Best Foreign Language (non English) Book

Fiction or non-fiction books written in languages other than English.
1

by
4.31 avg rating — 1,543,360 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
4.13 avg rating — 146,828 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
4.04 avg rating — 629,513 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.03 avg rating — 74,390 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
4.22 avg rating — 5,981 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
4.09 avg rating — 806,086 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
4.23 avg rating — 688,430 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
3.99 avg rating — 780,695 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
3.96 avg rating — 255,143 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
3.68 avg rating — 96,141 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
4.29 avg rating — 267,856 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
4.26 avg rating — 788,037 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
3.77 avg rating — 233,827 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.88 avg rating — 226,761 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
3.83 avg rating — 718,931 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
4.27 avg rating — 151,497 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
4.33 avg rating — 263,032 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
3.78 avg rating — 910,305 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.91 avg rating — 24,564 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
4.18 avg rating — 74,564 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
4.02 avg rating — 368,418 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
4.45 avg rating — 28,604 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
4.10 avg rating — 370,394 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
3.69 avg rating — 274,115 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
4.13 avg rating — 281,858 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
4.16 avg rating — 2,999,963 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
3.92 avg rating — 438,925 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
4.06 avg rating — 711,687 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
4.13 avg rating — 320,502 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
4.15 avg rating — 28,515 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
4.04 avg rating — 131,150 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
3.88 avg rating — 375,274 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
3.70 avg rating — 14,068 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
4.44 avg rating — 22,911 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
4.35 avg rating — 10,481 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36

by
4.09 avg rating — 16,192 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
3.92 avg rating — 62,953 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
4.22 avg rating — 34,233 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7,542 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 373,766 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
4.15 avg rating — 234,202 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
4.44 avg rating — 53,408 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43

by
4.42 avg rating — 9,095 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
4.18 avg rating — 714,472 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
3.89 avg rating — 2,319,210 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
4.27 avg rating — 513,484 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
4.09 avg rating — 41,992 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
4.14 avg rating — 2,774,475 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
4.01 avg rating — 194,920 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50

by
3.97 avg rating — 71,646 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
4.15 avg rating — 223,494 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52

by
4.03 avg rating — 400,993 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53

by
4.13 avg rating — 344,904 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
4.05 avg rating — 45,611 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.94 avg rating — 218,470 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56

by
4.71 avg rating — 59 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
3.74 avg rating — 114,777 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
4.18 avg rating — 144,805 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
3.95 avg rating — 48,188 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
4.33 avg rating — 3,015 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
3.99 avg rating — 80,387 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.89 avg rating — 60,054 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
3.83 avg rating — 172,456 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64

by
4.16 avg rating — 180,120 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 88,571 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
3.96 avg rating — 75,229 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
4.13 avg rating — 178,574 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
3.85 avg rating — 111,943 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
3.90 avg rating — 63,390 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70

by
4.07 avg rating — 60,863 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
4.07 avg rating — 287,764 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72

by
4.16 avg rating — 30,952 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
4.58 avg rating — 21,301 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
4.27 avg rating — 118,587 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75

by
3.68 avg rating — 32,748 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.95 avg rating — 40,085 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
3.88 avg rating — 61,080 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78

by
4.04 avg rating — 80,082 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.83 avg rating — 21,687 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 153,337 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81

by
3.77 avg rating — 180,022 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
4.40 avg rating — 11,563 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83

by
4.04 avg rating — 13,754 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84

by
4.10 avg rating — 54,199 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85

by
3.82 avg rating — 280,610 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86

by
4.12 avg rating — 6,509 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
3.67 avg rating — 33,184 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.85 avg rating — 72,437 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89

by
4.34 avg rating — 24,269 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90

by
3.98 avg rating — 40,664 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91

by
4.23 avg rating — 54,920 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.66 avg rating — 31,981 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.96 avg rating — 97,801 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94

by
3.89 avg rating — 34,792 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95

by
3.91 avg rating — 16,151 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
4.26 avg rating — 130,936 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
4.07 avg rating — 45,558 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
4.35 avg rating — 606 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
3.87 avg rating — 6,324 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100

by
3.92 avg rating — 94,086 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
862 books · 615 voters · list created July 13th, 2008 by Eastofoz (votes) .
164 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Eastofoz 3923 books
357 friends
Pat 1130 books
270 friends
Lazarus 3575 books
416 friends
Jaga 4594 books
40 friends
Andreea 765 books
24 friends
Sara 599 books
0 friends
Anna 4358 books
47 friends
Agnieszka T. 1444 books
154 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-20 of 20 (20 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Tina (new)

Tina Lolita was written in English.


message 2: by Lewis (new)

Lewis Came here to say the same thing.


message 3: by Ikra (new)

Ikra Amesta how come no one has voted for 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera?


message 4: by Jay (new)

Jay Adams-feuer It amazes me how much I've read of these first 96 books. I couldn't begin to tell you which was my favorite-- except that I love Anna Karenina.


message 5: by Yassemin (new)

Yassemin Tina wrote: "Lolita was written in English."

Yes but it was written by a Russian author.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, and the title and description for this list say "written in languages other than English."


message 7: by Nab (new)

Nab Ditto to Lolita


message 8: by Ben (new)

Ben The Kite Runner was first written in English. Should be deleted.


message 9: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Ben wrote: "The Kite Runner was first written in English. Should be deleted."

Right you are Ben and same goes for A Thousand Splendid Suns but I don't know how to delete the incorrect entries :(


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can delete for you; want do you want to go?


message 11: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Susanna wrote: "I can delete for you; want do you want to go?"

The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and Lolita should go. Thanks!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads All deleted.


message 13: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Thank you :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No problem. ;>


message 15: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 13 books removed.


message 16: by Nente (new)

Nente Removed The Secret Magdalene because it was originally written in English.
Duplicates check removed 1 book.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Does Lisa See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is on p.2) write in English or Chinese?


message 18: by Alan (new)

Alan D'Souza Why is this in the nonfiction section?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Subtitle: "Fiction or non-fiction books written in languages other than English."


message 20: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Ikra wrote: "how come no one has voted for 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera?"

Be my guest.... I only have 100 votes and there are just so many books to choose from.


back to top



Related News

At Goodreads, we love reading (shocker, I know). There's just nothing like curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and burying...

Anyone can add books to this list.