Must-Read Books πŸ“š by Women πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸΏ Not Originally Written in English πŸ“ ...

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If you only read books written by English writers you’re missing out on some incredible literature.

Thanks to translations it doesn’t matter what language a book is written in – you can enjoy it just as much in English regardless of its original language.

If you want to broaden your literary horizon, why not try one of these books.

All are written by women but not originally in English.

1. Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

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A gripping tale of a couple who escape from Turkey only to be greeted by the Nazi invasion of France on their travels.

(I read this last week and loved it)

Buy at: amazon.com

2. The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson

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The Moomins were among my childhood favorites and this book by their Finnish author is next on my reading list.

Light years away from those funny Moomins, this is the story of a social outcast and the woman she manipulates.

Buy at: amazon.com

3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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This is the first in a wonderful series about a friendship between two women in mid-20th century Italy.2

Buy at: amazon.com

4. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

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This is a semi-autobiographical novella that shows a Senegalese woman struggling to support her family after the death of her husband.

Buy at: amazon.com

5. Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner

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Originally written in German, this Austrian crime novel is just as gripping as anything you’ve read written in English.

Credentials?

It topped the Kindle best-sellers.

Buy at: amazon.com

6. A True Novel by Minae Mizumura

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This is a rather extraordinary retelling of Wuthering Heights, with Heathcliff becoming Taro, a Japanese immigrant trying to make a life in post war New York.

Buy at: amazon.com

7. Panty by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay

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This is an awesome collection of stories, with the titular tale being about a piece of lingerie inherited by an apartment owner, whose love life begins to mirror that of the panties’ previous tenant!

Buy at: amazon.com

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