Meme: Booking Through Thursday

Posted 21 October, 2010 by Lianne in Meme / 5 Comments

Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren’t there any?

Booking Through Thursday

Fantastic question! I think most of the books I read are foreign because I don’t read that much Canadian fiction (I know, it’s bad, I’m working on it *blushes*). Here are some of my favourites (the ones I’ve rated five stars that I can think of, lol):

England
– J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
– Jane Austen’s Persuasion
– Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South
– Ian McEwan’s Atonement
– Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend
– Louis de Bernieres’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (he’s based in England, I believe)

Spain
– Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind
– Ildefonso Falcones’s Cathedral of the Sea
– Andromeda Romano-Lax’s The Spanish Bow
– Federico Garcia Lorca’s collection of poetry

France
– Anna Gavalda’s Ensemble C’est Tout

Russia
– Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons

Australia
– Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds

United States
– Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series
– David Bernioff’s City of Thieves

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5 Responses to “Meme: Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Ah you reminded me of two Spanish books I read not long ago but did not have in mind when I came up with my list (The Shadow of the Wind and Cathedral of the Sea).
    Since my first language is Swedish but I’ve been reading in English for forty years, I had to make this question more challenging for myself by excluding English/American writers as well as Swedish. If you like, read my answer here

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