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.
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.
Esecul este tema centrala a cartii, esecul in dragoste, esecul unor prietenii – de aici, o scriitura „nevrotica”, de-a lungul careia personajul trage cu dintii de copilarie, in ciuda unei relative independente spre care pare sa tinda: garsoniera in centru este locul care ar asigura prelungirea spatiului infantil, al zimbetului bunicii (care apare doar ca moarte anuntata).
O carte pe alocuri dura, un „strigat” foarte bine controlat stilistic de catre autoare, cu o structura ce subliniaza, prin aparent necontrolatul amalgam de sentimente, detasarea treptata de real... continue
Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A bestselling YA thriller based on real events, from a prizewinning author. Cristian has lived his entire life in the grip of a repressive dictatorship. The country is governed by fear. When the secret police blackmail him, Cristian has an impossible choice. Save the life of his sick grandfather by informing on his family, or risk his life - and all of theirs - by resisting? At 17, Cristian dreams of being free but doesn't know where to turn. In this climate of constant ... continue
Kiki este o tinara nonconformista, incapabila sa aleaga intre viata alaturi de un artist megaloman, Renato, si iubirea pentru o alta fata, Alex. Coplesita de temeri, nevroze si viziuni romantice, unele aflate la granita dintre reverie si boala, ea frecventeaza mediile studentesti si artistice, in cautarea unui raspuns la dilemele sale. In aceasta continua oscilatie intre hetero- si homosexualitate, Kiki traieste insa o serie de experiente in urma carora viziunile sale devin mai puternice decit realitatea.
Roman ecranizat in 2006 in regia lui Tudor Giurgiu