Translated Books Project



This list was created with a primary goal in mind : help readers - especially US readers - to expand their reading experience by reading more translated books written by writers all over the world. Why is it important? Well. Don't you think that nowadays, we seriously need to look at how people live and think around the world? That we seriously need to stop being so self-centered? Because you know what? the lack of knowledge brings a boulevard to stereotypes.

So, we need diverse books.
We need diverse books written by minorities in the US and other English countries.
But we also need diverse books whose authors *GASP* don't speak English.
We need to push for more translated books.

I'm building up a blog with that aim at heart, and here are the first books I'll read for this project.

--- Please add your recs!

All genres accepted.

Only rule : the book must have been written in another language than English, and been translated in English (or in French).
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312 books · 44 voters · list created January 21st, 2017 by Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (votes) .
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message 1: by Herman (last edited Jan 23, 2017 06:22PM) (new)

Herman Gigglethorpe Wasn't Heart of Darkness written in English, even if it wasn't Conrad's first language?

Also, do the books have to be "recommended", or is it OK if we vote for them via "add books to this list?"


message 2: by Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (last edited Jan 23, 2017 10:41PM) (new)

Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ Herman wrote: "Wasn't Heart of Darkness written in English, even if it wasn't Conrad's first language?

Also, do the books have to be "recommended", or is it OK if we vote for them via "add books to this list?""


Oh, I wasn't the one adding Conrad, but I'm gonna check... I think you may be right. And yes, adding books is perfect :) Thanks!


Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE) wrote: "Herman wrote: "Wasn't Heart of Darkness written in English, even if it wasn't Conrad's first language?

Also, do the books have to be "recommended", or is it OK if we vote for them via "add books t..."


Yep. Written in English. I'll remove it.


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