EU Fiction: 1950-2022

List of the Month
May 2022 (see all)
Description
In honor of Europe Day, which occurred on May 9th, our May List of the Month is devoted to contemporary EU fiction, written by authors from EU member states, and published subsequent to 1950. Authors must come from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Please only downvote titles that do not fit the geographic and temporal parameters of the list.
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19,574 members
313 reviews
4.2
2
43,280 members
1,750 reviews
4
3
11,293 members
687 reviews
½ 4.3
9 Members
dara85, Morphidae, terran, Romonko, perennialreader, gypsysmom, ahef1963, Fioricche, Brandy1411
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Morphidae: Enjoyed this book both times I read it. I could relate to a few people in it, including, at times, Ove. "She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about."
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12,575 members
260 reviews
4.1
8 Members
anglemark, paradoxosalpha, soffitta1, ahef1963, Daedalus., steller0707, CharlesTheB, RODNEYP
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paradoxosalpha: All writers must be readers, and Calvino was a magician, uniting That and This in his conjuration.
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18,304 members
522 reviews
3.9
7 Members
soffitta1, Heather39, cherpy, Cynfelyn, al.vick, ahef1963, aspirit
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aspirit: German author. Published 2003.
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14,398 members
978 reviews
4
7
6,586 members
151 reviews
4.1
8
7,618 members
93 reviews
4
9
27,994 members
1,042 reviews
4.1
7 Members
terran, cbl_tn, perennialreader, peterveen, ManWithAnAgenda, steller0707, CharlesTheB
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perennialreader: Spanish. 2001/Spanish, 2004/English
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12,154 members
228 reviews
4.1
6 Members
Aquila, paradoxosalpha, merrystar, Heather39, janflora, aspirit
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paradoxosalpha: There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
aspirit: German author. Published 1979.
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11,130 members
656 reviews
4
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1,038 members
106 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,788 members
141 reviews
3.9
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5,480 members
125 reviews
4.1
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10,296 members
583 reviews
3.8
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18,204 members
451 reviews
3.9
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3,808 members
55 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,293 members
295 reviews
½ 3.7
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5,738 members
265 reviews
4
20
4,248 members
124 reviews
4
21
1,471 members
106 reviews
½ 3.6
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13,083 members
391 reviews
4.1
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2,860 members
82 reviews
4.1
3 Members
anglemark, amanda4242, birder4106
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amanda4242: German author. Published 1999.
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1,309 members
74 reviews
4.2
3 Members
thorold, FAMeulstee, susanbooks
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FAMeulstee: Austria 1963
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6,596 members
158 reviews
3.9
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4,041 members
70 reviews
4.2
3 Members
pitjrw, EMS_24, CharlesTheB
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EMS_24: Italian, 1975. ( 'If This Is a Man' was published before 1950...)
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1,503 members
59 reviews
3.9
3 Members
Tess_W, al.vick, NinieB
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1,027 members
10 reviews
4.1
3 Members
amanda4242, diana.hauser, Fioricche
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amanda4242: Italian author. Published 1960.
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4,225 members
234 reviews
4.2
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3,193 members
49 reviews
4.1
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15,068 members
854 reviews
4
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1,112 members
24 reviews
4.1
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1,846 members
66 reviews
3.9
2 Members
abbottthomas, MaureenRoy
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abbottthomas: I’m not sure if this is the best of the ten Martin Beck police-procedurals but it was made into a movie and consequently got wider exposure so it can represent the rest.
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666 members
12 reviews
3.8
2 Members
thorold, spiphany
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156 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
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3,085 members
60 reviews
4.1
2 Members
EMS_24, peterveen
Explanations
EMS_24: Chosen as best Dutch book ever by readers in 2007. (published in 1992). I agree.
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612 members
47 reviews
3.8
2 Members
urania1, sturlington
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sturlington: Finnish author. Pub 2012.
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2,821 members
140 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,873 members
174 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
perennialreader, al.vick
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perennialreader: German 2008
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19,867 members
417 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
Cynfelyn, al.vick
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1,806 members
45 reviews
4.1
2 Members
Heather39, perennialreader
Explanations
perennialreader: French 1953
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9,416 members
205 reviews
4.1
2 Members
Daedalus., RODNEYP
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942 members
40 reviews
3.8
2 Members
Dilara86, peterveen
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Dilara86: Belgium - pub. 2007
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2,067 members
55 reviews
3.8
45
7,201 members
321 reviews
3.9
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6,249 members
158 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, RODNEYP
Explanations
paradoxosalpha: The phenomena of textual obsession, multiple authorship, and criminal intrigue tie the literary and occult halves of the story into a braided whole.
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3,186 members
107 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
Minthe, kleh
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2,494 members
93 reviews
½ 3.7
49
1,375 members
23 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
anglemark, EMS_24
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2,403 members
44 reviews
½ 4.4
2 Members
EMS_24, al.vick
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1,718 members
39 reviews
½ 3.6
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13,453 members
394 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
Minthe, urania1
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2,474 members
47 reviews
4.1
2 Members
pamelad, thorold,
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17,546 members
259 reviews
3.9
Member
merrystar
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7,347 members
218 reviews
3.9
Member
aspirit
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aspirit: Polish author. Published 1993.
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6,748 members
197 reviews
3.9
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2,341 members
82 reviews
4
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RuMuse
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2,075 members
89 reviews
½ 3.6
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pamelad
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1,363 members
20 reviews
3.8
Member
urania1
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1,235 members
13 reviews
4.1
Member
Minthe
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1,209 members
72 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
ablachly
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876 members
47 reviews
4.1
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804 members
14 reviews
4.2
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438 members
26 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
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349 members
9 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
cpg
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338 members
9 reviews
3.8
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204 members
7 reviews
3.8
Member
Dilara86
Explanations
Dilara86: Austria - pub. 1990
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179 members
10 reviews
4.1
Member
Rommert
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150 members
8 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
cbl_tn
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107 members
4 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
gypsysmom
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74 members
2 reviews
½ 3.7
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27 members
1 review
3.2
Member
Tess_W
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11 members
4
74
526 members
17 reviews
4.1
2 Members
urania1, EMS_24,
Explanations
EMS_24: Dutch, 1955, '' Maria Dermoût's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. (GR)
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8,197 members
463 reviews
3.8
Member
Tess_W
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5,053 members
386 reviews
½ 3.4
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Dutch author. Pub 2009.
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3,648 members
217 reviews
3.9
Member
gypsysmom
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2,507 members
47 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
kleh
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756 members
35 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
cbl_tn
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727 members
49 reviews
4.1
Member
FAMeulstee
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FAMeulstee: Germany 2015
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725 members
27 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
Rommert
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349 members
14 reviews
½ 3.3
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303 members
13 reviews
3.8
Member
cpg
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108 members
1 review
3.8
85
42 members
3 reviews
½ 4.4
Member
Minthe
86
24 members
2 reviews
4.2
Member
slimikin
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11 members
4
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18,573 members
249 reviews
4
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2,786 members
63 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
urania1
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2,729 members
40 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
gypsysmom
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2,255 members
125 reviews
3.9
Member
FAMeulstee
Explanations
FAMeulstee: Ireland 2010
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2,029 members
22 reviews
4.2
Member
amanda4242
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amanda4242: French 1966
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1,656 members
47 reviews
4
Member
EMS_24
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EMS_24: Czech book pub. 1976
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548 members
11 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
cpg
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424 members
28 reviews
4.1
Member
Tess_W
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266 members
6 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
Rommert
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261 members
23 reviews
3.9
98
167 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
NinieB
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137 members
6 reviews
½ 3.4
Member
Dilara86
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Dilara86: Belgium - pub. 2011
100
102 members
7 reviews
½ 4.4
Member
slimikin