Explore the world with these prize winners and international bestsellers translated to English and offered for free by Amazon Crossing.
Just like in previous years, among many activities prepared for World Book Day, Amazon has revealed Read the World – a list of interesting books in translation that are available as free downloads for Kindle e-readers and apps.
There are nine books on the list. They were written by celebrated authors from Japan, Germany, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, and Argentina.
All the books are worth reading, but The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch is the one you should download in an instant. It’s not only an international bestseller. This is Kindle in Motion edition – an animated beauty you will fully admire on your Kindle app for Android or iPad.
There is no need to hurry. Read the World books will remain free through April 24, 2019. It’s still six days to download them. During weekend we can expect usual World Book Day deals on all things Kindle – and it’s when I’m going to grab all what’s available.
Read the World is curated by AmazonCrossing, an Amazon imprint focused on bringing readers from around the world together through literature in translation.
So far, AmazonCrossing has translated over 400 books, compared to 350 last year. Books represent all major categories, from literary fiction, to romance, to teen fiction, to memoirs, to business books.
It’s time to celebrate World Book Day 2019 with Read the World! Which book are you going to read first?
World Book Day 2019 – free Kindle books to download
The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia, translated by Simon Bruni – For fans of Isabel Allende, a beautifully captivating new release about a mysterious child with the power to change a family’s history.
A gorgeous novel of family, friendship, land, and murderous envy…
The Hangman’s Daughter (Kindle in Motion Edition) by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne – The start of the bestselling series about a Bavarian executioner and his clever daughter solving gruesome crimes in 1600s Germany.
It has a suspenseful storyline that captures you, great well-developed characters, vivid descriptions of the way of life back in 1660…A great adventure!
An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl, translated by Michele Hutchison – The true story of a strong-willed woman born into a pioneering American family who became European royalty.
A well researched and extremely readable history of a self-made woman in extraordinary times…A terrifically entertaining read.
Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, translated by Takami Nieda – A sweet, edgy, and timely coming of age novel about the pains of first love and the struggle with discrimination.
Brevity only adds to the charm of this story, and although some characteristics are unique to Japan, the overall struggle is far more universal.
All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo, translated by Michael Meigs – An award-winning page-turner about the secrets and lies of one man that lead another into a family history of criminal deceit.
The final pages will leave you gasping in a stream of shock, followed by tears of awe and joy. How wonderful this mystery of life…
About the Night by Anat Talshir, translated by Evan Fallenberg – From an award-winning author comes a sweeping tale of love torn across boundaries forged by war in 1947 Jerusalem.
The author does a magical job of transporting the reader to a place and time foreign to most people…A simple love story of two star crossed lovers separated by time, religion, and politics.
The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist, translated by Agnes Broomé – A bestselling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried.
The translation is pristine and crisp, the writing indelible, and the mystery is humanity at its worst and best.
The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis, translated by Carolina De Robertis – An epic love saga set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Cuban Revolution by one of Latin America’s most renowned authors.
This book sheds light on the modern history of Cuba in a way I never imagined. Captivating, terrifying, brilliant.
This Life or the Next by Demian Vitanza, translated by Tanya Thresher – Inspired by real life, a groundbreaking novel of a man’s radicalization and ultimate disillusionment after fighting on the Syrian front lines.
Thoughtful and thought-provoking, insightful and balanced…it shows that there are always more sides to a story than we might at first suppose.
World Book Day 2019 – Kindle books in translation
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