Building on my last blog post, which was 7 years ago, what book, especially fiction,  from your native country or territory would you recommend to me?  

Most of you will be English learners so you will be recommneding to me books written by non-native English authors.  

I have the list of books compiled in the Reading the World blog but those are books she selected.  This way I can get books you suggest giving my reading list a different feel from hers.

And I am interested in modern authors more than "classic" authors.  And while I prefer fiction, if your favorite book is nonfiction,  that is ok also.  

The more input I get, the more likely I can find a new book to read.

For the native English speakers, you are welcome to suggest titles and authors also.

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  • Anyone else have a suggestion?

    Currently reading The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić  which will give me an author from Bosnia and Heregovina but lots of countries with Authors I haven't read.  I'm Also reading "A Suitable Boy" by Vikram Seth (India) and it is a long book so it may be awhile before I finish.


  • Perhaps not my favourite but good enough 'palmeras en la nieve' (palm trees in the snow) by Luz Gabás. Historic novel based in a romantic story within a colonial background. I say it's like a Spanish version of 'Out of Africa'


    As a writer I like Arturo Pérez Reverte, well-known here.

    • I read Shadow of the Wind earlier this year by Spanish Novelist Carols Ruiz Zafon.  's excellent.

      I'll Add Arturo Pérez Reverte and Palm Trees in the snow to  my list.  Reverte is more of adventure?  I see a series involving Captain Alatriste - triste = sad, right?


    • Ok. You can let me know your opinion if you ever read)   Yes I'd say like historical adventures or stories with history backgrounds.

      'Triste' means sad, right although here it's a proper name

  • I would suggest you " In Blissful Hell" by Humayun Ahmed, I had a copy of this book. He goes to modern category as you stated above. I am an enmoured reader of his writing, Humayun Ahmed died in 2012. He belongs to popular writer genre as he was the most popular writer of my generation. 






    Humayun Ahmed

    Humayun Ahmed
    Humayun Ahmed ([ɦumaijun aɦmed]; 13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi novelist, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, songwriter, scholar…
    • At the moment I don't have a single book of his in English but I'll keep looking.  

  • Hello Tim,

    I recommend you Yordan Yovkov.

    I don't know if you'll find his books in bookstores, but may be in the net you'll be able to see his stories..

    • I see he is Bulgarian - I'll see if I can find any.

       Update:  No luck yet.  But I saved the name to try other sources later.   Only found a book in Turkish :(  

  •  Well , there are a lot but I don't know if there are some English translation of them or not 

    • Rosemary - such as?  Give me your favorite(s) and I'll see what I can find.  and what country / jurisdiction?

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