autobiographical journey of discovery gathers together fragments of memory, experience, and family history in order to understand the meaning of his parents' legacy and his own heritage
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

6.

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, hoping that victorious soldiers will be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them. Told in meditative, n... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

7.

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

8.
Warlight

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5     53 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


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